EXCLUSIVE: Songs We Hope to Hear at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
By: Rick Florino
There are some classic bands gracing the main stage of the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Believe us, they are bringing along some classic catalogs with them as well.
Now, audiences can’t wait to see Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and Circa Survive this year. However, we want to know what songs you’re most excited to hear. We’ve compiled some personal favorites, but in the comments we want you to say what you’re most excited to hear.
Songs We Hope to Hear at UPROAR:
Alice In Chains “Would?”
From that unforgettable rumbling bass to the immortal chorus, this is one of those rock epics that’s essential in any iPod. It’s a haunting and hypnotic epic from the Seattle kings. Dirt may be over 21 years old, but somehow “Would?” is as alive as ever on stage.
Jane’s Addiction “Three Days”
This is like Jane’s Addiction’s “Stairway to Heaven”. Clocking over ten minutes, it’s a sprawling masterpiece of Dave Navarro’s rapturous guitars, Stephen Perkins’ tribal percussion and Perry Farrell’s inimitable wail. This is one that’ll bring the lighters (or cell phones) out and into the sky all the way from the pit to the lawn.
Alice In Chains “Hollow”
Speaking of swirling cataclysmic catchy hard rock, “Hollow” ranks up their with the most masterful. The opener of Alice In Chains’ latest offering, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, is raw distorted power incarnate coupled with unshakable melodies. In other words, it’s pure rock bliss.
Jane’s Addiction “Underground”
Somehow, Los Angeles’ alternative titans got even more magical on 2011’s The Great Escape Artist. It’s evidenced in the heavy, sexy swagger coursing through “Underground”. Dive under with them now. It’s not only proof that they’ve still got it. They’re as mysterious as ever.
Coheed and Cambria “Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute”
Nobody sounds like Coheed and Cambria. That’s one of many reasons we’re so excited to have them on the festival this year. They’re also beyond tight instrumentally and progressive, powerful marvels such as “Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute” from The Afterman: Ascension prove that.
Coheed and Cambria “The Suffering”
A love song from deep space with a badass riff and huge hook, we’ll take it. This is a Coheed classic, and we’re begging to hear it live.
Circa Survive “Sharp Practice”
Circa Survive lift rock into new territory with every subsequent album. “Sharp Practice” proved to be a staple from their latest offering, Violent Waves. It’s destined to light up the crowd.
Circa Survive “Living Together”
An old school favorite from these boys, it will make you move.