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JD & the FDCs/Trigger McPoopshute - Porth, Rhondda Hotel - 3rd June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 11 June 2011 05:00

jamiethumbWhat do you do when you find yourself in an intimate venue with barely more paying punters then members of the bands due to take to the stage? You have one of the most entertaining nights out in a long time, that's what. Gaz E witnessed a gig from JD & the FDCs and local oddities Trigger McPoopshute that drowned a people drought with smiles.....

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Richard Bacchus - D Generation - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Attila Timar   
Friday, 10 June 2011 05:00
Bacchus_thmbWith the mouth watering prospect of six reunion shows coming up this summer from reformed New York glam/punk legends D Generation, we knew we had to do something special to celebrate this. So we asked our newest recruit Attila Timar to track down guitarist Richard Bacchus to get all the insider info, and he certainly didn't disappoint....
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Public Image Limited - Cardiff Coal Exchange - 2nd June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Thursday, 09 June 2011 05:00

PIL_thmb_2Playing a series of relatively low key shows across the UK as a warm up to a whole host of festival dates throughout the Summer, David Whistance sauntered into Cardiff's magnificent Coal Exchange to witness Johnny Lydon and his Public Image Limited give everyone a lesson in musical excellence that took the meaning of the word BASS to a whole new (sub) level

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Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 31st May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 05:00
Ant__thmbMay has been a busy month for gigs for us here at URHQ, so what better way to finish it off than in the presence of a true scene legend, the one and only Adam Ant. Back with a new band The Good, The Mad  & The Lovely Posse and playing a whole series of UK shows, we asked Ian Bell to slap on a pan stick stripe and don his Tricorn hat for a night out with his fellow Ant Warriors checking out a little 'Antmusic'....
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Frankie Whyte & the Dead Idols - Toronto, The Sound Academy - 26th May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Hugo Naschy   
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 05:00

frankiethumbIf you've been with Uber Rock since day one you'll know just how much time we have for Frankie Whyte & the Dead Idols. Frankie is our Canadian rock sista and we will forever point uber-peeps in the direction of her badass band. If you've never tasted the Whyte stuff then now is the time to finally introduce yourselves to the best thing to come out of Canada since Jon MIkl Thor. And what better time than right here, right now as Uber Rock's mysterious mofo Hugo Naschy reviews the band's recent live show at Toronto's Sound Academy?

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Black Country Communion - '2' (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 06 June 2011 05:00
BCC2_thmbapproved_smallHarking back to a bygone classic rock age when every band's second album was called '2', Black Country Communion have returned just nine months after their critically acclaimed debut, with their rather fittingly titled second album. But is this album simply more of their debut or is it up there with 'Queen 2' and 'Led Zeppelin 2' in the masterpiece stakes? Jim Rowland investigates....
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Heavy Metal Kids/Pink Cigar/Roughshooter - London, Camden Underworld - 29th May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 05 June 2011 06:00
HMK_thmbIt's taken him an age to do it, but last weekend Johnny H finally caught the legendary Heavy Metal Kids live on their home turf of Laaandhaaan Taaahnnn.  With the added bonus of L.A.Guns singer Phil Lewis taking up vocal duties for what was being billed as a "one off event" this was one show he wasn't going to miss. Read on to find out what you missed out on ...
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Journey - 'Eclipse' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 June 2011 04:55
Journey_Eclipse_thmbWith Uber Rock's 'Prince Of Parp' nursing a broken keytar right now, it was left to our AOR number two Johnny H to roll up his satin jacket sleeves ready to review the new album from legendary soft rockers Journey. So what will our man 'Raised On Radio' think of the band's fourteenth studio album 'Eclipse'? ....Read on to find out.
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Prima Donna - 'Feral Children' 7" (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 03 June 2011 05:00

primadonnaferalapproved_smallWith their first release since the amazing 'After Hours' album, Prima Donna return with a limited blue vinyl release that pretty much sums up everything that the retro-fuelled outfit are about in less than five minutes of vintage glam stomp. Click that link to see what happens when Gaz E gets down and gets with it....

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Rush - Birmingham, LG Arena - 22nd May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 02 June 2011 05:00

rushtour86Rush brought their revered three and a half hour 'Time Machine' tour to the UK, promising a run through of 'Moving Pictures' in its entirety. Darrel Sutton, remarkably admitting to have listened to somewhat 'normal' rock music in his youth, took a trip to the second city to catch the penultimate date of the tour. But would a lengthy video introduction and a twenty minute drum solo have a worrying effect on his vital signs? Only one way to find out.....

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Sean Yseult - White Zombie - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 05:00

seanint86Following his review of Sean Yseult's new book, Gaz E caught up with the former White Zombie bassist for an interview exclusive to Uber Rock that is sure to raise a few eyebrows as well as horns. Talking about the break up of White Zombie, her new band, the feedback surrounding her book and her memories of touring with the likes of Pantera, Ramones and The Cramps, this is the kind of must-read interview that sets Uber Rock apart from the masses.

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Radio Dead Ones/The D Teez/8.4% - Cardiff, Buffalo Bar - 23rd May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 05:00
RDO_thmbRock 'n' Roll on a school night in a bar with a 4am curfew might put off some potential reviewers but not us at Uber Rock. Not when Berlin punk rockers Radio Dead Ones are concerned anyway, add a strong local support to the under card and Johnny H will quickly be waving his 'AAA' pass (for that read a £5 note) to get in. Cardiff gets ready for some 'Mighty Mass Hysteria', but were you there?
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Def Leppard - 'Mirror Ball' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 30 May 2011 05:00
def_leppard_-_mirrorball_thmbIn just a few weeks' time Def Leppard will make their second headline appearance at the UK's Download Festival, before releasing 'Mirror Ball', the band's first live album in their three decade history to their worldwide fan base. Jim Rowland dares to stare into the light to discover if said release is 'Live And Dangerous' or maybe 'Exit Stage Left'. Which one will it be?
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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 52 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 30 May 2011 04:00

albumthumbWow, I can hardly believe it. Week 52 of Über Röck's semi-cultured look at classic art that is Album Cover Of The Week. As a special treat to the tens of people who look at and enjoy this feature every week, I have dug deep into the annals of cover art history in order to provide a worthy sleeve-gasm for all devotees of this year old feature. I think I might just have found it.....

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Jussi 69 - The 69 Eyes - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Sunday, 29 May 2011 05:00
Jussi_thmbHaving played 125 shows in 27 countries in support of their stellar last album 'Back In Blood', The 69 Eyes finally returned to the UK as part of the Dark Decadence tour package. Mark Taylor crept into the band's Camden crypt long enough to catch drummer Jussi 69 and find out about his fave films, the band's next album and why they had to pull two shows on said UK tour.
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Manic Street Preachers/The Joy Formidable - Cardiff International Arena - 21st May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 28 May 2011 05:30

manic86May 21st, the day the World was going to end and also the day Gaz E turned forty. Both worrying for wholly different reasons. What did our aged scribe do to celebrate this milestone? Try going to see his once-beloved Manic Street Preachers at a sold out arena show. Would his hatred for the band's modern fans tip him over the edge or would he, all piped and slippered up in his fifth decade, turn into one of them? Read on for the shocking truth.....

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