Gig Reviews
Living Colour - Cardiff, The Globe - 4th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 06 December 2009 14:34

corey_tmbWhilst most of the Uber Rock gang were sunning themselves at Pontins Prestatyn last weekend we sent our man at base camp (Russ P) out to see Living Colour play one of only a handful of UK shows.

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UK Subs/Section 13 - Plymouth, The Hippo - 27th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 09:01

ukthumbCharlie Harper is a man who epitomises all that's right with what sadly seems to be a dying breed, namely people who care about their fans and are doing what they're do ultimately for one reason only, not fame, not money, just their pure unadulterated love of music....

 

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Vain/New Generation Superstars/Hollywood Tease - Swansea, Vice - 28th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:28

vainthbPromoted as the last ever UK tour by the line up that recorded the classic Vain album 'No Respect', this evening of retro rock was enough to tempt Dom Daley out of the ÜRHQ West offices and strut his way into Hoth....I mean...Vice.

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Gary Numan/Dirty Harry – Cardiff, Millennium Music Hall - 19th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 27 November 2009 09:58

gary_thmbI really shouldn't be here tonight, I should be in Birmingham watching Slayer, but thanks to Mr Araya's dodgy Cilla and a cancelled tour schedule, I'm left with a hole in my diary the size of the UK's debt. Johnny H investigates Gary Numan live instead in a desperate bid to escape the clutches of man flu.

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Y&T/Ron Keel – Cardiff, The Globe, - 5th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:43

YT_thmbAs the evening drew to a close with a pounding 'Forever' and the encore of my all time fave Y&T song 'Rescue Me' I was certainly glad that of all the options I had open to me on a Bonfire Night the one I had chosen had left me sweat drenched and 'Hungry For Rock'.

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Cannibal Corpse/Dying Fetus/Annotations Of An Autopsy - London, Koko - 29th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 17:17

1corpsethumb'Hammer Smashed Face', 'Fucked With A Knife' - yes, it's another (nek)romantic night out for Darrel Sutton as he savours the band who epitomise death metal.....

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Halloween Deathfest - Abertillery Playfest - 31st October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 01 November 2009 22:35

1deaththumbIt's Halloween and a macabre militia of made-up metallers lay waste to a local venue. Lifer, Fell On Black Days, Dead End, This Is Suffering and Smithgrind bring the Deathfest to life....

 

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Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster/Suicide Party/Exit International – Cardiff, Barfly – 18th October 2009. Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 13:47
 

Guy_thmbYou know the feeling you get when you walk into a room and you immediately click with someone you've never met before? Well, that's the feeling I got when I first saw tonight's headliners way back in 2002. 

 

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Wolf/Cauldron – Dudley, JB’s - 16th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 17:28

Wolf_Cauldron_thmbIt's Friday night and where better a place to start the weekend than in the home land of the UK's Heavy Metal Scene, the West Midlands, and the glorious dark dwellings that is Dudley JB's, celebrating the final night of the Cauldron/Wolf UK tour. 

 

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Paint It Black – Newport, Le Pub – 27th September 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 16 October 2009 17:28

PIB_thmPaint It Black have always been top of my must see list having missed them on the few previous visits they have made to the UK. As it turns out this gig is their last for.......well who knows?

 

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Masters Of Reality/We Fell To Earth – London, Relentless Garage - 9th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:31

Masters_ThmbThings were looking pretty ominous leading us to this show, I'd just seen Jesus on Oxford Street (well actor Joseph Mawle anyway), been drenched en route in some biblical proportion rainstorm and now people are talking in the queue outside the Garage like we are about to witness a second coming.

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The Damned – Gloucester, Spiegeltent – 30th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 18:20
Spiegel_thmbWhat better way to spend a cold Monday night in November than in a Twentieth Century, Burlesque, Belgian Ballroom in the centre of Gloucester watching The Damned?... Well how about, watching two sets by The Damned!
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Little Noise Sessions - Islington, Union Chapel - 20th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:58

Little_Noise_Session_bigLittle Noise Sessions is a series of acoustic shows organised by Mencap. Matt Phelps checks out the night when Lostprophets, The Blackout and The King Blues got stripped down.....

 

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Motorhead/The Damned/Girlschool – Newport, Leisure Centre – 13th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 20 November 2009 12:19
Lemmy_ThmbThe line up for this gig read like a veritable who's who of Motorhead history and was one of the most compelling reasons for buying a ticket for Lemmy and Co's annual Winter UK jaunt this time around.
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Green Day/Prima Donna - Birmingham, LG Arena - 28th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton & Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 19:59

1greenthumbA tour by Green Day is such a massive affair these days that we had to send two of our most punk rock writers to get all the details; one to get the lowdown on Prima Donna, the other to give us an "Aye-o".......

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Anti-Nowhere League/All The Bodies - Plymouth, The Hippo - 29th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 16:40

1antithumbFirst time writer Matt Bianco...I mean....Phelps loses his Über virginity to a soundtrack of vintage punk rock courtesy of Anti-Nowhere League.....

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Therapy?/Ricky Warwick - Swansea, Sin City - 14th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 01 November 2009 20:09

1therapythumbA potentially awesome double bill of Therapy? and Ricky Warwick on Dom Daley's doorstep? Our man in the field didn't need his arm twisted to check this tour out....

 

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Sorry And The Sinatras – Swansea, Vice – 18th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 13:30

scott_sorry_thmbHot off The Wildhearts 'Chutzpah!' tour, Uber Rock caught up with Scott Sorry and his Sinatras, at Swansea's Vice Nightclub. What did David Whistance make of his night as a 'Highball Roller'?

 

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The Cult/Aqua Nebula Oscillator - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall - 8th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 18 October 2009 12:44

Love_Live_thmbHot on the heels of his rave review for the recent 'Love Omnibus Edition' CD box set, Uber Rock sent Johnny H off to witness 'Love Live', which is The Cult playing 'Love' live, in its entirety and in sequence. Read what he thought of the Wolverhampton show here.

 

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Tigertailz/SPiT LiKE THiS - London, Borderline - 10th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance and Johnny H   
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 19:07

TailzthmbArriving on his Glam radar almost two decades ago, the Tigertailz 'Bezerk' album has always been a favourite album for Uber Rock's David Whistance, but will he get into those leather trousers in time for the first live performance of the entire album anywhere in the world?

 

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Insect Warfare/Atomçk/Pus- Cardiff, Buffalo Bar - 9th October 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:25

insectthumbIn the upstairs room of a trendy Cardiff bar is not where you expect to find a grindcore gig, but once you weave your way through the beautiful people and venture through the secret door on the left you'll find a damn good little venue, which will most likely have the honour of hosting the first and probably last Insect Warfare gig in Wales.

 

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