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Rival Sons/Ulysses/Pint Size Hero - Bristol, Thekla - 22nd September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 04:00
Rival_Sons_Thekla_thmbIt's Saturday night and the second night on Rival Sons extensive European tour in support of their second full length album ' Head Down'. Uber Rock's Johnny H and Russ P are quite literally going overboard in the enthusiasm department in the run up to tonight's gig, to the point where they even turn up early for the gig .... or maybe not. So let's get the full story straight from the horse's mouth as our guys get to witness musical history in the making.
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Onslaught - Plymouth, White Rabbit - 21st September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 04:00

onslaughtlive86Disappointed that a night of glunk clashed with a night of thrash featuring a member of Uber Rock's extended family, the URHQ elders teased mean muthafuckin' Matt Phelps out of the house to ensure that we caught one of just two UK shows from the legendary Onslaught. Click that blood red link to follow the White Rabbit and feel The Force.....

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Tsar - 'The Dark Stuff' EP (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 01 October 2012 04:00

tsarEPTsar has to be one of the favourite four letter words of the clued-in elders at URHQ. The LA-based power pop outfit made two great albums in the last decade, then seemingly disappeared...until now. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the band's all-new five track EP, 'The Dark Stuff', hoping that by its end he'll be calling all destroyers rather than the noise police.....

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Ken Stringfellow - The Posies/R.E.M/The Disciplines/Big Star - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 05:00
Ken_thmbPowerpop god and songwriter supreme Ken Stringfellow releases his first solo album in ages tomorrow, and to celebrate that fact we wanted to share with you all a chat that Ben Hughes had with Ken just a few weeks back.  Here Ken talks about how he recorded 'Danzig In The Moonlight' (for that is the title of said album) what influenced him in the writing of it, and if there is ever going to be another album from The Posies.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Reverend McGinty - The Creepshow Print E-mail
Written by The Reverend McGinty   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 05:00

creepshowmix86After catching Toronto Psychobilly/Punk outfit The Creepshow in York recently, Uber Rock cornered the only member not quick enough to escape in time. The newest victim of our Midnite Mixtape Massacre, keyboard player The Reverend McGinty, was more than happy to be put on the spot and here he gives us his 13 track mixtape of Ska, Punk and Rock 'n' Roll curiosities.....

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The Wit, Wisdom And Written Word Of A Wolverhampton Wanderer Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 04:30
Tyla_book_cover_thmbTyla J Pallas has certainly been a busy boy of late not just with his recent re-recording of 'A Graveyard of Empty Bottles MMXII' CD and it's associated sold out shows, but also with the release of two spoken word albums, a reissue of his 'Responding To Auditory Hallucinations' book of lyrics and poetry, and now this his first proper hardback book, 'Dog Tales'.  Johnny H puts on his "readers" and picks up the story.
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The Hip Priests/The Black Bullets/The Sick Livers/Trigger McPoopshute - Newport, Le Pub - 20th September 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Saturday, 29 September 2012 05:00
Hip_Priests_Poster_thmbIt's the opening night of one of the most hotly anticipated tours on the Uber Rock gig calendar, and it features a titillating tanked up double header of greasy rock 'n' roll from The Hip Priests and The Black Bullets, plus some local oomph from The Sick Livers and Trigger McPoopshute. Dom Daley has one eye on the clock whilst Johnny H has one eye on the rock as our scribes experience a glorious night of glunk rock!!!!
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The Dollyrots - 'The Dollyrots' (Arrested Youth Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Friday, 28 September 2012 04:00

dollyrotsselftitledIn the two years since releasing their last album, 'A Little Messed Up', LA-based power poppers The Dollyrots turned to DIY in the form of the fan-funded follow up, the self-titled album that fell into the hands of TCC SOB Rob Lane like manna from musical heaven. Click that link to discover just how much Laney loves Starting Over with a band who just might have produced one of the albums of the year.....

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The Dead Formats - 'At Sixes And Sevens' (Visible Noise) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:30
Dead_Formats_sixesapproved_small_2012Three years on from their debut self-titled six track E.P, and Essex sextet The Dead Formats have finally released their first full length album, but as Johnny H soon finds out this is now an altogether much different band from the one he first reviewed just a few years back. Ladies and gents welcome to the sound of mod punk, or as our man prefers to call it - proper pop music.
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Nashville Pussy - 'From Hell To Texas - Live And Loud In Europe' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:00

nashvillepussyhelllive2cdGarage rock 'n' roll stars of Texas Nashville Pussy return with a remixed version of their last storming album, 'From Hell To Texas', coupled with the real reason the longhorns are getting thrown at URHQ, a great new live album, 'Live And Loud In Europe'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was the struttin' cock entrusted with telling it like it is.....

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Anvil - 'Back To Basics/Still Going Strong' & 'This Is Thirteen' (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:00
Anvil_This_Is_ThirteenThis final trio of Anvil reissues takes the band into the noughties with their credibility at an all time low, well that is until 2008's Anvil! The Story of Anvil movie comes along and pretty much changes the bands fortunes forever. As always our very own dedicated metal pounder Jim Rowland is on hand to pick up the story, and just for once for Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner it just happens to be one with a very happy ending.
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Bowling For Soup / The Dollyrots / Patent Pending - 'One Big Happy!' (Brando / Que-So Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 04:00

bfsonebighappyYou've heard of an album getting a 'Tour Edition' reissue, but what if an album was made by the three bands sharing the stage together, covering each other's songs and chucking out new tunes...just for fun?! That's exactly what has happened as Texan legends Bowling For Soup prepare to tour the UK with The Dollyrots and Patent Pending, releasing a three-way of a long player in the process! Rob Lane is desperate for his adoption papers to come through as he wants into this One Big Happy family.....

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Mongrel - 'Reclamation' (THC Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:55

mongrelreclamapproved_small_2012The career path of Boston metal/punk crossover crew Mongrel seems to have run alongside that of Uber Rock, and we've been happy to follow the band through a slew of ass-kicking releases...and also a legion of line-up changes. Now, with a settled band line-up and a new record deal Mongrel unleash 'Reclamation', a full length album that has Dom Daley chasing his tail and throwing the horns.....

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Bob Mould - 'Silver Age' (Merge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 24 September 2012 04:00
Bob_Mould_Silver_Ageapproved_small_2012He's currently out on the road in America playing his seminal 'Copper Blue' album in its entirety as part of said album's twentieth anniversary, but is ex Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould also about to release his greatest work yet with this his tenth studio solo album 'Silver Age'? That is the question Johnny H has to ponder over as he sits back and takes in an album that even he admits is perhaps the surprise package of 2012.
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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Austin Rockett - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Austin Rockett   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 05:00

austinmix86Just a few days ago a legion of Uber scribes got their asses kicked 'n' licked by the UK's greatest, dirtiest, filthiest punk 'n' roll mofos, The Hip Priests, at a gig that will live long in the memory. Now, the band's guitarist Austin Rockett spills the contents of his vinyl collection all over the glass coffee table at URHQ as he talks us through his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Motorhead Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:30

deadendthumbIt's sequel time at Uber Rock's Dead End Drive-In on this holy day, and it's a box office bomber for all the right reasons as the legendary Motorhead follow up Volume One of their 'The World Is Ours' DVD set with a stun gun of a second volume featuring a live DVD crammed with performances from Wacken, Sonisphere and Rock In Rio and a couple of CDs. URHQ's resident 'head nerd Craggy was primed to get motorized - click that link to read his cultured thoughts on the subject.....

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