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The Boys/Heavy Drapes/The Vulz – London, The 100 Club – 6 January 2018

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Boys/Heavy Drapes/The Vulz – London, The 100 Club – 6 January 2018http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/T/The_Boys_100_Club_poster.jpg It’s always a pleasure (never a chore) for Dom Daley to find himself in one of the world’s most well-preserved and treasured concert venues right in the heart of London’s Oxford Street – and especially when it’s for an all-too-rare live appearance by a truly legendary band.  Click the link to find out why this classics-laded evening once again left our man begging for more: from Gig Reviews http://ift.tt/2r1SQ4Y [read on]

Anti-Nowhere League/The Defects/Borrowed Time – London, The 100 Club – 5 January 2018

January 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Anti-Nowhere League/The Defects/Borrowed Time – London, The 100 Club – 5 January 2018http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/A/anwldefects.jpg Back in the early ‘80s, a label called WXYZ Records released two cracking albums – Anti-Nowhere League’s ‘We Are …The League’ in 1982, and The Defects’ ‘Defective Breakdown’ the following year. Jim Rowland loved them both then, and still does today. Last weekend saw both bands back together on the same stage on the second night of this year’s Resolution Festival at Oxford Street’s legendary 100 Club venue – and our man [read on]

Five Finger Death Punch/In Flames/Of Mice & Men – Birmingham, Arena – 17 December 2017

January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Five Finger Death Punch/In Flames/Of Mice & Men – Birmingham, Arena – 17 December 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/bands_2017/F/Five_Finger_Death_Punch_-_Glasgow.jpg Like many of us, Five Finger Death Punch had a tough year in 2017. Between legal disputes, on-stage meltdowns and frontman Ivan Moody stepping back from the band, for a while it looked like the band’s fantastic Download Festival performance would be the last in the UK for a while – announced December tour or no. The build-up over the next six months played out like a “will they or won’t they?” as to whether or not we’d actually [read on]

Dio Returns – London, O2 Academy – 19 December 2017

January 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dio Returns – London, O2 Academy – 19 December 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/D/dio_returns-5057355638.jpg There had been a lot of talk before the Dio Returns gig about the use of the Dio hologram with a live backing track for his vocals. Both sides were quite vociferous in their opinions, one arguing that he should be left to rest in peace, others saying they had never had the chance to see him live so this was as close as they could get. There were numerous counter-arguments to anything either side could put forward… we sent our resident DJ along with an open mind, and equally open ears and throat, and you find [read on]

Evil Blizzard/Ruts DC – Preston, 53 Degrees – 16 December 2017

January 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Evil Blizzard/Ruts DC – Preston, 53 Degrees – 16 December 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/E/Evil_Blizzard_Preston_poster.jpg On many occasions, our resident DJ has attempted to describe Evil Blizzard to people, the most succinct comparison being that they sound like Hawkwind took a really bad acid trip and tried to write some punk songs, whilst they look like a cross between Slipknot and Led Zeppelin… Intrigued? So were we, which why we asked to tell us more about their end-of-year co-headline show with perennial ÜR faves Ruts DC: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Wolfsbane – Pontypool, The Dragonffli – 22 December 2017

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Wolfsbane – Pontypool, The Dragonffli – 22 December 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/W/Wolfsbane_-_Pontypool.jpg Ever since he joined the UR team last year, David O’Neill has spent a lot of time not only discovering the best in new music but also a lot of exciting stuff that he missed during years misspent doing other less important things!  The latest “blast from the past” to cross his aural radar are those rock ‘n’ rollers with more leather on their hides than the pigs that produce that other well-known export from Tamworth, the mighty Wolfsbane: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Gogol Bordello – Manchester, Academy – 12 December 2017

January 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Gogol Bordello – Manchester, Academy – 12 December 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/G/Gogol_Bordello_tour_poster.png Even a virtual nonstop gigging machine such as our resident frequent traveller needs a break now and again – and, so it was that, two weeks before Chrimbo, the big man found himself heading down the M62 for the last time last year to join in the party being thrown down Manchester way by those members of gypsy punk’s lunatic fringe known as Gogol Bordello.  Click the link to get in on all the frontline party cannon action: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Fields Of The Nephilim – London, Kentish Town Forum – 22 December 2017

January 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fields Of The Nephilim – London, Kentish Town Forum – 22 December 2017http://www.uberrock.co.uk/images/Bands_2018/F/Fields_Of_The_Nephilim_poster.jpg The stars may not have been quite aligned for goth legends Fields Of The Nephilim’s ‘Saturnalia’ winter solstice celebration this year – due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ the show had to be moved back one day – but that did not dampen the spirits of the Nephilim faithful one bit, and they were out in force at Kentish Town’s Forum for the band’s only UK show of this year. Among them, was our very own man in flour-covered black, Jim [read on]