December Gigs
Band Of Skulls - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 2nd December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Lewis Brooks   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 04:00

band-of-skulls thmbWe love discovering new bands here at URHQ, especially when they are British. Granted Southampton trio Band Of Skulls might not be exactly that new, but as they are hardly what you call mainstream right now let’s listen to what Lewis Brooks has to say about their recent headline show in Cardiff’s awesome Coal Exchange venue, as fortunes look set to change for a band with the world at their feet.

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Graveyard/Spiders/Baron Greenback - Bristol, The Fleece - 2nd December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:00

graveyardbristol86Uber Rock is part Swedish - it has to be, we're just so enamoured with our yellow and blue rock 'n' roll cousins. Swedish heavyweights Graveyard, a bunch of Spiders following from the same country too, took to the stage at one of UR's favourite venues, the Fleece in Bristol, and our man Jamie Richards, refusing to take no for an answer, was there with (stolen Ikea) pen and paper ready to take notes for your reading pleasure.....

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Ginger & Friends/Hawk Eyes/Exit International - Bristol, The Fleece - 13th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 22 December 2011 05:30

gingerxmas1186It's snowing, it's Xmas, so that means one thing: Uber Rock is off to catch a show from Ginger. Gaz E finds himself in Bristol watching two of the brightest young noisebringers that the UK has to offer support a legendary artist who appears to be somewhat jaded with the live music scene. Read on for obscurities, favourites.....and headbutts.....

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The Quireboys/Red, White & Blues/Gentlemen Of Distorted Sound - Cardiff, The Globe - 6th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 17 December 2011 05:00

spike86Not content with seeing The Quireboys tearing it up on the main stage of his favourite holiday camp, Dom Daley made his way into the big city to catch the band again while his ears were still ringing from the first time he'd seen them live that week. The Globe in Cardiff was the setting as our rock 'n' roll renegade found an unwell Spike using his perma-bandana as a hankie yet still managing to find his way around a set littered with classic tunes......

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Def Leppard/Motley Crue - Birmingham, LG Arena - 6th December 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 05:30

vince86Motley Crue making a rare visit to UK shores and teaming up with Def Leppard in the process for a series of sixx co-headlining shows meant it was a case of Christmas come early for many, and with both bands going head to head playing 90 minutes a piece it was all set to be a true clash of the titans. Matt Phelps went along to check out the opening night of this juggernaut sized tour to find out if these Eighties veterans could still cut it in 2011, but more importantly party like it was 1989.

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Ghost - Southampton Guildhall - 1st December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 05:00
ghost_thmbWhen you fall in love with a band, if you're like us, you'll pretty much do anything to get to see them live, even if it means travelling a good few hundred miles or seeing them supporting other bands you really have no interest in. Jim Rowland manages to do both in his quest to finally witness Swedish doom metallers Ghost live, and in all the excitement manages to be a few months out when picking one of his albums of the year.
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Justice Tonight Tour - Featuring The Farm, Pete Wylie, Mick Jones, John Robb and James Dean Bradfield - Cardiff, Solus - 1st December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 10 December 2011 05:00
Justice_BadgeIt's not very often that we discuss football, politics and music in the same place here on Uber Rock, too much inter club/party rivalry to get in the way of our rock 'n' roll brotherly love. However when we got whiff of this cracking tour in support of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign we just had to show our support whatever our loyalties. Dom Daley stands in the presence of a true punk rock legend and can't wait to tell you all about it.
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Hawkwind - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 17th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Friday, 07 January 2011 05:00
Hawkwind_thmb"Everyone should see a Hawkwind show before they die" so proclaims Mark Taylor, a man who loves the band so much his entire shirt collection is made from their old backdrops. But with only Dave Brock left from the original members would the current line up still deliver the goods in the same essential way?
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Ginger & Friends/Wolfsbane - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall - 22nd December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 30 December 2010 05:00

1gingerthumbThe snow might have stopped your Xmas presents from arriving, your team from playing, or your plane from flying, but it didn't stop Über Röck from attending our annual pilgrimage to rock 'n' roll in the company of Ginger....and friends.

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Rammstein - New York, Madison Square Garden - 11th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:00
Rammstein_Poster_thmbSo it's the weekend and you're thinking what is there to do? Watch some terrible TV? Eat a takeaway or two? Get drunk? Maybe go Xmas shopping? Nah, not John Oakley, he jumps on a big silver bird over the Atlantic Ocean to catch Rammstein's first show in America in just under a decade, and still have time to be back in work fresh as a daisy come Monday morning. Find out just how he does it here....
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Hard Rock Hell IV Pirates of Prestatyn - Prestatyn, Pontins 2nd - 5th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 12 December 2010 05:00
HRH_Logo_thmbFour days, sub zero temperatures, a handful of cancelled bands, eighty cans of lager, one bottle of vodka, ten tins of Stag chilli and god knows how many miles driven just so we could all be at this year's Hard Rock Hell. Johnny H tells the story of the weekend's events.
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Saxon/HammerFall - London, Camden Koko - 20th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 05:00
Saxon_thmbChristmas is a time to reflect on what you have in life, a time to be in the company of your family and friends. However when Saxon are in town playing one of your favourite albums from your teenage years Santa can wait just for a few more hours as the only family you really need are those clad in Denim and Leather. Jim Rowland writes his very own version of 'A Christmas Carol' and we guarantee there won't be a dry eye in the house.
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Pentagram/Horisont - London, Relentless Garage - 9th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 17 December 2011 05:30
Pentagram_LogoDoom metal pioneers Pentagram have been around in one shape or another since the early seventies, with the one constant in the band being wild man singer Bobby Liebling.  In all that time they had never managed to play a single show in the UK, that was until just a week or so ago when they finally played in North London's Garage.  Jim Rowland was at the show looking like a man possessed as the 'Day Of Reckoning' was nigh....
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Uriah Heep/Snakecharmer - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - 8th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 15 December 2011 04:45
Heep_thmbWinding down their never ending 'Into The Wild' tour back in dear old Blighty Uriah Heep brought their highly anticipated live show to London's Shepherds Bush Empire recently just in time for an early Xmas party for Uber Rock's London contingent as Jim Rowland donned his patched denim jacket for a night of classic rock magic.
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The Howling - Bristol, O2 Academy - 5th December 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 04:45
Howlling_2_group_thmbLondon techno punks The Howling are creating quite a buzz for themselves at the moment, so much so that amongst others they recently played a few shows with UK prog rock legends Uriah Heep.  This was something Johnny H just had to witness, but would it live up to the potential powder keg of a gig he was expecting?  Read on to find out.
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Hard Rock Hell V The Village Of The Damned - Prestatyn, Pontins - 1st - 4th December Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor, Mark Ashby and Johnny H   
Sunday, 11 December 2011 05:00

Hard_Rock_Hell_thmbNow into its fifth year the UK's Hard Rock Hell festival is becoming something of an institution with those of us with a bent for hard drinking and hard rock music. Spread over 3 nights and 4 days there are more quality bands than it is humanly possible to watch with just one body so that's why we had Mark Taylor, Mark Ashby and Johnny H covering last weekend's events. Prepare for a few shocks and surprises as URHQ enters the Village Of The Damned.

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Black Country Communion/Joanne Shaw Taylor - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - 30th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:00
Glenn_HughesBringing our live coverage of 2010 to a fitting climax, Mark Taylor is out and about on his home turf at the second of the recent UK live debut shows from Black Country Communion. Would the winners of his album of the year list be the winners of his gig of the year list as well? Read on to find out.
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FM/Airrace/Four Wheel Drive - London, Islington Academy - 1st December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 06 January 2011 05:00
FM_thmbHard Rock Hell might still have been but a glint in Mark Taylor's eyes when we sent the man to check out this great three-band bill in snowy North London, but would FM dust off a few classics ahead of their own HRH appearance to totally roast our writer's AOR chestnuts?
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Bullet For My Valentine/Bring Me The Horizon/Atreyu - Cardiff, International Arena - 11th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 05:00

BFMV_gig_thmb2010 has certainly been a fantastic year for Bullet For My Valentine, with their last album 'Fever' going Top 5 in the UK and US. So what better way to end the year than with a sell out arena tour of the UK? Lucking for us then David Whistance was on hand to capture the moment local heroes turned big-ticket headliners.

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Disturbed/Papa Roach/Buckcherry/Halestorm - Plymouth Pavilions - 9th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 18 December 2010 05:00

tastethumbThe Taste Of Chaos tour hit the UK last week and our man on the scene Matt Phelps was there to check out the mega-bill that consisted of Disturbed, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Halestorm. How was it? Read on for the facts.....

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The Wildhearts/Antiproduct/The Loyalties - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall - 21st December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:28

1agingerWith everyone in the country dreaming of a white Christmas and then moaning like fuck when they got one, Über Röck braved the elements to witness the "Xmess" gig by The Wildhearts, featuring the supreme support acts Antiproduct and The Loyalties.... 

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