Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction (pictured), Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive head to Hartford on Sunday when the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival hits town. Those Main Stage performers will compete for eardrum bandwidth with a slew of excellent undercards: walking Papers (with ex-Guns 'n' Roses bassist Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, last year's Battle of the Bands winner Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and whichever band wins this year's local fight. If that weren't enough: there's an under-undercard, on an even smaller stage, with even newer bands (the Dead Daisies, Beware Of Darkness, Charming Liars and so on) cranking up their amps. The whole thing should be rather bitchin'.
Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
Aug. 10, 2 p.m., $19-$65, Comcast Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford, rockstaruproar.com