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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 59 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 March 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its 59th episode... but could it be its last? It was business as usual with the virtual spinning of as-yet-unreleased tunes from Dirt Box Disco, Scott Weiland and the Walkabouts, The Crunch, Christmas, and the Kyle Gass Band, before an unannounced guest put the future of FM radio's most free-spirited show in doubt.....

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Hardcore Superstar/Bonafide/NitroDive - Swansea, The Scene - 12th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 20 March 2015 03:00

HCSSlive8615Swansea's The Scene venue hung out the yellow and blue bunting and welcomed a Swedish three-way into its inner sanctum as NitroDive, Bonafide and Hardcore Superstar came to town on a wet 'n' wild night. Uber Rock's Gaz E looked on as the headliners broke with convention.....

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Corrosion Of Conformity/Hang The Bastard - Bristol, Bierkeller - 11th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:00

coclive86After regrouping with its 'Animosity' line-up in 2010, Corrosion of Conformity welcomed back Pepper Keenan as the band's 'Deliverance' line-up toured together for the first time since 2001. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the band at the Bristol date of the UK leg of their European tour.....

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Stiff Little Fingers/Electric River - Cardiff, University, Y Plas - 8th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 03:00

SLF thmbStiff Little Fingers are currently in the middle of an expansive 19 date UK tour in support of their 2014 album ‘No Turning Back’. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught the band on the third night of the tour in Cardiff, but he very nearly didn’t. Read on to find out why as our man discovers a suspect device called “his conscience”.

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The Sick Livers - Cwmbran, Croesyceiliog, Six in Hand - 6th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 03:00

Sick thmbPlaying the first of two home town shows to 1) premiere tracks from their soon to be released second album and 2) raise some funds for their upcoming trip to Ireland, The Sick Livers hit Cwmbran like a glunk rock exocet last weekend. There to capture all the action for Uber Rock was Nev Brooks.

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Gun - 'Frantic' (Caroline) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 March 2015 03:00

gunfranticcover300Famed Scottish rockers Gun return with new album, 'Frantic', the second long player since bassist Dante Gizzi made the switch to frontman. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out and finds little to complain about from a band that it's hard to dislike.....

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Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 15 March 2015 04:00

BF thmbThe charismatic Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal is a very busy man at present. The headlines might suggest that his place in Guns ‘N’ Roses may be less secure than it once was, however right now he’s got his hands full, with the release of his first solo album in seven years. The guitarist hit the UK recently for, among other things, a series of guitar events. And there to catch up with him full with an appetite for democracy was Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.

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Ginge Knievil and VJ Knievil - The Sick Livers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 March 2015 04:00

Sick Livers ThmbTaking some time out from recording their soon to be released second album, Uber Rock’s Johnny H got the chance to catch up with The Sick Livers recently, and in particular frontman Ginge Knievil and guitarist VJ Knievil, to not only get a sneak preview of the potential glunk masterpiece in the works but also ask them a few not so sensible questions about it. So, sit back and relax, pour yourself a glass of something strong and start your day, Sick Livers style.

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Tigertailz - 'Lost Reelz' (FnA Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 14 March 2015 03:00

tigertailzreelz300'Lost Reelz', hot on the shelves via resurrecting record label, FnA, collects eighteen rare or previously unreleased Tigertailz tracks and moulds them into a nice glam rock time capsule of a release. Uber Rock's Gaz E journeys where others fear to tread for your reading pleasure.....

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Last Great Dreamers/Get Loose - Oxford, The Cellar - 28th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Friday, 13 March 2015 03:00

LGD thmbWith a new single, in the shape of the truly wonderful, ‘Supernature Natural’ to promote, glunk rock dandies the Last Great Dreamers returned to one of their old 90s haunts for a very special launch event. On the scene for Uber Rock was our very own San Miguel fuelled Captain Helmet, Mr Dan Hayes, so hit the link to find out all about a very special night indeed.

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Europe/Black Star Riders/The Amorettes - Belfast, Ulster Hall - 3rd March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 12 March 2015 04:00

Europe - Belfast thmbCurrently in the middle of what we at Uber Rock like to call a “proper” UK tour, Swedish melodic rockers Europe and Norn Irish/American hard rockers Black Star Riders hit Belfast Ulster Hall recently on the second night of this co-headline tour. Also on the bill were Scottish reprobates The Amorettes whilst stage front and centre for Uber Rock, was Mark Ashby. Hit the link to read on…..

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Halestorm/Wilson - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 28th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:00

HS ThmbNext month will see the arrival of ‘Into The Wildlife’, the all new album from the rather splendid Halestorm. Right now though the band are touring the length and breadth of the UK, and as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby discovered, as the band hit Belfast recently, they are also on white hot form. Read on to find out more.

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Buck & Evans/The Bleedin Noses/Hand Of Dimes - Newbridge, Memo - 27th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 03:00

Poster thmbWith their new ‘Live At Rockfield’ EP to promote, fast rising blues rockers Buck & Evans chose the art deco surroundings of the recently reopened Newbridge Memo within which to host their sold out launch event. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins managed to get a ticket to this one so hit the link to find out all about a night that will live long in the memories of all of those involved.

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Cancer Bats - 'Searching For Zero' (Noise Church Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 March 2015 03:00

Cancerbatszerocover300Cancer Bats return with album number five, 'Searching For Zero', after taking a year longer than usual between releases to mourn the loss of several close friends. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the new, Ross Robinson-produced album and finds the band's Bat Sabbath alter ego having more and more influence on the day job.....

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Banned On The Run In China - The Dangerfield Diaries Print E-mail
Written by Matt Dangerfield   
Sunday, 08 March 2015 03:00

boysmeno300UK punk rock legends The Boys arrived in Shanghai on January 13 to embark on a nine-date national tour to promote their new album ‘Punk Rock Menopause’ only to discover that the tour had been cancelled by the Chinese Ministry of Culture due to “crowd control and security issues”. Banned On The Run In China is Matt Dangerfield’s story behind a tour the band will never forget, and you can read his diary extracts right here - exclusively on Uber Rock.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 58 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its fifty-eighth exercise in bad taste and good music with a two-hour episode packed to the sweaty brim with hot new music and cool old tunes. Heading up the twisted list of uber-approved songsmithery was a brand new track from the forthcoming Dead Shed Jokers album getting its first ever play prior to the second album's release in April. Want exclusives? You know what to do.....

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