By Indiepower

Another great UPROAR Tour blazed through the States this Summer, with a solid line-up & killer concept.  Get exposed to great up & coming mid-levels bands all afternoon & then move to the Big Stage for the four headliners!  A LOT of value for that hard earned dollar – a ‘festival’ without an outrageous ticket price. Headlining this year’s roadshow was the mighty ALICE IN CHAINS, with new tracks to intersperse with classics like MAN IN A BOX & ROOSTER. Grunge godfathers following up the Kings of Alternative & Founders of LOLLAPOLOOZA – it’s Perry Ferrell & JANES ADDICTION, never without a spectacle of ‘out there ness’! With female dancers doing acrobats from suspending wires from above, they let their freak flag unfurl & wave proudly amongst an ever shirtless Dave Navarro. With an early blast of the MOUNTAIN SONG, we KNEW we were in for a sonic wallop!

COHEED & CAMBRIA rock hard & progressively, following an emotive CIRCA SURVIVE opening up the Mainstage! Best of the preliminary bands in the ‘Rock Garden’ afternoon dueling stages, was Canadian badass DANKO JONES, G ‘n R’s Duff McKagan’s 5th band (we know of!) WALKING PAPERS, NEW POLITICS, CHAMING LIARS, & BEWARE OF DARKNESS. All killer, no filler! One hooky riff & chorus in overdrive, one rockin’ band after another!  UPROAR has become a staple of the Summer, kind of a more ‘alternative’ festival from the co-founder of MAYHEM Festival. Can’t get enough, waiting for UPROAR ’14!