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Vintage Concert Bill: Cheap Trick - Budokan Tour - 21st July 1979‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:00

CTBill86Continuing to make all Uber Rockers jealous with his vintage concert reviews, Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary US shock rockers Impaler, returns with a tale of seeing Cheap Trick in the late seventies, still revelling in the success of their lauded '...at Budokan' live album. Hit Read More...and prepare to turn green with envy.....

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Nine Inch Nails/Cold Cave - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 21st May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 30 May 2014 03:00

NINcardiff86What could possibly warm the cold shivers of an Uber Rocker threatened by the thought of a visit to an arena show? How about the stunning lightshow that Nine Inch Nails now play in front of...and behind as it happens? Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the Cardiff show of the band's six date UK tour, their first for six years.....

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Peter Pan Speedrock - ‘Buckle Up And Shove It!’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 03:00

PPSRDutch punk ‘n’ rollers Peter Pan Speedrock return with their first studio record in four years and a new record label in Steamhammer/SPV, also home to the likes of Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers. ‘Buckle Up And Shove It!’ then is an album that sees the Speedrockers right in the thick of it with their label mates and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out, they might have just come out on top.

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Lit/Blame/Electric River - Bristol, Fleece - 18th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 03:00

litlive86Lit brought their 15th anniversary tour of platinum-selling second album 'A Place In The Sun' to the UK and Uber Rock's Gaz E was first in line to get a ticket. This show was never going to make him completely miserable, though he couldn't guarantee the lyrics that precede that line.....

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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion/Miraculous Mule - Bristol, Thekla - 17th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 03:00

BXthmbFresh from a session at the world-famous Daptone Studios in Brooklyn recording their first new material since 2012’s ‘Meat And Bone’ album, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion once again set sail for Europe, bringing with them a curse of ancient rhythm & blues to a generation who perhaps didn’t fully realise the NYC trio had been doing this thing long since before The White Stripes and their ilk jumped on their coat tails and became millionaires in the process. Popping along to our fave local venue (that’s also a boat) Uber Rock’s Johnny H was “V” excited about this one. So click the link and join in the fun.

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Kory Clarke - 'Payback's A Bitch' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 26 May 2014 03:00

korypaybackcoverapproved small 2013Warrior Soul frontman Kory Clarke returns...but as you've never heard him before. 'Payback's A Bitch' finds the Space Age Playboy doing things, musically, that you'll never have thought possible. Uber Rock's Gaz E raises an eyebrow but, ultimately, a glass to one of the few true mavericks left on this rock 'n' roll planet.....

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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Scott Lee Andrews - Exit_International Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:00

Exit thmbNext weekend Welsh noisy bass-tards Exit_International will be unceremoniously smashing the Purple Turtle’s head in as they unleash musical hell during their mid-afternoon slot at this year’s Camden Rocks festival. We asked singer and bass player number one Scott Lee Andrews to put together his ultimate mixtape to help get him, Fudge and Adam in the mood for total annihilation, This is what he came up with….

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Badger - ’Time Will Tell’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 24 May 2014 03:00

Badger-Time-Will-Tell-176pxIf you can stop staring at the album sleeve of ’Time Will Tell’ for a minute, you might be surprised to find that the Badger who has put his name to said platter is none other than Extreme bassist Pat Padger, and this in turn is his debut PledgeMusic funded record. Throw into the mix the production/song writing genius of Bleu and Uber Rock’s Russ P is one excited little bunny. Click the link to find out why.

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The Bermondsey Joyriders/The Phobics/The Witchdocktors - London, 100 Club - 9th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 23 May 2014 03:00

BJ thmbTo celebrate the release of their third album the rather appropriately titled ‘Flamboyant Thugs’, The Bermondsey Joyriders decided to take over London’s legendary 100 Club for one night only complete with a strong supporting cast and a bizarre dance troupe by the name of The Action Men. The eagle eyed Jim Rowland joined the party and got down and got with it especially for Uber Rock.

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CJ Wildheart - 'Mable' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 03:00

mablecoverapproved small 2013His Wildhearts bandmate may well have tore PledgeMusic a new one with a number of hugely successful fundraising campaigns, but CJ wasn't going to let him have it all his own way. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out 'Mable', a tale of hot sauce and chickens wrapped up in some of the most gorgeous power pop you'll hear all year. Contender for best album of 2014? You betcha.....

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Powerman 5000 - 'Builders Of The Future' (T-Boy Records/UMe) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 03:00

powerman2014coverUSEPowerman 5000 return with the band's first new studio album in almost five years. With frontman Spider One the only remaining original member 'Builders Of The Future' had every reason to be for completists only, but, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it is a startling return to form.....

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Electric Eel Shock/Modern Day Dukes/Psychobabylon - York, The Duchess - 5th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:00

eel86Don't believe the shite plastered all over those lying television ads. Bank holidays aren't about DIY, or buying a new sofa: no, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes details in another must-read live review, bank holidays are for watching ass-kicking Japanese rock 'n' roll courtesy of Electric Eel Shock!

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Matty James - 'Last One To Die' (Pirate Heart Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 19 May 2014 03:00

Matty James - Last One To Die ArtworkNorthern Irish glunk rocker Matty James has teased us all with an official bootleg album, now he goes one better as he releases 'Last One To Die', his debut full-length solo album. Uber Rock's Mark Ashby, fellow Norn Iron rocker, checks out the new platter that matters, and thinks that you should too.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Uber Rock double bill Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 18 May 2014 03:00

deadend86Uber Rock took its Dead End Drive-In from the pages of the website to excite to the oldest cinema in Wales for its very first late-night rock movie double bill. Gaz E reports from the frontline as the Lamb Of God documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and the new "doc opera" Super Duper Alice Cooper ushered in a rockin' new way to go to the movies.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 38 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 17 May 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014Uber Rock's love affair with Brynmawr Rock City went to second base on the week that UR's Dead End Drive-In opens its doors at the Market Hall Cinema, the oldest cinema in Wales. But before the excitement of our first rock movie double bill overcame us, we had the matter of Episode 38 of The Uber Rock Radio Show to contend with. Hit Read More for Listen Again podcast links.....

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Magnum/Neonfly - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 4th May 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 16 May 2014 03:00

magnumthmbUK pomp rock masters par excellence Magnum have a new album to promote in the shape of the critically acclaimed ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ and long-time fan Jim Rowland just couldn’t wait to check the material out live. Cue the purchasing of a ticket for the band’s recent London date and cue Uber Rock’s resident prog-master having a very drunken sing-along to the older tunes in their set list. Click the link to find out the story of his night.

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