Gig Reviews
Heaven’s Basement/Dear Superstar - Cardiff, Barfly - 9th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 11:36
Heavens_Basement_thmbHo Ho Über Ho. It's Wednesday night, and the Über-Express has dropped Rob Watkins in Cardiff. No time for filling up his Christmas stocking up tonight though, as he heads for a dark sleazy basement in the city centre to catch up with the the Heaven's Basement, Dear Superstar, New Device UK tour.
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Spank Nite Xmas Party - Rhondda Hotel, Porth - 11th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Seb Metcalfe   
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 09:53
 

FV_thmbFirst time Uber Rock writer Seb Metcalfe braved a cold winter's night in the Rhondda to catch up with three up and coming bands at the Spank Nite Xmas Party.

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Hard Rock Hell 3 The Vikings Ball – Prestatyn, Pontins – 5th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 13 December 2009 11:47
HRH_thmbOn paper this final day of the third annual Hard Rock Hell Festival was always the strongest looking line up wise, the fact that nearly all day you had a potentially headlining name band playing somewhere in the facility was credit indeed to the strength in depth of this year's bill....Johnny H gets the grips with Saturday's events at Hard Rock Hell 3.
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Hard Rock Hell 3 The Vikings Ball - Prestatyn, Pontins - 4th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 11 December 2009 16:35

HRH_thmbIf the previous night's warm up had been our blues-rock and metal starter for ten then the first full day of this year's Hard Rock Hell line-up looked like a cornucopia of rock cranked all the way up to eleven. Strap yourselves in as Johnny H hurtles into Day 2.....

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Hard Rock Hell 3 The Vikings Ball – Prestatyn, Pontins – 3rd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 19:41
HRH_thmbWell it's that time of year again. Your hearts filled with joy, you've got everything packed ready for the big occasion, you've got the booze and the food in and all you need now is your best mates to turn up. Yeah it's Hard Rock Hell time again and the usually cheery Johnny H says "Fuck Christmas, Let's Rock"
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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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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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Outcry Collective/Blakfish – Cardiff, Barfly – 2nd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 December 2009 09:13
 

OC_poster_thmbIt's Hard Rock Hell 3 Eve and I should really be at home getting myself prepared, but the lure of seeing my favourite new band playing live a few miles from my house is just too much of must attend to miss out on.

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Gunfire 76/Bullets And Octane - Swansea, Vice - 4th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 11 December 2009 23:13

76thumbIt is a cold, dark night in Swansea but Bullets And Octane and Wednesday 13's Gunfire 76 have checked in for a date on their 'First Blood' UK tour and aim to warm the place up just a little. Dom Daley checks out the action......

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New York Dolls - Bristol, Anson Rooms - 3rd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 19:02

nydthbDom Daley is dancing like a monkey, as he goes looking for a kiss, in Bristol's fantastic Anson Rooms venue. Yeah people, it's New York Dolls time again and onto that famous stage strut some of the coolest cats known to rock 'n' roll. You best believe he's in luv L-U-V.

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Alice Cooper/Man Raze - Plymouth, Pavilions - 2nd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 19:09

coopthumAlice Cooper's Theatre Of Death Tour rolls into town and Matt Phelps throws on some dirty diamonds (and pants) in order to check this bad boy out.....

 

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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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