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Manic Street Preachers - Cardiff Castle - 5th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:00

manicscastle86Closing the 2015 leg of their tour in celebration of seminal third album, 'The Holy Bible', with a massive show at Cardiff Castle, Manic Street Preachers promised something of an event which, as Uber Rock's Gaz E witnessed, backfired somewhat courtesy of a crowd littered with fuckwits.....

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The Replacements/You Am I/Jesse Malin - London, Roundhouse - 2nd June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 03:00

matslive86Anticipation was at a critical level as The Replacements headed to London's Roundhouse for what once seemed like simple pipe dreams for UK fans of the legendary band. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was there to catch Paul Westerberg and Co., ably supported by Jesse Malin and You Am I.....

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Camden Rocks - Camden, London - 30th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards & Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 03:00

CRSO86With 200 bands to watch, it was going to be impossible for Uber Rock's Jamie Richards and Dom Daley to see every cool band playing this year's Camden Rocks festival, but they did their very best to catch as many as possible, crossing streams at least once in this Frankenstein's Monster of a live review.....

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Sonny Vincent & Rocket From The Crypt - 'Vintage Piss' (Swami Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 15 June 2015 03:00

vintagepiss300approved small 2013Sonny Vincent and Rocket From The Crypt, live in the studio and writing songs as they go along? We'll have a bit of that! Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out the new version of 'Vintage Piss', complete with two extra songs not on the previous release.....

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Jamie Delerict - JD & the FDCs - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:00

jamboint201586JD & the FDCs release their second album, 'Anatomy Of A Wolf', later this month and, as Jamie Delerict reminded Uber Rock's Gaz E, it's been way too long since we actually interviewed the main man. This new album is something of a departure from 'Recognise', the band's debut, and former UR Album of the Year - Just why will be explained with but one click of the mouse.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing ‘The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead’ Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 04:00

deadend86Earlier this week Uber Rock’s Dom Daley had the chance to witness Wes Orshoski’s high anticipated film celebrating the life and times of the UK’s perhaps most criminally underrated punk band The Dammed. Entitled ‘Don't You Wish That We Were Dead’ our very own Disco Man is most definitely happy he isn’t as finally he got to see behind the scenes of a band he has long since worshipped.

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Baz Francis - Magic Eight Ball - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 03:20

Baz by Matt WhitbyIt’s no secret that Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins loves a bit of Magic Eight Ball, you may also be aware that he is also partial to some Enuff Z’Nuff too. So when rumors of a possible Baz and Donnie tour started to circulate here at URHQ you can bet your sweet bippy our man got very excited indeed. So excited in fact that he picked up the phone to ask Baz if all of this were indeed true. Read on then to find out why Kay Burley is currently keeping an eye over her shoulder as someone may be after her job.

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Michael Gilbert - Flotsam And Jetsam - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 03:00

LogoJust a few short weeks ago Uber Rock’s Ross Welford finally got his chance to see one of his favourite thrash bands of all time when Flotsam and Jetsam made a whistle stop appearance at Camden’s The Underworld. Not only did our man get the chance to witness an astonishing live performance by the Arizonan band he also got a chance to chat with guitarist Michael Gilbert. Read on to find out what happened when the two of them finally got to meet.

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Mudhoney/Wolf People/Barton Carroll - Bristol O2 Academy - 31st May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 12 June 2015 04:00

MudhoneyThumbStopping off at Bristol’s O2 Academy on the final night of a six date UK tour, Seattle based grunge godfathers Mudhoney were perhaps tempting fate by putting a picture for their classic ‘Superfuzzz Bigmuff’ era on the gig poster. Suddenly every old school plaid wearer (now complete with a top knot) would be clambering for a ticket. Amongst them was Uber Rock’s Johnny H who hadn’t seen the band for over a quarter of century. Hit the link then to see how much things had changed during that time.

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Ol Drake - ‘Old Rake’ (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 12 June 2015 03:00

Ol Drake coverFeaturing guest appearances from Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, James Murphy of Death, Testament, Obituary and Josh Middleton of Sylosis, ‘Old Rake’ the debut solo album from ex Evile six stringer Ol Drake is about as high profile an instrumental album can get we reckon. On hand to discover the record’s subtler perhaps more hidden charms then is Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.

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Silverchair - 'Frogstomp' 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 11 June 2015 03:00

frogstompannivThe three members of Silverchair were only fifteen and still in school when they recorded debut album, 'Frogstomp'; an album that would break records in Australia and sell millions of copies the world over. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the new 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.....

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The Dictators NYC / The Sick Livers / The Hot 27’s / IDestroy - Bristol, The Fleece - 29th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 03:00

Poster thmbAs part of a 22 date European tour that saw the UK leg culminate in appearance at this year’s Camden Rocks festival, legendary New York punk rockers The Dictators NYC found themselves back in Bristol for the first time since their 1977 tour with The Stranglers On hand to catch this emotional occasion for Uber Rock was Johnny H.

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The Strypes/The Sugarmen - York, The Duchess - 28th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 02:00

strypesyork86So enamoured with The Strypes are certain members of the UR massive that one live review of their recent UK headline jaunt just wasn't enough. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes follows up Johnny H's love letter to teenage boys with a review from The Duchess in York.....

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Armored Saint - ‘Win Hands Down’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 03:00

Armored Saint WinReturning after their five year sojourn following the release of ‘La Raza’ in 2010 cult American metallers Armored Saint are back with a bang with their seventh studio record. Also returning, but in his case it’s from a recent long weekend spent in a castle just to get in the mood for reviewing this one is Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland. So does this album ‘Win Hands Down’? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Matty James/Boss Caine/Dogfinger Steve - York, Nevermind - 27th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 02:00

mattyliveyork86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes went back to his old haunt, the old Fibbers venue in York, to find it transformed into a bohemian wonderland called Nevermind. There he saw a fine line-up of acoustic troubadours, including the uber-approved rock 'n' roller Matty James. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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JD & the FDCs - 'Anatomy Of A Wolf' (Delerict Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 08 June 2015 03:00

FDCwolfcover500approved small 2013They won Uber Rock's Album of the Year accolade in 2012, and now JD & the FDCs stake a real claim for this year's award with 'Anatomy Of A Wolf', the band's long-awaited second album. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds a band taking on a different form come the darkness, and making the record of its life....

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