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Toschie - Audrey Horne - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 04:00

AH thmbHaving just released another corker of an album in the shape of ‘Pure Heavy’, we thought it was about time Uber Rock got to talk with the band behind the magnum opus, so we sent Johnny H out to track down the band’s frontman Toschie to wax lyrical about the band’s influences, what their touring aspirations are for the record, and above all what they would do if they were offered a 100 million dollars by iTunes. Read on to find on the answers to all of these questions plus much more.

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 48 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 03:00

URradio86T'was a gloomy night in the 'mawr as the six-legged Uber Rock Radio beast lumbered toward the part-deserted metropolis that was once the BRfm studios. Hauntingly empty save for a weasel, a junkie juice-swathed heavy metal adonis, Gaz, Johnny and Rob "The Butcher of Bethcar Street" Watkins, the radio station was once again lit up with the glorious sounds of The Uber Rock Radio Show and the joyous rings of laughter that Episode 48 brought with it.....

Christmas/U.K’s Lowest/The Bellends - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 19th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:00

Xmas thmbWith the bespoke decorations and major league hangovers left behind following the rock ‘n’ roll party of the year having only just finally startied to clear his memory banks, it was time for Johnny H to return to The Dolls House for yet another shindig, this time courtesy of German punks Christmas on the first date of the UK leg of their Appetite For Selfdestruction tour. Hit the link to find out all about what happened next during yet another night to remember in Abertillery Rock City.

While She Sleeps - Chesterfield, Real Time Live - 18th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:00

WSS thmbCurrently on tour across Europe supporting In Flames, Sheffield hardcore nutjobs While She Sleeps recently played two low key tour warm up shows in Scunthorpe and Chesterfield. Uber Rock’s Matt Bunting was lucky enough to get tickets for the latter show at the fabulously named Real Time Live venue. Find out how our man got on as discovered the ferocious sound of the band for the very first time.

Andy Cairns - Sheffield, The Greystones - 17th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 03:00

Andy Cairns thmbAndy Cairns - he of Therapy? fame and fortune - hit the road recently playing a series of “Audience With” type acoustic shows, Uber Rock’s Matt Bunting was lucky enough to find himself in possession of tickets for the Sheffield date and this is his review of what happened next. Expect B-Sides, rare album tracks and plenty of banter and all you have to do is hit the ‘Read More’ link to join him.

Sick Of It All - ‘Last Act Of Defiance’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:00

SOIANYHC godfathers Sick Of It All return with album number 10 and as Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton discovers it just could be the band’s ‘Last Act Of Defiance’. Let’s hope that isn’t the case though eh? In the meantime is it business as usual for Messrs Setari, Majidi and Koller? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

Gerard Way - 'Hesitant Alien' (Warner Bros) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:00

gerard-way-hesitant-alien-album-coverGerard Way, former frontman of My Chemical Romance, returns with 'Hesitant Alien', his debut solo album. Will the famous modern rock god ever be able to leave his celebrated past behind and forge himself a respected solo career? Uber Rock's Rob Watkins goes in search of aliens.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Great Kat Print E-mail
Written by The Great Kat   
Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:30

greatkatmix86The Great Kat is the reincarnation of Beethoven. The Juilliard graduate is a classical violin virtuoso turned world's fastest shred guitar virtuoso, is resurrecting classical music with shred guitar and violin virtuosity and is the only guitar/violin double virtuoso since Niccolo Paganini. Now, exclusively for Uber Rock, she talks us through her ultimate thirteen song mixtape!

Vintage Concert Bill: Metallica, W.A.S.P. & Armored Saint - 6th February 1985 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:00

billsep1486Metallica and W.A.S.P. on a U.S. co-headline tour, with a John Bush-fronted Armored Saint opening the shows? Now, that's a tour we really wish we could have been at! Luckily, Impaler's Bill Lindsey caught a show at 1st Ave. in Minnesota and reminisces on how great a gig it was in his latest Vintage Concert Bill feature, also pretty much summing up Uber Rock's thoughts on a certain Mr. Lawless.....

Robert Plant - ‘Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar’ (Nonesuch Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:00

Robert PlantEver since Robert Plant released his debut solo album ‘Pictures At Eleven’ back in 1982 he’s been constantly evolving as an artiste. Some of his most successful records since his Led Zeppelin heyday coming from him playing musical genres well outside what many might consider to be his comfort zone. Here with ‘Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar’ he revisits the World Music and Folk influences of some of those previous records and it’s Johnny H who is on the case for Uber Rock.

Steve Rothery Band - ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’ (SRM) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 26 September 2014 03:00

Ghosts-cover-image-670x482Hot on the heels of last month’s ‘Live In Rome’ comes ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’, Steve Rothery’s first ever solo studio album. Working on the tracks right up to the production deadline, the album has been financed through an incredibly successful ‘Kickstarter’ crowd-funding campaign, it’s Rothery’s first ‘proper’ solo release in a thirty-two year career and Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill is the man bra..sorry we of course mean... lucky enough to experience it.

Spike - '100% Pure Frankie Miller' (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:00

spikefrankiecoverapproved small 2013If anyone was ever looking for a singer to tackle the back catalogie of Frankie Miller and do it justice, then Quireboys frontman Spike was, surely, at the front of any list. '100% Pure Frankie Miller' finds the former Queer Boy joined by the likes of Ronnie Wood, Ian Hunter, Luke Morley, Tyla, and Bonnie Tyler. Uber Rock's Dom Daley listened, fearing yet another total eclipse of the heart.....

UBERPALOOZA - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 13th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:00

WeabUP86We couldn't let Uberpalooza go unmentioned, especially when our fifth birthday party was everything we had hoped for and more, but how do you go about reviewing your own gig?!? We got Jim Rowland, who had never seen any of the bands previously, to travel 300 miles and hoped that he'd be suitably impressed to pen us a fine review. He, like Uberpalooza, did not disappoint.....

The Holy Shits - Brighton, Concorde 2 - 10th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:00

fooholy86"Holy Shit, the Foo Fighters are playing some 'secret' UK club shows?!" Have no fear if you, like thousands of others, couldn't get a ticket to see Dave Grohl and Co. in rare intimate surroundings earlier this month: Uber Rock was there to talk you through the action! Jo Hayes witnessed, in Brighton's 600 capacity Concorde 2, a simply unforgettable night.....

The Dowling Poole - ‘Bleak Strategies’ (369 Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 22 September 2014 03:00

dowlingpoolecoverapproved small 2013Whatever happened to Great British Pop? That is the quandary facing Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson as he attempts to digest the enormity of ‘Bleak Strategies’ the debut studio record from The Dowling Poole. Images of all those great artistes like XTC, Squeeze and Todd Rundgren come flooding back as our man immerses himself in a ten track Pop Rock album that really should not be overlooked.

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - The Dogs D’Amour Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 21 September 2014 02:55

deadendthumbApart from the bonus DVD that came with the excellent and long since deleted ‘Heart Shaped Skulls’ Dogs D’Amour retrospective from a decade or so ago, classic - as in “most popular” - Dogs line up material on video has been in pretty short supply much confined to our well-worn VHS tapes of old, that is of course until now. Johnny H takes a look at ‘From Here Is An Eternity’ the band’s all new two DVD set due for release in a week's time.


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