Art Alexakis will combine songs with stories in an intimate acoustic performance, covering Everclear’s iconic hits when he tours Australia this October.
A combination of the same classic 70’s rock that drives Foo Fighters or Queens Of The Stone Age and the melodic punk that inspired Nirvana, Everclear emerged on the pop-culture landscape as part of the wave The Pixies and Hüsker Dü ushered in, a time when abrasive guitars aligned with naked emotional expression to beat back the scourge of vapidity. Everclear shifted the culture alongside bands like Smashing Pumpkins, The Toadies and Weezer; all diverse acts who shared a forceful authenticity.
Two decades into a storied career with zero signs of slowing down, Alexakis reckons he will always draw upon the same mojo that first inspired him to play. “I will be 98 years old and pissing off my grandkids” he predicts, with a hearty laugh. “‘Grandpa is playing that horrible, loud music again!’ I’ll probably be deaf as a doornail by then, too, so I’ll be playing it really loud. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll thing.”
Join Art for an intimate acoustic set when he tours Australia this October.