Exploding with Laughter

When the six band members of the Histrionics don their Jackson Pollock-inspired "drip" suits for a performance at Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image this week, there's sure to be an art student or two in the house. And they'll feel quite at home as these self-proclaimed kings of "Concept-Art-Heritage-Rock-Covers" move swiftly through their set. With their razor-witted reinterpretations, AC/DC's '70s classic T.N.T. becomes Nam June Paik, named after the grandfather of video art; Devo's Whip It barely misses a beat as an anthem to Abstract Expressionism, Drip It; while Joan Jett's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!