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Michael Monroe/theFALLEN - York, The Duchess - 28th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 03:00

MMyork86Members of the Uber Rock Massive were lining up to review a date on the long-awaited UK tour from Michael Monroe - Ben Hughes pushed his way to the front and headed to The Duchess, still amazed that he was about to see bonafide rock 'n' roll legends in York. Hit Read More for all the details......

Falling Red - 'Empire Of The Damned' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 December 2013 03:00

fallingredempirecoverapproved small 2013Falling Red follow their 2010 debut album, 'Shake The Faith', with a PledgeMusic funded album that Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks is the one that will see them take their place at the top of the UK sleaze rock tree. 'Empire Of The Damned' is intelligent of lyric and mammoth of guitar...and comes uber-approved.....

Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 08 December 2013 03:00

Joey ThmbMatt Phelps was 11 years of age when “that song” was released back in 1986 and Swedish hard rockers Europe became overnight superstars, here in 2013 our man is still very much a fan of all things Europe. So with the band’s 'Live At Sweden Rock' album still fresh in the racks and a charity auction to promote we set about making Matt’s year as on the other end of the phone for this Uber Rock exclusive interview was one Joey Tempest. Click the link to find out how he got on….

Phil Collen - Def Leppard/Manraze - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:00

Manraze thmbFor the past 31 years, Phil Collen has been one half of the guitar attack in Def Leppard. However, for approaching the past decade he also has been one third of Manraze, a project which has re-united with his former Girl bandmate Simon Laffy, as well as one time Sex Pistol Paul Cook. Mark Ashby caught up with the guitarist recent to talk about ‘I Surrender’ the new EP from Manraze and a whole lot more.

Lynam - 'Halfway To Hell' EP (New Ocean Media) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 06 December 2013 02:40

lynamhalfwaytohellcoverapproved small 2013Singer/guitarist Jacob Bunton returns to Lynam after fronting Adler, the former Guns N' Roses drummer's cool band that never had a chance of ever following up a great record with great tours. Lynam's new EP, 'Halfway To Hell', as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, takes advantage of a raised profile and hits every required mark.....

Dan Baird And Homemade Sin - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 23rd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:00

Dan Baird - DiamondUber Rock's Mark Ashby tried his hardest...but he just couldn't keep his hands to himself as he found himself once again in the company of the legendary Dan Baird and his Homemade Sin at the Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill. We love Dan Baird period. Hit that link to find out why.....

Henry’s Funeral Shoe/Rusty Shackle/The Lash/Orbits – Ebbw Vale, Institute (EVI) - 23rd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:00

HFS thmbIn the past year Uber Rock’s Jamie Richards has seen Henry’s Funeral Shoe more times than he can remember, I guess you could call him “a bit of a fan” of the Ystrad Mynach acid-blues duo. Thing is though, we are all fans of the band here at URHQ, so when the EVI and Odin’s Rock Club recently announced a four band bill headlined by the Shoe, we all had to be there. This is the story of that night and in particular one man’s musical obsessions.

The Heavy/The Computers - Bristol, O2 Academy - 22nd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:00

The Heavy thmbBringing together two of the finest bands the West Country has to offer the gig going public Nev Brooks caught up with the recent touring double header from The Heavy and The Computers, in where else but Bristol, for a night of funked up rock ‘n’ soul action, as the local heroes set about selling out their biggest gig yet. Here’s what the hottest ticket in town had in store for our intrepid scribe.

Tyla J Pallas - ‘Charmed’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 02 December 2013 03:00

Tyla CharmedYesterday we reviewed the new DVD from Tyla J Pallas, today it is the turn of his new album ‘Charmed’ a set of songs based around piano, acoustic guitar and the odd drum beat. Dom Daley lights up a candle or two in his caravan and waxes lyrically about an album that is both fragile and beautiful. Something we don’t get that often here at URHQ. So click the link to find out more.

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Tales From The Tavern Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 04:00

deadendthumbReleased just in time for Xmas, Tales From The Tavern is the latest DVD from Tyla J Pallas, featuring promos from his recent solo albums plus spoken word features that are largely unavailable elsewhere. Johnny H pops said release in his DVD player and finds plenty to get excited about. Why don’t you join him for an afternoon of Tyla accompanied by a fine red wine? Go on you know it makes sense.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Valentine - Love And Death Print E-mail
Written by Michael Valentine   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 03:00

LOVE AND DEATH mix86Brian "Head" Welch may be back in the Korn fold, but that hasn't stopped his band, Love And Death, from touring in support of the Expanded Edition of their album, 'Between Here And Lost'. Uber Rock caught up with Love And Death bass player Michael Valentine and asked him to detail his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 26 - One Year of Audio Velvet Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 30 November 2013 03:00

URradio86Who would have believed us on that fateful night in November 2012 when we said that The Uber Rock Radio Show was around for the long haul? Well, believe us they should have, because this past Wednesday the two hour radio spectacular spawned from the website to excite hit a milestone - one full year of glunk rock, power pop and stupid music-related banter!! Yes, Episode 26 was the one year anniversary show, a birthday party attended by clowns...

UK Subs/DragSTER/Bad Sam - Cardiff, The Globe - 22nd November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Friday, 29 November 2013 03:00

Subs thmbFriday night and whilst most people moan about travelling anything over a few hundred yards to watch some live music, Dom Daley finds himself egg bound on a train headed for Cardiff to watch the legendary UK Subs. Also on the bill tonight are Bad Sam and dragSTER making this a must attend for our man from our West. Rugby international though mean travel chaos so will our man actually get to see the headliners? On standby just in case, is super sub Johnny H.

Reef - Birmingham, The Institute - 16th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Thursday, 28 November 2013 03:00

reef20live86Steve Beebee was present, as were several members of the Uber Rock Massive, when Reef headlined Aberbeeg's Steelhouse Festival in 2012, impressing as they did so. Now, he says, the band are even better, catching them at The Institute in Birmingham as part of their 'Reef 20' tour......

Mott The Hoople - London, O2 Arena - 18th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 03:00

Mott thmbWhen fans finally got the chance to see Mott The Hoople live again via five sensational shows at the Hammersmith Apollo back in 2009, everyone thought “oh well that’s it then, a musical legend finally put to bed.” But no, earlier this month the band returned to roll away the stone once more with dates in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London. So we sent Jim Rowland down in the city with just Hoople and me and about 18,000 others to see the band at the O2. Read his review here.

Alice In Chains/Ghost B.C./Walking Papers - Newport, Centre - 16th November 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:00

AIC thmbWhoa, what a gig line up! Supergroup Walking Papers featuring one or two people you might have heard of were opening this triple header, followed by fast rising Swedish ghouls Ghost B.C. with things all topped off with grunge megastars Alice In Chains, and what’s more it was all within walking distance of URHQ too. Johnny H picks up the story of one long night of rocking as he once again enters the hallowed sports hall at the legendary Newport Centre.


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