The Drones, live at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

27th April 2013

On the ground of Bennelong Point, named after Woollarawarre Bennelong of the Eora people, inside the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, The Drones performed their classic cover of aboriginal folk singer Kev Carmody’s River of Tears:

A Marrickville brother under legal cover / In his home they gunned him down
Sad river of tears / Two hundred years 
(Carmody 1990)

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Favourite Albums and Gigs of 2012

That time of year has come, and the “best of 2012” lists are proliferating. Overall I’m listening to less music than ever, due to a podcast addiction, but I still think 2012 has been a good year for album releases. Here is my top ten. Make that eleven.

Top 11 Albums

  1. The Laurels – Plains
  2. Tame Impala – Lonerism
  3. The Dirty Three – Whatever You Love You Are
  4. Cat Power – Sun (see my review)
  5. Mosman Alder – Burn Bright
  6. Fabulous Diamonds – Commercial Music (see my review)
  7. Holy Balm – It’s You
  8. Tenniscoats – All Aboard (see my (review)
  9. Dinosaur Jr – I Bet On Sky
  10. Catcall – The Warmest Place
  11. Ned Collette + Wirewalker – 2

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