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Toby Jepson & Dave Kemp - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 31st January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 03:00

Toby thmbOn a cold and snowy Saturday night in Northern Ireland there was only one place you would ever find Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby, and that is at the Diamond Rock Club. This time around he was there to catch Toby Jepson & Dave Kemp playing an intimate acoustic show, what our man could never have expected though was just how special a night it would turn out to be. Hit the link to find out why.

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UK Subs - 'Yellow Leader' (Captain Oi! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 03:00

UK SUBS - YELLOW LEADER-AHOY HBCD317It's letter 'Y' time as the UK Subs continue to name every new album in alphabetical order. Uber Rock's Dom Daley asks "Y Not?" as 'Yellow Leader' once again shows everyone that this band aren't ready to simply go through the punk rock motions just yet. Hit the read More link to find out why our man thinks this is an early contender for album of the year.....

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Thunder - ‘Wonder Days’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 09 February 2015 03:00

Thunder Wonder DaysWhen you look back at what British rock institution Thunder have achieved in their quarter of a century together it really is quite staggering, 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, and next month they play their biggest headline shows in the UK since their early nineties glory days set the scene perfectly for the release of their tenth studio album, called ..err ‘Wonder Days’. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reviews this one so read on to find out more…..

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Stefan Johansson - City Saints - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:00

CS thmbIn their little over two year existence Gothenburg's City Saints have produced three cracking albums chock full of gritty yet anthemic street punk rock ‘n’ roll. Drawing their influences from the likes of Chuck Berry and Motorhead Uber Rock’s Johnny H simply had to dig a little deeper and find out the real story behind the band. Read on and you too will be ‘Kicking Ass For The Working Class’ as Saintly singer Stefan Johansson spills the beans on the band’s past, present and future....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 56 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 56 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was broadcast live under a full moon so something was sure to go crazy - turns out it was the show's playlist, with songs going Shergar, never to be seen again. The six-legged UR radio machine brushed off the minor complication and carried on with another idiotic chapter in radio history.....

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Mark Lanegan Band/Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss - Bristol, O2 Academy - 27th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 06 February 2015 03:00

MarkLaneganBandthmbOkay so we’ve effectively already done Mark Lanegan Band’s UK tour by covering their Belfast show just a few days ago, but by the time the tour reached Bristol the set up had taken a dramatic change, largely due to the band losing their bass player just a few days earlier to appendicitis. Uber Rock’s Johnny H gets ready to experience some baroque ‘n’ roll, but are you brave enough to join him?

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Phil Lewis/Nitehawks - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 24th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 05 February 2015 03:00

Phil Lewis thmbThe legend that is Phil Lewis returned to the UK for a set of solo dates recently that included a date at Uber Rock’s favourite venue in Northern Ireland, the Diamond Rock Club. Promising a show that covered the whole of his career on hand to review this one was Mark Ashby. Well that is if he can find his way to the venue first. It’s all aboard the beer bus for another night of fun.

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No Devotion - Reading, The Bowery District - 22nd January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:20

No DthmbIf we tell you that the six men in No Devotion have between them sold millions of records then please don’t think that we have lost the plot, because even if you’ve never heard No Devotion before you’ll have heard of the bands each of them used to be in. Dan Hayes returns for what we hope will be a regular reviewing stint with Uber Rock as he enters The Bowery District of Reading for a night out, No Devotion style.

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Slipknot/Korn/King 810 - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena - 16th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:00

Slipknot Prepare UK thmbWith Slipknot playing the Motorpoint Arena on their recent UK tour Uber Rock just had to be there, question was which one do we go to, Sheffield or Cardiff? In the end we plumped for the former to allow Matt Bunting the chance to go wild in the mosh pit with a few thousand others, and with Korn also on the bill, perhaps relive some of the glories of his misspent youth. Read on to find out what happened next…..

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Mark Lanegan Band - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 16th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 03:00

Mark Lanegan - Belfast thmbBack in the UK as part of an extensive European tour promoting his excellent ‘Phantom Radio’ album Mark Lanegan was once again back with a band and ready to wow the crowd at Belfast’s premier music venue, the Limelight. On hand to sample the melancholic delights for Uber Rock was Mark Ashby.

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Triggerfinger - 'By Absence Of The Sun' (Excelsior Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 02 February 2015 03:00

TRIGGERFINGERsuncover300Belgian rock trio Triggerfinger return with fourth studio album, 'By Absence Of The Sun', released at the start of March in the UK. The same day, as it happens, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes celebrates his birthday. Who else, then, could review this slab of dark blues rock?

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Hi-Fi To Die For - Manic Street Preachers Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 04:00

HiFi86Uber Rock's Gaz E had planned to write, on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Richey Edwards, the definitive article regarding the fate of the Manic Street Preachers guitarist. Instead, he writes a love letter to the band's debut album, 'Generation Terrorists', and feels better for it.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 03:00

GentlemanBlag2015 is barely a few weeks old and already URHQ had been inundated with fantastic new singles from the likes of The Dwarves, The Chuck Norris Experiment, The Hip Priests, Magic Eight Ball, Trigger McPoopshute plus a whole load more. Dom and H Bombz are spinning the platters that matter and are hoping for plenty of splatter (vinyl). All you have to do to join them for February’s edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club is hit the link.

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UK Subs - London, 100 Club - 9th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 31 January 2015 03:00

substhmbHeadlining the Friday night of a 5 day punk festival held at London’s legendary 100 Club, the UK Subs gave Jim Rowland a lesson in why they are the most covered band in the history of the website to excite…alright. No one works harder than these guys and with a new album ('Yellow Leader') ready to hit the streets in 2015, the dawn of a brand new age might once again be upon us. Hit the link to find out why.

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Danko Jones - 'Fire Music' (Bad Taste Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:00

dankofirecover300approved small 2013Uber-approved Canadian rock greats Danko Jones return with the band's seventh full studio album, 'Fire Music'. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds, amongst the wrestling themes, Misfits backing vocals and metal screams, one of the year's truly great albums.....

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Machine Head/Darkest Hour/Heart Of A Coward – Nottingham, Rock City - 17th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 03:00

Machine Head ThmbUber Rock’s Nick Russell was like a kid in a heavy metal candy store when he realised that the mighty Machine Head were due to return to his beloved Rock City as part of an eleven date/three band bill, and almost 20 years to the day after he first witnessed them make their UK debut in the very same venue. Okay Devil You Know may have had to pull out of the tour but with Darkest Hour and Heart Of A Coward on the undercard this really was going to be a night to remember.

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