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The Sick Livers/Science Bastard/Trigger McPoopshute - Newport, Le Pub - 27th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 09 January 2015 03:20

sicklepub1486Glunk troublemakers The Sick Livers exchanged their unwanted Xmas gift of a "Pound Shop Showaddywaddy" tag and swapped it for a "Pound Shop Mud" one as they brought the mental to Newport by way of their now-annual Christmas gig. With support from Science Bastard and the now sadly good Trigger McPoopshute, Uber Rock's Dom Daley had himself a festive frolick.....

Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock/Western Sand - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 20th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:00

schenker thmbWith the festive season almost upon him Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland donned his denim cut off and bullet belt for one last time and set sail for Shepherd’s Bush for a night of six string wizardry courtesy of Michael Schenker and his Temple Of Rock. Would it live up to the band’s recent show stealing slot at Hard Rock Hell VIII? Read on to find out.

The Who/Slydigs - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 15th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 03:00

thewho hits thmb Seven dates into their ten date Hits 50 UK arena tour and The Who hit Cardiff ready for gig number eight and another night of hits, hits and more hits, but all was not well in the camp as Johnny H was soon about to discover. Hit the link to find out how a Who gig to end all Who gigs suddenly became more of an exercise in damage limitation for singer Roger Daltrey.

Fish - Cardiff, The Globe & London, Islington Assembly Hall - 9th and 12th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell & Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 03:00

Fish ThmbLooking back at 2014 one of perhaps the most enduring memories we have of the year here at URHQ is of us being contacted by modern day prog legend Fish to see if we wanted to do an interview based around his last studio record 'A Feast Of Consequences'. Here Ian Bell and Jim Rowland finally get their chance to experience said record live as The Moveable Feast Tour finally hits Cardiff’s The Globe and then London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

Ricky Warwick - ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’ & ‘Hearts On Trees’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 05 January 2015 03:00

RW1approved small 20132015 is going to be a busy year for Ricky Warwick, what with a new Black Star Riders album due in February along with those long overdue remasters from The Almighty due any day soon too. However let’s also not forget the two new solo albums available from the Norn Iron singer songwriter via PledgeMusic. Mark Ashby takes a very personal trek through these records for Uber Rock and finds it an emotional experience.

Marc Storace & Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive @ HRH VIII Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 03:00

Krokus Long StickAhead of the first UK appearance of the band’s classic line up in thirty years (at last year’s Hard Rock Hell VIII) Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Krokus frontman Marc Storace and bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr to find out what lies ahead for the reenergised Swiss rockers as we enter 2015, their fortieth anniversary year. The answer he got will surprise many, so hit the link to read on.

The Great Kat - Gig From Hell - Shred Guitar Goddess Gone Bloody! Print E-mail
Written by The Great Kat   
Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:00

GreatKatGFHthumbuseWhat better way to start the year than by having The Great Kat, Uber Rock's favourite guitarist, write a piece exclusively for the website to excite?! Resurrecting our oft-forgotten Gigs From Hell feature the Shred Goddess, the reincarnation of Beethoven, details a bloody night in Chicago.....

The Cadillac Three/Tax The Heat - London, Highbury, The Garage - 9th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 02 January 2015 03:00

cadillacthmbUber Rock’s Jim Rowland loves him some Southern Rock, so much so he almost bought a new couch for his front yard in celebration of finally bagging some tickets to see The Cadillac Three live. Hit the link to find out what our Northern (London) man thought of a show that had the hipsters out in force all looking for the next big thing.

Calabrese - 'Lust For Sacrilege' (Spookshow Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 01 January 2015 03:00

calabresesacri500approved small 2013Phoenix, AZ outfit Calabrese return with 'Lust For Sacrilege', the band's sixth full length release. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds a band exploring the darker, more seductive corners of this rock 'n' roll world, and thinks that, on the first day of the year, he has heard the first truly great record of 2015.....

Uber Rock's Albums of the Year 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 03:00

AlbumsLeather550It begins around the start of November; people asking about Uber Rock's Albums of the Year rundown. We've stuck to our original idea, though, and kept our now-infamous list to New Year's Eve, meaning that the UR scribes and contributors have a full calendar year to pick their favourite albums.....

Uber Rock's Gigs of the Year 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 03:30

GigsLeather86It's Xmas Eve and the elders at URHQ are about to hang up their studded wristbands and leather chaps for a week as they pull some crackers (Lisa Dominique-style) and imbibe vast quantities of eggnog... but not before they detail their favourite gigs of 2014 in a feature called, somewhat surprisingly, Uber Rock's Gigs of the Year 2014.....

Uber Rock's EPs of the Year 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 03:00

EPsLeather86For the first time ever, Uber Rock's hugely-anticipated End of Year lists contains an EPs of the Year rundown. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1.) EPs kept infiltrating the Albums of the Year lists, upsetting OCD sufferers, and 2.) with the music world ever-changing and bands looking to release more extended rather than long players we thought it was time to add a designated EP chart to our annual hot rockin' high five fest.....

Planet Rockstock 2014 - Porthcawl, Parkdean Trecco Bay Holiday Park - 5th & 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H and Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 03:00

Rockstock thmbJust a few weekends ago we sent Johnny H and Jamie Richards off to Trecco Bay in Porthcawl for a weekend of hard rock music as Planet Rockstock returned for its second year, albeit in a new South Wales based location. H Bombz picks up the Friday night headlined by California Breed whilst Jambo headbangs his way through the Michael Schenker headlined Saturday. This is Uber Rock’s version of what happened next....

Various Artists - ‘Cashing In On Christmas Volume 6’ (Rebel Sound Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 22 December 2014 03:00

Cashing In“It’s Christmas!” Well almost anyway, so we thought what better way to celebrate the festive season than to let our very own Scrooge Johnny H loose on the sixth instalment of the ever popular ‘Cashing In On Christmas’ series of compilation albums. This time around Uber Rock’s very own elf head (c/o Zoot) has the likes of Gimp Fist, City Saints and The Vibrators all trying to make him smile, but will they succeed? Well you know what you need to do to find out. Hit the link!

Modern Concert Bill: Ace Frehley - Milwaukee, Potawatomi Casino - 28th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:30

acebilldec86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary shock rockers Impaler, teases us every month with his tales of vintage concerts: this month, as an extra special seasonal treat to his loyal readers, Bill tells a tale of a show from just a few weeks ago, as opposed to a few decades. What do you do when Ace Frehley, the one and only Spaceman, announces a show five and a half hours drive away? ROAD TRIP!!!!

No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: December Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:00

jodecblog86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes returns for her final No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog of 2014, using it as a platform to wax lyrical on New Year's resolutions and the picking of her favourite albums for Uber Rock's Album of the Year feature, coming on New Year's Eve. Think you know Jo after reading her blogs every month? Think again.....


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