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Mindless Self Indulgence - 'Pink' (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 07 September 2015 03:00

MSIPink500'Pink' is the long-rumoured, seemingly lost album from Mindless Self Indulgence, finally set for release later this month, the nineteen songs on offer - fifteen never-before-heard - detailing MSI's journey from frontman Jimmy Urine's head to the Hit Parade. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey goes electro.....

Meanwhile Outside The Show: Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper at Air Canada Centre Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 06 September 2015 04:00

crueticket86Mötley Crüe are a legion of C90s into their farewell tour, one which, if you've witnessed them live recently and aren't a complete tool, appears to have come a few years too late. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker didn't even bother going to see them when they played Toronto's Air Canada Centre, instead quizzing fans and ticket scalpers outside the venue. This is another must-read Uber Rock feature, going where other publications fear to tread.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Szöszö - The Joystix Print E-mail
Written by Szöszö   
Sunday, 06 September 2015 03:20

LogoWhen Uber Rock reviewed ’Punchline’, the latest album by Hungarian punk rockers The Joystix back in March we rather cheekily described the record as the place where all the good Backyard Babies songs like to hang out. Here the band’s singer/guitarist Szöszö (or if you prefer Blondie) tells us all about the music that helped influence the record. So hit the link for one of the coolest mixtapes yet!

Book Review: ‘Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ by Derek Philpott Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 06 September 2015 03:00

DearMrKershaw thmbWhen VIZ, the UK gentleman’s handbook for most things bad taste, raves about a book, you can bet we are going to sit up and take notice. Especially when said book is also (allegedly) written by two pensioners whose mission in life is to lambast rock stars old and new for their lyrical inaccuracies. Reviewing ‘Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ for Uber Rock (and secretly wishing for his very own letter) is Jim Rowland. Hit the link to discover a world of true literary genius.

Hi-Fi To Die For: Towers Of London Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 05 September 2015 04:00

HiFi86When Towers Of London burst onto the UK pop scene in the mid noughties Uber Rock’s Johnny H hated them. In fact he wanted to punch their lairy singer in the jaw. Then one August bank holiday in 2005 he had an epiphany, just in time for the release of the band’s debut record 'Blood Sweat & Towers'. Here H Bombz gets to “Drink Fight and Fuck” once more as he relives the glory of the band’s early days, just as an all new version of the band prepares to return to the live stage this weekend.

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 05 September 2015 03:30

deadend86'Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014', released this month across multiple formats, finds the legendary band headlining last year's Download Festival, and doing a more than decent job of it too. So says Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey as he checks out the Blu-ray of this new release.....

Fools Rush In Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Saturday, 05 September 2015 03:00

RushKim86Uber Rock's Kim Thore held her fire and avoided seeing Rush for decades, the U.S. übervixen dreading nothing more than witnessing her first concert by the Canadian legends. Then it happened. Did she survive? Was she won over? Has her opinion changed? Has her hatred been served some humble pie? Hit that link and find out!

Donnie Vie/Baz Francis - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 22nd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 04 September 2015 03:00

Donnie Vie 1For the first time in a wee while Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby was back on reviewing duties for us at the much loved Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill. The reason? A very special opening night to the recent Donnie Vie solo tour that also had Magic Eight Ball’s Baz Francis along for the musical adventure. It was a gig that almost didn’t happen….and here’s our Norn Iron man to tell you all why.

Role Models / Steve Conte NYC / Dedwardians / Rehabilitated - Camden, Black Heart - 21st August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 03 September 2015 03:00

RMlaunch86'The Go-To Guy', the debut album from Role Models, is one of Uber Rock's favourite albums of the year so far. The band officially launched the album with a show at Camden's Black Heart with support from the always cool Steve Conte, Dedwardians and Rehabilitated. Funnily enough, Dom Daley was there sweating in his spandex yet still able to report from the glunk frontline.....

The Bastard Sons/Amongst Thieves/Tussk/Beyond All Reason - York, Fibbers - 15th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 03:00

BSF86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, like many at URHQ, was impressed with just how good 'Smoke', the debut album from The Bastard Sons, actually was. Our man caught the band's recent hometown show in York and was happy to find that the Bastards have lost none of their power and appeal....

The Creepshow/In Evil Hour/The Franceens - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 13th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 03:00

creeplive86Almost three years to the day that he first saw Toronto punks The Creepshow with (then) new singer Kenda, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes made the short trip to Leeds to catch the band again, with impressive support from In Evil Hour and The Franceens. Hit that link for the lowdown!

Casablanca - 'Miskatonic Graffiti' (Despotz Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 31 August 2015 03:00

CasmiskgrafSweden's Casablanca boasts Alice Cooper's Ryan Roxie and members of Sahara Hotnights and Bullet in its line-up, and for album number three they have decided upon a ludicrous concept that they describe as Ziggy Stardust meeting H.P. Lovecraft in Twin Peaks. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey enters The Mountains.....

Uber Rock at Rebellion 2015 - Glitter Trash - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:00

GT thmbRewind just a few short weeks and in the run up to a show stealing performance at Rebellion 2015 Detroit glam punks Glitter Trash bumped into Uber Rock’s Johnny H in the backstage bar. Here, transgender singer Jenna Talia, guitarist Paul Grace Smith and bassist Bobby Dreg discuss why the Detroit music sucks, why some punk rockers might not be as open minded as they might like to think they are, and why Jenna can’t get enough of Australian AOR mob Air Supply. Hit the link, you know you want to.

Vintage Concert Bill: Ruyter Suys slapped my face!!! Nashville Pussy - Minneapolis, 7th St Entry - 28th February 1998 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 03:00

NP786BillBill Lindsey, frontman of legendary U.S. shock rockers Impaler, returns with the latest instalment of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill feature. This month Bill remembers his first time seeing Nashville Pussy, where he got to hold Ruyter Suys' guitar... and got a slap in the face for his troubles! Get all the gory details here!

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 8th and 9th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 28 August 2015 04:00

BOA ThmbDay two of Uber Rock’s coverage of Bloodstock Open Air 2015 and we find Nick and his snapper stepson David relaxing under some toasty warm blue skies sampling a few fine ales whilst listening to the likes of Napalm Death, Opeth, Pro-Pain and Cannibal Corpse. Yup our guys are in what you might call “heavy metal heaven”, and you can join them too. Hit the link to do just that.

Ray Davies and Band - Brecon Jazz 2015, The Grolsch Market Hall - 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 28 August 2015 03:00

RD ThmbWhilst the rest of Uber Rock were off watching heavy metal and punk bands the more refined Rob Watkins was attending a show at Brecon Jazz 2015. The performer? The legendary singer/songwriter Ray Davies, a man whose music probably influenced most of the bands the other guys were watching. Hit the link to be in the company of a legend…..


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