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A number of Melbourne's live music venues are having problems with noise complaints. A Live Music Taskforce has been set up by the Victorian Government and is set to review the impact of 'existing regulation on the city's live music scene and look at legislative models used in other states'(Melbourne Times, June 11) in order to try and resolve some of the problems being faced by venues like The Empress in North Fitzroy and The Espy in St Kilda. You can find out more from the Fair Go 4 Live Music coalition.

Local and/or General is an Australian music program on community radio station Triple R in Melbourne. It's hosted by me, Ryan Egan, and specialises in music by unsigned and independant bands. It also features regular interviews, live sets and a gig guide.

Local and/or General is proudly sponsored by Bakehouse Studios and Nigel Derricks Productions. Each month, I will be giving a Melbourne band or artist the chance to win recording time at Bakehouse Studios. Click here for more information.

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