I’m convinced Vivid: LIVE organisers are involved in some vertical integration plot with hysteria medication and credit card companies.
If their was a school subject called ‘get really good bands to come play in Australia at the opera house, oh but the opera house has to be lit up’ then they’d probably top their class, or at least get band fives or sumfin. But no, instead we’ve got maths and english; the BOS just don’ get it.
There’s a whole bunch of teeth-melting incredibility on the bill-bo baggins (that’s hobbit for bill), buuuuut my picks are as follows:
AMON TOBIN LIVE BEYOND 3D ‘ISAM’ (Brazil)
2 June. Tickets from $59.
3Delightful. Amon Tobin’s conquering audiovisual experience, nay, enlightenment.
BRYCE DESSNER, NICO MUHLY & SUFJAN STEVENS (USA) – A VIVID LIVE commission with The Barbican London & Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
28 – 30 May. Tickets from $59.
It doesn’t specify what kind of collaboration is going on here; my money is on sitcom or thank-god-you’re-here improv.
JANELLE MONÁE & THE ARCHANDROID ORCHESTRA (USA)
26 – 27 May. Tickets from $59.
Man oh man.
MODULAR NIGHT – Tom Vek , Jonathan Boulet & Kindness (UK, AUS)
26 May. Tickets $45.
Tom Vek can fit his full name on the screen when bowling. I don’t now who Kindness are but i’m wary of them and their duel citizenship.
27 May. Tickets $30.
Seekae! Sick aye? See (what i did there)kae? Sneekae. One of the best Australian bands going around at the mo.
Check out the full lineup (which includes Karen O, Temper Trap, Florence & the Machine, Zola Jesus, Efterklang and more), here.