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DYLAN LEWIS

JUPITER MENACE

YOUR GUIDE TO YOUTH WEEK 2011 It’s easy to feel like you are getting the short straw when you are younger; it can be difficult to have your voice heard, to ensure your opinions matter and to get the same opportunities as those older than you. But Youth Week is ground zero for solutions, discussions and a whole lot of fun. As always, this year’s Youth Week presents a huge amount of activities – skateboarding comps and demos, festivals, art shows, band comps and skills and training courses, all of which have been selected to provide the best possible week for young Australians. Here at Drum, we are taking this year’s slogan Own It! quite literally and have compiled this supplement to help you get everything you can from the events and really own Youth Week. Inside you will find chair of the NSW Young People Advisory Committee Tarsha Gavin and radio and TV personality Dylan Lewis, a Youth Week ambassador, talking about the aims of the event. There’s also the lowdown on Youth Week’s flagship band comp, YouthRock, where we talk to the founder Alan Smith and Ben Crawford, drummer for last year’s winners (and YouthRock regulars) Powerage, who have since changed their name to Jupiter Menace. On top of that we’ve got Q&As with a selection of the awesome bands who are playing at events throughout Youth Week and a listing with our top picks to ensure you don’t miss a thing. So if you take nothing else from this year’s slogan, at least make sure that you enjoy your time to shine and own the one week of the year that is run for and by young people!

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LONG TERM EFFECT DAVE DRAYTON OWNS IT WITH THE CHAIR OF THE NSW YOUNG PEOPLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TARSHA GAVIN AND YOUTH WEEK AMBASSADOR DYLAN LEWIS AS THEY DISCUSS EXPRESSING IDEAS AND MAKING A WEEK LAST A YEAR. Each year around April the nation turns its attention to youth, putting a spotlight on the generation responsible for our future. Aiming to provide young people with unique opportunities and bringing the issues they face into the general public, Youth Week is an important fixture in Australia’s yearly calendar. 23-year-old Tarsha Gavin is the chair of the NSW Young People Advisory Committee, liaising with state and national governments on youth issues and ensuring that Youth Week continues to run for and by young people. With 2011 as her first year in the role, Gavin is putting the focus on ensuring that Youth Week has long-lasting effects. “It’s great to have just one week, but our focus is always on ensuring that these issues and these sorts of things are being dealt with throughout the rest of the year as well. “The great thing is as part of that committee we’ve the ability to be able to communicate with people and to get that view across – and it’s been accepted. That’s why there’s now a really strong focus, even on things like the criteria that local councils have to fulfil to get actually gain fundings and things like that. There’s a real emphasis on showing that this is a capacity building initiative and we don’t just want events and initiatives for one week, it’s something that we want to have a long term effect for young people in NSW,” Gavin says. While Youth Week staples like music festivals, band comps and skateboarding demos – all of which cater to an increasingly forgotten, though appreciative all ages scene – remain as part of the week, councils are also looking at incorporating skill building opportunities.

“One of the good things about National Youth Week is that all the governments are being proactive and are making sure that we are dealing with some of those issues. For example, some of the major sponsors at Youth Week we’ve got this year are Beyond Blue, to deal with the big issue of youth depression. A lot of local councils are getting grants to run programs and events that are raising awareness of youth depression. Another one of sponsors at state level is the Centre For Road Safety, so through that we’re bringing to light a lot of the issues around P-plater deaths and driving laws and things like that that seem to be a real issue amongst young people. Even at local council level – last year for example, there was one council that did like a Masterchef cooking competition for local unemployed young people to give them skills – so even those sort of issues of youth unemployment [are being addressed].” TV and radio presenter Dylan Lewis, on board as a Youth Week ambassador, agrees with Gavin, promoting Youth Week as the starting point for bigger things. “It’s a great springboard if people need a catalyst to start them doing something – be it a creative thing or an organise-y thing – if that’s the catalyst that’s required then good, because then they continue on with whatever they’re starting this week. It’s also just good to raise awareness for youths having a voice and having a say and making things happen, making things real. Often people can be sitting there and thinking, ‘Oh well, there’s not really much point in trying this, no one will hear,’ but this is a good time to reiterate that it can get out there and if you’ve got good ideas then they really will be heard. “I’m a case in point. I grew older and stuff that I started in my youth still is what I do to this day as a job. And

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it’s a great job and a great career. I love working in the music industry and in media and that’s all because of what I was into when I was a youth.” Lewis and his co-host and fellow ambassador Faustina Agolley will be using Video Hits as a platform to spread the word about Youth Week. One message they will be spreading is this year’s slogan ‘Own It’. Gavin, who was involved in the slogan selection process, says, “I think ‘Own It’ really encapsulates the idea of young people stepping up and realising that this is the week for them to really be utilised and to express themselves and to show the rest of the community and show the rest of Australia their talents and the things that are of interest to them. And also a chance for them to then sort of step up make sure that other people take notice of some of the issues that are facing young people and to really rally around to try and develop proactive ways of ensuring that young people’s issues are being recognised and are being proactively dealt with. We settled on ‘Own It’ as a way of empowerment, that chance for young people to step up and take ownership and take control of the things that are affecting their lives.” Lewis also gave his take on the catchphrase: “The positive side of owning it is that you can make a big a difference; the negative side is that often people aren’t thinking about how much of a difference they’re making and really need to come to terms with that a little bit more. It’s a fantastic time for recognition that young people have a voice – especially with the current technology, where it’s at, the voice is louder than ever – and your opinions are valid and your ideas are awesome. It’s a great way to celebrate that and funnel it all into one place.” THE DRUM MEDIA 29 MARCH 2011 • 37 •


STILL ROCKING

JUPITER MENACE

YOUTHROCK HAS DEVELOPED INTO ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY REGARDED BAND COMPETITIONS. DAVE DRAYTON TALKS TO FOUNDER ALAN SMITH AND BEN CRAWFORD, DRUMMER FOR LAST YEAR’S WINNERS JUPITER MENACE (THEN POWERAGE). Unlike many two-bit band competitions, YouthRock has consistently focused on providing young bands with a professional environment in which to gain exposure and experience. Alan Smith, a teacher at Belmore Boys High and the founder of the event, says this has aided YouthRock to gain its revered status. “There was one period where you didn’t have much – and it’s still not that great – for live performances for any bands, let alone young underage bands. So we’re looking at providing them with something that excites them, motivates them from year to year to write the songs, hone their craft. Because they do. I talk to the parents, I talk to the kids,” says Smith. “It’s enough to provide them with passion. They come along and they see some of the quality bands perform live and some have no idea. They walk in probably expecting some small band comp and they get struck by an entertainment centre size production and maybe some bands that have been in the comp three years and they are looking at how they perform and the quality of their live performance, the quality of their songs and their jaw drops to the floor – they can’t believe what they have walked in on. So that sort of impact they then go, ‘Well hey, maybe I’d like to be at that level too. Maybe

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very article was part of the prize package. “So far we got five days recording at Origami Studios – which is in Sutherland – and we’ve got one day left there. We’ve actually been recording a seven track EP/album and we’re going to release that at the end of this year, or release a couple of singles throughout the year. So we’ve got one more day left there, plus there’s two other studios which we’ve got five hours recording time at each one, so we’re going to do some demos there. We got an interview on FBi radio, a free photo shoot, a bunch of music gear,” he says. The networking opportunities have also paid off for Jupiter Menace, with an ongoing relationship with Smith meaning they were invited to return this year to perform as special guests on the night of the final. “Alan asked us to come back and do a guest spot. It’s really cool to come back. When we go down to the guest spot we’re going to get there when it starts at the final, so we’ll be checking out all the bands, all the finalists,” says Crawford. “Even amongst their peers, they get to meet all these other guys. Particularly regional guys, because I’ll see, all of a sudden, there’s a three band bill and it’s three bands that have met at YouthRock – and that’s great. Nothing else for kids that age provides that opportunity and that forum,” says Smith.

it’s worth putting the effort in to refine what I’m doing’. It’s the motivation, it’s the thing that will excite them and push them to maybe realise their potential.” Ben Crawford’s experience is testament to this. “It was a good little journey. The first year, going out, we didn’t know much about it or what to expect and we ended up getting fourth place in the first year we were in it. Then the next year we went again cause we wanted to try and get the first place and we ended up coming second that year and then we came first the next year. It was just a great experience overall.” Smith says the extensive prize package and networking opportunities also contribute to YouthRock’s status. “It’s very grass roots, things didn’t get pushed on anybody from the top down; it sort of grew from kids running the thing themselves. It was something they had a bit of ownership of. The other dimension is we do get some really high calibre judges. It’s a list a mile long about who’s judged, we’ve had managing directors of record

companies, we’ve had musicians from major groups we get, people from Sony Music, we’ve had people from Sony publishing, EMI Music. The Harbour Agency, they always send along two or three people every year – there’s your number one booking agency in the country – they offer support. “The prize package is in the vicinity – if you combine all the bands – you’re talking about $20,00 worth of prizes, easy. Every band that gets through to the grand final gets minimum one day recording studio time. The first place gets a week recording studio time, plus rehearsal studio time, plus legal advice from Silverchair’s lawyers, plus a video clip plus a couple of thousand dollars worth of music equipment, plus support gigs. There’s probably about ten components to the prize. So you’ve got that, you’ve got the fact that maybe they get to play in front of ten music industry people.” Crawford can attest to the benefits of the competition; the photograph of Jupiter Menace running with this

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“These kids are playing and if they’ve actually got it together – they’ve got decent songs happening, their performance shows that they’re headed in the right direction, they’ve got the look, etcetera, etcetera – that stays in people’s minds.” An impressive slew of now big name bands and acts that have flourished since their involvement in the comp proves his point, including Silverchair, Alex Lloyd and Short Stack. Crawford was humbled to be joining these ranks last year. He modestly explains: “They’re all really renowned artists and to be compared to them, that’s pretty cool. But yeah, it was just another stepping stone, just another competition and we’d see what we could get out of it and to come first, that was really cool.” WHAT Youthrock WHEN & WHERE Wednesday 6 – Saturday 10 April, Sutherland Entertainment Centre


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CITY LIGHTS FADE Style of music: Pop punk/Alternative/Electronic. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Rock Against The Beast. What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

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ENVY PARADE

EXIT ROW

Style of music:

Style of music:

Style of music:

Death metal.

Melodic progressive rock.

Rock.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Shorefest.

Hopscotch Festival.

Bring It On!

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

Take control.

Whatever you plan to pursue, make it yours, dream big, and don’t give up until you’ve got it. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

Taking charge and getting the chance to be appreciated for the accomplishments you have done.

I Killed The Prom Queen’s final show at the UNSW Roundhouse.

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

Sweatfest where Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember played.

I would have thought all ages?

A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

Amazing Aerobics.

Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em by Parkway Drive was an early cover we learned followed by a couple of originals.

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

Shredding guitars with a decent drummer? Maybe people who actually play instruments rather than the rubbish previously used.

Heroes For Hire.

Dashboard Confessional on the Places You’ve Come To Fear The Most tour at the Roundhouse in Sydney, or Reel Big Fish at the Roundhouse. Incredible!

Being able to take advantage of everything you come across. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? Dead Letter Circus at Liverpool PCYC. A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

Alcoholics Anonymous?

That people of any age group can, and should, come and experience an amazing show.

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

Paranoid by Black Sabbath.

When I Come Around - Green Day from memory. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter).

You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? I would make it into a rock musical with all famous guitarists like Slash, Hendrix and Jimi Page having guitar battles with a wall of Marshalls behind them.

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LIME CORDIALE

LOVERS JUMP CREEK

LUNGS

Style of music:

Style of music:

Style of music:

Style of music:

Rock‘n’roll with a dash of punk.

Slam-Pop.

Alternative Rock.

Lungs is a punk rock band.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Down The Park.

YouthFest 2011.

Hopscotch Festival.

Shorefest.

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

Stop shoplifting or possibly something to do with being good at stuff.

Taking ownership of the life we want to live, becoming active in our communities and making our voices heard.

To do what you want, and do it at your best. Keep on keeping on.

The recognition of having full claim or dominion over an inanimate ‘thing’.

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

Rolf Harris/The Wiggles double bill. Dorothy’s behind you! Behind you!

I have to go with my first Homebake in 2005. Managed to get myself KO’d in the Living End moshpit.

Millencolin at Manly Youth Centre or the Vans Warped tour in 1998.

A.A (all ages) actually stands for...

A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

Actually aahh...

The type of batteries you never have lying around the house in order for the TV remote to function again.

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? Meanies, Tumbleweed and Headache at Baulko Community Centre as it was my first real gig. A.A (all ages) actually stands for… It’s best not to ask me to make up new meanings for initials. What was the first song you ever learned to play? I’ve never learnt an entire song really, HCG did fudge through an Operation Ivy cover once though.

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

What was the first song you ever learned to play? Hot Cross Buns and a bunch of seagull noises on the recorder. Simultaneously.

You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

If I was in charge of that thing I’d just destroy the master tapes and try and wipe it from history.

Lime Cordiale, of course! Also Frank Sinatra, Earth Wind and Fire, the entire cast of Cats as the chorus.

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What was the first song you ever learned to play? Nothing Else Matters – Metallica. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? Steve Tyler, Santana and Dave Grohl.

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A.A (all ages) actually stands for… Shannon is a better trainer than the Commando because he provides the necessary emotional support to… Oh shit, wrong question. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Stickin In My Eye - NOFX. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? I’m sure Mawds from Break Even could give the kids some anatomy lessons!


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PAPA VS PRETTY

Style of music:

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

We are a mixed bag of awesomeness or just heavy rock.

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YouthFest 2011.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

We are performing at Hopscotch Festival in Kellyville and we are pumped for it, we are playing with a lot of great bands.

Maybe it could mean something along the lines of always being honest with yourself about what you do and why you do it. So taking ownership of your actions and your life.

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you? Own it is a very positive term, I think it means being proud of who you are and where you have come from. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? The best all ages show I ever attended actually wasn’t all that long ago, it was Bleeding Through and Between The Buried And Me. Amazing show. A.A (all ages) actually stands for… A.A. stands for awesome awesomeness. What was the first song you ever learned to play? The first song I ever learnt to play was Dammit by Blink 182. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? Weird Al Yankovic and Kevin Federline. Hot.

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What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? I remember when I was 16 I saw Silverchair and Sigur Ros at the Great Escape Festival in 2006 which was an all ages event. That was a really great day. A.A (all ages) actually stands for… Average Antibiotics – which is what I’m pretty sure our singer Tom is on right now. He has a throat infection. What was the first song you ever learned to play? I think it was Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters, playing in my brother’s high school rock band when I was 12. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? As chief executive, I’d make the executive decision to cancel the show.

Style of music:

THE INITIATION

Rock.

Style of music:

Which Youth Week event(s) will you be performing at?

Rock.

Down the Park Festival and Hopscotch Festival. What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you? It means putting your balls on the line. Taking risks on stage and enjoying the ride. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? Warped Tour Dee Why Lagoon. Grinspoon kicked arse. A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

Style of music:

Style of music:

Punk / Hardcore.

Rock/Alternative/ Acoustic.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Shorefest 2011.

Down The Park,

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you? It sounds like the next series of cheerleading movies. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? MxPx/The Ataris/One Dollar Short at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. A.A (all ages) actually stands for… Autotropic Acronyx (straight growing ingrown toenail). What was the first song you ever learned to play? Blink 182 – Dammit. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? Well I feel a hardcore High School Musical coming on, so I’d probably say Ollie Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon as the lead would be a good start.

This means to me being in control of yourself and your life. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? There is a lot! It might not be the best one, but the first one that comes to mind is NOFX at Thebby Theatre in 2000. A.A (all ages) actually stands for… Being exposed to good music and a community of like minded people at a young age. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Sit Beside You by The Hard-Ons. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? No one I respect, otherwise I would lose respect for them straight away. However saying that, I have never seen the movie, but going by the trailers they don’t look too good.

THE NEVER EVER Style of music:

THE JEZABELS Style of music:

Powerpop. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

Intensindie.

Rock Against The Beast.

Which Youth Week event will you be performing at?

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

YouthFest 2011.

To me it means, do your best, do it your way and make everyone enjoy it!

What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

Do yo’ thang.

Blink 182 at the Hordern Pavilion was the most amazing gig I ever went to as a kid.

What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n?

A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

Byron Bay Bluesfest.

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

Never give up and keep fighting for what you believe in. What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? Grounded Festival at The Museum of Fire, Penrith. A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

A.A (all ages) actually stands for…

Alien Arse.

East 17.

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

Under The Bridge – RHCP.

Kumbaya.

You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

Ozzy Osbourne, Angus Young, Duff and Dave Grohl.

They would have to be brought back from the dead but Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury and Hendrix.

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STOLEN YOUTH

Adolescent angst. What was the first song you ever learned to play? Unchained Melody. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? Dave Grohl, Courtney Love, Amy Winehouse.

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Down The Park. What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you?

Always Awesome.

I think the first song I ever learned to play was the same one every guitarist learns, Smoke On The Water. You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie? Lead male would be Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), lead female would definitely be Hayley Williams (Paramore), supported by Oliver Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) and Ke$ha, and Tom Delonge (Blink 182) would be the crazy drama teacher.


URBAN PROPHETZ Style of music: Hip hop. Which Youth Week event will you be performing at? Bring It On! What does this year’s slogan ‘Own It!’ mean to you? We are in charge of our own destiny, so reach out and grab it! What’s the best all ages gig you ever attended as a young’n? This might sound predictable, but definitely Bring It On! Festival at Fairfield Showground every year! A.A (all ages) actually stands for… Artists Amplified!!! What was the first song you ever learned to play? Say What was my very first all original track! You are in charge of the High School Musical franchise, which musicians are in the next movie?

for full listings of what’s on in youthweek 2011 head to www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au/events

It’s about time hip hop/RnB made a decent appearance… Willow Smith!

YOUNG, GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, SAME-SEX ATTRACTED OR QUESTIONING? OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? Want to meet others in a safe and welcoming environment? For more information please call 1800 063 060 or visit: www.acon.org.au/youth or email: youth@acon.org.au

@ACONhealth www.acon.org.au www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au

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