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The Urban Voodoo Machine/Boss Caine - York, Fibbers - 29th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 16 June 2016 03:00

UVMm86Want to know Uber Rock's Ben Hughes' favourite band on the UK live circuit right now? Look no further than The Urban Voodoo Machine. Our man was there like a rat up a red 'n' black shitpipe when the band returned to York for a righteous Sunday night rock 'n' roll riot.

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L.A. Guns / Oliver/Dawson Saxon / Shyyne - May 29th - Bilston Robin 2 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 03:00

L.A. Guns BadgeUber Rock's Ross Welford had heard that this latest incarnation of seminal cock rockers, L.A. Guns, was playing better than ever. That couldn't be true, surely? Intrigued, our man slapped on his PVC trousers and headed off to sunny Bilston to find out that his tip-off wasn't that far from the crazy truth.....

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Ulysses - 'Law and Order' (Black Glove Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 03:00

Ulysseslawcover300approved small 2013We have Ulysses playing at the next Uber Klub Nite this coming Saturday, so what better time to get Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz to wax lyrical on the band's must-have new album, 'Law and Order'? Our man describes this long player as a 47 minute musicgasm - hit that link to find out why.....

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The Answer - 'Rise' 10th Anniversary Edition (TAP Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 02:00

answerrise10th500The Answer celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of their much-loved debut album, 'Rise', with a multi-format, expanded anniversary edition via TAP Music. Uber Rock's Dan Hayes loves the album, so there'll be no prizes for guessing what he thinks of this righteous reissue!

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Bun E. Carlos - 'Greetings From Bunezuela!' (SPV Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 13 June 2016 03:00

Bun EWhen does a solo album by a drummer not feature said musician playing drum solos or in fact singing? When its 'Greetings From Bunezuela!’, the upcoming solo record from Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, that’s when. This one is full of Bun E’s favourite songs voiced by some of his closest musical chums and as Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins discovers it’s a slice of power-pop magic waiting to be heard.

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The Dowling Poole - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 03:00

DowlingWhilst reviewing their gig at Bedford Esquires, Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam was lucky enough to interview The Dowling Poole about the tour, their astonishing new album ‘One Hyde Park’ and even found time for a bit of nonsense into the bargain. Hit the ‘Read more’ link then to do just that.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Duff McKagan - 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbBased on the New York Times best-selling autobiography of the same name, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' tells the Duff McKagan story in fascinating, unconventional fashion. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the DVD, out later this month in the UK.....

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That Was The Month That Was: May Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:30

ZVTV86Everybody loved the first video from Lord Zion and Vikki Spit where they dissected the previous month's rock news in their own inimitable style. This second instalment is another must-watch laugh riot with the Spit Like This pair waxing lyrical on Vince Neil's Cage fight, Gene Simmons, Baby Metal, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, and more! Hit the link to remember, That Was The Month That Was.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: June Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:00

jamesStill sending in more articles than several Uber Rock scribes even though she has spent some time in the hospital recently, Jo Hayes writes, in this month's No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit column, of attending her first gig post-treatment. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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L7 - 'Slap Happy' reissue (Wax Tadpole/Wienerworld) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 10 June 2016 03:00

Slap-Happy'Slap-Happy', the sixth and final studio album from L7, came in for some critical derision upon original release in 1999. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey revisits the record via a fine limited edition grey marble vinyl reissue courtesy of Wienerworld in the UK.....

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Budgie - 'The MCA Albums 1973 - 1975' (UMC) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 09 June 2016 03:00

BudgieAs Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins packs his rucksack ready for his Download weekend we know one CD he’ll be slipping in alongside his Viagra, ‘Bride Wore Black’ DVD and SOS burn plasters. Well, Its three CDs actually, all housed in one competitively priced box set. The set? `The MCA Albums 1973-1975` by Welsh rockers Budgie, and here our courageous scribe explains why every home should have a copy.

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Adam Ant - Bristol, Colston Hall - 25th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 03:00

AA86rwFollowing last year's playing of debut album, 'Dirk Wears White Sox', in its entirety, Adam Ant upped the, erm, ante by giving the same treatment to chart-topping second album, 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wonders if you should ever trust a man with a white stripe on his face.....

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Crowsaw: Cirque Du Crowsaw - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 03:00

RobSo when is a gig really not just a gig? When it’s the recording of a live album perhaps? Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins was lucky enough to attend such a magical event recently when he visited The Dolls House to see the mighty Crowsaw perform their Cirque Du Crowsaw.... Confused? You won’t be when you hit the ‘Read more’ link.

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Rival Sons - ‘Hollow Bones’ (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 06 June 2016 03:00

Rival SonsLater this week Rival Sons finally release ‘Hollow Bones’ their fourth album for Earache Records. In preparation Uber Rock’s Johnny H set off with his Walkman for a trip up the Arael Mountain to listen to the record just as nature intended it. Hit the link to discover your musically spiritual side during a misty mountain hop done H Bombz style.

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): June Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

derek86In 'Blackout on Common Sense', the June instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, ties together the audio velvet of everyone from Nirvana to The Damned, Abba to Dio. 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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Tigertailz/Last Great Dreamers - London, Underworld & Oxford, Bullingdon - 15th & 23rd April Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 04:00

TTRW86liveUber Rock's Dan Hayes loves Tigertailz... or should that be, loved? Our man was having a crisis of faith regarding all things Welsh glam and it took two shows on the band's recent UK tour to make his mind up regarding the new Eurovision-hankering line-up. With uber-approved retro ponces Last Great Dreamers in support, this would surely make for eventful reading.....

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