The Big Day Out Festival is one of those "some-day" trips to daydream about. An annual series of massive one-off fests throughout Australia and New Zealand, it's like a Reading or Leeds done Down Under, with the world's biggest festival draws ever. This year's edition features seven dates from January 15 through 31, beginning in Auckland, New Zealand, and ending in Perth, Australia. The lineup includes heavy-hitters such as Muse, Lily Allen, Groove Armada, the Mars Volta, Mastodon, Jet, Sasha, Simian Mobile Disco, and so on and so on — oh, and Blowfly.
Yes, Miami's own OG filth-rapper is headed to dutifully scandalize the Aussies and Kiwis at all of the festival's shows. He'll play the Lilyworld stage; not sure if that means Allen is a fan, but she certainly would appreciate Blowfly's cheek(s). Fun factoid: This will make Blowfly only the second South Florida artist to play the festival. The first was Marilyn Manson in '99, if you count him.
All of the festival's dates are sold out, at 42,000 to 50,000 a show. So that's at least 294,000 Australians and New Zealanders who might be treated to hits such as "Who Did I Eat Last Night?" and "Should I Fuck This Big Fat Ho" (sung to the tune of "Should I Stay or Should I Go").
With Jacuzzi Boys and Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers. 10 p.m. Saturday, January 2. The Monterey Club, 2608 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $8; 954-467-1169; themontereyclub.net
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To warm up, Blowfly and his band will play new Fort Lauderdale rockabilly hangout the Monterey Club this Saturday. It's his first show in Broward since 2006, when he opened, weirdly, for Pinback at Culture Room. This gig more appropriately puts him on a bill alongside fellow locals with a FTW attitude: Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers, from Hollywood, and Jacuzzi Boys, from Miami.