Gig Reviews
Kyshera/The Venus Vipers/Echoes Of The Dead - Ebbw Vale, Institute (EVI) - 28th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 14 February 2011 05:00
Kyshera_thmbEbbw Vale certainly seems like the place to be right now if you wanna Rock N Roll all night and party every day. So who better than our resident Kiss freak Rob Watkins to put his heroes' mantra to the test as we sent him to catch three of the hottest new Welsh bands on the circuit at one of the best new venues on the circuit.
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Murderdolls/Black Veil Brides/The Defiled - Bristol, O2 Academy - 4th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 February 2011 05:00

1amdollsthumbWednesday 13 and Joey Jordison resurrect the Murderdolls for a welcome full run of UK dates and, for the God Save The Scream tour, they bring with them a couple of happening support bands, and the reception for one just had to be heard to be believed.....

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4th Street Traffic/Story To Be Told - Ebbw Vale, The Steelhouse - 21st January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 28 January 2011 05:00

4th_Street_Traffic_thmbAs South Wales valleys towns go, they don't come with a much harder reputation than the place known as Ebbw Vale. But what role does a newly launched rock club have to play in such a place? We sent Rob Watkins along to check out the aptly named 'Steelhouse'and also get the lowdown on two up and coming Welsh bands...No drinking mind Rob...Rob !!!! Rob ?????  Whatever.... 

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The Cult/Masters Of Reality/Romance - Bristol, O2 Academy - 18th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks amd Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:00
Cult_thmbLooking to destroy the night, on their new blood and deep cuts tour, The Cult are rumoured to have rediscovered their gothic roots, as Nev Brooks found out as he caught the tour's second night. Looking to destroy the nighttime Bristol traffic Johnny H was along on his lonesome to catch the tour supports.
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Crowbar/Shaped By Fate/Hammer Of The Gods - Bristol, O2 Academy - 15th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:00
crowbar_thmbWith sludge masters Crowbar back in the UK for a rare live visit, wild horses wouldn't have dragged Darrel Sutton away from attending at least one of the shows on the tour, even if it had to be in a West Country venue where you normally can't see the band. Find out all about his night of surprises here...
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The Urban Voodoo Machine - York, Fibbers - 14th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:00

urbanlive86With their name appearing at least a couple of times on our Gigs Of The Year 2010 feature last month, we thought it was time for a live review from the Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop 'n' Strollers, The Urban Voodoo Machine. Ben Hughes parted with many shiny coins to enter a shiny new version of his local venue to be blown away by this most diverse of bands - read on to find out why......

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Nell Bryden - London, Borderline - 5th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:00

Nell_thmbStarting 2011 just like he ended 2010, Mark Taylor is once more checking out the best of the live music action in London town. This time Mark breaks ranks to champion Nell Bryden, an Americana/Blues singer who you possibly might not have heard of yet, but once you've read this review you certainly will want to discover.

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Hawkwind - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 17th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Friday, 07 January 2011 05:00
Hawkwind_thmb"Everyone should see a Hawkwind show before they die" so proclaims Mark Taylor, a man who loves the band so much his entire shirt collection is made from their old backdrops. But with only Dave Brock left from the original members would the current line up still deliver the goods in the same essential way?
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Steve Hackett - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - 30th November 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 05:00

Hackett_ThmbWith Mark Taylor finally having emptied his Santa sack for another year we can catch up with some of the great live shows he's seen recently. So let's kick things off in fine prog rock style with the recent London live return of Steve Hackett and his all-star band...

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Bullet For My Valentine/Bring Me The Horizon/Atreyu - Cardiff, International Arena - 11th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 05:00

BFMV_gig_thmb2010 has certainly been a fantastic year for Bullet For My Valentine, with their last album 'Fever' going Top 5 in the UK and US. So what better way to end the year than with a sell out arena tour of the UK? Lucking for us then David Whistance was on hand to capture the moment local heroes turned big-ticket headliners.

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Disturbed/Papa Roach/Buckcherry/Halestorm - Plymouth Pavilions - 9th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 18 December 2010 05:00

tastethumbThe Taste Of Chaos tour hit the UK last week and our man on the scene Matt Phelps was there to check out the mega-bill that consisted of Disturbed, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Halestorm. How was it? Read on for the facts.....

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The Alarm : The Gathering - Pontin's, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales - 28/29/30th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 10 February 2011 05:00

gathering86The Gathering, the annual weekend celebration dedicated to Mike Peters and The Alarm, hits a milestone and Dom Daley revisited old haunts to catch a legendary band on top of their game, with support from the likes of Glen Matlock and a reunited Big Country. Read on for the lowdown as Daley updates.......

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Horslips - Glasgow, The Old Fruitmarket - 18th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:00
Horslips_ThmbPlaying their first gig on the UK mainland in nearly thirty years, Irish prog folk rock legends Horslips were a welcome addition to this year's Celtic Connections for Uber Rock new boy Jim Rowland. With his tickets sorted all he had to worry about was getting to Glasgow...on a school night as well. Now that's dedication for you.
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Thin Lizzy/Supersuckers - Bristol, Colston Hall - 16th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 23 January 2011 05:00
Thinlizzy_thumb_3It's Sunday night in a packed out Bristol city centre venue, and tonight said venue is playing host to Ireland's finest ever rock 'n' roll band, no not fucking U2...Thin Lizzy. Currently featuring 3 new guys alongside 3 Lizzy originals, are the band about to get long time fan Johnny H up and dancing in the moonlight?  Not if the venue's security has anything to do with it they won't...
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Leaf Hound/Ratz Ass/Prince of Pratts - London, Camden Unicorn - 8th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:00
leafhoundthmbConsidered by many to be one of the all time best-kept secret bands produced by the UK rock scene, Leaf Hound are a band that simply don't play that many UK shows but when they do people turn up by the coach load. Mark Taylor is on a day trip from Shepherds Bush as he catches the band's recent one off Camden show.
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Firewind/Breed 77/Primitai - London, Highbury Garage - 7th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Friday, 21 January 2011 05:00
firewindthmbThe new year is barely a week old and already the heavy metal gods have left three huge footprints in London's virgin soil thanks to this quality bill. Mark Taylor slides into his leather strides and straps on his bullet belt to catch some of the best European metal money can buy you. Read on to get the full low-down.
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Black Country Communion/Joanne Shaw Taylor - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - 30th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:00
Glenn_HughesBringing our live coverage of 2010 to a fitting climax, Mark Taylor is out and about on his home turf at the second of the recent UK live debut shows from Black Country Communion. Would the winners of his album of the year list be the winners of his gig of the year list as well? Read on to find out.
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FM/Airrace/Four Wheel Drive - London, Islington Academy - 1st December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 06 January 2011 05:00
FM_thmbHard Rock Hell might still have been but a glint in Mark Taylor's eyes when we sent the man to check out this great three-band bill in snowy North London, but would FM dust off a few classics ahead of their own HRH appearance to totally roast our writer's AOR chestnuts?
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Ginger & Friends/Wolfsbane - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall - 22nd December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 30 December 2010 05:00

1gingerthumbThe snow might have stopped your Xmas presents from arriving, your team from playing, or your plane from flying, but it didn't stop Über Röck from attending our annual pilgrimage to rock 'n' roll in the company of Ginger....and friends.

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Rammstein - New York, Madison Square Garden - 11th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:00
Rammstein_Poster_thmbSo it's the weekend and you're thinking what is there to do? Watch some terrible TV? Eat a takeaway or two? Get drunk? Maybe go Xmas shopping? Nah, not John Oakley, he jumps on a big silver bird over the Atlantic Ocean to catch Rammstein's first show in America in just under a decade, and still have time to be back in work fresh as a daisy come Monday morning. Find out just how he does it here....
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Meat Loaf/Imelda May - Cardiff International Arena - November 29th 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 17 December 2010 05:00

loafthumbMeaty Matt Phelps braved the elements in the name of rock 'n' roll to bring us the lowdown on the long-awaited return to the live arena of the legendary Meat Loaf. With UR fave Paul Crook providing the guitar, would this be a stunning return to form? You bet!

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