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Great Moments In Punk History: August Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 03:00

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, H.R., and Doyle in compromising positions, what will August offer us?

No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: August Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 02:30

dgen2In the August instalment of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, Uber Rock's Jo Hayes writes of bands she seems destined to miss live, and of travelling to New York to see a band, not knowing they were playing much closer.....

Brian James & Friends - London, The 100 Club - 6th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Friday, 05 August 2016 03:00

james"Brian James & Friends still know three chords..." read the poster that advertised this special gig to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Damned's first gig at the legendary 100 Club in London. Uber Rock's Jo Hayes was there, writing for your reading pleasure.....

Craggy Collyde - 'A Swift Half' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 04 August 2016 03:00

craggy300approved small 2013Craggy Collyde, Uber Rock's roving hornsman, doesn't just guzzle down sausage and watch lower league football in Brno - no, he also records excellent li'l extended players like 'A Swift Half'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley can just about manage a half these days, and he likes the taste of this.....

Various Artists - ‘8 Years Of Ghost Highway Recordings’ (Ghost Highway Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 03:00

12-vvaa-8-years-of-ghost-highway-recordingsReleased a few weeks ago to celebrate eight years of Ghost Highway Recordings this 22 track 3D 12” picture disc showcases 11 tracks exclusive to this release by the likes of Kurt Baker Band, Chuck Norris Experiment, and The Hip Priests plus a whole lot more besides. Uber Rock’s Johnny H dons his 3D glasses and takes the full 12 inches for the team.

Steve Conte - 'International Cover-Up' (Thunderdog Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 03:00

contecoverupcover300The 'International Cover-Up' EP originally came as a bonus when pledging on Steve Conte's 'NYC' album. Now it's been expanded and is available in limited numbers on compact disc. Uber Rock's Dom Daley goes international as he checks out a fine set of choice cover tunes.....

King Of The North - ‘Get Out Of Your World’ (Rodeostar / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 01 August 2016 03:00

KOTN new albumAfter wowing audiences worldwide in support of their debut record ‘Sound Of The Underground’ Aussie rockers King Of The North return with album number two, the enigmatically titled ‘Get Out Of Your World’. Uber Rock’s very own ironborn Jamie Richards picks up the story behind this one.

The Uber Rock Singles Club - July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 31 July 2016 03:20

Brian JamesAfter a month off to jolly around France chasing a dream Dom Daley is back to business this month with a bulging full bag of 7 & 8" records and some digital and CD singles too. Along for the ride this time too is Gaz Tidey as The Uber Rock Singles Club marks the end of July with releases by The Hip Priests, Brian James, The Dahlmanns and a whole lot more b-sides. Hit the link to join the spinmasters.

Paul Cripple and Maks Motherfucka - Reagan Youth - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 31 July 2016 03:00

Paul Cripple ThumbThis time next week NYC anarcho punk rockers Reagan Youth will be in the UK at the beginning of an eleven date European tour, and this time around mainstay guitarist Paul Cripple has a singer alongside him regular readers of Uber Rock might just recognise. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the guitarist and the curiously named Maks Motherfucka to talk about touring, the origins of Reagan Youth and bizarrely, US cock rockers Kick Axe.

Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 24th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey & Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 30 July 2016 03:00

steelhouse1686sundayThe Sunday of the sixth Steelhouse Festival reintroduced some familiar bands, and that slippery fucker we know as rain. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey, with added help from Rob Watkins, wasn't going to let a little precipitation stop him from fashioning harsh words about much-loved beat combos.....

Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 22nd & 23rd July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins & Johnny H   
Friday, 29 July 2016 03:00

Steelhouse ThmbSteelhouse Festival returned last weekend for its sixth annual shindig perched on top of the Arael Mountain between Aberbeeg and Abertillery. Kicking things off this year were three young Welsh bands on the Friday “warm up” night whilst Brit rock stalwarts Thunder topped the Saturday bill. On site to cover all the action for Uber Rock were Rob Watkins and Johnny H.

Supersuckers/Bree - Bristol, The Fleece - 20th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 28 July 2016 03:00

SS86revJust over a year ago the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, Supersuckers, cancelled a European tour as Eddie Spaghetti battled stage-3 throat cancer. Fast forward to July 2016 and the singer is cancer-free and back on UK stages. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey was in Bristol to see the first date of a short run of British shows.....

The Graveltones - ‘Live At The Lexington’ (Brooklyn Brewery Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 03:00

Graveltones posterapproved small 2013Jamie Richards is not only Uber Rock’s resident sexual human being he’s also our number one fan of Australian garage rockers The Graveltones. So when said band released an ultra-limited slab of 12” green wax recently he just had to get himself a copy. The album in question is called ‘Live At The Lexington’ and right here he explains why you should all get a copy too.

The Ginger Wildheart Band / Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors / The Main Grains - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 14th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 03:00

GWben86Yes, after reviewing the opening night of the latest UK tour from The Ginger Wildheart Band Uber Rock has done the unthinkable and prepared a second review from the very same tour. Why? For at least two very special reasons - let Ben Hughes explain.....

Butch Walker - 'Stay Gold' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
Written by Ashley Pocock   
Monday, 25 July 2016 03:00

butchstaycover550approved small 2013When a new Butch Walker album arrives at URHQ it's always a scrum to get reviewing mitts on said long player. Ashley Pocock was quickest off the blocks when he heard that 'Stay Gold' had landed in the uber-inbox, writing here of why he thinks this new record is one of Butch's greatest albums to date.....

Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - ‘Twisted Sister: Metal Meltdown Live!’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 24 July 2016 03:00

deadendthumbThe forty year career of Twisted “Fucking” Sister will shortly be coming to a close, the band playing a series of high profile “tribute’ shows in honour of their fallen comrade, drummer A.J. Pero. ‘Metal Meltdown’ is where it all started in Las Vegas in May 2015. Uber Rock’s Johnny H checks out the soon to be released audio/visual document of the event and comes away with a tear in his eye.


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