While Big Day Out is an institution and right of passage for any young Australian who lives close enough to a capital city, 2014’s instalment kind of had me wondering – why isn’t this sold out and where the hell is everyone? Perhaps it was that the day fell on Australia Day – a bogan excuse to get drunk and spit “national pride” into the faces of anyone who’ll come close enough to you, or perhaps it’s that the “big festival” is a dying breed in Australia. Whatever the cause – y’all missed out.
The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.
I once heard Tyler Krasowskisay: ‘To be a great printmaker, you first have to know how to draw. Then you have to learn how to carve. Then you have to know how to print it’. Krasowski’s work lies somewhere between the notebook sketches and a daydream. Whether it be an eyeball taking a boat ride he did for a Pearl Jam design, or a meat-grinding shark being bombed by fighter planes, he is going to take you on a hallucinogenic ride through the clouds. Just make sure you watch out for those giant flying snakes.
Ask even the most die hard of Pearl Jam fans what they know about the band, or the men that make it up and they’ll tell you, not nearly enough. Pearl Jam 20 supplies that information deficit once and for all. Armed with over 1200 hours of rare and unseen footage, Cameron Crowe reveals the […]