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David Bowie - ‘Blackstar’ (RCA) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 03:59

BlackstarWith David Bowie’s untimely passing just 24 hours hence, in true Uber Rock tradition, rather than run a eulogy to a man who gave so much to modern rock music, we instead pay tribute by reviewing his latest opus. Nev Brooks is the scribe getting lost in ‘Blackstar’.

The Main Grains - 'Don't Believe Everything You Think...' (Twenty Stone Blatt) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 11 January 2016 03:00

MainGrainsUpdatedAlbumCoverapproved small 2013Danny McCormack, former bass player of The Wildhearts and The Yo-Yo's, returns in The Main Grains, a brand new band that should please any fans of the aforementioned outfits and provide all fans with a love of the underdog a real reason to celebrate. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the band's debut seven-track mini-album, 'Don't Believe Everything You Think...'

The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): January Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 04:00

derek86If there was a better book released in 2015 than Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes, then we didn't see it. Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). January's instalment features pop stars not exactly pushing the boat out in the Christmas Presents Department.....

Uber Old School: Guns N' Roses/Faster Pussycat/The Quireboys - Hammersmith Odeon - 8th October 1987 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 03:00

GNRBen86So, the worst kept secret in rock music is out - Guns N' Roses are to return this year, with three whole members from the classic 'Appetite For Destruction' line-up. In typical Uber Rock fashion, we celebrate the band's return by writing about when they actually were worth seeing live; Ben Hughes took the nightrain (kinda) to the big city to see the (then) most dangerous band in the world.....

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 09 January 2016 04:00

deadend86'We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!', filmmaker Andrew Horn's 137 minute rock doc par excellence, arrives in the UK on DVD and digital formats at the end of the month. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey writes of, even at this early stage of 2016, the must-see film of the year.....

Great Moments In Punk History: January Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 09 January 2016 03:30

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returns to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. Get one every month for the whole of 2016, starting right here, right now.....

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 60 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 09 January 2016 03:00

URradio86After leaving the airwaves under a cloud in March of 2015, the notorious audio gold peddlers Gaz Tidey, Johnny H, and Rob Watkins returned to the BRfm studios for a one-off Christmas special; a two-hour show that would serve as a review of a truly great year for music, and a proper goodbye to the eleventeen loyal listeners of The Uber Rock Radio Show.....

Ghost / Dead Soul - Bristol, O2 Academy - 20th December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 08 January 2016 03:00

Ghost ThmbWith Snow White hitting the height of its run in the Hippodrome, and The Nutcracker Suite playing just up the road in Colston Hall, Uber Rock’s Johnny H instead chose to step into Christmas in the hands of Swedish melodic death metallers Ghost, ably assisted by their fellow countrymen Dead Soul. Hit the link to relive the joys of something our man likes to call “metal panto - at its very best”.

The Dollyrots - 'Mama's Gonna Knock You Out' EP (Arrested Youth Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 07 January 2016 03:00

dollymamacover300approved small 2013Los Angeles bubblegum power pop punk rockers The Dollyrots are about to hit the UK in support of Bowling For Soup, and a brand new three-track EP, 'Mama's Gonna Knock You Out', is set to arrive just in time. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey gets a sugar buzz......

The Sick Livers/The Lash/Not Since The Accident - Newport Le Pub - 18th December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 03:00

Livers thmbFor once Uber Rock’s Johnny H wasn’t actually crying off ill when it came to the annual Xmas bash put on by glunk rockers The Sick Livers. In fact old chrome dome was in fine fettle as he descended on Newport’s Le Pub for the third event of its kind. Also on the bill for this sold out show, rock ‘n’ soul revivalists The Lash and good time punk rockers Not Since The Accident. Couldn’t get a ticket for this one? Read the review to find out what you missed…..

Tyla J Pallas - 'Nocturnal Nomad - Electric' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 03:00

nomadnews440Tyla J Pallas revisits past work once again with a new electric take on 1997 acoustic album, 'Nocturnal Nomad'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out an album available to buy now in various formats and configurations, including a double-disc set that pairs the newly-recorded version with a remixed edition of the original 1997 acoustic album.....

Skunk Anansie - ‘Anarchytecture’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 04 January 2016 03:00

Skunk Anansie ‘Anarchytecture’ by Skunk Anansie is the first big name release of 2016. So, in our usual style at the controls for this review is Uber Rock’s Johnny H, someone who has never heard a single album by the band and also appears seems to harbour something of a grudge toward the one time Brit Rock Fab Four. To find out what this is all about and what he actually thinks of the band’s all new eleven track album all you have to do is hit the link!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Motörhead Special Edition Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 January 2016 03:00

Motothead thmbWhen the news broke  regarding the passing of Motörhead main man Lemmy Kilmister we didn’t really know what to say or do in response here at URHQ. I mean just how do you pay tribute to someone like Lemmy? Well, how about a thirteen song mixtape, carefully selected by Uber Rock’s Johnny H, that not only highlights just how important the music Lemmy made was to the world of rock, but also helps provoke some healthy discussion around what should and shouldn’t be included?

Uber Old School: Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister 1945-2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Sunday, 03 January 2016 02:00

lemmyfinger86With Lemmy's death resonating with all rock music fans, Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz writes of how the passing of the iconic frontman took him right back to his first ever gig - Motörhead, on the Bomber tour, at Bristol's Colston Hall, in 1979.....


Uber Rock's Albums of the Year 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 31 December 2015 03:00

lists862015Uber Rock's Albums of the Year rundown arrives on the last day of the year, not in the middle of festival season in order to honour whichever American band is 'coincidentally' booked to appear in a muddy field near you. Thirty-four opinions, one collective rundown that lists Uber Rock's Top 25 Albums of 2015. Agree? Disagree? Only one way to find out.....

Uber Rock's Gigs of the Year 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 24 December 2015 04:00

lists862015These might be tough times for music venues and concert promoters, but for clued-in gig-goers the coolest shows from the most badass bands still come thick and fast. We offered every Uber Rock contributor the chance to send in a Top Ten Gigs list, and thirty-two of those clued-in mofos were brave enough to actually do so! Hit the link to discover the favourite shows of your favourite Uber Rockers.....


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