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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Tales From The Tavern Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 04:00

deadendthumbReleased just in time for Xmas, Tales From The Tavern is the latest DVD from Tyla J Pallas, featuring promos from his recent solo albums plus spoken word features that are largely unavailable elsewhere. Johnny H pops said release in his DVD player and finds plenty to get excited about. Why don’t you join him for an afternoon of Tyla accompanied by a fine red wine? Go on you know it makes sense.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Valentine - Love And Death Print E-mail
Written by Michael Valentine   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 03:00

LOVE AND DEATH mix86Brian "Head" Welch may be back in the Korn fold, but that hasn't stopped his band, Love And Death, from touring in support of the Expanded Edition of their album, 'Between Here And Lost'. Uber Rock caught up with Love And Death bass player Michael Valentine and asked him to detail his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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UK Subs/DragSTER/Bad Sam - Cardiff, The Globe - 22nd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Friday, 29 November 2013 03:00

Subs thmbFriday night and whilst most people moan about travelling anything over a few hundred yards to watch some live music, Dom Daley finds himself egg bound on a train headed for Cardiff to watch the legendary UK Subs. Also on the bill tonight are Bad Sam and dragSTER making this a must attend for our man from our West. Rugby international though mean travel chaos so will our man actually get to see the headliners? On standby just in case, is super sub Johnny H.

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Reef - Birmingham, The Institute - 16th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:00

reef20live86Steve Beebee was present, as were several members of the Uber Rock Massive, when Reef headlined Aberbeeg's Steelhouse Festival in 2012, impressing as they did so. Now, he says, the band are even better, catching them at The Institute in Birmingham as part of their 'Reef 20' tour......

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Mott The Hoople - London, O2 Arena - 18th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 03:00

Mott thmbWhen fans finally got the chance to see Mott The Hoople live again via five sensational shows at the Hammersmith Apollo back in 2009, everyone thought “oh well that’s it then, a musical legend finally put to bed.” But no, earlier this month the band returned to roll away the stone once more with dates in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London. So we sent Jim Rowland down in the city with just Hoople and me and about 18,000 others to see the band at the O2. Read his review here.

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Alice In Chains/Ghost B.C./Walking Papers - Newport, Centre - 16th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:00

AIC thmbWhoa, what a gig line up! Supergroup Walking Papers featuring one or two people you might have heard of were opening this triple header, followed by fast rising Swedish ghouls Ghost B.C. with things all topped off with grunge megastars Alice In Chains, and what’s more it was all within walking distance of URHQ too. Johnny H picks up the story of one long night of rocking as he once again enters the hallowed sports hall at the legendary Newport Centre.

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Steve Conte NYC - 'Steve Conte NYC' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 25 November 2013 03:00

ConteNYCapproved small 2013Released via a PledgeMusic campaign, Steve Conte's NYC album is a star-studded affair; and we mean proper, uber-approved rock 'n' roll stars - Sylvain Sylvain, Michael Monroe, Ginger Wildheart, Sami Yaffa, Dregen and Dennis Dunaway amongst others. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes pledges his allegiance to the reviewing of great albums by cool people.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Ramones - November 1979 & May 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 24 November 2013 03:00

concertbillramones86Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey, every month, makes everyone at URHQ green with envy as he details another classic '70s or '80s show from a seminal band. This month he'll push some over the edge, of that there is little doubt, as he writes about not one, but two shows by the Ramones, live from Sam's in Downtown Minneapolis. Now you wanna read that article - 1-2-3-4....

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Michael Schenker - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:00

michaelschenker thmbWith his latest studio record ‘Bridge The Gap’ being rated as one of his best in many years Michael Anthony thought it was about time that he caught up with the six string legend that is Michael Schenker ahead of the album’s release to find out just what it is about Temple of Rock that has got the man from Hannover playing and writing better than ever before…..

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Wayne Hussey - The Mission - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:00

Mission thmbEarlier this year Uber Rock was honoured to be present at The Mission’s 3 night stand at the intimate Thekla venue in Bristol. Unfortunately one of our regular crew couldn’t be there due to him having some bionic parts fitted. So by way of making it up to Dom Daley we let him loose on the phone recently as he caught up with Wayne Hussey to talk about ‘The Brightest Light’ album and the band’s upcoming UK tour in support of said opus. Click the link to find out more.

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JD & the FDCs/Raging Heart/Terrorbite - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 15th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 22 November 2013 03:00

JDthmbWinners of Uber Rock's 2012 Album of the Year award, JD & the FDCs returned to Übertillery, this time with a full band happily in tow. Gaz E was on hand to get down and get with the band on a night of rock, roll...and gargoyles.....

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Sepultura - ‘The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:00

The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart.1Studio album number thirteen from Brazilian thrash pioneers Sepultura finds the band joined by new drummer Eloy Casagrande plus guest Dave Lombardo (on ‘Obsessed’)whilst also reuniting with veteran metal producer Ross Robinsion for a ten track record that is inspired by the classic silent film Metropolis. We asked Nev Brooks a long-time fan of the band to check out ‘The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’. He in turn probably wishes we hadn’t.

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The Hangmen/The Western Sizzlers - Murcia, Spain, Garaje Beat Club - 1st November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Fawkes   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:00

The Hangmen thmbUber Rock reader Nick Fawkes has been a fan of LA garage rock legends The Hangmen for most of his music buying life, so when the band announced an expansive European tour recently – which yet again failed to make it to the UK - he decided enough was enough, almost immediately hopping on a plane to Spain to finally catch his heroes live. Some might think he just wanted to write for us…but when he’s offering to review a band such as The Hangmen, we’d be fools to turn him down, right? Click the link to ‘Read More’.

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Giuda - 'Let's Do It Again' (Damaged Goods) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:00

Giuda artwork smallapproved small 2013Giuda are an Italian five-piece band from Rome who play the most exciting kind of retro-sounding pub rock and junk shop glam, and have the look of true working class heroes - boots, polos, chequered shirts, leather jackets and short or shaved hair. Uber Rock's Dom Daley got down and got with the band's long-awaited second album, 'Let's Do It Again' - you should too!

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Saxon - ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ (UDR Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 18 November 2013 03:00

Saxon UnpluggedFourteen Saxon tracks from the band’s expansive back catalogue are given a makeover thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes, recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap for ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ an album that even has long time closet Saxon fan Johnny H, going “perhaps I should review this one?” Find out what all the fuss is about by clicking the link.

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Erik Chandler - Bowling For Soup - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 17 November 2013 03:20

Eric Chandler thmbBack in the UK recently for what would be their final 14 live shows this side of the pond as Bowling For Soup, Dave Prince took time out with bassist Erik Chandler before the band’s Cardiff show to find out why this really is their ‘Farwell’ UK tour, and what happens next for the Texan power poppers everybody loves.

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