Gig Reviews
The Sick Livers - Bridgend, Hobos - 17th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 05:00

sickliversgigthumbWith the sparkling Über Röck review of the 'From Rumney To Hell' EP still bringing tears to his eyes, Dom Daley ventured behind enemy lines to see the band in question, The Sick Livers, in suicide central, Bridgend.

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Steevi Jaimz/The Mercy House/Generation Graveyard - London, Camden Barfly - 12th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Debz   
Thursday, 23 September 2010 05:00

steevi3Former Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz made a rare live appearance in London alongside two up and coming UK bands, Generation Graveyard and The Mercy House, and Über Röck's very own cock rock hungry vixen Debz was on hand to take it all in. Read on for the London lowdown........

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Bernhoft - London, Ronnie Scott's - 12th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 19 September 2010 05:01
bernhoft_thumbVenturing back to London for the second time in a little under seven days Russ P must have been impressed by his last trip as he's now in a legendary Jazz Club tipping waiters with Albert Steptoe like precision awaiting the return of Olso's finest singer songwriter Jarle Bernhoft.
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Bernhoft - London, The Regal Room - 8th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 05:00
Jarle_Bernhoft_thmbJarle Bernhoft is someone who could sing the telephone directory and make it sound like the best song you've ever heard, such are his immense talents. A low key UK show from the Norwegian soul-o artiste was enough to drag Russ P up to London for a gig for the first time in seven years. Was it worth it, we hear you cry?
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Streetlight Manifesto - Plymouth, White Rabbit - 26th August 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 05:30

manifestoNew Jersey crossover ska played in the raucous, sweaty confines of a bus station? Über Agent Phelps follows the white rabbit all the way to Plymouth to check out the fourteen-legged ska machine that is Streetlight Manifesto.

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The Dwarves/The Dangerfields/F.U.K./The Fuck Buddies - Bristol, The Croft - 14th August 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:00
Dwarves_thmbWhen this gig was first announced, a few people at ÜRHQ got more than just a little bit excited. When they also realised the venue was going to be the size of most people's living rooms they started to get more than just a little bit frightened. Darrel Sutton was our man in the tin can as the muthafucking Dwarves were about to be born again.
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Sonisphere Festival 2010 - Knebworth House - 30th July-1st August 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 06:00

Sonisphere_soldout_thmbWith the great weather and music from the previous weekend's High Voltage Festival still leaving a lasting impression on Tazz it was to a field slightly further afield that she set sail for this year's sold out Sonisphere Festival. Read on to find out if the previous weekend's shenanigans could be bettered.

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High Voltage Festival - London, Victoria Park - 24th/25th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 06:00

HV_thmb598Whilst the rest of us at ÜRHQ were partaking of the annual Slugfest, Tazz Stander was running her ass off trying to cover as many bands as she could at the very first High Voltage festival in London. Custom built by rock fans for rock fans Tazz enjoys the show that you hope will never end.

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Slugf3st (Day 2) - Abertillery, The Mount - 24th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 31 July 2010 05:00

satreviewthumbDay 2 of Slugf3st and the lunatics have taken over the asylum. Johnny H witnesses a chaotic day filled with punk rock, puke and pyro. Throw some of the heaviest bands on the planet into the mix and what do you get? Slugfest's finest moment to date....

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Public Image Limited - Bristol, O2 Academy - 20th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:10
PIL_logoLong after our great nation's faux outrage at the Sex Pistols had passed, John Lydon was still shocking audiences worldwide with his Public Image Limited.  So would the recently resurrected band live up to its infamous musical legacy?  David Whistance is our man at the 'Death Disco'; otherwise know as Bristol O2 Academy.
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Sepultura/Gama Bomb/Taint/Boys With X-Ray Eyes - Cardiff, Millenium Music Hall - 16th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 23 July 2010 05:00

septhumbAfter the raucous show by FM a week earlier, the owners of Cardiff's Millenium Music Hall were hoping for a quiet week in order to clean up all the home perm kits and discarded suit jackets in a variety of pastel colours. Luckily, Sepultura were in town to provide a subtle night of foot tapping and head nodding........

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Jimmy Gnecco - London, The Underbelly - 14th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 05:00
Jimmy_Gnecco_thmb2010 has been a great year for live music, with the Über Röck clan witnessing many a 'gig of the year' in their collective crusade against musical mediocrity.  But has Russ P just witnessed his gig of the decade played by a relative unknown going by the name of Jimmy Gnecco? Read on to find out more....
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Rockstar Uproar Tour - Houston, Texas, Woodlands Pavilion - 12th September 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 19 September 2010 05:00
Uproar_thmbBack in the US on one of his 'business trips' Darrel Sutton takes one for the team and picks up a hot ticket for the Rockstar Uproar Tour package. As some of the bands on the bill are also soon to hit the UK with headlining tours of their own Sutton offers you the Über Röck guide to ticket buying for Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and Disturbed...
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Paint It Black/Blacklisted/Off With Their Heads/Four Letter Word - Bristol, The Croft - 30th August 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 04 September 2010 06:00
PIB_thmbDeep in the heart of Bristol on an August Bank Holiday, our resident connoisseur of all things 'needle in the red' Mr Darrel Sutton is sweating it out on possibly the best four band bill money could buy you right now.
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Sabbat/Imperial Vengeance - Bristol, Bierkeller - 16th August 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Sunday, 29 August 2010 06:00
Sabbat_thmbHaving forsaken the previous weekend's metal extravaganza at Bloodstock, David Whistance was hankering for some blood. So what better way to satisfy his thirst for some prime UK metal than with a night out in the company of the legendary Sabbat, somewhere in the West Country?
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Rebellion Festival 2010 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 5th-8th August 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 August 2010 06:00
Rebellion_thmbFour days, over 200 bands, and as many "kiss me quick" hats he could wear, what else could Johnny H want from his first ever trip to Blackpool for the annual Rebellion Festival?  Not so much a gig review as a story of survival of the fittest, what would be the highlights and lowlights of possibly the best festival line up anywhere in the UK in 2010?  Read on and all your questions will be answered.
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Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth/Melodramas/The Infamous - Cardiff, The Globe - 29th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 06:00

contethumbYou'd think that when a New York Doll came to town the self-styled trashy music fans would be out in force. Think again, as it was left to the rebels with a clue to be blown away by Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth. The truth ain't pretty.......

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Slugf3st (Day 3) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 25th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 01 August 2010 06:00
Hellbound_thmbInto the final day of this year's Slugfest, and Johnny H decided to wimp out of the afternoon acoustic jam and simply catch the evening event instead. What chaos could be left in the walking wounded after three days of drunken debauchery and what music could possibly keep them awake? Read on to find out....
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Slugf3st (Day 1) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 23rd July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 30 July 2010 05:00

reviewthumbÜber Röck's resident noise-bringer Darrel Sutton's Slugfest event is now in its third year and bigger and better than ever before. With 26 bands spread over three crazy days, this year's event threatened to explode. Our story begins on a Friday night...

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Fucked Up/Japanese Voyeurs - Cardiff, Barfly - 15th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:00
Fucked_Up_thmbWatching Fucked Up live is not so much like watching a gig, as actually playing a gig. It's full on contact sport of the hardcore punk rock variety, and we asked Johnny H to pogo along to the Cardiff Barfly to witness it all.
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Goldblade/The Guns - Newport, Le Pub - 10th July 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 05:00
Goldbalde_thmbWith the last notes of GLC's headline set still ringing out over Newport's John Frost Square, bringing 'TJ's in The Square' to its natural conclusion, Johnny H was already making his way across town to Le Pub for a double bill of chaos with The Guns and Goldblade. Rebel songs for those still able to rock, or indeed talk.
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