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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): June Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

derek86In 'Blackout on Common Sense', the June instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, ties together the audio velvet of everyone from Nirvana to The Damned, Abba to Dio. Hit the link to lose yourself in the latest curiosity from the man behind the must-have book, 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes'.....

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Tigertailz/Last Great Dreamers - London, Underworld & Oxford, Bullingdon - 15th & 23rd April Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 04:00

TTRW86liveUber Rock's Dan Hayes loves Tigertailz... or should that be, loved? Our man was having a crisis of faith regarding all things Welsh glam and it took two shows on the band's recent UK tour to make his mind up regarding the new Eurovision-hankering line-up. With uber-approved retro ponces Last Great Dreamers in support, this would surely make for eventful reading.....

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Ryan Adams - 'Heartbreaker' Deluxe Reissue (Pax-Am Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 03:00

RyanDeluxe300useRe-released as a 2CD/DVD set or 4LP/DVD box set, the deluxe reissue of 'Heartbreaker', the debut album from Ryan Adams, adds a plethora of bonus material to an already essential album. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is prepared to get his heart broken for your reading pleasure.....

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AC/DC - Prague, Praha, Letiště Letňany - 22nd May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Janne Jarvis   
Friday, 03 June 2016 04:10

AcDC thmbThere’s been a lot said about Axl Rose replacing Brian Johnson in AC/DC for the remaining shows on the ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour, and as that rock 'n' roll train rolls into the UK for shows in London and Manchester we thought it was time to give long-time fan Janne Jarvis the chance to add his voice to the debate. Here he relives a night spent on an airfield in Prague watching one of his favourite rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Are you ready?

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The Damned - London, Royal Albert Hall - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 June 2016 03:00

DRAH86Punk stalwarts The Damned celebrated their fortieth anniversary in some style; booking, and subsequently selling out the Royal Albert Hall a year in advance of the doors opening. Uber Rock's Dom Daley combed his hair, dusted off his cravat, and prepared to get classy in an iconic venue with a legendary band.....

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The Rolling Stones - 'Totally Stripped' (Eagle Rock Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 02 June 2016 03:00

stonesstripped300Eagle Rock continues its reissuing of classic Rolling Stones material with 'Totally Stripped', the film documenting the making of the band's 1995 'Stripped' album, that comes in a variety of different audio/visual configurations. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey watches, listens, and recommends.....

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The Heavy / The Family Rain / Bite The Buffalo - Bristol O2 Academy - 18th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 03:00

The Heavy thmbUber Rock’s Nev Brooks has long been the office champion of Bath based funk soul brothers The Heavy, and with the release of their new album ‘Hurt And The Merciless’ the 10 piece finally look ready to conquer the world. So where better than a sold out Bristol O2 Academy for our scribe to catch the band just as they prepare to set sail across the Atlantic once again.

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Watts - ‘The Black Heart Of Rock N Roll’ (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 03:00

Watts albumapproved small 2013‘The Black Heart Of Rock N Roll’ is album number four from Boston bad boys Watts and it’s one we’ve certainly been looking forward to hearing. Why? Well we loved their last album ‘Flash Of White Light’ but with musical reference points such as AC/DC, Cheap Trick, KISS and The Rolling Stones being thrown around by the band themselves this time around we just hope it lives up to our high expectations. Johnny H puts this one under the review microscope for Uber Rock.

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Raging Speedhorn - ‘Lost Ritual’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 30 May 2016 03:00

RSH Lost RitualCorby based bruisers Raging Speedhorn are back stronger and more brutal than ever with the release of their upcoming PledgeMusic funded album ’Lost Ritual’. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell got to have a sneaky peek of said record and right here he shares with us all the things that impressed him most about it.

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Chuck Billy - Testament - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:40

Billy picBay Area thrashers Testament return to the UK next month for a series of shows that includes a special one off ‘Thrash-N-Bowl’ show in London. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the band’s vocalist Chuck Billy recently to talk new albums, departed bass players and how Firehouse inadvertently managed to piss the band off. Hit the link then to find out all about ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:20

RazorbatsDom Daley and Gaz Tidey are spinning the decks at the May meeting of The Uber Rock Singles Club with some cracking releases to get through by the likes of Diamond Rexx, Lucifer Star Machine, Razorbats plus many more, including two (yup that’s two) releases from The Hip Priests. Hit the link then brothers and sisters and join the show you hope will never end.

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Cyanide Pills / The Lovesicks - Bristol, The Stag & Hounds - 14th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 28 May 2016 03:00

Cyanide thmbUber Rock’s Johnny H could think of nothing worse than sitting in the house watching Euro-fucking-vision so that’s why on Saturday 14th May he was out watching Cyanide Pills playing Bristol for the first time in a good few years at the rather splendid Stag & Hounds music pub. Also on the bill for this one were The Lovesicks a band playing one of their very first live shows. Hit the link then to find out what happened next….

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The Dowling Poole - Bedford, Holy Moly’s @ Esquires - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 27 May 2016 04:00

DP Poster thmbThe sun is out, so that must mean summer is finally here. The perfect soundtrack to the couple of days when it isn’t raining we think is ‘One Hyde Park’ the sophomore record by The Dowling Poole. Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam got the chance to see the band recreate their powerpop genius live recently at Bedford Esquires, but did they manage to bring the sunshine indoors? Hit the link to find out…..

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Manic Street Preachers - Liverpool, Echo Arena - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 27 May 2016 03:00

Manics86liveBellTwenty years, that’s how long it’s been since Welsh stadium rockers Manic Street Preachers released their breakthrough album 'Everything Must Go'. What better way to celebrate the anniversary then than by playing said record in its entirety in arenas around the UK? As the tour winds its way to the Liberty Stadium this weekend Uber Rock’s Ian Bell relives the emotional opening night in Liverpool.

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Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy - 'Songs From The Garage' (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:00

JimBreuercover300useUS comedian Jim Breuer pretty much broke the news of Brian Johnson's departure from AC/DC, so don't be surprised to find the legendary frontman guesting on his musical debut, 'Songs From The Garage'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listens to a perhaps surprisingly accomplished album.....

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Magnum / Vega - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 03:00

Magnum ThmbBack in mid-April British pomp legends Magnum set out on the road in support of their 19th studio album Sacred Blood, Divine Lies’ playing over 30 dates across numerous during the following weeks. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Catley and Co. at London’s Islington Assembly Hall for their third UK show, but something was amiss. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to find out what that was exactly.

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