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Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg/Bermondsey Joyriders/Bubblegum Screw - London, Islington 02 Academy - 26th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 05:00
Ramone_thmbWith Alice Cooper playing a club gig across town on Oxford St, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this show, featuring the second man behind the Ramones drum kit, might be a little undersold. Fear not though Uber Rockers as we welcome back Fraser Munro, who finds himself jammed into an already packed venue all ready to experience Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg....
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Hellfest (Day One) - Clisson, France - 17th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor and Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 05:00

Hellfest_ThmbHere at URHQ the onslaught of the UK Festival season frankly left us scratching our heads wondering which ones to attend. With nothing on the metal front except perhaps this week's Sonisphere to whet our appetites we sent our very own two men in a boat Mark Taylor and Jim Rowland over to France for the mighty Hellfest. 

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OK GO - '180/365' (Paracadute) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 04 July 2011 05:00

ok_goWith a trio of cool albums behind them and a couple of hugely popular music videos putting Grammy-shaped awards on their collective mantelpiece, OK Go return with a live album recorded throughout 2010 which collects fifteen songs recorded at a dozen different venues. Can a band remembered for synchronised dance routines on treadmills actually dazzle with songs? Gaz E gets as near to a treadmill as he is ever likely to.....

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Mott The Hoople's Verden Allen and his band Soft Ground - Hereford, The Lad's Club - 25th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Seb Metcalfe   
Sunday, 03 July 2011 05:00

verdenthumbVerden Allen, founding member of Mott The Hoople, returned to old haunts with his band Soft Ground to play a venue that had once been the rehearsal space used by the legendary British rock outfit. Mixing up the finer moments of his solo career with some of the most timeless songs this country has ever produced Allen, ably backed by a band that featured none other than Uber Rock's very own roving sticksman Matt Blakout, produced a truly special evening. Seb Metcalfe returns from his self imposed exile to tell it like it was....

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Cinderella/Houston/Voodoo Six - London, Shepherd's Bush Empire - 25th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 02 July 2011 05:00

keiferlive86useWith a one-off appearance in broad daylight at last year's Download festival the only live show that British Cinderella fans had witnessed in two decades, the announcement that Tom Keifer and the boys were to appear at Shepherd's Bush Empire was met with fevered excitement in many quarters, the rock 'n' roll-addled mind of Uber Rock's Matt Phelps being one such afflicted location. Read on as our man battles badly-dressed AOR avengers to take one for rock and roll.....

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The Killing Floor - 'Self Titled' (Soundmine Musicworks USA) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 01 July 2011 05:00
The_Killing_Floor_thmbapproved_smallWhen we caught up with The Killing Floor twelve months ago, we knew we'd discovered something very special. Playing ballsy self assured yet immediately catchy tunes this was a band that walked it like thet talked it. So to reward our faith the guys have given us an exclusive preview of their debut album and you can read all about it plus order an advance copy right here. Over to you, Rich Hobson....
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The Old Firm Casuals - 'The Old Firm Casuals EP' (Oi! The Boat Records) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Thursday, 30 June 2011 05:00
Old_Firm_Cover_thmbOi! Oi! Lars Frederiksen's back in the UK this July with his all new Oi!/Streetpunk three piece The Old Firm Casuals, bringing some moonstomping live action to a venue near you. But what's the music like? Is it more of the same old Lars fronted riot 'n' roll Rancid we all know and love or has he really gorn all Cock Sparrer on us? David Whistance is the man with all the (questions and) answers....
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Simple Plan - 'Get Your Heart On!' (Atlantic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 05:00

Simple_PlanCanadian pop punks Simple Plan return with studio album number four, 'Get Your Heart On!', featuring a host of guests including Rivers Cuomo from Weezer and that Alex fella from All Time Low. Secretly admiring the band's previous self-titled album, Gaz E pulled down his trousers and pulled up his Y-fronts to fit in with the youth of today in order to investigate the record. Let's just say that normal service has resumed......

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Primal Scream/Little Barrie - Cardiff, Solus - 20th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 05:00
Primal_Scream_thmbWith the summer festival season now well underway here in the UK, it's the warm up shows that bands sometimes play that usually get us all excited here at Uber Rock, and lo and behold if Johnny H isn't about to witness Primal Scream play their 'Screamadelica' album in a university night club. Slip inside for a very special night indeed.
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Devin Townsend Project - 'Deconstruction' and 'Ghost' (Inside Out/Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 27 June 2011 05:00
DT_Deconstruction_thmbSome people say Devin Townsend is a genius, some say he is just plain mad.  Well whichever side of the fence you sit on you can sample both sides with his latest duo of releases, the ferocious 'Deconstruction' and the ambient 'Ghost'.  David Whistance straddles both opinions to celebrate a musician who is not afraid to challenge the status quo.
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Twisted Sister - 'Under The Blade' Special Edition (Armoury Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 26 June 2011 06:00
utb-reissueBack in 1982 Twisted Sister were a gang of New York musicians who would fight anyone who dared doubt their ability to be the best band in the world. They scared the Rock world that much that they released their debut album 'Under The Blade' on a UK Punk label brave enough to court the controversy.  Johnny H steps back in time to an era when men were men and Twisted Sister were men in drag....
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The Breakers - 'The Breakers' (Wicked Cool Records) Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Saturday, 25 June 2011 05:00

breakerscoverfinal2_1approved_smallCopenhagen retro rockers The Breakers play Hard Rock Calling today and are currently warming up the complete viewership of Loose Women as support on the European trek by Bon Jovi. But what of their third album, the self-titled affair released on the record label of Little Steven Van Zandt and produced by him too? We asked Craggy to check out their brand of soulful, vintage rock 'n' roll and he, as will many, loved it. Read on to find out why.....

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L.A Guns/Gyspy Pistoleros/Venrez - Crumlin, The Patriot Inn - 17th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 24 June 2011 05:00

LA_Guns_thmbWhilst South Wales may be a veritable hotbed of musical talent its safe to say that an average Friday night out in Crumlin would not usually be a gig involving 3 sleazy rock 'n' roll bands more suited to the Sunset Strip than Risca Skips.  We sent Johnny H along to investigate just what the hell L.A Guns were doing in the Welsh Valleys, and look what he found out.... 

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Biff Byford - Saxon - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 23 June 2011 05:00

biffthumbThe exclusive interviews keep on coming at your friendly neighbourhood Uber Rock! Today denim and leather clad UR metal marauder Matt Phelps talks to the legendary Biff Byford, frontman with Saxon, the monolithic UK titans of rock. Read on as Biff talks about the band's new album, 'Call To Arms', and reminisces about vintage tours of Great Britain, as our man pins yet another classic rock interview badge on his denim cut-off.....

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Buckcherry/Slaves To Gravity/G.U. Medicine - Camden, Electric Ballroom - 14th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 05:00

Buckcherry_ANL_thmbBuckcherry returned to London to play at Camden's Electric Ballroom, with Slaves To Gravity and G.U. Medicine in support, and our resident cock rock superhero Ross Welford, although not having nice areolas like some members of the crowd, was there to fill his dirty mind with rock for your reading pleasure. But what Buckcherry would turn up on the night? Read on for his thoughts on the live and loud rock show.....

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Gwar/Clutch/Panic Cell - Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre - 14th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:00
GWAR_thmbA week ago tonight the intergalactic wankers known as Gwar came to a small South Wales mining town and flattened it quicker than Margaret Thatcher, also on the bill were US stoners Clutch and UK thrashers Panic Cell for what can only be described as an eclectic mix of entertainment. Nev Brooks was our man covered in blood and cum stage front and centre...
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