A Look at the Uproar Festival

[Frequent contributor Juliette Jagger reports on the Uproar Festival which features Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addicton and Danko Jones. – AC]

After having already sat down to chat with Danko earlier in the day, his on stage persona didn’t come as a surprise. Danko Jones has been at it for 17 long years. This is a hard working, blood, sweat, and tears kind of a band, and one that makes absolutely no bones about the level of success they’ve achieved at home here in Canada.

Danko knows where his core audience lies (Europe), and he was more than happy to share those feelings with Toronto on lookers Tuesday at the Molson Amphitheatre for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. You have got to hand it to the guy, he’s a straight shooter, and Danko Jones is a rock and roll band through and through. Playing the side stage at a festival in your home city nearly 20 years into your career? Toronto doesn’t give this band the kind of respect it’s earned.

Keeo reading.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “A Look at the Uproar Festival

  • August 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Saw him years ago, thought he was a jerk to the crowd. If Europe likes it…take it.


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