February Features
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Electric Street Queens Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 February 2018 04:20

approved image lrg 2013To be honest, this week’s choice for Video Of The Week was a bit of a no-brainer, and went straight to the top of the shortlist when Gerald Stansbury popped it into URHQ’s inbox… forget all the lovey-dovey Interflora Day bullshit that went down this is past week, this really is a bad romance – and a glorious slice of glammed-down sleazy punk ‘n’ roll to boot:

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Plot In You Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 11 February 2018 04:00

It was a tough choice for our favourite video this week, as a number of quality offerings came our way, and big shout outs have to go to Sumo Cyco and Ward XVI for their excellent new releases. But, just nudging itself into pole position was this excellent visualization from The Plot In You, with the latest single from their forthcoming album, ‘Dispose’, which is released this coming Friday (16 February):

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Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t dead, it’s… Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 03 February 2018 04:20

Steel Panther BelfastDespite the sheer brilliance of releases over the past three years, it didn’t take a week of this one for the first mis-spoken ‘rock is dead’ take to pop up online. Of course, as always, it came from somebody whose investment in the scene largely lies on proclaiming whatever trash band is being pushed by big-budget advertising firms to be ‘the saviour of rock’. Well, that or Gene Simmons, anyway. But… it wasn’t unexpected. In fact, so anticipatory were we at Über Rock, Rich H went ahead and asked almost every single band he spoke to in 2017 what rock ‘n’ roll meant to them – after all, they’d know, wouldn’t they? The fruits of his labour for the year is on the other side of the link:

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Video Of The Week: Idles – ‘Mother’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:30

approved image lrg 2013Today's choice for 'Video Of The Week' is a smashing one... quite literally!  Click the link to find out Mark Ashby has chosen for your aural and visual delight (although, if you have a pet bull, you might want to make sure it's safely locked up in its paddock first):

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Liv Sin Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 05 February 2017 05:00

Liv Sin - Let Me Out artworkThis week’s video of choice is 'Let Me Out', the debut solo single from Liv Sin, who for 13 years fronted Sister Sin until their dissolution in 2015.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Thunder - ‘All You Can Eat’ Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 21 February 2016 04:00

deadendthumb‘All You Can Eat’ is a Dead End Drive-In experience with a bit of a twist because along with the DVD/Blu-ray that documents the story of ‘Wonder Days’, Thunder's first studio album for 6 years, you also get a live album plus a live in-the-studio session album to make this a package to die for Thunder fans worldwide. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is all ears and eyes for this baby.

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Ted Nugent: The Vile Phenomenon of Rock 'N' Roll's Dreaded Bastard Son Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 03:30

nugeart86The Nuge. The Motor City Madman. Uncle Ted. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker has another name for the man born Theodore Anthony Nugent - Psychotic. Thing is, our Canadian Uber Rocker loved Ted Nugent's music growing up, then he started noticing things.....

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A History Of South Wales Punk Print E-mail
Written by Paul Payne   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 04:00

Bullsheep014Think you know everything there is to know about the punk rock scene in South Wales? Think again! Today we have the privilege of running an in-depth analysis of the scene through the eyes of scene legend Paul Payne, and what’s more the incorrigible Ginge Knievel adds his two penneth worth too. So if you remember the days of Classified Protest and Anhrefn or long to discover what is hot on the scene right now then Payney is the man with most, if not all, of the answers.

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: February Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 04:00

L786It's the last day of the month and time for Uber Rock's Jo Hayes to unveil her latest 'No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit' blog. This month, after pledging on L7's documentary project, Jo looks at the growth of crowd-funded releases. It's something we all have an opinion on... and here's Jo's.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 246 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 February 2015 04:05

album86We received a letter last week from a Judith Baps of Swindon who complained that we don't carry photos of enough hunky men in Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature. Judith wanted a timely reminder of when rock frontmen were pure sex on legs... and who were we to deny her that opportunity.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 57 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 57 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was little different to the other 56 shows from the website to excite - cool music was played, cool music was talked about, things went wrong, the things that went wrong were laughed at, somebody swore when they weren't supposed to.... you get the picture.....

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Towers Of London Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 04 February 2018 04:40

approved image lrg 2013Those of a sporting disposition will not have failed to notice that it is that day of the year referred to in the Über States of America as ‘Superbowl Sunday’… so, we thought we’d share a suitably themed video to mark the occasion.

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Astrocreep’s Aural Augmentation Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Saturday, 03 February 2018 04:00

Awooga artworkIn a new personal segment from DJ Astrocreep, each month we’ll be bringing you the business on an unsigned or small label band that have caught our resident gigaholic’s ear, either through seeing them live on one of his frequent travellers or by reviewing one of their releases. For his first instalment, he gets under the skin of a band who have been championed by none other than Sel Balamir of Amplifier – so much so that their debut album was the inaugural release by his fledgling Rockosmos label. Click the link to find out more:

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Ex Deo Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:00

Über Rock Editor-in-Chief has been a lifelong student of classical history, and so, when it came to selecting the one video which had grabbed him by the balls this past week, there really was only contender. Yep, he’s getting truly epic on you this week, with the gargantuan ‘Rome’, the second single from the new concept album by Ex Deo:

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley, Gaz Tidey & Johnny H   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 03:40

Hip PriestsFebruary may be the shortest month of the year but here at URHQ we’ve been swamped with quality 7” releases these past few weeks from the likes of The Dwarves, The Black Halos, The Hip Priests and Bloodlights and that’s just to name a few. We’ve had so many in fact that for the first time ever we had to assign three scribes to the feature just to get through everything. So without further ado hit the link to join Dom, Gaz and Johnny as they spin those black circles of delight.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 04:00

deadend86Filmmaker Drew Fortier started out making a documentary on the career of legendary outfit, Bang Tango - he ended up becoming a band member. With the film, 'Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie', looking like it might never be officially released, Fortier put it on YouTube to be streamed for free. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is Dancing on Coals.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): February Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 03:00

derek86Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes was the best book released in 2015 - fact! Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). February's instalment details a very strange day out for Derek and wife, Jean.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: February Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 03:30

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock last month with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. January saw Wendy O. Williams in a compromising position, what will February bring.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'RMHC: 1989-1999 Hardcore a Roma' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:30

driveinthumbGiulio Squillacciotti's documentary, 'RMHC: 1989-1999 Hardcore a Roma', is now available on DVD and Uber Rock's Gaz E watched a whole scene that he never even knew existed unfurl before his very eyes.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - The Hip Priests - ‘FO IN HH’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 04:00

deadend86As The Hip Priests finish a short run of live shows in their native Nottingham later tonight Uber Rock’s Johnny H takes a look at ‘FO IN HH’ the band’s mega limited official live DVD, because let’s face it, even if you’ve never seen them live, everybody wants to fuck The Priests. Hit the link to find out all the televisual delights that await you.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 245 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 February 2015 04:05

album86To be a fully-fledged Uber Rocker truly appreciative of the seminal Album Cover Of The Week feature you need to be two things: 1.) Alive, B.) A fan of Baby Tuckoo, Chrome Molly and Gypsy Queen and, 3.) Ready For Action at all times.....

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