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Dirt Box Disco/The Sick Livers/Bad Sam/Trigger McPoopshute - Pontypool, Hog and Hosper - 8th March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 14 March 2013 03:20

DBD thmbWith an uber-approved review of their stunning forthcoming album already in the bank, Dirt Box Disco hit the Hog and Hosper in Pontypool, backed by the usual sleazy suspects. Uber Rock's Nev Brooks watched the future of punk rock 'n' roll, and an impressive undercard featuring The Sick Livers, Bad Sam and Trigger McPoopshute, hailing what he saw as a potential gig of the year. Hit the Read More link to discover why.....

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Wednesday 13/Sister/Ashestoangels - Bristol, Fleece - 7th March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 04:00

wed13live86With new album 'The Dixie Dead' already bleeding out of the speakers of every dead boy and ghoul, Wednesday 13 returned to the UK with a heavier sound and a taste for flesh. With Swedish sleazemeisters Sister in support, this show promised much - Uber Rock's Gaz E was in attendance to see if it delivered......

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Eric Martin/Pat McManus - Belfast, Auntie Annie’s - 3rd March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 03:20

ericmartinlive86Eric Martin, legendary frontman of Mr Big, played his first ever unplugged show in the UK....and Uber Rock was there! How could Mark Ashby miss a true rock icon playing his local? Quite simply, he couldn't. Hit Read More for all the details on a never to be forgotten show that is, already, a major contender for gig of the year.....

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D-A-D/Skarlett Riot - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms - 1st March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 03:00

DAD thmbDanish cow punks D-A-D have been one of those bands we have always admired from afar here at URHQ, with their ‘No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims’ album they certainly promised a lot, then it all went a bit…quiet. Playing the odd show every now and then in the U.K. we’d always wanted to check Jesper and the boys out live but never really got the chance, that is until Ian Bell snook along to the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton recently and finally got to tick the band off our list. Here’s to a night of ‘Bad Craziness’.

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The Dogs D'Amour - 'Cyber Recordings 2013' (Dynamite Jet Saloon Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 11 March 2013 04:00

dogs cyberapproved small 2013Twenty-one years might have passed since the legendary line-up of The Dogs D'Amour - Tyla, Bam, Steve James and Jo Dog - last played together but for many an Uber Rocker it seems like yesterday. Imagine how we all felt when it was announced that the classic line-up would reunite for a series of UK live dates?! If that wasn't cool enough, accompanying the live shows was a new EP featuring four brand new songs! Uber Rock's Dom Daley listened to 'Cyber Recordings 2013' secure in the knowledge that he wasn't gonna be disappointed. He wasn't.....

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Orianthi - 'Heaven In This Hell' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 March 2013 03:40

orianthialbumthumbYou might know Orianthi as the guitarist in Alice Cooper's band, but the Australian six string seductress is a star in her own right, playing with the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince and Michael Bolton, and knocking out a solo album or three when she has a spare minute. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out her third album, the Dave Stewart-produced 'Heaven In This Hell', and finds a soft rock masterclass that could be your guilty pleasure of the year.....

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Adam Duritz - Counting Crows - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 10 March 2013 04:00

admduritzbooksCounting Crows will play live in the UK for the first time in four years when they hit these shores to play six shows next month. Preceding that welcome UK tour will be the release of 'Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow', a collection of live songs recorded over several dates of the band's 2012 North American tour. Uber Rock's Dave Prince caught up with the band's frontman Adam Duritz to ask about the forthcoming UK tour, and just how the band manages to pick a different live setlist every night.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 10 March 2013 03:30

Radio NastiesWith releases by the likes of Radio Nasties, The Hip Priests, Jonny Cola & The A-Grades, Hooligan and a host of other great bands swelling the URHQ DJ bag to bursting point The Uber Rock Singles Club returns with spin master Johnny H once again at the death decks, and this month he’s looking to get all nostalgic ahead of Record Store Day 2013.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Toschie - Audrey Horne Print E-mail
Written by Toschie   
Sunday, 10 March 2013 03:00

Toschie ThmbWith their fourth album ‘Youngblood’ Norwegian metallers Audrey Horne have perhaps struck the perfect blend between rampaging foot on the monitor metal with melodic vocal sensibility. The band’s frontman Toschie picks his thirteen tracks to make the Midnite Mixtape Massacre, and perhaps in turn unravels the mystery behind the band’s rather unique sound.

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Neil Murray - Snakecharmer - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 09 March 2013 04:00

neilmurrayint86What do you get if you throw a couple of original members of Whitesnake in a band with the drummer from Thunder and Rick Wakeman's son? Basically, you get Snakecharmer. With a new album out via Frontiers Records impressing all who hear it, Snakecharmer are sure to become a favourite band amongst classic rock fans. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's bass player, the legendary Neil Murray, to find out everything you need to know about the recording of the album, the band's touring plans, and...well.....you'll have to read it to find out. Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive......

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Mr Lordi and Mana - Lordi - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Saturday, 09 March 2013 03:30

URTV thmbIn another Uber Rock Interview first, we chat with Mr Lordi and Mana from the band Lordi all about their new album ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’, what it was like working with metal producing legend Michael Wagener for a second time, what their upcoming European tour will bring, plus how they the band are still dealing with the loss of their previous drummer Otus.

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Wilko Johnson/Henry’s Funeral Shoe/Radio Nasties - Bristol, The Fleece - 27th February 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 08 March 2013 03:45

Wilko gig thmbNot many people finding out they have terminal cancer would react quite in the way Wilko Johnson did recently, declaring himself to be happy for the first time in ages, and announcing plans for a final farewell tour and album before he finally puts down his trusted Fender for good. Johnny H was lucky enough to get himself a ticket for possibly Wilko’s last ever show in Bristol as part of said tour, for a night all about one man’s musical legacy. 

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Dirt Box Disco - 'Peoplemadeofpaper' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:00

Peoplemadeofpaper coverEver since Dirt Box Disco first bludgeoned their way into our lives just over a year ago, URHQ has pretty much constantly resonated to the sound of their debut album ‘Legends’. If you want instant anthems played by masked men then these five guys are gonna be the new kings of your nighttime world. So just how do the Dirt Box guys follow up such a strong debut? Well Johnny H got an exclusive preview of 'Peoplemadeofpaper' recently - and this is his verdict. 

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The Loyalties - Camden, Barfly - 22nd February 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:00

loyaltieslive86What a night of quality rock 'n' roll the capital offered up on this February Friday night. Not only were the reformed Dogs D'Amour playing their first of a series of European shows, but a couple of that band's former members were launching their must-hear second album at the stroke of midnight in a different venue. Would Uber Rock's Dom Daley be able to get his cowboy boots in gear and make both shows? You bet your sweet bippy on it! Missing The Loyalties would have been the death of him, and possibly rock 'n' roll.....

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Dio - 'Dream Evil' Deluxe Edition (Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 03:05

diodreamdeluxeJust under a year after the first three Dio albums were given the deluxe reissue treatment by Universal the fourth album, 1987's 'Dream Evil', gets a similar release as part of a 2CD set that includes the band's appearance at that year's Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington. Uber Rock's Gaz E wonders if anyone can truly (over)love this album.....

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Free Fall - ‘Power & Volume’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 03:00

Free Fallapproved small 2013What do you think a brand new band featuring ex members of The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and The (International) Noise Conspiracy might sound like? Led Zeppelin? AC/DC? The Who? Well that’s exactly what Free Fall bring to the rock ‘n ’roll table ladies and gentlemen with their stunning debut album ‘Power & Volume’ and Jim Rowland is more than happy to fill his face with it. Here’s why.

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