Author: Mick Radojkovic

I like to consume stuff. Music, comedy, TV, films. Also, nachos and doughnuts. Thank you for your time.

Incubus and Līve make us pine for the old days – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (10.04.24)

For two bands that have been active for over 30 years, it’s a surprise to discover that they have never toured together until now. The tour matches two bands – very popular with the Gen X and Millennial fans – for slightly different reasons. Incubus were born out of the burgeoning nu-metal crave of the…

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Vivid Live 2024. Bigger, better and brighter than ever

One of the biggest highlights on the Sydney live music calendar is the Vivid event and with the 2024 line-up being dropped today, it’s fair to say, they’re well and truly back with an enormous line-up! From the 24th May to the 15th of June, Sydney will once again light up with events ranging from…

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Live Review: The National make up for the long absence at world-class Sydney show

The National have been regulars to our shores for 16 years, so the six-year gap since their last show in Australia is a fair enough gap to have revived the appetite for the Ohio via New York City group.  Bringing Annie Hamilton along for the tour was a stroke of genius. Not only is she…

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Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age show no signs of slowing at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion

In the six years since Queens of the Stone Age have been in Australia, it’s fair to say that a bit has happened. The world has changed in fundamental ways, we all had life-altering experiences and for Josh Homme, lead singer of the beloved QOTSA, he fought cancer – and won.  That sort of news…

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Live Review: P!NK soars, the rain pours and the crowd adores

The last time P!NK was in Australia and New Zealand, in 2018, she played to over half a million fans grossing over 100 Million dollars and setting the standard for massive arena shows. She is an artist that will leave big gaps in her touring schedule to allow for extra shows and that meant her…

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Take That

Take That bring Sophie Ellis-Bextor back to Australia for a huge tour

For the first time since 2017 British pop royalty, Take That – with three of the original line-up – return to Australia for their This Life On Tour extravaganza. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will bring the act around the country in October and November 2024 playing a series of arenas and spectacular A…

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Live Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway sizzles at Sydney Showground (04.02.24)

The actual laneways may not exist anymore, but the hot weather remained for the 17th Sydney edition of the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. The Sydney Showgrounds were again the venue for the well-loved festival and despite some trepidation at the change last year, there were some nice additions that improved the experience this year. With…

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Tenacious D return to Australia for the first time in a decade

“Let’s f**king get it on!” The rock-pig duo of Jack Black and ‘KG’ Kyle Gass are finally returning to Australia for their first tour of the country since 2013. The ‘Spicy Meatball Tour’ will  arrive in five Australian cities in July, before stepping over to New Zealand. They would also be in the country around…

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Texas and Sharleen Spiteri – The friends you’ve always needed, rock Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

You may not realise it, but Texas have always been there. Maybe popping up in your brain on an idle Tuesday or keeping you awake at night with the refrain of “I don’t want a lover; I just need a friend.” The Scottish group have never disbanded, and despite some hiatus time (where solo projects…

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SXSW Sydney – What did we see?

For those in the know, South by Southwest (always referred to as SXSW) is an institution. It’s an all-encompassing media, technology, gaming, film and music conference, networking opportunity and party that lasts a week and –some would say – takes a year to get over. It’s been going for 35 years in its hometown and…

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Review: Reuben Kaye proves that love and acceptance always triumph over fear and hate

Enmore Road was buzzing. Not just because it was a crisp Saturday night in mid-winter, but because Reuben Kaye was back and his presence at the glorious Enmore Theatre was highly anticipated by the public and police alike. Many words have been written about Kaye’s appearance on The Project in April, but it was the…

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Live Review: Laufey transfixed her Oxford Art Factory crowd in Sydney

Who is Laufey? Well, a simple search will reveal that they are a figure in Norse mythology and the mother of Loki. But in reality, it is the first name of an Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that has brought the world of jazz, bossa-nova and to a whole new generation. She has delivered her jazz-infused…

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Sydney Comedy Festival Gala Review: International comedy is back and it’s frenetic

The Sydney Comedy Festival has finally rolled around and it’s time for four weeks of comedy to take over a multitude of venues in the city, but first, the fabulous Sydney Opera House gets to host one of the opening week galas that showcase a selection of artists to be found on the programme. A…

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Matty Healy of The 1975 live on stage at Aware Super Arena on the 14th of April 2023. Photo by Jordan Curtis Hughes

Live Review: The 1975 are about the music in the end – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney (14.04.23)

The 1975 have not graced Australia’s shores since the illness and rain affected Laneway tour of 2020 and, in that time, two full albums (their fourth and fifth) have been released as well as an explosion on a little app called Tik Tok. Therefore, it was not surprising that their first Sydney show at the…

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Live Review: Carly Rae Jepsen delivers pure pop precision – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (07.03.23)

The queues outside the Enmore Theatre as doors opened were indicative that even a Tuesday night, after two of the hottest days in years in Sydney and World Pride only just in the rear-view mirror, wasn’t going to stop the rabid Carly Rae Jepsen fans from turning out and partying. You may be excused for…

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Marlon Williams

Live Review: Marlon Williams + Isabella Manfredi – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (15.02.23)

Transitioning from fronting a popular band to being a solo performer is a path well-travelled, but that’s not to say it’s a simple one. Many have tried and failed, but it’s those artists who really have something new to offer that can turn it into something exciting. The Preatures’ front-woman, Isabella Manfredi – on stage…

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Live Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Sydney Showground (05.02.23)

The return of St. Jerome’s Laneway felt much needed and right, but not as familiar as we remember it, unless of course you remember the Big Day Out. The Sydney Showgrounds site, including the cavernous Boiler Room (version 2.0) on a 25+ degree summer’s day has been the location for many classic festival experiences and…

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Interview: The Beths make way for Laneway before a massive year

“Rest is weird.” – This is how Elizabeth Stokes, guitar, singer and one-quarter of the formidable team, band and fast friends that are Auckland’s The Beths, starts our interview. 2022 saw them perform around 94 gigs in over a dozen countries as they took the chance to promote not one, but two albums that have…

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Bluesfest have added six more acts to their 2023 bill and they don’t disappoint

As is tradition, more acts have already been added to the Bluesfest lineup and you can be sure it won’t be the last announcement before the festival kicks off over Easter in 2023. In a big name drop that will surely stir the attention of many a dad-rocker, The Doobie Brothers will be heading to…

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Cameron James

Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Cameron James – Electric Dreams

  Nostalgia. It can happen to anyone, any time. The song that’s playing, that film you saw, the piece of memorabilia you found in your parent’s cupboard. They can spark memories of a time and place that you may have thought you’d forgotten. It’s those feelings of going back, remembering and sometimes cringing that Cameron…

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Greg Larsen

Sydney Comedy Festival: Greg Larsen – We All Have Bloody Thoughts

There could not be a more suitable title for a comedy show. We All Have Bloody Thoughts is exactly what you’d expect from a comedian that is known for quite shouty diatribes, especially from his appearances on the now defunct ‘Tonightly’ show, various other stand-up appearances or his opinion articles which dance on the line between…

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“Honest, brave and dedicated”: Camp Cope and Birdz shine at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

The artist, known as Birdz, a proud Butchulla rapper, original from Katherine in the NT, arrived on the expansive Enmore stage to a smattering of early arrivals. It didn’t take much encouragement for the main floor the start filling as he introduced himself and dove into a visceral highlight from his 2021 Legacy album, ‘Aussie…

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

The star of Rhys Nicholson has certainly risen, progressing from a struggling Sydney comedian, selling homemade bow-ties after shows and working at the evening’s box office, to hosting their own sold-out hour-long show at the same venue – it’s certainly been an impressive journey to witness. Their show was to be a triumph of navigating…

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