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Winter Rocks Festival 2014 - Sheffield, Corporation - 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:00

Winter Rocks thmbThe first ever Winter Rocks Festival in the Sheffield Corporation hit Matt Bunting’s radar as soon as it was announced: not often things like this start out with such a strong first year line up. A quality mix up of well-known UK scene stalwarts like Heaven’s Basement, Eureka Machines and headliners The Answer along with a smattering of unknowns was too big a dangling carrot to resist. Hit the link to find out more. As Uber Rock finally discovers our festive spirit.

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Saxon/Hell/Beyond The Black - Bristol, O2 Academy - 30th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 19 December 2014 03:00

Saxon thmbOpening night of the UK leg of Saxon’s Warriors Of The Road World Tour and Uber Rock’s denim and leather clad Ian Bell was not only stage front and centre but sharing time with the legendary NWOBHM band as a VIP beforehand. With no Biffburgers on offer though our intrepid scribe instead had to make do with a feast of metal as the headliners, plus supports Beyond The Black and Hell, gave our man a night to truly remember. Hit the link to find out why.

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Sham 69/Angelic Upstarts - Bristol, O2 Academy - 29th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:00

Sham thmbOi! Oi! What’s all this then? Sham 69 and Angelic Upstarts plus Crashed Out together for a night of pre-Christmas punk rock frivolity and within a 30 minute car ride from URHQ. It would have been rude…no crazy, not to attend this would be gig of the year. That’s why we sent the rude and crazy Johnny H along to review it.

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Accept - London, Kentish Town Forum - 27th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:20

Accept 3Visiting London for a sole date on their ‘Blind Rage tour’ Teutonic terrors Accept got the leather boys of the city out in force promising a night to remember. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was fast as a shark to pick up his ticket for this one but did the evening turn out to be a loser or a winner? Hit the link as Jim welcomes back a band who really are the last of a dying breed.

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Maverick - Belfast, Empire Music Hall - 26th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:00

Maverick - David and RyanHaving just given their 'Quid Pro Quo' album a rave review right here on Uber Rock, Mark Ashby just couldn’t wait to hear what Maverick would do with the songs live, so much so in fact, he gatecrashed the band’s album launch party at Empire Music Hall. Question is did the boys from Belfast live up to our Norn Iron Man’s expectations? Hit the link to find out the answer....

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Skindred/Chemia/Feral Sun - Cardiff, The Globe - 26th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:20

Skindred Cardiff PosterTo a man here at URHQ we have pretty much all witnessed the awesome spectacle that is Skindred live everyone it seemed apart from Jason Palmer. So with the dred out on the road recently playing a batch of intimate club shows our intrepid Uber scribe ventured forth to the Cardiff date to experience the Newport Hellicopter for himself. Was he impressed? Hit the link to find out.

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Jesse Malin/Hollis Brown/Don DiLego - Bristol, Bierkeller - 23rd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:00

MalinBrizzle86It's taken Jesse Malin almost as long to return to the live stages of Great Britain as it has to record his new album. But, with that new platter seemingly ready to be released in the new year, Malin finally returned for a UK tour that Uber Rock's Dom Daley just couldn't miss. Hit the link to get the lowdown on the tour's Bristol show.....

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Spiders & Snakes - 'Year Of The Snake' (Sensei Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 December 2014 03:00

spiderssnakescoverSpiders & Snakes, the Hollywood outfit featuring London's Lizzie Grey, celebrate their 25th anniversary with the band's ninth studio album, a guest-studded affair that features members of Fishbone, Bitch, Steeler, Sweet Savage, Yes, Asia and more! Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out and is uber-surprised.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Scott Ian - 'Swearing Words in Glasgow' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:00

deadend86Originally fan-funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, Scott Ian's 'Swearing Words in Glasgow' DVD now gets an official retail release via Caroline International, arriving on a Region Free disc that you'll need to devote at least a few hours of your time to in order to get every morsel of information into your eyes. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 53 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 53 of The Uber Rock Radio Show threatened to be a special one, what with it being the last show of 2014 and falling just before the yuletide festivities erupted with an orgiastic ejaculation of money and common sense. Common sense isn't generally mentioned in regard to the Uber Rock Radio Show and Episode 53 was no different....

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Eureka Machines/The Scaramanga Six/Brawlers - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 12 December 2014 03:00

EMleeds86With Eureka Machines hitting their PledgeMusic target for album number 4 in all of 80 minutes, the band carried the momentum into a special hometown show that was to be filmed for a Pledge-only DVD. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to witness a band that we all love (and if you don't then switch off your computer and take a long, hard look at yourself) take a major step up.....

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Adam Ant/The Caezars/Viva Le Pink - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 23rd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 11 December 2014 03:00

Adam Ant HeaderFor one night only back in April of this year Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland experienced Adam Ant playing the ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ album in its entirety at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Never in a million years did he think that just a few months later he would be watching the same show but in the much more intimate surroundings of Islington’s Assembly Hall. So which one will make our man’s gig of the year list? Read on to find out....

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Daz Russell’s 30th Anniversary of Promoting Gigs; featuring Cock Sparrer + many more - Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 03:00

Sparrer ThmbWhat better way to celebrate three decades of promoting punk bands worldwide than by assembling a bill of 13 bands and charging a very reasonable £15 to get in. That’s exactly what Rebellion’s Daz Russell did just a few weekends ago and Uber Rock’s Johnny H made it up to Wolverhampton’s Wulfren Hall just in time to catch the likes of Argy Bargy, U.K Subs and Cock Sparrer amongst many others. Hit the link to find out how the celebrations turned out.

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The Quireboys - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 21st November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 03:00

Quireboys thmbOn the road in support of not one, but two albums, The Quireboys hit Belfast’s Limelight club recently promising a set packed with the very best songs from their 30 years in the business. Uber Rock’s black eyed son Mark Ashby was on hand to enjoy the celebrations and declares that this really is rock ‘n' roll too. Hit the link to join the (sex) party.

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CJ Ramone - 'Last Chance To Dance' (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 08 December 2014 03:00

cjlastcoverCJ Ramone follows up his great 2012 crowd-funded album, 'Reconquista', with 'Last Chance To Dance', released via the always cool Fat Wreck Chords. We know how much CJ gave to the Ramones when he joined the seminal band, but just how much is he giving in 2014 with this new album? Quite a friggin' lot as it happens, as Uber Rock's Dom Daley found out.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Motörhead - 'Stage Fright' Blu-ray Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 07 December 2014 03:00

deadend86Previously only available in high definition on the world's first music HD-DVD, Motörhead's 'Stage Fright' comes to Blu-ray later this month, the band's Düsseldorf show of their 2004 'Inferno' tour captured on 23 cameras. Uber Rock's Gaz E gets killed by hi-def.....

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