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The Tubes – London, Under The Bridge – 7 October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 17 October 2016 03:00

tubes pulp posterThere can’t be too many music venues housed beneath a Premier League football stadium, but that’s just what you get with rather fine Under The Bridge club, which as the name suggests is located beneath Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium.  And Uber Rock's Jim Rowlands knew he was guaranteed that there would an "away win" when The Tubes the satire-laden theatrical rock to town on the first night of their 'Mondo Pulp' tour...

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Nickelback / Monster Truck – Belfast, SSE Arena – 10 October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 16 October 2016 17:47

30060567930 bdb3c751ec oMention the name of Canadian pop-metal superstars Nickelback - and, yes, unlike so many of their "fans" on the night, we can spell their name correctly - around URHQ, and head man Mark Ashby normally runs to find the vomit bucket... so, what happened when Mrs A dragged him along to their local arena to catch the first night of their most recent UK tour - oh, once they'd remembered where the fuck Belfast actually is? Click the link to find out if he made it past support band Monster Truck and survived the rest of the night...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 16 October 2016 03:20

approved image lrgHallowe'en is just around the corner and "killer clowns" are stalking the streets of the UK... so, given such a conjoining of event, there was only one video Uber Rock's boss Mark Ashby could pick for 'Video Of The Week': ladeez and gentlegermz, click the link to join the freakshow...

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 16 October 2016 03:00

Heavy Tiger - Devil May Care - ArtworkIt's been closed for a while, but now it's open for business again... While Uber Rock has moved not only cities but countries, Dom Daley has been undertaking the relatively simply task of moving house.  But, he's now got his turntable out of its protective box, the speakers plugged in and sent the wife downstairs to enjoy a gin and tonic while he re-opens the man den that is the Singles Club. Click the link to find out what treats he has in store now that normal service has been restored...

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Snakerattlers / The Exes / Mark Wynn / King Courgette - York, The Fulford Arms - 7 October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 15 October 2016 03:20

The Snakerattlers - Fulford Arms 3It's not often an artist admits that he's "shitting himself" at the start of a show - but, according to Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, that's exactly what Dan Oliver Gott of The Franceens did just before unveiling his new project The Snakerattlers... and there was some pretty weird stuff went down beforehand in this free-for-all (sic) of a gig, as our man recounts...

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Airbourne – 'Breakin’ Outta Hell' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 15 October 2016 03:00

airbournehellcover550Initially dismissed by many as AC/DC copycats - and, to be honest, it's not hard to see why - Aussie party animals Airbourne have slowly established themselves as a rock 'n' roll force in their own right, mainly thanks to their high energy stage shows and the unstoppable charismatic force that is frontman Joel O'Keeffe.  With album number four now released, Uber Rock's Rich Hobson answers the question as to whether they can continue the momentum of breakin' outta their countrymen's shadow...

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Pentagram / Mother's Cake - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 11 October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 14 October 2016 03:00

Pentagram Belfast 2Uber Rock's Mark Ashby really can’t think of many better ways to spend a cold, dank Tuesday evening in October than sat in a darkened club with a bunch of like-minded individuals enjoying a masterclass in classic doom metal.  And, when it comes to classic doom metal, they don’t come much more classic, or doomier, than one of the most legendary progenitors of the genre, the mighty Pentagram, who earlier this week paid their first ever visit to Belfast in their 45 year career. Click the link to find out what went down in The Devil's Playground...

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Before Victoria – Carry On Up The Chartists (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 13 October 2016 03:00

Before VictoriaBefore Victoria is the new time-travelling project from Marc Burrows of steampunk gurus The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, and 'Carry On Up The Chartists' is their debut EP.  There's not really much else we can say - apart from the fact the Rich Hobson was the man assigned to dissect this particular release and pass judgement thereon...

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The Answer – ‘Solas’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 03:00

681 TheAnswer RGBIf there's one man on the Uber Rock team who knows practically everything there is to know about The Answer, it's Mark Ashby.  Well, he is from Northern Ireland, after all!  But, even his close knowledge of the band has been tested by the change in direction the band have undertaken on their new album, 'Solas'.  Will he see the light, or will the darkness of confusion consume him?  Click the link to find out...

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Helstar – ‘Vampiro’ (EMP Label Group) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 03:00

HelstarVampiroWith Hallowe'en just around the corner, Uber Rock sent our resident vampire Nick Russell into the dark underbelly of the Texan thrash scene to explore a dark and twisted tale, delivered to us by veterans Helstar.  Click on the link to find out how the story unfolds...

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Tyketto – ‘Reach’ (Frontiers) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 10 October 2016 03:00

TykettoMention the name Danny Vaughn around Uber Rock HQ and The Dark Queen comes over all funny... but, we didn't know that bossman Mark Ashby was quite partial to a bit of Tyketto... well, we did, 'cos he's seen them live twice in the past 18 months (which is once more than his gorgeous missus) - and he's been getting positively excited about their new album to boot!  Click the link and bring the tissues...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:20

approved image lrgOur 'Video Of The Week' is proving a popular addition to the site. So, what piece of miniature musical cinematography has captured the imagination of UR head honcho Mark Ashby this week? Has he once more stayed close to home? Or has he ventured far and wide? Or has he thrown a curveball? Well, there's only one way to find out, and that's to click the clicky linky thingy...

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Dead End Drive In - Now Showing: ‘Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang’ Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:00

Anarchy cover croppedapproved smallThere is no doubting the significance the name Malcolm McLaren has in the development of modern music as we know it today.  Now, a new documentary seeks to get under the skin and look behind the story of the man - and, in many cases, the myth.  Does it succeed?  We sent our man Jason Palmer down to his local picture house, subbed him the price of a bucket of popcorn and an unhealthy fizzy drink and tasked him with answering that very question.  Click the link to find out what he thought of this latest dose of cinematic 'Anarchy!'...

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Opeth – ‘Sorceress’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 08 October 2016 03:00

opsorc550Over the past decade, Opeth have transformed themselves from one of the most innovative death metal bands of their era to one of the leading proponents of the modern prog genre... But, will their latest album find Uber Rock's Rich Hobson falling under the spell of their 'Sorceress'?  We know the answer already, and you can find out by clicking the ubiquitous link...

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HRH Doom vs Stoner – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 October Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 07 October 2016 20:00

Candlemass 1  HRH DvS II Sheffield2016After unwittingly finding himself in the middle of a piece of history on the first day of Hard Rock Hell's inaugural 'Doom vs Stoner' offering in Steel City, Uber Rock boss Mark Ashby dragged himself away from the combination of champagne and cheap lager - and a football match - to find out what surprises lay in store on day two of this very niche metal fest... Once again, thanks to our good friend Simon Dunkerley for providing the visuals to accompany the wordage...

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Wonk Unit – ‘Mr Splashy’ (TNS Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 07 October 2016 03:20

TNS055-Wonk-Unit-300x300Nev Brooks is one member of the Uber Rock crue who proudly declares himself to be a "Wonker"... no, we haven't swapped vowels, as we are talking about his decidedly unhealthy love affair with London punk rebels Wonk Unit.  Click the link to find out why our man is literally wonking all over the latest slice of vinyl into whose groove his needle is getting the action going...

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