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The Crimson ProjeKCT - ’Live In Tokyo’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 14 February 2014 03:00

The Crimson ProjeKCt live in TokyoThe Crimson ProjeKCt is a King Crimson offshoot featuring 3 current members of that historic band, primarily focusing on repertoire from early 1980s through to the mid-90s. So what would Russ P a fan of that 80s era of the band make fo the band’s new ’Live In Tokyo’ album? Well read on and you’ll soon find out.

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The Gaslight Anthem - 'The B-Sides' (Side One Dummy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 03:00

gaslightbsidescoverThe Gaslight Anthem bridge the gap between official long players with an odds and sods compilation called 'The B-Sides'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley is beside himself (ouch) with admiration for a band that appears to be able to cross genres with barely a word of critical complaint.....

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Nina Persson - ’Animal Heart’ (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 03:00

NINA-PERSSON-Animal-Heart176pxWhilst Nina Persson might immediately be associated with her time at the helm of Swedish indie pop merchants The Cardigans it’s also worth remembering that she at one time or another also worked on releases by the likes of Divisions Of Laura Lee, Backyard Babies and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. So what would her debut solo album ’Animal Heart’ which was released earlier this week sound like? Russ P investigates.

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Killswitch Engage - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 30th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 03:00

killswitchengagebelfast2014 is only a few weeks old but already Mark Ashby has eclipsed the combined total of the rest of us here at Uber HQ gig wise. To close out January then we asked the Norn Iron man who seemingly never sleeps to check out the return of Killswitch Engage to the city where they made their UK debut all those years before. Now click the link to read on…

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Vandenberg’s MoonKings - ‘MoonKings’ (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Monday, 10 February 2014 03:00

Vandenberg MoonkingsMany of you Uber Rockers out there will remember Adrian Vandenberg from his time spent as a six string slinger in the hair metal version of Whitesnake, if you are like Michael Anthony though you will probably also remember him from his self titled hard rock act of the early ‘80s. Here our man checks out the debut album from Vandenberg’s latest band Vandenberg’s MoonKings, and hopes to see the shit hit the fan once again.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jacob Bunton - Lynam Print E-mail
Written by Jacob Bunton   
Sunday, 09 February 2014 03:00

jacobbuntonthumbLynam released their new EP, 'Halfway To Hell', in December, arguably the finest output yet from the Birmingham, Alabama outfit. Some people may recognise the band's frontman Jacob Bunton and guitarist Lonny Paul from their stint in Adler, the band from former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler that released the great 'Back From The Dead' album late in 2012. Uber Rock caught up with Jacob and asked him to detail his ultimate 13 song mixtape.....

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Thor - 'Thunderstryke II' (Rock Saviour Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 07 February 2014 03:00

THORIIalbum coverapproved small 2013Jon Mikl Thor has pulled back on the armour, dusted off the hot water bottle, grabbed a telephone directory, and got back on the metal horse with a new album of reworked muscle rock classics that drag the '70s and '80s kicking and screaming into the modern day. Uber Rock's Gaz E braves 'Thunderstryke II'.....

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The Answer / Screaming Eagles - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 25th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 03:00

The Answer thmbLater this month perma-touring hard rockers The Answer return to UK stage for the second leg of their worldwide jaunt promoting their latest album ‘New Horizon’. Mark Ashby was lucky enough to catch a sneaky peak of what fans can expect as he caught the Downpatrick bais playing a sold out show at the best little rock club on Irish shores Click the link to find out more.

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Donnie Vie - 'Goodbye : Enough Z'Nuff' (Cargo Records/Livewire) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 03:00

donnieviegoodbyecoverWithin seven short months last year Uber Rock's Gaz E saw Enuff Z'Nuff live with Donnie Vie, a solo tour from the estranged frontman, and then EZN return with Johnny Monaco at the mic. Our man checks out the new live album from Vie, partly recorded at one of the shows he attended.....

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Hugh Cornwell - Belfast, The Black Box - 26th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 03:00

Hugh thmbVisiting Belfast on a chilly Sunday evening as part of the city’s ‘Out To Lunch’ festival living legend Hugh Cornwell (you know he was once in The Stranglers) was in a playful storytelling mood for his intimate show at The Black Box. On hand to capture the ambience and the anecdotes was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

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Against Me! - 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' (Xtra Mile Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 03 February 2014 03:00

againstmetranscoverfeb'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' is the sixth studio album from Against Me!, the first since frontwoman Laura Jane Grace came out as a transgender woman in 2012. With former Rocket From The Crypt/Danko Jones drummer Atom Willard now a permanent band member, and NOFX's Fat Mike playing on a couple of tracks, Uber Rock's Dom Daley found plenty to think about.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 February 2014 03:00

the jolts singleWelcome everyone to the first Singles Club of 2014. As any vinyl collector will know quality releases immediately after the Christmas holidays do tend to be slim pickings, this time around though Spinmaster Daley and Jumpin’ Johnny H have managed to assemble a few crackers from the likes of Dregen, Radio Nasties, Brand New Hate and The Jolts for your perusal plus they also look at many more that should get you reaching for your virtual wallets sometime soon. So step inside, walk this way, you and me babe, hey hey!

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The Super Bowl Vs Rock 'N' Roll: Invisibility & Infamy on Championship Sunday Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 02 February 2014 02:30

superthumbDenver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will slug it out later today at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in Super Bowl XLVII, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars set to perform at the halftime show. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker looks back at the acts that have rocked the halftime show....and those that haven't, wardrobe malfunctions and all.....

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Roger Taylor - ’The Lot’ Box Set (Virgin EMI) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 01 February 2014 03:00

Roger Taylor The Lot 86pxLike many of us Russ P was a teenage Queen fan, then when the band went out and out pop, again like many of us, he just as quickly fell out of love with them. So much so that a huge part of Roger Taylor’s solo career and time spent in The Cross he completely missed. We the release just before Christmas of an all-encompassing 12 CD and 1 DVD box set called ‘The Lot’ our man thought it was about time he played a little catch up. Read on to find out more.

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The Hip Priests/The Gaggers - London, Buffalo Bar - 24th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 31 January 2014 03:00

Hip Priesst ThmbBringing together the very best glam punk music the UK has to offer, the Some Weird Sin club night that operates around various London venues is like a public serve to all things great and cool. Last weekend in North London (the not great or cool) Johnny H witnessed show #15 put on by Some Weird Sin with a bill boasting sets by The Gaggers and The Hip Priests. Read on to find out more.

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Grand Magus - ‘Triumph and Power’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 03:00

Grand Magusapproved small 2013Grand Magus play heavy metal music, Jim Rowland loves heavy Metal music, so will the coming together for the two for this ‘Triumph and Power’ album review be a marriage made in heavy metal heaven? Broadswords at the ready Uber Rockers as we enter a world that many will never return from.

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