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Role Models/The Loyalties /Shush/Billy Liar – Camden, The Black Heart – 2 September 2017

September 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Role Models/The Loyalties /Shush/Billy Liar – Camden, The Black Heart – 2 September 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/R/Role_Models/Role_Models_-_Camden.jpg What else would any self-respecting music writer be doing on a Saturday night than heading into the black heart of London Town to revel in the joys of sharing a sweaty room with hundreds of like-minded folk enjoying a four-band rock ‘n roll ride? Nothing, right? Well, that’s exactly what Double D did the other weekend, when he joined in the fun for the launch of the Role Models’ latest album: from Gig Reviews [read on]

The Dowling Poole – Bedford, Esquires, 8 September 2017

September 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Dowling Poole – Bedford, Esquires, 8 September 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/T/The_Dowling_Poole/Dowling_Poole_-_Bedford_3.JPG There is a corner of Martin Haslam’s heart that shall belong forever to the music of Willie Dowling and Jon Poole, be it the two albums they have produced together, or through their work with the likes of The Grip, The Wildhearts, Honeycrack, Cardiacs, and God Damn Whores… so, when they played one of only three gigs this year down his local, he really had to be front and centre, didn’t he? from Gig Reviews [read on]

HRH Sleaze – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 3 September 2017

September 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

HRH Sleaze – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 3 September 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/T/Tyla_J_Pallas/Tyla_-_HRH_Sleaze.jpg Sheffield may be best known as Steel City, but earlier this month it was transformed into Sleaze City when the Hard Rock Roll team unveiled their latest themed weekender. Always proud of the fact that they were born in the gutter, looking at the stars and revelling in their reflected light, the UR team headed braved the hairspray laden air to see what the second day of this bespoke festival had to offer: from Gig Reviews [read on]

HAIR METAL HELL … British promoter borrows 50,000 pounds ($66K) to save 3-day Hair Metal Hull event

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

The contents of this article are dictated by the contents of the originating site’s RSS feed. We do not cut and paste. HAIR METAL HELL British promoter borrows 50,000 pounds ($66k) to save 3-day Hair Metal Hull event   Sole organiser Ian Wright says the festival turned into a ‘rampaging beast he couldn’t take’ By: David Spereall  HULL, England — A festival organiser says he has been left £50,000 out of pocket after he booked high-profile acts to perform at a heavy metal gig at Hull City Hall. Ian Wright, who put on Hair Metal Heaven, a three-day festival at Hull City Hall and Welly Club, which [read on]

HRH Sleaze – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 September 2017

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

HRH Sleaze – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 September 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/H/Hard_Rock_Hell/HRH_Sleaze/Jay_-_Tigertailz.jpg Last weekend, the guys at Hard Rock Hell premiered the most recent addition to their expanding range of themed weekend festival packages, with their first bespoke event dedicated to things at the sleazier end of the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum. The UR team of Monk and DQ boarded the big silver bird from Belfast to Sheffield to get in on the action, as you can find out right here right now: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Cock Sparrer/The Bar Stool Preachers/Foreign Legion – Cardiff, The Globe – 1 September 2017

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cock Sparrer/The Bar Stool Preachers/Foreign Legion – Cardiff, The Globe – 1 September 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/C/Cock_Sparrer/Cock_Sparrer_Cardiff_gig_poster.jpg We’ve got a double hit of punk old and new for you this weekend.  Tomorrow, Nev Brooks pulls up a pew and indulges in some serious banter with the father and son team of Colin and Tom McFaul, frontmen of Cocksparrer and The Bar Stool Preachers respectively.  But first, Dom Daley reports from the frontline of the gig that saw the godfathers of the British Oi! scene returning to south Wales for the first time in almost four decades: from Gig [read on]

Hair Metal Heaven – Hull, City Hall – 27 August 2017

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hair Metal Heaven – Hull, City Hall – 27 August 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/H/Hair_Metal_Heaven_-_Square.jpg A hair metal festival? In Hull? You’re pulling our spandex pants, aren’t you?  But, know they weren’t, as so it came to pass that, on the August bank holiday weekend, the Über Kingdom’s current ‘City Of Culture’ played host to the ambitious Hair Metal Heaven extravaganza.  Despite all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems – including stories of acts not being paid (or even booked in the first place), it offered up a memorable weekend of rock ‘n’ roll action, as our resident glammer [read on]

Hair Metal Heaven – Hull, The Welly Club/City Hall – 25/26 August 2017

September 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hair Metal Heaven – Hull, The Welly Club/City Hall – 25/26 August 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/H/Hair_Metal_Heaven_-_Square.jpg A hair metal festival? In Hull? You’re pulling our spandex pants, aren’t you? But, know they weren’t, as so it came to pass that, on the August bank holiday weekend, the Über Kingdom’s current ‘City Of Culture’ played host to the ambitious Hair Metal Heaven extravaganza. Despite all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems – including stories of acts not being paid (or even booked in the first place), it offered up a memorable weekend of rock ‘n’ roll action, as our resident [read on]

Breaking Benjamin/Starset – Glasgow, The Garage – 28 August 2017

September 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Breaking Benjamin/Starset – Glasgow, The Garage – 28 August 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/B/Breaking_Benjamin_-_Glasgow.jpg In the second of a double dose of live reviews, Hannah Reid revels in the memories created by Breaking Benjamin’s first ever date in Scotland.  No beating about the bush with this one, just diving straight into the moshpit for this first hand report, which can be found on the other side of the link: from Gig Reviews [read on]