August Retro
Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Adam Joad - Scattered Hamlet Print E-mail
Written by Adam Joad   
Sunday, 28 August 2016 04:00

scat86mixAdam Joad is the vocalist, and guitar/harmonica player, of southern rockers, Scattered Hamlet. These whisky-soaked, blues-based hard rockers have just played some shows with Blackfoot and Quiet Riot, and have their debut full length album coming out later this year. Is this the ultimate thirteen song mixtape?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Matt Vespertine - Vespertine Print E-mail
Written by Matt Vespertine   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 03:20

VespertineMatt Vespertine is the lead singer/guitarist with South Wales based alt-rockers Vespertine, who just happen to have a rather splendid three track EP available at this very moment in time. We asked Matt to pick his 13 favourite songs to help you get a flavour of what his band is all about, what he came back with though turned out to be one of the most eclectic Midnite Mixtapes of all time!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tanya Rizkala - Epic Print E-mail
Written by Tanya Rizkala   
Sunday, 07 August 2016 03:40

EpicEpic are a Canadian, American, and Lebanese rock band featuring the stunning vocals of Tanya Rizkala. So impressed was Uber Rock’s Dave Prince with their recent released ‘Like A Phoenix’ album that he said it was “just what the AOR doctor ordered.” Today we get Tanya’s very own musical prescription via 13 classic melodic rock injections as the Midnite Mixtape Massacre really does go old school.

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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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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ollie Stygall - Grifter Print E-mail
Written by Ollie Stygall   
Sunday, 16 August 2015 04:00

olliegrifter86South West dirty metal outfit Grifter play the second of Uber Rock's Kickass Klub Nites next month so what better time to get frontman Ollie Stygall to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape? Steel yourselves, Uber Rockers, for one of the most epic Midnite Mixtapes yet.....

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Family Values: A fond look back at Welsh rockers The Wild Family Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 03:00

wild86Take an Uber Rock elder, a pair of UR tech wizards, the bass player from Onslaught and the AC/DC drummer (nearly), introduce their two decade-old musical wares to a curious Canadian, and what do you get? Jason Daniel Baker investigates The Wild Family.....

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Hi-Fi To Die For: Montrose Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 04:00

HiFi86Uber Rock's Toronto terror Jason Daniel Baker travels back in time to 1973 to pay loving homage to the self-titled debut album from Montrose. Produced by Ted Templeman, the first album from Ronnie Montrose's collective, fronted by Sammy Hagar and also featuring Bill Church and Denny Carmassi, really is Hi-Fi To Die For......

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Vintage Concert Bill: Plasmatics - 7th December 1982 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 31 August 2014 03:00

BillPlas86WOW! Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary horror rockers Impaler, never disappoints with his monthly Vintage Concert Bill feature on Uber Rock...and this month is no different! Let "Maggot Breath Bill" take you back to 1982 with a retro review of the Plasmatics live in Minneapolis!

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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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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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Throwback Thorsday: Week One Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 02:00

thorthur186Uber Rock loves Jon Mikl Thor! We're not ashamed of our collective man-love for this giant of rock! We've tossed and turned and tossed some more trying to come up with a way to pay tribute to the man...and then it hit us like a star creature flung by Satan himself THROWBACK THORSDAY! Yes, from this week until the end of time Uber Rock will honour the career of Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photos and video clips. But where to start?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dave Mclean -Traitors Gate Print E-mail
Written by Dave Mclean   
Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:00

TGthmbDave Mclean of Welsh NWOBHM legends Traitors Gate digs deep for Uber Rock’s Midnite Mixtape Massacre to share 13 songs that have either influenced him or simply entertained him. Word on the grapevine is that Traitors Gate will once again be ‘taking the high road’ and will be playing selected classic rock festivals across the globe in the very near future.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Nathan Argonaut - Argonaut Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Argonaut   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:20

Argonaut thmbArgonaut is the unruly love child of Nathan and Lorna Lyons, seemingly conceived from the ashes of Pixies, Nirvana, Sonic Youth era punk. Their recent album ‘Try’ received a rave review on Uber Rock at the start of this month, so as we prepare for Bank Holiday Sunday and possibly the last glimpses of sunshine this year here’s the near perfect 13 track mixtape to soundtrack you catching some rays.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Paola Pellegrini - Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK Print E-mail
Written by Paola Pellegrini   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:20

Paola2When Uber Rock’s Ross Welford reviewed ‘Dreams Come True’ the all new album from Italian singer/guitarist Paola Pellegrini he name dropped such legends as Joan Jett and the Ramones amongst his words of wisdom. So with this we got to wondering what a 13 track mixtape compiled by the lawyer by day and Lexrocker by night might actually sound like? Hit the link and all will be revealed.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Bastard Sons Print E-mail
Written by The Bastard Sons   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:00

bastardsmokeuse300York's finest noise merchants The Bastard Sons have released one of the most impressive debut albums of the year and 'Smoke' has got a few of us here at Uber Rock hot under the collar with its relentless and powerful chunks of hardcore-tinged metal. Uber Rock caught up with the band to get a collective 13 track mixtape and find out exactly what sounds have shaped the beast that The Bastard Sons have become.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ferocious Dog Print E-mail
Written by Ferocious Dog   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 03:20

FD logoThis Thursday at 3:10pm Warsop based folk punkers Ferocious Dog will get the Empress Stage line up of Rebellion Festival 2015 underway. Here the six piece pick the 13 songs that have helped make them the band they are today. Everything from Dean Martin to Pantera gets included here, so hit the link and join the pre-show party.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Max Motherfucker - Christmas Print E-mail
Written by Max Motherfucker   
Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:00

ChristmasThey have an album entitled ‘Appetite For Selfdestruction’ and a sound that crosses hardcore punk with Turbonegro like anthemic choruses, and Germany’s Christmas are just about to hit the UK for a series of nine not to be missed live shows. Here their singer Max Motherfucker presents Uber Rock with a 13 song mixtape that perfectly sets the tone for the rock n roll hurricane that is about to hit our shores. You want a riot in your head? Then hit the “Read more” link right now because this Midnite Mixtape Massacre really is the motherfucking business.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rob "Batdog" Lomax - Crowsaw Print E-mail
Written by Rob "Batdog" Lomax   
Sunday, 24 August 2014 03:30

crowmix86Crowsaw's 'Smoke & Feathers' album caused a bit of a stir at URHQ earlier this year so we thought it only right that we should get the band's guitarist/vocalist Rob "Batdog" Lomax to detail his ultimate thirteen song mixtape for your reading pleasure. If it's Sunday and it's Uber Rock, then it's time for the Midnite Mixtape Massacre....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Rocket Dolls Print E-mail
Written by Nikki Smash, Tommy K and Benji Knopfler   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:20

Rocket Dolls frontWhen a band knocks on the door of URHQ proclaiming to be a mix of Def Leppard, Nirvana and Kings X you can bet your bottom dollar we are going to sit up and take notice of them, even if The Rocket Dolls have within their ranks a drummer who is the son of a multi-platinum selling guitarist, which could put a dent in their metal street cred (hmmm). Duly impressed we set the Brighton based trio the ultimate challenge, to map out their influences with just 13 songs to do it in, they did it in 12 making us wonder if this really is the Midnite Mixtape Massacre to end them all?

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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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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Lee Love - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Lee Love   
Sunday, 03 August 2014 03:00

BDBOn August 11th those saviours of dirty rock ‘n’ roll The Hip Priests finally unleash ‘Black Denim Blitz’, their third LP, on a largely unsuspecting world. Here the band’s bassist Lee Love hijacks our normally respectable Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to reveal the filthy stinking inspiration behind his band’s magnum opus. So hit the link to find out what the self-styled ‘Vodkacoma Casanova’ has to say.

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