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Donnie Vie/Baz Francis - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 22nd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 04 September 2015 03:00

Donnie Vie 1For the first time in a wee while Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby was back on reviewing duties for us at the much loved Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill. The reason? A very special opening night to the recent Donnie Vie solo tour that also had Magic Eight Ball’s Baz Francis along for the musical adventure. It was a gig that almost didn’t happen….and here’s our Norn Iron man to tell you all why.

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Role Models / Steve Conte NYC / Dedwardians / Rehabilitated - Camden, Black Heart - 21st August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 03 September 2015 03:00

RMlaunch86'The Go-To Guy', the debut album from Role Models, is one of Uber Rock's favourite albums of the year so far. The band officially launched the album with a show at Camden's Black Heart with support from the always cool Steve Conte, Dedwardians and Rehabilitated. Funnily enough, Dom Daley was there sweating in his spandex yet still able to report from the glunk frontline.....

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The Bastard Sons/Amongst Thieves/Tussk/Beyond All Reason - York, Fibbers - 15th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 03:00

BSF86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, like many at URHQ, was impressed with just how good 'Smoke', the debut album from The Bastard Sons, actually was. Our man caught the band's recent hometown show in York and was happy to find that the Bastards have lost none of their power and appeal....

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The Creepshow/In Evil Hour/The Franceens - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 13th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 03:00

creeplive86Almost three years to the day that he first saw Toronto punks The Creepshow with (then) new singer Kenda, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes made the short trip to Leeds to catch the band again, with impressive support from In Evil Hour and The Franceens. Hit that link for the lowdown!

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Casablanca - 'Miskatonic Graffiti' (Despotz Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 31 August 2015 03:00

CasmiskgrafSweden's Casablanca boasts Alice Cooper's Ryan Roxie and members of Sahara Hotnights and Bullet in its line-up, and for album number three they have decided upon a ludicrous concept that they describe as Ziggy Stardust meeting H.P. Lovecraft in Twin Peaks. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey enters The Mountains.....

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Uber Rock at Rebellion 2015 - Glitter Trash - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:00

GT thmbRewind just a few short weeks and in the run up to a show stealing performance at Rebellion 2015 Detroit glam punks Glitter Trash bumped into Uber Rock’s Johnny H in the backstage bar. Here, transgender singer Jenna Talia, guitarist Paul Grace Smith and bassist Bobby Dreg discuss why the Detroit music sucks, why some punk rockers might not be as open minded as they might like to think they are, and why Jenna can’t get enough of Australian AOR mob Air Supply. Hit the link, you know you want to.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Ruyter Suys slapped my face!!! Nashville Pussy - Minneapolis, 7th St Entry - 28th February 1998 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 03:00

NP786BillBill Lindsey, frontman of legendary U.S. shock rockers Impaler, returns with the latest instalment of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill feature. This month Bill remembers his first time seeing Nashville Pussy, where he got to hold Ruyter Suys' guitar... and got a slap in the face for his troubles! Get all the gory details here!

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 8th and 9th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 28 August 2015 04:00

BOA ThmbDay two of Uber Rock’s coverage of Bloodstock Open Air 2015 and we find Nick and his snapper stepson David relaxing under some toasty warm blue skies sampling a few fine ales whilst listening to the likes of Napalm Death, Opeth, Pro-Pain and Cannibal Corpse. Yup our guys are in what you might call “heavy metal heaven”, and you can join them too. Hit the link to do just that.

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Ray Davies and Band - Brecon Jazz 2015, The Grolsch Market Hall - 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 28 August 2015 03:00

RD ThmbWhilst the rest of Uber Rock were off watching heavy metal and punk bands the more refined Rob Watkins was attending a show at Brecon Jazz 2015. The performer? The legendary singer/songwriter Ray Davies, a man whose music probably influenced most of the bands the other guys were watching. Hit the link to be in the company of a legend…..

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:00

BOA ThmbUntil a few weekends ago Uber Rock’s Nick Russell had never sampled the delights of the UK’s largest independent heavy metal festival Bloodstock Open Air. That was all about to change though, and over the next two days you can join him and his snapper stepson David as they delight in the likes of Re-Animator, Overkill and many many more top turns. Now hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that….

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The Bones - 'Flash The Leather' (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:00

thebonesleathercover500approved small 2013Uber Rock's roving hornsman, the Brno-based Craggy, was so disappointed when he listened to the new Backyard Babies album that we had to cleanse his rock 'n' roll spirit with an album from a Swedish band that actually has a pulse! The Bones 'Flash The Leather' on their first album in three years, and our man is saved!

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Pentagram - ‘Curious Volume’ (Peaceville Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:20

PentagramLegendary American heavy/doom metal band Pentagram reunites with Peaceville Records for their new studio album, ‘Curious Volume’ and on hand to check it out for Uber Rock is Jim Rowland. Hit the link then to find out why our man has dubbed this one “a great album from a great band”.

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Chris Cornell - 'Euphoria Mourning' (USM) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:00

euph500Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell released his debut solo album, 'Euphoria Morning', in 1999, but always felt that it was lacking... something. That something has been restored as the album is now being reissued in remastered form, and on vinyl for the first time, under its original title, 'Euphoria Mourning'. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, usually putting the 'X' in Sex, now puts the 'U' in Mourning.....

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Backyard Babies - 'Four By Four' (Gain) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 24 August 2015 03:00

BYB4After a five year hiatus, Sweden's Backyard Babies return with 'Four By Four', a nine track album that Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks will divide fans - those who think they have to like it, and those brave enough to admit that it is totally devoid of, erm, highlights....

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Dennis Dunaway - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:00

Dennis Dunaway smRuss P carefully dusts down and unfolds his copy of Schools Out then sits cross-legged at his resultant little cardboard desk. His homework?… Imagine if you were to talk to one of your heroes from the Alice Cooper Group, what would you ask him? That’s the Billion Dollar question….

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Uber Rock at Rebellion Festival 2015 - Nic Austin & Mat Sargent - Chelsea - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:00

Chelsea new album coverAhead of their Pavilion stage Saturday night headline performance at Rebellion 2015 Chelsea bassist Mat Sargent and guitarist Nic Austin took some time out to chat with Uber Rock’s Johnny H about the outstanding ‘Saturday Night Sunday Morning’ album, their upcoming 40th anniversary due in 2016 plus much, much more. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that…..

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