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Prong/Spoil Engine – Belfast, Voodoo – 19 July 2017

July 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Prong/Spoil Engine – Belfast, Voodoo – 19 July 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/P/Prong/Tommy_Victor.jpg Tommy Victor is undoubtedly one of the hardest working men in heavy metal today. Since Prong reformed in 2012, they have released five albums and toured almost incessantly. Throw in the fact that he also slings his guitar in support of Glenn Danzig and you have to admit that his work ethic is pretty impressive and laudable. The UR team of Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen caught up with TV and his bandmates when they did their level best to destroy Belfast’s Voodoo club on the second night of their just-about-to-end run [read on]

Cursed Sun/Words That Burn/Munro – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 15 July 2017

July 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cursed Sun/Words That Burn/Munro – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 15 July 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/C/Cursed_Sun/Jones.jpg Belfast’s historic Limelight club is virtually your Uber Rock Belfast team’s second home, and it had been too long since, for various reasons, Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen had darkened it’s hallowed doorstep. But, did it feel good? Did it feel like they had never been away? Click the link to find out: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Gogol Bordello- Cardiff, Tramshed – 3 July 2017

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Gogol Bordello- Cardiff, Tramshed – 3 July 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/G/Gogol_Bordello_live.jpg Playing four gigs in 72 hours – three of them in three different countries – you would have thought gypsy punks Gogol Bordello would have nothing left by the time their bandwagon rolled into south Wales… but, nothing could have been further from the truth, as our man Neville Brooks reports: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Slugfest – Abertillery, Doll’s House – 1 July 2017

July 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Slugfest – Abertillery, Doll’s House – 1 July 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/S/Slugfest_square.jpg It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since the first ever Slugfest was staged in the tiny Valleys pub that used to serve as Über Rock’s local (until we upped sticks and moved the site across the Irish Sea)!  But, here we are… ten years in, and it’s still going strong, if not getting stronger – which leaves the gigging machine that is Neville Brooks wondering where it goes from here: from Gig Reviews [read on]

The Dickies – Camden, The Underworld – 7 July 2017

July 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Dickies – Camden, The Underworld – 7 July 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/T/Dickiesuk_2017.jpg One of the most vivid memories of Jim Rowland’s junior school playground was singing the Dickies’ version of ‘Banana Splits’ with hits mates when it was rocketing up the UK charts in 1979… Almost 40 years later, he finds himself doing it all over again, as the Californian punks celebrate four decades of seriously fun and seriously great rock ‘n’ roll: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Blue Oyster Cult – Nottingham, Rock City – 28 June 2017

July 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Blue Oyster Cult – Nottingham, Rock City – 28 June 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/B/Blue_Oyster_Cult_-_Glasgow.jpg Like many fans, Jim Rowland spent many a year wondering if he would ever see one of his favourite bands play this here Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n Roll ever again. But, over the past few years, the New York legends have become increasingly regular visitors to this corner of the Überverse, with the result that our man was able to catch them not once but twice within the space of less than a month. Click the link to find out what he made of his second close encounter of the Cultish kind: from Gig Reviews [read on]

British Summer Time: Green Day/Rancid/The Living End/The Hives/The Damned/Bash & Pop/Jesse Malin – London, Hyde Park – 1 July 2017

July 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

British Summer Time: Green Day/Rancid/The Living End/The Hives/The Damned/Bash & Pop/Jesse Malin – London, Hyde Park – 1 July 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/B/BST_-_Green_Day/Green_Day_BST_header_cropped.jpg Dom Daley freely admits to not like big open air festival-type events, and therefore the prospect of trooping up to London to join 60,000 people standing in a park to watch Green Day put him in a bit of a quandary… but, then the supporting cast was announced – and, bang, his credit card got suitably battered. Click the link to find out why he’s glad he splashed the cash and left home at 5.30 am to enjoy a [read on]

‘Playing It Forward’: John Farnham/Jimmy Barnes/Noiseworks/Diesel – Melbourne, Hisense Arena – 28 June 2017

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘Playing It Forward’: John Farnham/Jimmy Barnes/Noiseworks/Diesel – Melbourne, Hisense Arena – 28 June 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/J/John_Farnham/John_Farnham_Poster_-_Cropped.png The ‘Voice Of Australia’, John Farnham, recently headlined a very special benefit show in Melbourne. The show was inspired by guitarist Stuart ‘Chet’ Fraser, and his battle against lung cancer, and despite only being announced three weeks beforehand, it demonstrated the generosity of Aussie music fans when it comes to looking after one of the talents who has entertained them for a generation. Über Rock’s Mel B was [read on]