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Feeder – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 24 June 2022

One thing that is again becoming increasingly frequent in the post-Covid era is gig clashes, with two (or possibly more) shows which could potentially appeal to a similar demographic occuring within a very small geographic radius of one another. Therefore (and we suppose Monk better be careful how he words this), it was very pleasing to see Welsh power pop legends Feeder drawing an extremely healthy crowd of rather more discerning music lovers, given the counter-attraction of Britpop bad boy Liam Gallagher less than a mile up the road…

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Tremonti/The Raven Age – Bristol, O2 Academy – 27 June 2022

With all the fuss and furore surrounding Mark Tremonti’s release of an album of Sinatra covers this year, the chance to see him live was always on David O’Neill’s radar. However, he didn’t know this was going to be the situation when the original gig was postponed from January.  The addition of The Raven Age was a bonus.  Los Angeles based Bad Wolves had been replaced by the female four piece Hawxx.  As usual he tried to be there for the first band and this was no exception. However, circumstances conspired against him and he arrived somewhat later than planned, therefore missing the Londoners’ set… hopefully next time around, eh.

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The Über Rockin’ Guide to… 2000 Trees

With 2000 Trees looming ever closer, Jase W’s hype levels for one of the most eclectic line-ups of any festival he’s going to this year are building up to insane levels. The amount of absolute gems on this line-up, ranging from established greats to up-and-coming powerhouses is incredible and making the choice between some of them has been hard but he’s got eight acts throughout the three days that he cannot afford to miss.

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Outbreak Festival – Manchester, Bowlers Exhibition Centre – 24 June 2022

Arriving on time and getting in nice and quickly was actually a surprising treat as it meant that Jase W didn’t have to miss today’s opening act – Year Of The Knife. The weekend’s main event had now started in earnest and people weren’t waiting around to start stage diving. The main stage here is massive and the crowd area stretched back immensely far, Outbreak hadn’t settled for half measures here clearly.

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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions – ‘Knackers Yard’ (Avenue Recordz)

Alternative punks Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions have been touring, recording and causing punk rock mayhem for over nine years now, gaining a reputation as a beast of a band along the way. Indeed they have been beloved of these Über pages for pretty much all that time. And it’s not hard to see why on the strength of their incendiary new album ‘Knackers Yard’, the band’s sixth full length effort.

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Outbreak Festival – Manchester, Bowlers Exhibition Centre – 23 June 2022

Jase W os certainly getting around a lot in Manchester this year, including his first visit to Bowlers Exhibition Centre, near the Trafford Centre, for the pre-show of Outbreak Festival 2022. Tonight’s show has a pretty damn stacked line-up featuring Guilt Trip, Modern Error, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Static Dress and Counterparts! We don’t think our resident gigaholic could have wanted a better way to kick off a festival that would see him busy all weekend!

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Baleful Creed/The Forged Hearts/Dynasty – Belfast, Voodoo – 18 June 2022

If rock gigs were puzzles, then this evening’s probably would have been “dot-to-dot”, given the connectivity between the three bands that inextricably linked one to the other. Dynasty drummer Michael Finlay is the son of Baleful Creed frontman Fin, while drummer Dave Jeffers was pulling double duty behind the kit. Talk about keeping it in the family, both literally and metaphorically…

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Shinedown – ‘Planet Zero’ (Atlantic)

Another chance to see Shinedown at Download 2022 was an opportunity for David O’Neill to see if any new music from the forthcoming album was going to be played. Kicking off with ‘The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo’, the only other track was the title track, ‘Planet Zero’. So this was his chance to once again review the new release by the Florida foursome of Smith, Kerch, Myers and Bass.

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