Melbourne To Hold Live Music Talks At The Toff

17 May 2012 | 12:24 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

Organised by SLAM, the discussion will look at the state of the music scene.

Stakeholders in the Melbourne live music scene will discuss the current and future state of the scene at the Toff Talks: Music Activisim: Save Live Australian Music [SLAM] discussion to be held Monday 28 May.

Two years on since the SLAM Rally saw 20,000 people protest against the link made between live music and violence by government regulators, and the organisers want to take stock of the changes and developments made.

The discussion, which is free entry and doesn't need a booking, will feature the following panelists:

James Young (Cherry Bar)
Helen Marcou (co-founder SLAM)
Dr Kate Shaw (ARC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne and music activist)
Councillor Ken Ong (Chairman Future Melbourne Planning Committee)

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It will run from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, with the documentary film Persecution Blues - The Battle For The Toteto be screened after.