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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!

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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.....

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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.

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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.

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.

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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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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 47 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 20 September 2014 03:40

URradio86Still buzzing, still grinning like Zoot when he found out how to tie his shoelaces the other week, the six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show crack squad tried to compose themselves after Uberpalooza, the gig of the year (allegedly), to rub out another two hours of the best in underground, underheard and underappreciated rock 'n' roll music. Listen Here!

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TNT - '30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert' (Indie Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 20 September 2014 03:00

30TNTIn 2012 Norwegian melodic rock greats TNT celebrated thirty years as a band with a special concert featuring the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, former singers, and guest stars from bands such as Twisted Sister and Turbonegro. Uber Rock's Gaz E listened to the new live recording of the show and wondered if everyone was, in fact, a star.....

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The Brave Ones - 'The Brave Ones Los Angeles' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 September 2014 03:00

braveonescover2014Bullets and Octane's Gene Louis returns with a new line-up of The Brave Ones and an album fan-funded via Indiegogo that also raised money for the fight against breast cancer. Like Uber Rock's Dom Daley needed any extra incentive to check out new music from a Gene who realises that rock 'n' roll is far from dead.....

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Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable - ‘Leave Me Alone’ (Schnitzel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:00

NO Leave Me AloneThe latest solo album from Nick Oliveri features nine self produced songs delivered in a little over 28 minutes ably assisted by the likes of Phil Campbell from Motorhead, Dean Ween from Ween, Marc Diamond from the Dwarves and Bruno Fevery from Vista Chino. Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates what ‘Leave Me Alone’ has to offer other than celeb guest spots and all he can seem to say is “Royal who?” Hit the link to find out why…

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Various Artists - 'Baldy Longhair & Fleeting Youth Present: Two-Way Tie For Last' (Baldy Longhair Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 03:00

BaldyCassetteStoreDay300approved small 2013Record Store Day? That's so Spring, kids. No, Uber Rock, by way of the Godfather of Glunk, Dom Daley, now puts its considerable weight behind September 27th's Cassette Store Day starting with this 38 track cassette-only release that features a host of cool bands...and The Sick Livers. Hit Read More, tapeheads.....

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The Graveltones - Bristol, Louisiana - 2nd September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:00

GTbristol86We've discovered that Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, owner of Page Seven Fella looks, only attends gigs so sweaty that he has an excuse to take his top off and stand at the bar like the male model that he is. His latest catwalk/rock show was at Bristol's Louisiana where he caught the never dull Graveltones impressing once again.....

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Stryper - ‘Live At The Whisky’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 15 September 2014 03:00

StryperRecorded in front of a sold out audience back in October 2013, ‘Live At The Whisky’ is an audio/visual gift from the yellow and black rock gods known to you and I as Stryper. Here, Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins reviews the audio segment of this heavenly deluxe package which you can find in record shops from today.

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