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Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival - Ballyshannon, Ireland - 30th May - 1st June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 03:00

Rory thmbWhen Rory Gallagher passed away back in 1995 I guess the G man himself would have been surprised at how his loyal fan base have kept his rich blues legacy in the spotlight. Take the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival for example, 3 days of music in honour of the man and held in his birth town of Ballyshannon too. Uber Rock’s very own six string maverick Eamon O’Neill picks up the story of this year’s event.

The Quireboys - 'Black Eyed Sons' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 03:00

QboyBlackEyedSonscoverLess than a year after the release of the great 'Beautiful Curse' album, The Quireboys celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their eighth studio album, 'Black Eyed Sons', packaged with a live acoustic disc and a live DVD. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks that this is the VFM release of the year.....

Bob Mould - ‘Beauty & Ruin’ (Merge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 03:00

Bob Mould‘Beauty & Ruin’ is the highly anticipated follow up to Bob Mould’s superb 2012 opus ‘Silver Age’. Described as a ‘compact epic’ by the man himself Uber Rock’s Johnny H enters the digital age to sample a record he just can’t wait to hear. Click the link to discover what the 36 minute album has to offer.

Tesla - 'Simplicity' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 June 2014 03:00

teslasimplicitycoverTesla returns with 'Simplicity', the band's seventh studio album proper. With Tom Zutaut and Michael Wagener at the controls, and 80% of the classic line-up present, would this album Bust a Nut in its aim to please, or be a case of EZ Come, EZ Go? Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks it's a right ass-kicker of a record - hit Read More to find out why.....

Kevin Baldes - Lit - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 08 June 2014 03:00

baldes86As Lit hit the UK for their 'A Place In The Sun' 15th anniversary tour, Uber Rock had Rob Lane waiting in the wings to grab a quick chat with bassist Kevin Baldes. Thing is, Laney wanted to talk about the pre-Lit days, when the band were called Razzle and hanging out on the Sunset Strip. "Well," said Kevin, "as long as the whole interview isn’t about that..."

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 25th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 07 June 2014 03:00

Ian A ThmbReturning to UK stages to promote his ‘Homo Erraticus’ album, Ian Anderson once again appeared to be happy to associate himself with his classic prog rock paymasters by not only taking up a Jethro Tull prefix to his name but also delivering a ‘Best Of Tull’ set during the second part of the concert. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught the recent London show and for once wasn’t such a happy prog rock bunny. Hit the ‘banned from standing on one leg whilst reviewing’ link to find out why.

Babylon A.D. - 'Lost Sessions / Fresno, CA 93' (Apocalypse Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 06 June 2014 03:00

babADcoverBabylon A.D. - that's a blast from the past, right?! Uber Rock's Ross Welford is kokk rokk to the kore and he can't stop backflipping over the return of a band who famously provided Robocop with his own Shaft-style theme tune. Kinda. This new disc releases some long lost songs that have resided in the hair metal archives for over two decades - dare you listen?

Buzzcocks - 'The Way' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 03:00

buzzcockswayuse'The Way', the ninth studio album from the legendary Buzzcocks, was funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, pledgers given access to the album months before it goes on general release. Uber Rock's Dom Daley put his money where his mouth is and got the album early doors. Hit Read More to find out if this is, in fact, The Way to do it......

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl - Leeds, First Direct Arena - 23rd May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:00

princelive86Remember when Kerrang! got a load of shit for putting Prince on its cover back in the day? In further proof that Uber Rock does whatever the fuck it likes we give today's front page up to Prince without a care in the world. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was first in line to get a ticket to one of the purple one's rare UK shows and was not disappointed as he watched a bona fide musical legend stun with a born-again love of the guitar.....

Unisonic - 'For The Kingdom' EP (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 03:00

unisonickingdomepcoverUnisonic, the band featuring Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, Dennis Ward, Mandy Meyer and Kosta Zafiriou, precede the release of their second album in August with 'For The Kingdom', a six track EP featuring a couple of brand new tracks. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps entered the kingdom, horns aloft, denim cut-off throbbing with the promise of high octane metal.....

Rival Sons - 'Great Western Valkyrie' (Earache) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 02 June 2014 03:00

rivalsonsvalkcoverIt took a while for 2014 to come up to speed, album-wise at least, but now it's taking great strides and stockpiling impressive album releases at every turn. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out 'Great Western Valkyrie', the third album from Rival Sons, a record that promised much and, as our man discovered, pretty much delivers.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jeff Williams - Onslaught Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Williams   
Sunday, 01 June 2014 03:00

Jeff ThmbNext month UK thrashers Onslaught hit the road with Artillery and Hatriot in what is being called the ‘Thrash Invasion 2014’ tour. So to mark this occasion we thought it would be a cool idea to ask Jeff Williams bassist in Onslaught to put together his very own Midnite Mixtape Massacre centred around what he listens to whilst on the road. Jeff being Jeff this feature comes with a special twist, as in he’s given a whole iPod’s worth of stuff to get through rather than just a C90. Hit the link to find out more.

Vintage Concert Bill: Cheap Trick - Budokan Tour - 21st July 1979‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:00

CTBill86Continuing to make all Uber Rockers jealous with his vintage concert reviews, Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, returns with a tale of seeing Cheap Trick in the late seventies, still revelling in the success of their lauded ' Budokan' live album. Hit Read More...and prepare to turn green with envy.....

Nine Inch Nails/Cold Cave - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 21st May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 30 May 2014 03:00

NINcardiff86What could possibly warm the cold shivers of an Uber Rocker threatened by the thought of a visit to an arena show? How about the stunning lightshow that Nine Inch Nails now play in front of...and behind as it happens? Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the Cardiff show of the band's six date UK tour, their first for six years.....

Peter Pan Speedrock - ‘Buckle Up And Shove It!’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 03:00

PPSRDutch punk ‘n’ rollers Peter Pan Speedrock return with their first studio record in four years and a new record label in Steamhammer/SPV, also home to the likes of Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers. ‘Buckle Up And Shove It!’ then is an album that sees the Speedrockers right in the thick of it with their label mates and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out, they might have just come out on top.

Lit/Blame/Electric River - Bristol, Fleece - 18th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 03:00

litlive86Lit brought their 15th anniversary tour of platinum-selling second album 'A Place In The Sun' to the UK and Uber Rock's Gaz E was first in line to get a ticket. This show was never going to make him completely miserable, though he couldn't guarantee the lyrics that precede that line.....


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