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Foreigner - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire & Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 12 & 13th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:00

Foreigner thmbWith a few of the Uber elders laid low recently with mystery illnesses we thought Jim Rowland was phoning in sick too when he was reporting of Double Vision. Thankfully in his case it was Foreigner Double Vision as he got to catch the band’s acoustic show at Shepherds Bush and then the following night witness the AOR-tastic main event in Hammersmith in the fine company of Europe and FM.

The Wildhearts/Von Hertzen Brothers/Hey! Hello! - Bristol, O2 Academy - 9th April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:00

GingerBristolWith Scott Sorry back on bass duties after a four-year hiatus, The Wildhearts returned for yet another UK tour, this time with Ginger's 'other' band Hey! Hello! in support, along with the highly-rated Von Hertzen Brothers. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the second date of the tour.....

Pontus Snibb - 'Wreck Of Blues' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 April 2014 03:00

snibbsololargeHe plays drums in Jason & the Scorchers, sings and plays guitar in Bonafide, now Pontus Snibb tackles the blues on a solo album that finds him teaming up with his drummer father. Uber Rock's Gaz E woke up this morning with a 'Wreck Of Blues'....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Slyder - Last Great Dreamers Print E-mail
Written by Slyder   
Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:00

slydermix86Last Great Dreamers are back, and set to release their second album, 'Crash Landing in Teenage Heaven', in September, the long player featuring eleven previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1995 and 1997. What better time, then, to catch up with Slyder, the band's guitarist, and ask him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape?

Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:30

Joey ThmbSteve Beebee caught up with Europe's Joey Tempest as the legendary Swedish band toured the UK as special guests of Foreigner, exclusively for Uber Rock. Hit Read More for the lowdown on the recent UK trek, the future of the band and, of course, just what they'll be bringing to the Steelhouse Festival this July! Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock.....

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 36 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The first official news of Uber Rock's new partnership with Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema, the oldest cinema in Wales, was revealed on Episode 36 of The Uber Rock Radio Show. New music from Dirt Box Disco, Role Models, Louise Distras, Stiff Little Fingers, Smash Fashion, Foxy Shazam, Gay Truckers and more wrestled with classics from the likes of The Black Halos, Slaves To Gravity and Steaming Wolf Penis, and you can hear it all again here....

D-A-D / ’77 / Taras - London, Highbury, The Garage - 3rd April 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:00

DAD4Returning to the UK for a short stint of 3 shows, Danish kings of cowpunk D-A-D were in the mood for a party as they hit London’s Garage venue recently. Also along for the ride were Spanish rockers ’77 as well as fellow Danes Taras, but will Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland be lucky enough to bag himself a piece of D-A-D’s 30th birthday cake? Not before a few tasty musical appetisers that’s for sure. Hit the link and all will be revealed.

Killer Be Killed - 'Killer Be Killed' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:00

killerbekilledalbum'Supergroup' you say? Killer Be Killed are Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta) and the new project's self-titled album is set for release next month. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps set his horns to stun and got his thoughts down on one of the year's most anticipated releases.....

Marc Ford - 'Holy Ghost' (Naim Edge Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:00

marcfordholyghostcoverMarc Ford, famous for his work with The Black Crowes and, before them, Burning Tree, returns with a new solo album, 'Holy Ghost', that threatens to walk away with the most prizes when the Americana awards are given out at year end. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens, and finds one of the most poignant releases of recent times.....

Status Quo/Wilko Johnson - London, Hammersmith, Eventim Apollo - 29th March 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:00

Quo thmbIn 2013 the original Status Quo line up reformed to the sound of much excitement within the hard rock community. Sales of junkie juice trebled over night as forty somethings dug out their denim cut offs ready for a night out with the Frantic Four, with many seeing the Lancaster, Parfitt, Rossi and Coghlan line up live for the very first time. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t wait to do it all over again (and again) recently as the band returned for just a few select European dates. Hit the link to find out what happened next at London’s infamous Eventim Apollo???

Sebastian Bach - ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:00

sebbacjhellcoverart400Returning with his first solo studio album in 3 years Sebastian Bach is promising to ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ this time around, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out it might just be Hell but not necessarily for all the right reasons. Join our intrepid scribe as he journeys to a place he seldom goes these days as he tries to avoid provoking his local dog population any further in the process. Hit the link to find out more…..

Ryan Hamilton - People On Vacation - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:00

ryan86Talk about timing! With People On Vacation's co-headline tour of the UK with Patent Pending starting on Record Store Day next weekend, Rob Lane (who else?!) caught up with Ryan Hamilton and asked him to divulge the deepest, darkest secrets of his record collection. Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock!

Smash Fashion - 'Big Cat Love' (Electric Pudding Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:20

smashfashionbigcatlovecoverapproved small 2013Take a cooler-than-thou rock dandy of a frontman, team him up with the Rock City Angels guitarist, the drummer from Smack, and punk rock royalty in bass player form (and only after working with a Quireboy), and what do you get? Smash Fashion, providers of, according to Uber Rock's Gaz E, a strong contender for album of the year with 'Big Cat Love'.....

Foxy Shazam - 'Gonzo' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:00

foxygonzocoverapproved small 2013Foxy Shazam, for which there is much love at URHQ, teased of a major announcement, which we all believed to contain new tour dates. Suddenly, and with zero warning, the band offered the Steve Albini-produced 'Gonzo', their fifth album, as an immediate download....for free! Uber Rock's Jamie Richards was first in line to review, and gives the brutal truth with just one click of the mouse.....

Dirt Box Disco - 'Bloonz' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 April 2014 03:00

bloonzcover300approved small 2013"Best live band in the country" is a statement oft-whispered around URHQ when the name 'Dirt Box Disco' is uttered by the Uber Rock Elders. Gaz E checks out 'Bloonz', the band's third full length album, knowing that he'll never get the chance to use the "full of hot air" cliché when faced with an album that will soar with the eagles if you let it.....

Winger - 'Better Days Comin' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Blakout   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:00

wingerbettercoverLegendary US rockers Winger return with the band's sixth studio album, 'Better Days Comin', released via Frontiers Records. We know one person in the whole wide world who has a signed Winger t-shirt, so enter Matt Blakout, Tigertailz drummer and melodic rock auteur, to review it for your reading pleasure.....


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