Some upcoming gigs in Sydney

Some really interesting gigs coming up in Sydney. Who's in?

Russian Circles
Russian Circles are kind of The Necks with metal instrumentation.  Cinematic metal?  I think they're fucking awesome. Playing Hermann's on 11th September.

http://www.last.fm/event/1973836+Russian+Circles

Marnie Stern
Marnie Sterm, well she's just fucking indescribable. Amazing shredding guitar taps + bubblegum pop. Something genuinely unique.  All I can offer is some YouTube links, but her album "This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That" is one of the most strangely addictive musical treats in the last while.  Playing some venue called "Tone NIghtclub" on Wentworth Avenue on 6th October.

The Official Organ of the NSW Liberal Party

Business leaders demand say in running Sydney

Clover Moore

Businesses are fed up ... Lord Mayor Clover Moore / Pic: Ella Pellegrini. Source: The Daily Telegraph

Limited News abandons all pretense, now it's just the Official Publisher of the Liberal Party of Australia. In this ridiculous piece it quotes three "powerful players in the corporate world" who are fed up with Clover Moore's control of the City of Sydney. They fail to mention the small matter that every one of the three "captains of industry" quoted have served as Liberal Party politicians.

Nick Griener was Liberal Premier of NSW from 1988 to 1992.
Kathryn Greiner is his wife and was a Liberal councilor for the City of Sydney, that is a direct political rival of Clover.
Patricia Forsythe was a Liberal Member of the Legislative Council from 1991-2006.

All disinterested captains of industry with no political axe to grind here. Of course. Vikki Campion, I hope you don't claim your job title is "journalist".

Top Hottest 100 Australian albums of all time

Just put my votes into Triple J's Hottest 100 Australian albums of all time.  I just hope Farnsey and Barnesy don't make the top 10!

Here's my top 10, not in any order:
  • INXS  -  Kick
  • Itch-E & Scratch-E  -  Itch-E Kitch-E Koo
  • AC/DC  -  Back in Black
  • Gotye  -  Like Drawing Blood
  • Midnight Oil  -  10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
  • Necks, The  -  Next
  • Pnau  -  Sambanova
  • PVT (aka Pivot)  -  O Soundtrack My Heart
  • Regurgitator  -  Tu-Plang
  • Severed Heads  -  Come Visit The Big Bigot