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Dwarves - ‘The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll’ (Greedy/Recess Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 22 August 2014 03:00

Dwarvesapproved small 2013‘The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll’ is the latest 15 track trip through the crazy mind of Blag Dahlia and his Dwarves cohorts. Uber Rock’s Dom Daley is well versed in the subject of all things crazy and dwarfy so who better to check this one out? Hit the link and discover one of the few bands left in the world who just keep on getting better.

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Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 9th - 10th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:00

Rebellion R thmbFor the Saturday and Sunday at Rebellion 2014 we asked Johnny H and Dom Daley to try and cram in as many bands as possible in just 48 hours with as little sleep as humanly possible. We think they did a decent job as we got tired simply reading this piece, which coincidently we’d also like to dedicate to the memory of Colin McQuillan from Runnin' Riot who passed away shortly after this event. Now hit the link and experience the 2nd half of the festival everyone should experience at least once - every year that is.

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Three Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:00

thorunchained86If it's Thursday, then it's Thorsday! We celebrate the life and career of iconic muscle rocker Jon Mikl Thor with classic photos and videos each and every Thursday and this week we have a bona fide horror hit on our bar-bending hands.....

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Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 7th - 8th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:00

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It’s the first weekend of August, the English Football season is just about to kick off, and Dom Daley and Johnny H are once again booked into their regular North Shore abode ready for Rebellion 2014. What would this year’s event have in store for Uber Rock’s dynamic duo we wonder? Well how about meeting some NYC punk legends, watching loads of great new bands, whilst managing to miss perhaps one of the glunk rock highlights of the festival, and that’s just for starters. Hit the link for their story of the Thursday and Friday.

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Last Great Dreamers - 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven' (Ray Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 03:00

crashlanding300approved small 2013Last Great Dreamers split up after one celebrated album, 1994's 'Retrosexual', but now they're back with a London comeback show and the release of their "long-lost" second album, 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven'. Uber Rock's Gaz E marvels at how an album recorded in the mid-nineties is one of the best releases of 2014.....

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J. Mascis - 'Tied To A Star' (Sub Pop) Print E-mail
Written by Jason Morgan   
Monday, 18 August 2014 03:00

JMascisTiedCoverDinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis returns with 'Tied To A Star', his first solo release in three years. We asked Jason Morgan to review the album for us as he is a massive Mascis fan and we wanted a totally unbiased opinion. Something obviously got lost in the translation there. Hit Read More for the lowdown on an album that our man says really should not be missed.....

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Sponge Rogers - Electric River - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:00

ER thmbIt’s safe to say that ‘The Faith & Patience’, the debut(?) album from Ashford’s finest, Electric River has left URHQ pretty much in a stunned silence. So epic is this 12 track slab of arena rock angst that we just had to get the story behind it and pay the record’s awesomeness forward to Uber Rockers worldwide. Here Johnny H chats with the band’s bassist and frontman Sponge Rogers and does just that. Hit the link to discover your new favourite band.

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Steve Rothery Band - ‘Live in Rome’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:00

SRB Live In RomeWe may jest with our scribes that ‘prog’ is a four letter word that should never be uttered here at URHQ, yet again though we give our front page up to another doyen of the scene as Marillion six stringer Steve Rothery teases his loyal fans with the release of ‘Live in Rome’ a full month or so before his debut solo album proper. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill loves a little bit of a tease though, and here folks is his take on this triple disc snor…sorry, progfest.

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The Dictators NYC/Electric River - London, Highbury, The Garage - 7th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 15 August 2014 03:00

Dictators Poster thmbIt had been 37 very long years since Ross The Boss and Handsome Dick Manitoba had shared a UK stage together playing as The Dictators, but that was all about to change as last weekend they played two shows in London and Blackpool. Uber Rock was at them both, and here Jim Rowland witnesses their headline show in the English capitol. Hit the link to experience some rock ‘n’ roll history in the making.

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The Quireboys - Calstock, Million in 10 Rally - 2nd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:00

Qboyrally86The Million in 10 Rally found the Royal British Legion Riders Branch looking to raise a million pounds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps went along to show his support and catch the Saturday night headliners, The Quireboys. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Y-Not Festival - Pikehall, Near Matlock, Derbyshire - 1st, 2nd and 3rd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:00

Y Not ThumbWe welcome a new name to the Uber Rock fold today as Matt Bunting joins our crew of scutty scribes taking in what the Y-Not Festival had to offer punters this time around. So join our new boy in town as he delights in such acts as Turbowolf, Max Raptor, Andrew W.K, Baby Godzilla plus a whole lot more

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Two Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:00

thorsday286Last week Uber Rock debuted its bicep- and pants-tightening new retro feature, Throwback Thorsday, where, every Thursday, we pay tribute to the iconic Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photographs and video footage. Last week we gifted you Thor's classic '80s movie 'Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare' in its entirety - this week we present the finest eight minutes of Saturday morning kids television ever.....

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Buckcherry - 'Fuck' EP (F-Bomb Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 03:00

FUCKEP440With news of a PledgeMusic 'Singles Club' still fresh in the memory Buckcherry amps up the new material with a six-track EP littered with F-words and called, unsurprisingly, 'Fuck'. Uber Rock's Gaz E tries to discover if It's A Fucking Disaster.....

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Possessed - London, Highbury, The Garage - 28th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 03:00

Possesed ThbPlaying their first show in the UK in almost three decades Bay Area thrashers Possessed hit London’s Garage venue recently to find a packed house waiting for them. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was there to welcome sole original member Jeff Becerra and his all new line up of the band and witness the true pioneers of ‘Death Metal’. Were you lucky enough to be there? Or perhaps like most of us didn’t even realise the gig was on. Either way hit the link to relive a magical night of thrash.

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The Hip Priests - 'Black Denim Blitz' (No-Balls Records/Ghost Highway Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 11 August 2014 03:00

BDBapproved small 2013'Black Denim Blitz' by The Hip Priests is the album many of us have been waiting a long time for here at URHQ. It arrived under a shroud of secrecy complete with the audacious PR claim that it was going to be the glunk album of the decade. Uber Rock’s Johnny H on the other hand says “forget about cheap plaudits, these 13 tracks will change your life…forever”. Hit the ‘Read More’ link as he gets Black Denim Blitzed track by track.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Chris Holmes Print E-mail
Written by Chris Holmes   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:30

Holmesmix86Uber Rock recently caught up with W.A.S.P. legend Chris Holmes while he was in town to promote his debut solo album, 'Nothing To Lose'. It seemed only fitting that we should ask the mean man just what musical influences helped shape his life so here are his thirteen choices for the Midnite Mixtape Massacre!

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