The JD Set

The JD Set is back. In 2010 the good people at Jack Daniels celebrated the 160th birthday of the company with a night celebrating the drink with a night of Australian rock royalty and classic Rolling Stones tunes. In 2011, they're doing it all again, with a pair of gigs in Melbourne and Sydney inspired by the brilliant Australian rock of yesteryear.

The project is being driven by Art vs Science. Since bursting onto the scene in 2008 and delighting dancefloors with baffling hits like Parlez-vous Francais and Flippers, they've gone from irrepressible to unstoppable., with their debut album The Experiment reaching number two on the ARIA album charts and earning a place in Triple J's Hottest 100 Australian Albums of all time. The Sydney trio have earned their stripes, and with their unique brand of experimental rock, are perfect to run this marriage of old and new schools, and pay a little tribute to these legends of Australian Rock.

Iva's legacy can be heard in the lyrics of a whole generation of songwriters, including the artists paying tribute to icehouse at the JD Set. For the record, when Dan asked what Iva's favourite song by another artist was he nominated Lennon's Imagine as the song he wishes he could have written.

Joining the lads on this great experiment will be two of Australia's greatest young front women, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Patience Hodgson of the Grates, as well as Tim Derricourt, the guitarist and vocalist of experimental pop outfit Dappled Cities. Together with Art vs Science, they'll bring their considerable musical chops and genius for experimentation to reinvent and revitalise the classic tunes from Icehouse.

YouTube clips for the JD Set