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The Answer / Screaming Eagles - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 25th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 03:00

The Answer thmbLater this month perma-touring hard rockers The Answer return to UK stage for the second leg of their worldwide jaunt promoting their latest album ‘New Horizon’. Mark Ashby was lucky enough to catch a sneaky peak of what fans can expect as he caught the Downpatrick bais playing a sold out show at the best little rock club on Irish shores Click the link to find out more.

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Donnie Vie - 'Goodbye : Enough Z'Nuff' (Cargo Records/Livewire) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 03:00

donnieviegoodbyecoverWithin seven short months last year Uber Rock's Gaz E saw Enuff Z'Nuff live with Donnie Vie, a solo tour from the estranged frontman, and then EZN return with Johnny Monaco at the mic. Our man checks out the new live album from Vie, partly recorded at one of the shows he attended.....

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Hugh Cornwell - Belfast, The Black Box - 26th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 03:00

Hugh thmbVisiting Belfast on a chilly Sunday evening as part of the city’s ‘Out To Lunch’ festival living legend Hugh Cornwell (you know he was once in The Stranglers) was in a playful storytelling mood for his intimate show at The Black Box. On hand to capture the ambience and the anecdotes was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

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Against Me! - 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' (Xtra Mile Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 03 February 2014 03:00

againstmetranscoverfeb'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' is the sixth studio album from Against Me!, the first since frontwoman Laura Jane Grace came out as a transgender woman in 2012. With former Rocket From The Crypt/Danko Jones drummer Atom Willard now a permanent band member, and NOFX's Fat Mike playing on a couple of tracks, Uber Rock's Dom Daley found plenty to think about.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 February 2014 03:00

the jolts singleWelcome everyone to the first Singles Club of 2014. As any vinyl collector will know quality releases immediately after the Christmas holidays do tend to be slim pickings, this time around though Spinmaster Daley and Jumpin’ Johnny H have managed to assemble a few crackers from the likes of Dregen, Radio Nasties, Brand New Hate and The Jolts for your perusal plus they also look at many more that should get you reaching for your virtual wallets sometime soon. So step inside, walk this way, you and me babe, hey hey!

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The Super Bowl Vs Rock 'N' Roll: Invisibility & Infamy on Championship Sunday Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 02 February 2014 02:30

superthumbDenver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will slug it out later today at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in Super Bowl XLVII, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars set to perform at the halftime show. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker looks back at the acts that have rocked the halftime show....and those that haven't, wardrobe malfunctions and all.....

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Roger Taylor - ’The Lot’ Box Set (Virgin EMI) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 01 February 2014 03:00

Roger Taylor The Lot 86pxLike many of us Russ P was a teenage Queen fan, then when the band went out and out pop, again like many of us, he just as quickly fell out of love with them. So much so that a huge part of Roger Taylor’s solo career and time spent in The Cross he completely missed. We the release just before Christmas of an all-encompassing 12 CD and 1 DVD box set called ‘The Lot’ our man thought it was about time he played a little catch up. Read on to find out more.

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The Hip Priests/The Gaggers - London, Buffalo Bar - 24th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 31 January 2014 03:00

Hip Priesst ThmbBringing together the very best glam punk music the UK has to offer, the Some Weird Sin club night that operates around various London venues is like a public serve to all things great and cool. Last weekend in North London (the not great or cool) Johnny H witnessed show #15 put on by Some Weird Sin with a bill boasting sets by The Gaggers and The Hip Priests. Read on to find out more.

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Grand Magus - ‘Triumph and Power’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 03:00

Grand Magusapproved small 2013Grand Magus play heavy metal music, Jim Rowland loves heavy Metal music, so will the coming together for the two for this ‘Triumph and Power’ album review be a marriage made in heavy metal heaven? Broadswords at the ready Uber Rockers as we enter a world that many will never return from.

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...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - 'Tao of The Dead Part III' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:00

TrailTao3coverartFunded via a PledgeMusic campaign, 'Tao of The Dead Part III' is ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead's 20 minute follow up EP to 2011's epic prog masterpiece 'Tao Of The Dead'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes splashed the cash, sat back, and got lost in music. Possibly even caught in a trap. Hit that link and there's no turning back.....

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Sex Pistols - 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' High Fidelity Pure Audio (Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 03:00

Bollocks coverIncluded in the second wave of Universal's High Fidelity Pure Audio releases, how would 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' fare with the ultra high quality audio of this new format for Blu-ray technology? Uber Rock's Gaz E pressed play.....

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The Treatment - ‘Running With The Dogs’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 27 January 2014 03:00

The Treatment - Running With The Dogs ArtworkExpectations are high for the sophomore release from Cambridge hard rockers The Treatment, after touring the globe with just about every man and his dog, christening their upcoming album ‘Running With The Dogs’ could be seen as the band’s stake in the ground as they look to step up and join the big guns. So is ‘Running With The Dogs’ the mutt’s nuts or a piece of pavement pipicaca? Mark Ashby is the man with all the answers.

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Vintage Concert Bill: The Return of KISS - September 1979 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 03:00

billblogkiss201486What could be better than seeing KISS on their 'Dynasty' tour, with Judas Priest in support, no less? How about meeting Paul, Gene, Ace and Peter in a record store meet and greet the day before the show?! Impaler's Bill Lindsey was there, and to celebrate the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dedicates his first feature of 2014 to 'The Return Of KISS'.....

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Rainbow - ‘The Singles Box Set 1975 - 1986’ (Universal Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 24 January 2014 03:00

Rainbow BoxDuring the early ‘80s Uber Rock resident glunk rock Mekon Johnny H was a full on fan of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ hard rockers Rainbow, even when they turned AOR he still stayed loyal, well to a point. Three decades on and Universal Music have seen fit to bring together all the band’s singles in a definitive box set of their career, so there was only ever one man for this review. What will he make of it all? Click the link and you’ll soon find out.

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The Ginger Wildheart Band - 'Albion' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 03:00

albioncoverIt started out as 'Practical Musician', yet mutated into 'Albion' - yes, it's the new album from Ginger Wildheart, again released via a PledgeMusic campaign. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out the fifteen tracks (count 'em!) making up the pledgers-only version of the album, telling the doubters to chill motherfuckers, chill.....

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Skindred - ‘Kill The Power’ (DoubleCross Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:00

Skindredapproved small 2013Studio album number five from Newport’s finest ragga metallers Skindred, and ‘Kill The Power’ find long term fan Ian Bell chomping at the bit to get his top off and do the Newport Helicopter. So question is “are you ready to join our man?” If you are, then click the ‘Read More’ link…NOW!!!!

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