And not a moment too soon we have the details for the Save The Sando Rally. As you may or may not know, Newtown icon The Sandringham Hotel is under attack by the Commonwealth Bank / Bankwest as part of a coordinated campaign to rid themselves of over 1000 business loans through questionable practices.
There is a senate inquiry already underway, a class action lawsuit with hundreds of Hotels and other businesses affected and a major uproar from the community. Eventually the truth will come out, but in the meantime, there is a terrifying deadline looming, that of September 13, when the beloved Sando goes to Auction and will possibly be lost forever, most likely to be knocked down and turned into yet more highrise apartments. If this sale goes through, it won't matter if the truth comes out, no remunerations will repair the damage done to Australia's live music scene and the destruction of Marrickville Shire's longest running business, home to over 100 live acts per month, the Sandringham Hotel.
This Sunday, everyone who is against the illegal sale of the Sando better get down to Sydney Park from 12pm to rally against the bullyboy tactics of the bank. There'll be a number of bands and guest speakers and it'll all culminate in a march up King Street to the Sando with an impromptu version of "Long Way To The Top" in a homage to the famous AC/DC filmclip through the streets of Melbourne.
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