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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.....

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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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Uber Rock's EPs of the Year 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 24 December 2015 03:00

lists862015We launched a dedicated EP section to Uber Rock's End of Year lists in 2014 for a couple of reasons: the first was that too many people were sticking extended players in their Album of the Year rundowns, thereby creating a grey area which troubled your everyday rule-abiding Uber Rocker; the second being that a lot of cool little EPs were slipping under the radar. We're looking to rectify both with our second 'Uber Rock's EPs of the Year' feature.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Honourable Mentions... and Goodbye for Now..... Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 04:00

billlast86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary U.S. shock rockers Impaler, bows out with his final Vintage Concert Bill feature, detailing several shows that got away from being featured in his must-read blog. Uber Rock loves Bill, and Impaler, and you should too! One more time, from the top.....

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Janne Jarvis - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 03:30

jarvis-linneathmbWhat better way to conclude our 2015 coverage than with an Uber Rock exclusive chat with the inimitable Janne Jarvis? He’s certainly always good for a quote or two, and is just about to come out of a period he’s calling a “lost weekend” sounding bigger and angrier than ever. Johnny H is the man asking the questions, as Janne talks about the end of Hate Gallery, bummed out record deals and why touring with Motorhead was proper rock ‘n’ roll. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Brown - Tracer Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes with Michael Brown   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 03:00

tracermix86Breaking with tradition, this time Uber Rock actually booked some interview time rather than cornering unsuspecting band members after gigs. And although we didn't reveal what we wanted to discuss beforehand, Tracer vocalist/guitarist Michael Brown rose to the challenge and once he got going we couldn't stop the guy! Here he is with a 16 track mixtape for you to dig into and discover what shapes the classic sound of this hard rocking Aussie trio!

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: December Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 02:30

NYE86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes wraps up another year of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog with a look at New Year's Resolutions and how hers will involve something all of us Uber Rockers can relate to - more music!!!

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Fear Factory/Once Human/Dead Label! - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 11th December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 19 December 2015 03:00

FF tour thmbFear Factory hit the roads of Europe recently celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their ‘Demanufacture’ album by playing said record in its entirety. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby wasn’t going to miss this one so when the tour hit Belfast our man was through the doors of the Limelight before others had even had a chance to get a pre-yuletide pint in. Hit the link to read the story of his night....

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Scott Sorry - 'When We Were Kings' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:00

sorrykingscoverapproved small 2013Uber Rock's Dom Daley was counting down the seconds until 'When We Were Kings', the new album from Scott Sorry, dropped into his inbox like punk 'n' roll Manna from Heaven. When it did, he was not disappointed. Why? Hit that link and read all about an early contender for 2016 Album of the Year.....

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Giuda - London, The Lexington - 5th December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:00

Guida thmbHaving just released their third album ‘Speaks Evil’, to massive critical acclaim, Italian rock ‘n’ rollers Giuda hit London’s Lexington venue just a week or so ago for a long since sold out album launch show. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was lucky enough to secure some tickets for this one and here our very own superyob relives the night in all its glitzy glory for those of us who simply couldn’t make it.

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Brain Freeze 2015 - The Atomic Bitchwax / RavenEye / Dead Shed Jokers / Lifer / Heavy Flames / Tradish - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 5th December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:00

Bitchwax thmbBrain Freeze is a new two day festival curated by the team behind the Pity My Brain record label that celebrates some of the very best underground rock music out there right now. We sent Uber Rock’s Johnny H along to witness the second night of the festival, headlined by cult New York uber rock ‘n’ rollers The Atomic Bitchwax, and this is what he made of it all.

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The Jack Tars - Cardiff, The Globe - 24th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 03:00

jacktar86Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom, Captain Sensible from The Damned, The Living End's Chris Cheney, and Mike Peters of The Alarm playing as The Jack Tars in Cardiff's wondrous Globe Theatre on a school night? Uber Rock's Dom Daley was having himself a bit of that.....

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Bloodlights - ‘Somebody Else’s Nightmare’ EP (Konkurs Productions) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 December 2015 03:00

Bloodlightsapproved small 2013Released a month or so ago, it’s taken us until now to actually get our hands on a physical copy of ‘Somebody Else’s Nightmare’, the latest six track EP from celebrated Norwegian glunkers Bloodlights. Uber Rock’s Johnny H dropped the needle on this 10” vinyl beauty and even with the inclusion of a Billy Bragg covers remains undaunted by the review task that lay ahead for him. Hit the link to find out why!

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 03:00

Kopek Crimbo FinalIt’s time for the final edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club for 2015, and right on cue Santa Dom Daley has parachuted down URHQ’s chimney with a festive sack full of vinyl for us all to enjoy. This time around he says “Ho! Ho! Ho!” to new releases from the likes of UK Subs, Lucifer Star Machine, The Kopek Millionaires plus many, many more. All you have to do is hit the link for the ultimate office Xmas party…..

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Clutch/Planet of Zeus/Welcome Back Delta - Bristol, O2 Academy - 25th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Saturday, 12 December 2015 03:00

clutchlive86Uber Rockers, welcome Jonathon Kardasz into the warm embrace of all at URHQ. Having met a UR elder whilst waiting to connect with a Runaway, Jonathon offered up a live review of the legendary Clutch from their recent UK tour as his debut piece - read it with but one click of the mouse.....

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Anti-Flag - 'Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 11 December 2015 03:00

antiflagacousticcover500approved small 2013Recorded earlier this year at an in-store performance during the Punk Rock Bowling event in Las Vegas, 'Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records' is a nine-track digital-only release from Pittsburgh punks, Anti-Flag. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey loves it.....

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