Gig Reviews
EastStrikeWest - Cardiff, Barfly - 12th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:48
East_Strike_West_ThmbWe sent Dave Prince on an undercover mission to our local Barfly to check out fast rising UK alt rockers EastStrikeWest. Find out what our 'spy who loves shy' had to report back to URHQ
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Saint Jude - London, 100 Club – 5th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:00
Saint_Jude_thmbThe story starts one boozy Saturday night, Tazz Stander catches a Black Crowes related double dare and a week later ends up at the 100 Club watching a band she's never heard before. Saint Jude was the name of the band and Tazz's life was just about to change...forever.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd/Gun – Cardiff, International Arena - 5th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Sunday, 14 March 2010 09:00

lynryd_skynryd_05_welshflagIt's Friday night and whilst most of us at ÜRHQ stayed at home with our couches to watch the BBC's v. poor Heavy Metal Britannia documentary, Dave Prince took his couch (all Southern style) along to watch the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, supported by the equally legendary Gun. God and Guns indeed.

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Voodoo Six – London, Borderline – 2nd March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Friday, 12 March 2010 07:00
V6_thmbWith a certain American mega band playing an intimate London gig just a stone's throw away tonight, you would be forgiven for thinking that Voodoo Six's live return would be less than full. Well think again, as Tazz Stander discovers the 'real' hot ticket of the night.
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Killswitch Engage/The Devil Wears Prada/Dark Tranquillity – Houston Texas, Warehouse Live – 25th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 05 March 2010 08:00
kse_thmbNot content with simply being stuck in a hotel when he's thousands of miles away from home, uber-alholic reviewer Darrel Sutton once again sets foot back in the Houston Texas Warehouse Live venue for the gig that he thought he'd never see. Want to know more? Read on.
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Lostprophets/Kids In Glass Houses/Sharks - Yeovil, Westland Leisure Complex - 21st February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:00

1alostthumbChaos reigns in Yeovil, the epicentre of all things rock, as Lostprophets, Kids In Glass Houses and Sharks bring the noise to the masses. Matt Phelps stops off in New Look on his way to the rock show.......

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The Smoking Hearts - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 23rd February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:00

1asmokingthumbThis is a public service announcement......with broken guitars. The Smoking Hearts are the most exciting young band in the UK and Gaz E. tells you why.....

 

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Machine Head/Hatebreed/Bleeding Through – Newport, Centre - 17th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:00
Machine_Head_ThmbMachine Head are now into their third year of touring 'The Blackening' and finally make it back to Newport for a shotgun blast through two hours of some of the best live metal you'll hear this century. Darrel Sutton meanwhile simply hopes that they play all of 'Burn My Eyes'. Did his dream come true?  Read on.
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Faster Pussycat/Enuff Z Nuff/Dirty Passion - Swansea, Vice - 13th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E & Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 21 February 2010 12:25

FP_thmbStrange things are afoot in Swansea on the night when the legendary double penetration of Faster Pussycat and Enuff Z Nuff rolled into town for the last show of their UK tour. Gaz E and Rob Watkins provide the Statler and Waldorf-style commentary.....

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Sham 69 – Newport, TJ’s - 5th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:36
Sham_thmbÜber Röck sent Fraser Munro off to check out the latest version of Sham 69 with the £100 he'd won down the bookies that very same day. It ain't often you get that eh, but who's buying the Bacardi and Coca Cola then, eh?
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Fu Manchu - London, Islington O2 Academy - 28th January 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Simon Hadley   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:23

futhumbCalifornian stoner rock veterans Fu Manchu kicked off their two month European tour at Islington's 02 Academy and Über Röck was there to get the lowdown on the "down tuned, doom rock onslaught."

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YouMeAtSix/Forever The Sickest Kids/We The Kings - Newport Centre - 10th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:00

ym6thmDave Prince has saved all his pocket money for pop and crisps at this school disco in Newport Centre featuring a tween dream of a triple bill. Read on for the lowdown on YouMeAtSix, Forever The Sickest Kids and We The Kings, and why ginger is the new black.....

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Kiss – London, Islington O2 Academy - 2nd March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Friday, 12 March 2010 07:15

stuff_099_thmbWhen news of this most intimate of Kiss shows broke, you could bet that uber Kiss fan Fraser Munro would be amongst the lucky few who got in. But what would he make of this, his first of ten shows on the upcoming 'Sonic Boom' tour? Read on to find out.

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The Black Dahlia Murder – Houston Texas, The Meridian – 1st March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:00
blackdahliathmbIf there's one Über Röcker that loves to get 'cloaked in shit' at gigs it's Darrel Sutton. So who better to send along to see road hogs The Black Dahlia Murder on their American Defloration tour?
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Europe/Diamond Head - Bristol, O2 Academy - 24th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E & Johnny H   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:04

1aeuropethumbThere's a retro rock riot goin' on in Bristol as Johnny H tackles Diamond Head and Gaz E takes on Europe - who will survive and what will be left of them?

 

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Blaze Bayley/Sinocence – London, The Underworld - 20th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 07:59

blazethumbIt's Saturday night in Camden Town and Uber Rock's Tazz Stander is stood horns in the air celebrating the live return of Blaze Bayley. What did our (wo)man on the edge make of the 'Madness and Sorrow' of it all?  Well read on and find out.

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Bigelf/Priestess – Oxford, O2 Academy 2 – 20th February 2010. Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 28 February 2010 09:00
BigElf_ThmbThree hours driving through near Arctic conditions wasn't enough to stop Über Röck from attending the first possible Gig Of The Year contender for 2010.  Just what was it that was so special about this Bigelf and Priestess tour that had Johnny H determined not to miss it?
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War From A Harlot’s Mouth/Arsonists Get All The Girls – London, The Purple Turtle - 15th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 09:00
War_From_A_Harlots_Mouth_thmbOut and about in the Big Smoke for a quiet night in the company of War From A Harlot's Mouth on their 'They Come in Shoals' European Tour, Sutton manages to see four bands in two hours, and thinks he's just witnessed something very special indeed.
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Backyard Babies/Tracy Gang Pussy/New Device – London, Islington O2 Academy - 9th February 2010. Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 11:00
BYBs_thmbWith a line up that read like a meeting of the European Union of Sleaze Rock, we sent Johnny H right in the thick of it to represent the Nation of Uber Rock and catch the only UK date on the Backyard Babies 'Them XX' Tour.
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The Gathering ; Mike Peters & The Alarm - Prestatyn, Pontins - 29th & 30th January 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 16:46

Gathering_ThumbDom Daley returned to the site of HRH 3, not only to check if the fabled 'Naked Über Röcker' tale was doing the rounds, but also to celebrate the career of Mike Peters and The Alarm.

 

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Hardcore Superstar/Bullet/Forever Vendetta – Swansea, Vice, 29th January 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 08 February 2010 11:52
HCSS_thmbWe sent Johnny H for a Psycho Holiday way out west for Hardcore Superstar's debut Welsh date, and just look at what he came back with. Tales of support bands from years gone by and smudged eyeliner, we're wondering just what it is they are putting in the ale at Vice these days?
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