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Steve Hughes/Jason John Whitehead - Ebbw Vale, Beaufort Ballroom - 2nd November 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 09 November 2012 03:55
Steve_Hughes_thmbWe don't normally cover comedy here on Uber Rock but when Australian stand up (and ex Mortal Sin drummer) Steve Hughes hit the South Wales valleys recently as part of his 'Big Issues' tour we just had to be there.  So would this prove to be just another night(mare) just off the A465 for yet another warrior soul trying to do something a little bit challenging?  Johnny H was on hand to review the show with getaway car once again at the ready just in case.
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The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing/Wil Hodgson/Andrew O'Neil - Cardiff, Bogiez - 28th October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Chris O   
Friday, 09 November 2012 03:30

Menbogiez86Not satisfied that the 13 Days of Halloween article from Andrew O'Neil of The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing was one of the most popular of this year's entries, Uber Rock's Chris O took it upon himself to check out the band live when they brought their brand of steampunk to Bogiez in Cardiff, where they were supported by Andrew O'Neil. Confused? All will be explained.....

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The Uber Rock/Zombie Crew Halloween Hellraiser - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 27th October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 09 November 2012 03:00

review86How do you cover an event that you have organised without it looking like one big pat on the back? Easy - you get one of Uber Rock's most cultured scribes to pay to get in and act just like one of the clued-in punters who knew where to be on a spooktakular night in October. Click that link and discover how Deathbullet, Black Tamanous, Generation Graveyard, Revok...err....A470, and Exit_International raised hell.....

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Aerosmith - 'Music From Another Dimension!' (Columbia) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:01
AerosmithIt's been eleven years since Aerosmith's last proper studio album and Johnny H had pretty much all but given up the ghost of ever seeing a new one, what with all the in fighting and piss poor ballad compilations that have occurred since 'Just Push Play' was released.  But who says miracles can't happen, as here is his review of the album we all thought might never be, but is it really 'Music From Another Dimension?' Well click the link to find out.
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Wolfsbane - London, Relentless Garage - 25th October 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:00
Wolfsbane_2012_tour_thmbThey're back, bolder, older and balder, and they're here to save the world! Who could Jim Rowland be referring to?  Why the UK's finest exponents of party metal Wolfsbane that's who.  Our man caught up with the lads from Tamworth as they played a packed out headline show at London's Relentless Garage recently, and boy did everyone in attendance have a bloody great time with some gritty, grassroots British rock'n'roll. Read on to find out more.
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Blood Command - 'Funeral Beach' (Fysisk Format) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 05:00

bloodcommandbeachapproved_small_2012Female-fronted alt noise from Bergen, Norway - not everyone's cup of tea, granted. But Uber Rock's Gaz E loved Blood Command's debut album that dropped in 2010, making this follow-up an essential listen for our man on the beach. Are you ready for a female-fronted Gallows turning in one of the albums of the year? Then read on....

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The Last Vegas - 'Bad Decisions' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Chris O   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 04:30

lastvegasbaddecisionsChicago kicks ass - the record played backwards in Little Nicky told us all that. More proof comes in the form of the new album from Chicago mofos The Last Vegas, a hard rockin' bunch who channel the best of the Seventies and Eighties and then run it through a garage until it's as dirty as it can be. Uber Rock's Chris O loves this album - click that link to discover why.....

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The Hickey Underworld - 'I'm Under The House, I'm Dying' (PIAS) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 04:00

hickeyunderworldalbumThe Hickey Underworld, the Belgian alt noise outfit lauded in many circles, describe their sophomore long player, 'I'm Under The House, I'm Dying', as having "flutes on it and shit," though, in the opinion of Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, the latter certainly doesn't appear. Hit that link for his review that has like words and shit in it.....

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...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - 'Lost Songs' (Superball Music) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 04:00

lostsongstrailUber Rock's Ben Hughes was left stunned by last month's live show from ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead that he caught, now he marvels at their new album, the impressive 'Lost Songs'. Available in a 2-disc deluxe book version, this album is something special indeed. Hit that link to discover just how much our man loves being on this particular trail.....

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Rick Springfield - 'Songs For The End Of The World' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 05 November 2012 04:00

rick86Frontiers Records, the resurrecting Italian label, have gone and done it again. They've only gone and inked a deal with Rick Springfield, the Australian pop rock icon who broke hearts and won Grammy awards in the 1980s, to release his new album, 'Songs For The End Of The World'. Uber Rock's Gaz E, owner of a severe '80s kink, needed just one reason to believe that Rick could provide a superhuman touch on a modern rock album.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Status Quo Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 04 November 2012 04:31

deadendthumbAlan G Parker follows his 'Who Killed Nancy?' punk documentary with the definitive look at the career of the British rock institution that is Status Quo. Coming in at just under two and a half hours and featuring possibly the finest assembled throng of talking heads in recent history, 'Hello Quo' had Uber Rock's Gaz E feeling all warm and fuzzy, especially when a long-awaited reunion finally happened. Click that link - it's marguerita time.....

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Duncan Reid - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 04 November 2012 04:30
Little_Big_Head_SleeveDuncan Reid had been a member of one of the most influential UK punk bands of all time for a long time, that band of course being The Boys. But then back in the summer of 2011 right out of the blue he chose to announce he was going solo. Earlier this year Duncan released his cracker of a debut album 'Little Big Head', and knowing he's a bit of a fan of The Boys, we asked Dom Daley to review it. Following this Duncan was soon on the blower to fill in some of the gaps since we last saw him at Rebellion 2011 and Dom was only too pleased to listen.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Gypsy Lee Pistolero Print E-mail
Written by Gypsy Lee Pistolero   
Sunday, 04 November 2012 04:00

Gypsymix86He credits an Uber Rocker with helping him make the decision to leave his former band so how could we not ask Gypsy Lee Pistolero to donate his ultimate thirteen song mixtape to our uber-archive? With a new single about to be released, its accompanying video hot off the press, we quizzed the revamped Pistolero on the best songs in the history of forever. This was his cultured reply.....

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Honest John Plain - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 03 November 2012 03:00
hjp_artwork672He's just released one of 2012's finest singles and as well as being one of the founder members of The Boys he's also played with about a bazzilion other uber cool bands. The legend that is Honest John Plain has basically been there, seen it, and bought the T- shirt. So with the man in the Uber Rock vicinity recently finishing off his soon to be released solo studio album Dom Daley caught up with the musician/songwriter to find out if he really should be listening to rumours after all.
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Dave Kusworth & Los Tupper - 'Throwing Rocks In Heaven' (Sunthunder Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 02 November 2012 03:30

rocksheavenHe's been a Dog D'Amour and a Jacobite, and probably a regular on your turntable if you know your glunk from your Elbow. Uber Rock's Dom Daley is on the agua as he checks out the latest recording from Dave Kusworth, this time with Spanish fly guys Los Tupper. Click that link and journey with us to the Costa del Glunk.....

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Geoff Tate - 'Kings & Thieves' (Inside Out Music) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 03:30
Geoff_TateWith the fight over the Queensryche name still bubbling away in the background, the band's erstwhile frontman Geoff Tate is first out the blocks with a new record. Gamely entitled 'Kings & Thieves' this is solo album number two from the singer/vintner and his first for new label Inside Out Music. Jim Rowland then steps inside a record he hopes will usher in a new age of progressive metal and finds that all might not be what it seems. Read on to find out more.
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