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Rose Tattoo – ‘Tatts: Live In Brunswick 1982’ (Golden Robot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:20

Rose tattoo livein brunswick 300x300Back in 1981, when Aussie rock ‘n’ wreckers Rose Tattoo battled their way into his native Belfast, UR boss Mark Ashby was too young to be allowed to go to the gig… but, thanks to some farsighted and highly plugged in dude at the BBC, it was recorded and subsequently beamed into his living room, helping to cement another part of his teenage education. Now, 35 years later, one of the band’s classic concerts has been given the re-issue treatment. Click the link to find out more:

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The Horrors – Liverpool, O2 Academy – 22 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:00

The Horrors tour posterOur resident DJ and king of the rock karaoke took a break from both trundling up and down the motorway between Liverpool and Manchester and his staple of diet or rock and metal to stay a bit closer to home and sample something different from music’s eclectic menu.  So, how would a night of electronica sit with our man who’s more used to banging his head off other people’s skulls?  Would it be horrific (sic)? Click the link to find out:

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Tony Mills – ‘Streets Of Chance’ (Battlegod Productions) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 04:40

Tony Mills artworkSometimes the fates do indeed align… there was UR boss Monk prepping a playlist for one of his rare DJ gigs when, as he held a certain single in his hand, the new album from the singer concerned literally fell onto his doormat, representing a moment in time separated by three decades. Click the link to find out if the fates were indeed aligned, or was it just a matter of (streets of) chance:

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Indonesian Junk – ‘Stars In The Night’ (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 04:00

Indonesian JunkAnother day, another Rum Bar Records release and another day on which DD’s world is that little bit brighter. And on this particularly bright day, he once again takes a dander down to the joint which he reckons possesses the finest of jukeboxes.  Click the link to find out what he’s been lining up on this occasion:

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Switchfoot – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 28 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:20

Switchfoot tour posterIt was a tale of two gigs at Belfast’s historic Limelight the other weekend, with stoner overlords Orange Goblin playing to a packed room of devoted ragamuffin rockers in the smaller of the complex’s two venues.  However, our man Jonni D, suitably refreshed after his recent Central American holiday, chose the slightly more chilled out atmosphere of the larger room for a taste of San Franciscan surf rock:

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Bárbara Black – ‘Ad Libitum’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:20

Barbara Black artworkEvery now and then, an album comes along that, with its opening note, grabs you by the balls, pins you to the nearest wall and snarls right into your face, saying “you WILL listen to me”! The opening slide riff of ‘The Hill’ did just that not only to UR head honcho but also to boss lady DQ (her balls are so big she wears them on her chest)… To find out why, click on this here link and prepare to discover a surprising new talent:

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Jaimz Vokins – ‘Time Machine’ (AOR Blvd Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:00

jaimzvokins timemachine 0What do you get when you team a one-time Tigertailz frontman with Wrathchild's former guitarist?  Well, according to our very own 'Prince Of Parp', the result is a glam rock album that has one foot planted in the '70s but with the savvy sexy swagger of the 21st century.  Click the link to find out more about this new collaboration between two of the British glam scene's stalwarts:

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Cradle Of Filth – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 30 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Monday, 06 November 2017 04:40

Dani Filth Belfast October 2017‘Tis the night before Hallowe’en, and what else would the masters of all things filthy be doing but kicking off their world tour – and exactly where they finished the last one?  Yes, Dani and his motley crew of gothic hallions returned to Belfast for the first night of their latest cycle, this time in support of their just released ‘Cryptoriana’ aural excretion, to coin a phrase from the diminutive frontman himself… Naturally, Team Über were front and centre and in the thick of the action:

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The Greg Kihn Band – ‘Rekihndled’ (Riot Records/City Hall) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Monday, 06 November 2017 04:00

Greg Kihn artworkPerhaps best remembered for the MTV-friendly hits ‘The Breakup Song’ and ‘Jeopardy’, it has been 21 years since we last enjoyed a studio album from Greg Kihn.  But, he has rectified that situation now, with the emergence of this brand new opus.  Click the link to find out if he has ‘Rekihndled’ his career, as our resident doomster DJ Astrocreep steeps out of the gloom and into the light of AOR enlightenment:

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Sinocence – ‘No Gods No Masters Volume 3’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 06 November 2017 04:00

ngnm v3 cover smallFive years ago, Northern Ireland metallers Sinocence set off down an ambitious path. With three full length albums under their belt, they took inspiration from one of their heroes, Philip J Anselmo, and set out to record a triptych of thematically-connected EPs. Now, they have reached the end of the journey, with the release of the final instalment. Click the link for the story of this traumatic trip and its conclusion:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Adam Weiner (Low Cut Connie) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Sunday, 05 November 2017 04:40

Low Cut ConnieWhen Gerald Stansbury stumbled upon ‘Dirty Pictures Part 1’, the latest album from Philadelphia’s Low Cut Connie, a month or so back, he fell in love with it and the band so much that not only did he rave about it on here at the time, but he immediately went out and raided the band’s entire back catalogue.  Subsequently, he hooked up with their piano pounder, Adam Weiner, to talk about the album, musical influences, covering Prince and talking to Elton John.  You can find out more on the other side of this link:

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The Über Rock Singles Club: November Reigns Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 05 November 2017 04:20

Maximum RNRapproved small 2013So, what has our resident doyen of the spindle that contains the latest pile of 7” delights lined up on his playlist for us this next month? Could it be possible that those kings of the format, The Hip Priests, have gone and released another little slab of plastic to keep our man salivating over the delights of the fact that rock ‘n’ roll is still very much alive and kicking? Well, there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to open the doors to this month’s Singles Club by clicking on this old-fashioned link thing:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Dave Silver (Savage Messiah) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 05 November 2017 04:20

Savage Messiah BelfastSavage Messiah are currently celebrating the release of their new album, ‘Hands Of Fate’, by ripping up stages the length and breadth of the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll in support of Cradle Of Filth.  Ahead of the first night’s show in Belfast, we caught up with band founder and frontman Dave Silver for an illuminating chat about music, spirituality and sobriety:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Jocke Berg (Hardcore Superstar) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 04 November 2017 04:40

Hardcore Superstar Jocke Belfast 2017Hardcore Superstar currently are coming to the end of their current run of UK dates, as part of a co-headlining run with Fozzy.  Über Rock's husband and wife management team (you can’t see The Dark Queen, as she’s the one behind the camera) caught up with charismatic frontman Jocke Berg backstage at last weekend’s Belfast show. Click the link to find out what they chatted about:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Madame Mayhem Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 04 November 2017 04:20

Madame Mayhem BelfastApparently she’s been living up to her name ever since she was a teeny tiny tot – and is now doing so on stages everywhere, most recently on the Fozzy/Hardcore Superstar co-headline tour currently coming to the end of a run of UK run of dates.  We caught up with New York’s latest rising star just before she took to the stage for the Belfast show. Find out what we chatted about on the other side of the link:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Steve Whiteman (Kix) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 04 November 2017 04:00

Kix Rockingham 2017They say that things come in threes… well, it took three attempts, and three different cameras, before we were finally able to catch the thoughts of Kix frontman Steve Whiteman on tape when we caught up with him at the recent Rockingham festival.  Click the link to find out what we chatted about – once we finally got the technology to work:

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