Day 2 of Pain in the Grass started just after 2pm on the "Coldcock stage" with a band called Mom's Rocket, hailing straight out of Olympia, Washington. This is definitely a band you want kicking off a show, with lots of energy, and raw, edgy rock.
Next up was London five piece Charming Liars. They did not disappoint, for only playing for about 20 minutes, they sure brought the house down with their hit single "New Disorder". I except to hear lots more from this band in the near future and can't wait to see what they bring to the table.
Up next was the Battle of the Bands Winner, the energetic and fun Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, before Beware of Darkness were ready to take the stage. They were unique, to say the least, especially Kyle Nicolaides, who squirmed all over the stage. Be sure to check out their hit single, "Howl" from their new album Orthodox cause it may just be one of the best songs you've heard in a long time!
Middle Class Rut took the stage next. They came out with a full band rather than just a duo, adding to the show and making for a great set. Closing out the side stages were The Dead Daises and Danko Jones, both of which rocked it. Danko Jones especially were so loud and crisp they sounded like they should have been on the main stage.
None other than Seattle's very own supergroup Walking Papers got the main stage started. The group features previous bassist of Gun's N' Roses, Duff McKagan, and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready often plays live with the band. These guys may be up their in age a little but were one of my favorites of the night. Such energy. especially from their keyboardist in "Benjamin Anderson".
Coheed and Cambria, brought a totally different style to the Uproar festival that not many of us expected. They were probably the most difficult band of the night to shoot, with singer Claudio Sanchez's hair going all over the place. The crowd really seemed to enjoy them as they rocked out their top hit "Welcome Home", featuring catchy guitar solos and drum beats.
Janes Addiction from Los Angeles, California was up next. I hadn't really listened to much up until this show, but I am definitely a fan now. Their stage props and lighting added to the live show. They really got the crowd going with one of their biggest hits "Mountain Song".
Finally, it was time for Seattle's own Alice in Chains to close the show. They opened with "Rain When I Die" off of their Dirt album. They may not have Layne Staley, but they still rocked the crowd as if nothing had changed. They ended the show perfectly, closing out with their biggest hits "Nutshell", "Man in a box", "Would?", and "Rooster".
All in all Day 2 of Pain in The Grass 2013, was truly an unforgettable experience, at one my favorite venues ever, The Gorge Amphitheater. So if you like great views, camping, and kick ass music, be sure to check out this festival next year, Cause it'll be one you'll never forget!