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Mr Big - 'Live From the Living Room' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 04:45
Mr_Big_-_Living_RoomWelcome to the URHQ living room, excuse the mess, but we've just had a US supergroup in here playing an intimate set just for us and we've not had a chance to clean up yet. Okay, we may have been playing the latest CD from Mr Big, but it certainly feels like they were here as it contains 10 classics in a completely new and fresh dress and Rob Watkins wants to tell you all about it.
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Pearl - 'The Swing House Session: Pearl Live & Acoustic' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:00

pearl-aday-swing-house-session-coverFamily get togethers at Pearl Aday's house must be hard work, pushing past Scott Ian to get to the bathroom only to find Meat Loaf hogging the liquid soap...or something like that. Pearl follows her 'Little Immaculate White Fox' debut with a live, acoustic album that is available only as a download. Matt Phelps checks out 'The Swing House Session'......

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Foxy Shazam - 'The Church Of Rock And Roll' (I.R.S. Records) Print E-mail
Written by Röb Watkins   
Monday, 30 January 2012 05:00

Foxy-Shazam--The-Church-Of-Rock-And-Rollapproved_small_2012We're still in January yet we have yet another early contender for 2012's album of the year. Cincinnati's sultriest sons Foxy Shazam follow up their 2010 self-titled classic with 'The Church Of Rock and Roll', the band's fourth studio album that sees Justin Hawkins of The Darkness twiddling production knobs. Rob Watkins twiddles his own as he bows down at the altar of Eric Sean Nally and Foxy Shazam.....

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Bill Lindsey - Impaler - Gig From Hell Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 29 January 2012 05:00

billthumbHell ain't a bad place to be if you're the frontman of a legendary horror metal band...or so you'd think. Bill Lindsey of old school ghoul rockers Impaler, enemy of Tipper Gore and the PMRC and featured in classic '80s movie Trick Or Treat, found out that Hell can be gig shaped when his band headed to a show in Detroit (Shock) Rock City.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Mary My Hope Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 29 January 2012 04:30

record_collectionIn his second Hi-Fi To Die For article, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes steps back in time to a wonderful world of C90s crammed with previously unchartered rock 'n' roll majesty. Here he remembers the effect the solitary album from Atlanta outfit Mary My Hope had on his student self........

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Crash Street Kids - 'Sweet Creatures' (Vanity Music Group) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 28 January 2012 04:45

Crash-Street-Kidsapproved_small_2012Phoenix fuck-ups the Crash Street Kids return with a new album, 'Sweet Creatures', but remain firmly rooted in the glorious glam rock stomp of the sick Seventies. In fact, the only thing different about this record is that is showcases a band who have seriously upped their game. Dom Daley takes it to the street with an uber-approved throwback for the attack....

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Miles Nielsen - 'Presents The Rusted Hearts' (Miles Nielsen Inc) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 27 January 2012 05:00

milesnielsen3Surname seem familiar? Miles Nielsen is the son of Cheap Trick guitar legend Rick Nielsen and spent most of his childhood on various tour buses, seemingly assuring him of a future career in music. Miles hasn't followed his old man faithfully though, his music is more Americana than California Man.....as Ben Hughes was lucky enough to discover.....

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Lillian Axe - 'X1 - The Days Before Tomorrow' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 26 January 2012 04:45
Lillian_AxeWhen Ross Welford turned in his review of this, the eleventh album from hardy US rockers Lillian Axe, perhaps the last words we expected to be seen being used to describe the metal genre on offer here, were 'progressive' and 'power'.  However it appears we may not be alone in getting our preconceptions regarding the band completely wrong as Ross is all too quick to point out.
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fORMER - 'The Kids Deserve Cable' (Faragon Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 04:45
Former-The-Kids-Deserve-Cable-86pxapproved_small_2012"There's a new sound from Nashville and one that you wouldn't ordinarily associate with that musical mecca. This is the sound of melodic, punky pop rockers fORMER", so proclaims uber scribe Russ P. So what exactly could he be so excited about? Well, if I were to tell you that these guys might utter the odd prayer at the church of Butch Walker would that get you interested? Read on for the powerpop discovery of 2011.... only in 2012.
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The Black Dahlia Murder - London, Camden Underworld - 11th January 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 05:00
Black_Dahlia_Poster_thmbA night of extreme metal in one of London's best live venues always had Darrel Sutton's name all over it for review purposes, especially when his old mates The Black Dahlia Murder were headlining the bill. So notepad in hand our brave scribe entered a packed out Underworld for the opening night of the band's expansive European trek in support of their last album 'Ritual'. Did he survive?  Well...just... Read the review to find out what happened next.
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Nada Surf - 'The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy' (City Slang Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 23 January 2012 05:00

nadaapproved_small_2012Another Monday in the first month of the year yet another early contender for album of the year: Nada Surf return with their seventh studio album and, as our power pop picker Ben Hughes happily discovered, with a severe case of The Posies. Read on for even more reasons why you too should own this album......

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Anvil - 'Multitudes Of Metal - The Reissues' (Steamhammer/SPV and Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 22 January 2012 04:45
Anvil_thmbThere was a time when the name of Anvil was only mentioned in hushed tones within metal circles. Thankfully that's not the case here in 2012, but long time pounder Jim Rowland wants to take you all back to the beginning of the band's fallow years via this series of re-releases from Steamhammer/SPV and a Sony best of, to prove it wasn't all as bad as you might care to remember. Pound on people, pound on....
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Revoker/The Guns - Swansea, Sin City - 14th January 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Don Daley and David Whistance   
Saturday, 21 January 2012 05:00
Revoker_Poster_thmbSaturday night in Swansea and it feels like the sea might be about to freeze over. Well, tonight Dom Daley and David Whistance certainly don't need any ice in their drinks as they don their thermals ready for a night of some of the best rock music Wales has to offer right now. Dom braves the mosh pit for The Guns whilst David starts a circle pit for headliners Revoker.
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Chickenfoot - London, Brixton Academy - 14th January 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 20 January 2012 05:00
Chickenfoot_thmbFollowing the release of their long awaited second album 'III', the hottest rock & roll supergroup in the world, Chickenfoot, flew into our European coop just last week for a blink and you'll miss it 5-date trek. Jim Rowland was the Uber Rocker lucky enough to be stage front and centre for their London show, and boy was he egg-cited.
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Mollo/Martin - 'The Third Cage' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 19 January 2012 04:45
Mollo_MartinBack for their third album together, Italian guitarist/producer Dario Mollo and ex Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin are threatening to shake the house of hard rock to its very foundations with 'The Third Cage' as Rob Watkins was about to discover. But will this album live up to the duo's otherwise faultless reputations? Well read on to find out.
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JuiceheaD - 'How To Sail A Sinking Ship' (Misfits Records) Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 04:45
JuicheadNext month Chicago IL punk rocking trio Juicehead hit the UK supporting their record label bosses in a series of six shows.  We asked uber fiend Fraser Munro to prise open the band's suitably piratey second album cover and tell us what to look out for from the would be horror punkers. Let's just say he didn't exactly find what he was expecting. Intrigued? Well read on...
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