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Brooksy on a Ragga Tip Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 29 July 2012 04:00
Black_RootsWith Uber Rock's resident medicine man receiving albums of a particular skanking nature at an alarming rate of late, we thought it was about time that he had his own dedicated occasional slot where he can share his love of some of the dub, dancehall and of course ragga we have been sent to review.  So listen up lovers everywhere it's time to welcome the doctor of dancehall Nev Brooks and read all about his ragga tips.
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Hess - 'Living In Yesterday' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 28 July 2012 04:00
HessEx Harem Scarem frontman Harry Hess hasn't exactly been sitting on his hands since he split with his former band back in 2008. First there was the First Signal album, then came his studio work with bands such as Wigelius, now finally we have the much over due post Scarem solo album we've all been waiting for and as Russ P quickly finds out - it's an album that really is 'Living In The Yesterday'.
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Jools Gizzi - Gun - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 27 July 2012 04:30
Jools_ThumbWith their new album 'Break The Silence' still fresh in the record store racks and a one off special guest appearance lined up at this weekend's Steelhouse Festival for us all to look forward to, Johnny H thought it was about time he got to catch up with Jools Gizzi, guitarist with Gun, to find out what the band have been up to since we last caught up them at Hard Rock Hell a few years back.
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Hard Rock Calling - London, Hyde Park - 13th & 14th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 27 July 2012 04:00

hrciggy86Pulling the plug on the Boss and Macca? Whatever next? Yes, Uber Rock was at Hyde Park to witness this year's greatest rock 'n' roll faux pas. Jamie Richards marvelled at the likes of Soundgarden and Iggy and the Stooges, and yawned at the likes of Black Stone Cherry. Don't pull the plug on this must-read article - click that link and discover why Hard Rock Calling could do with some culling.....

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Vintage Trouble - Abertillery Blues Rock Festival - July 13th 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:00

vtaber86The Abertillery Rock City moniker was fashioned, it has to be admitted, in irony as just a few of us carried the torch for many years. But somehow, as time has passed, life has imitated art and the spiritual home of Uber Rock is now host to better gigs than ever before. Want proof? How about uber-faves Vintage Trouble playing the annual blues festival at Abertillery Park? Gaz E travelled a few hundred yards from URHQ to catch one of the best bands on the planet on an emotional Friday the 13th.....

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Tony Martin - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:00
Tony_solo_picTony Martin still possesses the voice that breathed new life into Black Sabbath back in the '80s and this Friday the frontman returns to the UK live stage for a one-off show in his hometown of Birmingham to give his fans a chance to hear that voice once more. Mark Ashby caught up with the singer back at the start of July to discuss what we might expect from his first solo UK show and what he now thinks of his often overlooked period spent fronting the godfathers of heavy metal music.
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Kane Roberts - 'Saints And Sinners' (Yesterrock / Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:15
Kane_SaintsKane Roberts is probably most well known as guitar player for none other than Alice Cooper, he can be heard on the albums 'Constrictor' and 'Raise Your Fist To Hell' and he also performed live on the tours for these albums. However a few of us here at URHQ remember him for his post Coop solo years too, and as Dave Prince cracks open the expanded reissue of his second album 'Saints And Sinners', we all know what is coming next... Yup it's air keytar time folks Dave Prince style
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Triumph - 'Live At Sweden Rock' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:15
Triumph_Live_Sweden_RockThe fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7, 2008. Rob Watkins checks out the CD part of an upcoming DVD/CD set about to be released by Frontiers Records to commemorate this historic musical event, and hopes the band really does 'Never Surrender' to full time retirement.
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Doro - 'Under My Skin: A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 23 July 2012 04:00
Doro_Under_My_SkinThroughout her thirty years spent in the music business Doro Pesch has proved to be a role model to males and females alike worldwide, she's worked with the likes of Gene Simmons and Lemmy whilst producing classic albums such as 'Hellbound', 'Force Majeure' and more recently 'Fear No Evil'. Long time fan Rob Watkins casts aside "that" infamous centre spread from Mega Metal Kerrang just long enough to review this double disc collection of her finest work for AFM Records.
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Mike Viola - 'Acousto De Perfecto' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 23 July 2012 04:00
Mike_Viola_Acousto_176pxYou may not realise it right now but it is highly likely that you will already be aware of Mike Viola's work as a songwriter. He's worked with the likes of L.E.O, Fountains of Wayne, The Figgs and Bleu, plus written some mighty cool film soundtracks too. Russ P was drawn to his latest solo release 'Acousto De Perfecto' due to his overriding love of all things Tim Christensen (someone else he's worked with) and this is what he found.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Gerry Laffy Print E-mail
Written by Gerry Laffy   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 04:30
Girl_Live_picEx Girl and Terroristen guitarist Gerry Laffy likes his mixtapes a bit like his amplifiers - going all the way up to eleven.  So as a result where everyone else who has contributed to our ever popular feature has struggled with compiling a tape consisting of just the magic thirteen, Gerry has somehow managed to come in two tracks under par and in the process compile quite possibly one of the most eclectic track listings yet.....
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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Stone Temple Pilots Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 04:15

deadendthumbUber Rock's Rob Watkins swapped a 'D' for a 'P' as he travelled to the windy city with the STPs themselves, Stone Temple Pilots. 'Alive In The Windy City' is the hot new DVD/Blu-ray release from the band, recorded at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago in 2010. Giving The Bride Wore Black a much-needed break, our man slipped the disc into his electronic wonderland and marvelled at its magical healing qualities...

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Words and Music: Excursions in the Art of Rock Fandom - Michael Anthony Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 22 July 2012 04:00

wordsandmusicthumbWhy does rock music mean so much to us? That's the million dollar question asked by Michael Anthony in his new book, Words and Music: Excursions in the Art of Rock Fandom. Uber Rock's Craggy - standard question: "Where's the bar?" - got stuck into this weighty tome and found much that would feel familiar to all music fans. Click that link if you want to take a trip on Uber Rock's latest excursion...

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Cerebral Ballzy/The Guns/Zulu - Newport, Le Pub - 11th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:00
Cerebral_thmbMidweek gig madness descends on Newport in the shape of an eclectic line up of bands that we at URHQ just could not miss. All the way from NYC, tonight's headliners Cerebral Ballzy are a name on most scenester's lips right now, so this coup of a gig will surely help swell the war chest of the "Save Le Pub" campaign right? Especially when they are being supported by our fave band from Blaina The Guns, plus opening proceedings is a band featuring a bass player with the surname of Simonon. Johnny H steps into the Le Pub pit and wonders if he will get out alive?
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Slugfe5t - Abertillery, The Railway Inn - 6th & 7th July 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E with Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Friday, 20 July 2012 04:00

slugfe5tthumbReturning for its fifth annual outing, the World's finest free music festival found itself in a new venue and with its most professional set-up to date. Would this tame the customary ferocity and lunacy of the fucked up festival's bands and patrons? As if. Slugfe5t was as messy - possibly more so - than any of its older siblings. Uber Rock's Gaz E, with the merest help from Dom Daley and Johnny H, entered the Railway Inn knowing that he would leave many hours later with a shit-eating grin and bleeding ears seemingly permanently attached.....

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The Bones - 'Monkeys With Guns' (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 19 July 2012 04:00

bonesuseSwedish punk rock 'n' rollers The Bones return with 'Monkeys With Guns', their brand new album released by People Like You Records. Uber Rock's Dom Daley, a monkey with puns, seemed like the perfect UR scribe to get his hefty hands on this hot new platter that matters. Read on for yet another cool album gifted to 2012 like trashy manna from heaven......

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