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Author: Tommy Boutros

REVIEW: Tora, The Lansdowne – 12/9/19

Written by on 18 September 2019

If Jo (lead singer) isn’t one of the most energetic performers I’ve seen, period, then I don’t know what to believe. Jumping around, the passion was shot through the crowd via his body, a vessel that harnesses a form of expression not attained by most. Playing to a packed out Sydney crowd at the Lansdowne […]

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Allday – Horden Pavillion, Sydney: 24/8/19

Written by on 1 September 2019

I’ll start by saying that i’m not the biggest allday fan. Now that that’s out of the way, it is important to note that in this ever changing musical landscape that we see at the forefront of Australian culture, Allday manages to finely blur the lines between a pop star and a rapper, leaning towards […]

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REVIEW: Shady Nasty

Written by on 23 July 2019

@The Chippo – 11/7/19 I often find it hard to agree with the well heard and often proven sentiment that Sydney’s live music scene is at a low point when there are bands like Shady Nasty causing a stir amongst revellers. It’s almost impossible to lump the band into one genre, but if I was […]

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REVIEW: Winston Surfshirt – “Baked Goods” Tour

Written by on 19 June 2019

Enmore Theatre; 31 May 2019 Hmm, where do I start with Winston Sursfshirt’s ‘Baked Goods’ tour?Selling out the Enmore Theatre in Newtown is no easy feat, yet Winston and his band succeeded in doing so. It wouldn’t have been the ‘Baked Goods’ tour if there weren’t a few concertgoers who were baked themselves. I’m not […]

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REVIEW: Mallrat, ft. NYNE, Kota Banks & Basenji

Written by on 31 May 2019

Metro Theatre; 12 April 2019 The night started at Spice Alley, only later did I realise that the after-work feed that served as the prelude to the gig would foreshadow the gig itself.  Before dinner, I told myself that I wouldn’t miss any of the opening acts as I have a tendency to rock up […]

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RBCF: On Fear & Diving Deep Into ‘Hope Down’

Written by on 25 June 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF – a mouthful, I know) are no strangers to the tireless grind that comes with being musicians. “We all started out just kicking about, playing barely any shows just writing songs in our bedrooms and not really doing anything with them,” explained Joe White Having played in numerous projects before settling […]

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RACKETT On: Camaraderie, Material Identity & Shaving Heads

Written by on 20 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] RACKETT have become notorious for having a raucous, raw, riot of a live show. Their career trajectory over the last year and a half can be measured akin to their performances; crazy, loud, fast-paced, and yet still focused. Having already begun their Rockin’ The Puburbs tour – which they achieved through winning the competition of […]

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Thundamentals: On How They Use Fear To Drive Them

Written by on 21 February 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 2017 was one hell of a year for the Thundamentals – their most successful year to date, musically speaking. Hot off a well-deserved, #8 place in the Hottest 100, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Tuka (one third of the current incarnation of the Thundamentals, along with Jeswon and DJ Morgs) about […]

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