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City Central - Episode 6: What makes a strong music city?

City Central - Episode 6: What makes a strong music city?

Looking at the infrastructure and culture of Melbourne as a music city, what are its strengths i.e. venues, interconnected scenes and community radio, and how has music culture changed over time?

This episode draws together many voices to reflect on Melbourne's identity - what's changed, what works, and why is Melbourne so unique.

Guy and Ben talk about the city as a home of genre omniverous punks with techno side-projects.

Suzanne talks about the energy that builds in certain areas, and how Melbourne resonates with a special frequency.

Robin Fox from MESS talks about the success of Melbourne as a place where multiple musicians from many genres come together.

Becky Freeman/Sui Zhen talks about the shared values of an artistically engaged city, and the unique infrastructure that makes it possible to travel easily to gigs.

Remi, Sensible J and Chris talk about the evolution of Melbourne from a rock-only-region to a city the world looks to for fresh ideas in soul and funk.