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Slugfest 9 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - Friday July 1st, 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 14 July 2016 03:00

slugfriday86Returning for its ninth debauched time, Slugfest had an unlikely sporting rival on its opening Friday night at The Dolls House in Abertillery Rock City. Uber Rock's Johnny H started his weekend with a bang, in both punk rocking and footballing terms.....

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Wendy O. Williams - 'Deffest! And Baddest!' (Wienerworld / Plasmatics Media) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 04:00

WOWdeff300reviewOriginally credited to Ultrafly and the Hometown Girls, 'Deffest! And Baddest!' was actually the third solo album from Wendy O. Williams, now getting a UK reissue via Wienerworld. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listens to the "thrash rap" of an eighties album that possibly listened to the Beastie Boys a little too much.....

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Vintage Trouble / Slydigs - Cardiff, Tramshed - 28th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:00

VT thmbThe last time Uber Rock’s Johnny H saw Vintage Trouble live they headlined a big top blues event in his home town of Abertillery. Four years on from that night and the rock ‘’n’ soul sensations have toured with the likes of The Who, AC/DC and Paloma Faith whilst also releasing their second album ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’ Looks like ole H-Bombz has got some catching up to do as he squeezes himself into a long since sold out Tramshed.

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The Dead Daisies - 'Make Some Noise' (Spitfire/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 11 July 2016 03:00

DD300reviewSet to make some noise atop a mountain near you (well, us) in less than two week's time, The Dead Daisies have album number three chomping at the bit as it awaits release. Uber Rock's Mark Ashby listened to a supergroup of sorts 'Make Some Noise' to great effect.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): July Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 03:30

derek86In 'Gunning For Clarity', the July instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, solves the issue of gun control. 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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That Was The Month That Was: June Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 03:00

ZVTV86Lord Zion and Vikki Spit return for the third crazed instalment of That Was The Month That Was; the Spit Like This/Smell Your Mom pair dissecting the rock news from the previous month, detailing oft-absurd developments from the likes of Aerosmith, Status Quo, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, and more. They also undertake a curious interview with Jack Russell, and clash in a Slayer-induced swordfight.....

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Vintage Trouble - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 09 July 2016 03:00

URTV thmbReturning to the UK as part of an eight date tour in support of their ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’ album UBERROCKTV’s Johnny H caught up with Ty Taylor, Nalle Colt, Rick Barrio Dill and Richard Danielson from Vintage Trouble to ask what touring with AC/DC and Paloma Faith was really like, what the guys now think of their second album almost twelve months on and just how they managed to land their upcoming U.S arena tour with Dixie Chicks. Hit the link and all will be revealed.

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Great Moments In Punk History: July Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 09 July 2016 02:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, GG Allin, Henry Rollins, John Stabb, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will July offer us?

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Honest John Plain - 'Acoustic Menopause' (Action Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 08 July 2016 03:00

HJPcoverac300Fashioned as promo for a tour of Germany, 'Acoustic Menopause' finds Honest John Plain unplugged and knocking out tunes from The Boys' canon, alongside a few choice covers. Uber Rock's Dom Daley goes through the change for your reading pleasure.....

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Heart - 'Beautiful Broken' (Concord Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 07 July 2016 03:00

heartbrokencover550Heart's first album in four years features reworkings of six songs from the band's first three albums of the eighties, a trio of new songs, and a bonus track from their previous album reimagined with guest star, Metallica's James Hetfield. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks this long player is beautiful and far from broken.....

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Stone Free Festival - London, The O2 - 19th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Andy Rawll & Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 03:00

Rick 300With his head still throbbing after day one of the Stone Free Festival Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland asked Andy Rawll to step in and cover the Entrance Stage bands playing at the start of day two, the progmaster general finally making it on site to catch Steve Hackett, Marillion and headliner Rick Wakeman. Hit the link to join in with the air-fluting as our coverage of the Stone Free Festival concludes.

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Stone Free Festival - London, The O2 - 18th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 03:00

Alice 300The inaugural Stone Free Festival at London’s O2 Arena kicked off in fine style with a line up boasting the true king of shock rock Alice Cooper along with the likes of Michael Monroe, Therapy? and a whole lot more besides. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland made the trip down the Thames for this one.

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(hed)p.e. - 'Forever!' (Pavement Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 04 July 2016 03:00

HedForever500(hed)p.e. returns with 'Forever!', the band's tenth studio album and first since 2014 comeback of sorts, 'Evolution'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is impressed by a record equal parts confident and progressive, and comes complete with its own comedown.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Baz Francis Duarte - Magic Eight Ball Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis Duarte   
Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:00

Baz in Liverpool Taken by Andrea Duarte and edited by Baz FrancisBaz Francis Duarte will be headlining the final day of Slugfest 9 later tonight. Right here though he’s picking his 13 favourite tracks by his favourite Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers. Hit the link then to find out which tracks have made the cut in his oft-fluctuating favourite MSP song list…..

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Magic Eight Ball/Ulysses/Digital Criminals - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 18th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 02 July 2016 03:00

M886jUber Rock's Kickass Klub Nite returned with a most eclectic of line-ups that featured the replicant rock of Digital Criminals, the retro wares of Ulysses, and the hook-laden majesty of Magic Eight Ball. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey walked approximately eight hundred yards to attend a gig of the year contender.....

 

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Download Festival - Donington Park - 12th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson & Rob Watkins   
Friday, 01 July 2016 03:00

Download thmbIt’s the third and final day of Download 2016 and true to form Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson is onsite as early as he can be to catch the likes of Amon Amarth and Witchsorrow. Rob Watkins on the other hand is probably still asleep in his tent at this time as he rolls in for the big guns, Disturbed, Jane’s Addiction and of course headliners Iron Maiden. Question is, has it stopped raining yet?

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