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Uber Rock's Gigs of the Year 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 03:30

GigsLeather86It's Xmas Eve and the elders at URHQ are about to hang up their studded wristbands and leather chaps for a week as they pull some crackers (Lisa Dominique-style) and imbibe vast quantities of eggnog... but not before they detail their favourite gigs of 2014 in a feature called, somewhat surprisingly, Uber Rock's Gigs of the Year 2014.....

Uber Rock's EPs of the Year 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 03:00

EPsLeather86For the first time ever, Uber Rock's hugely-anticipated End of Year lists contains an EPs of the Year rundown. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1.) EPs kept infiltrating the Albums of the Year lists, upsetting OCD sufferers, and 2.) with the music world ever-changing and bands looking to release more extended rather than long players we thought it was time to add a designated EP chart to our annual hot rockin' high five fest.....

Planet Rockstock 2014 - Porthcawl, Parkdean Trecco Bay Holiday Park - 5th & 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H and Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 03:00

Rockstock thmbJust a few weekends ago we sent Johnny H and Jamie Richards off to Trecco Bay in Porthcawl for a weekend of hard rock music as Planet Rockstock returned for its second year, albeit in a new South Wales based location. H Bombz picks up the Friday night headlined by California Breed whilst Jambo headbangs his way through the Michael Schenker headlined Saturday. This is Uber Rock’s version of what happened next....

Various Artists - ‘Cashing In On Christmas Volume 6’ (Rebel Sound Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 22 December 2014 03:00

Cashing In“It’s Christmas!” Well almost anyway, so we thought what better way to celebrate the festive season than to let our very own Scrooge Johnny H loose on the sixth instalment of the ever popular ‘Cashing In On Christmas’ series of compilation albums. This time around Uber Rock’s very own elf head (c/o Zoot) has the likes of Gimp Fist, City Saints and The Vibrators all trying to make him smile, but will they succeed? Well you know what you need to do to find out. Hit the link!

Modern Concert Bill: Ace Frehley - Milwaukee, Potawatomi Casino - 28th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:30

acebilldec86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary shock rockers Impaler, teases us every month with his tales of vintage concerts: this month, as an extra special seasonal treat to his loyal readers, Bill tells a tale of a show from just a few weeks ago, as opposed to a few decades. What do you do when Ace Frehley, the one and only Spaceman, announces a show five and a half hours drive away? ROAD TRIP!!!!

No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: December Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:00

jodecblog86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes returns for her final No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog of 2014, using it as a platform to wax lyrical on New Year's resolutions and the picking of her favourite albums for Uber Rock's Album of the Year feature, coming on New Year's Eve. Think you know Jo after reading her blogs every month? Think again.....

Winter Rocks Festival 2014 - Sheffield, Corporation - 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:00

Winter Rocks thmbThe first ever Winter Rocks Festival in the Sheffield Corporation hit Matt Bunting’s radar as soon as it was announced: not often things like this start out with such a strong first year line up. A quality mix up of well-known UK scene stalwarts like Heaven’s Basement, Eureka Machines and headliners The Answer along with a smattering of unknowns was too big a dangling carrot to resist. Hit the link to find out more. As Uber Rock finally discovers our festive spirit.

Saxon/Hell/Beyond The Black - Bristol, O2 Academy - 30th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 19 December 2014 03:00

Saxon thmbOpening night of the UK leg of Saxon’s Warriors Of The Road World Tour and Uber Rock’s denim and leather clad Ian Bell was not only stage front and centre but sharing time with the legendary NWOBHM band as a VIP beforehand. With no Biffburgers on offer though our intrepid scribe instead had to make do with a feast of metal as the headliners, plus supports Beyond The Black and Hell, gave our man a night to truly remember. Hit the link to find out why.

Sham 69/Angelic Upstarts - Bristol, O2 Academy - 29th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:00

Sham thmbOi! Oi! What’s all this then? Sham 69 and Angelic Upstarts plus Crashed Out together for a night of pre-Christmas punk rock frivolity and within a 30 minute car ride from URHQ. It would have been rude…no crazy, not to attend this would be gig of the year. That’s why we sent the rude and crazy Johnny H along to review it.

Accept - London, Kentish Town Forum - 27th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:20

Accept 3Visiting London for a sole date on their ‘Blind Rage tour’ Teutonic terrors Accept got the leather boys of the city out in force promising a night to remember. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was fast as a shark to pick up his ticket for this one but did the evening turn out to be a loser or a winner? Hit the link as Jim welcomes back a band who really are the last of a dying breed.

Maverick - Belfast, Empire Music Hall - 26th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:00

Maverick - David and RyanHaving just given their 'Quid Pro Quo' album a rave review right here on Uber Rock, Mark Ashby just couldn’t wait to hear what Maverick would do with the songs live, so much so in fact, he gatecrashed the band’s album launch party at Empire Music Hall. Question is did the boys from Belfast live up to our Norn Iron Man’s expectations? Hit the link to find out the answer....

Skindred/Chemia/Feral Sun - Cardiff, The Globe - 26th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:20

Skindred Cardiff PosterTo a man here at URHQ we have pretty much all witnessed the awesome spectacle that is Skindred live everyone it seemed apart from Jason Palmer. So with the dred out on the road recently playing a batch of intimate club shows our intrepid Uber scribe ventured forth to the Cardiff date to experience the Newport Hellicopter for himself. Was he impressed? Hit the link to find out.

Jesse Malin/Hollis Brown/Don DiLego - Bristol, Bierkeller - 23rd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:00

MalinBrizzle86It's taken Jesse Malin almost as long to return to the live stages of Great Britain as it has to record his new album. But, with that new platter seemingly ready to be released in the new year, Malin finally returned for a UK tour that Uber Rock's Dom Daley just couldn't miss. Hit the link to get the lowdown on the tour's Bristol show.....

Spiders & Snakes - 'Year Of The Snake' (Sensei Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 December 2014 03:00

spiderssnakescoverSpiders & Snakes, the Hollywood outfit featuring London's Lizzie Grey, celebrate their 25th anniversary with the band's ninth studio album, a guest-studded affair that features members of Fishbone, Bitch, Steeler, Sweet Savage, Yes, Asia and more! Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out and is uber-surprised.....

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Scott Ian - 'Swearing Words in Glasgow' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:00

deadend86Originally fan-funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, Scott Ian's 'Swearing Words in Glasgow' DVD now gets an official retail release via Caroline International, arriving on a Region Free disc that you'll need to devote at least a few hours of your time to in order to get every morsel of information into your eyes. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out.....

Eureka Machines/The Scaramanga Six/Brawlers - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 12 December 2014 03:00

EMleeds86With Eureka Machines hitting their PledgeMusic target for album number 4 in all of 80 minutes, the band carried the momentum into a special hometown show that was to be filmed for a Pledge-only DVD. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to witness a band that we all love (and if you don't then switch off your computer and take a long, hard look at yourself) take a major step up.....


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