Review by Ben Connolly
In a different universe, a Jebediah of 20 years ago probably would have been a short term affair. It’s gangly awkward pop punk probably would have survived the ubiquitous relocation from its original Western Australian outpost to the big smoke of the East, but it would have been no doubt an indiefied square peg in a mainstream round hole.
Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide’s Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent programme, as special guest to premier ambient / noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand.
The 2015 tour follows the release of Tied To A Star, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011’s debut Several Shades Of Why left off.
In 1975, a little radio station called 2JJ launched in Sydney, changing the face of Australian radio forever. The first track ever played, Skyhook’s ‘You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed’, set the tone for the risqué antics and love of Australian culture and music that would unfold over the next four decades. 40 years later, and now a national network, triple j continues to be as passionate and provocative as ever.
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron
Brisbane’s live entertainment district at Fortitude Valley was buzzing last night with BIGSOUND Live kicking off in fine style. Here are a few preview photos (The Delta Riggs, She Rex, Adalita, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mama Kin) taken from the night with our full photo galleries coming online soon.
BIGSOUND Live continues tonight, so get along a check out the fantastic bands on show!
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