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Alex Lahey Dives Into Victoria’s Live Music Scene With ‘ALWAYS LIVE’ Podcast

Musician Alex Lahey is the host of the newly-launched ALWAYS LIVE podcast, which takes a deep dive into Victoria’s live music scene. Launched this week, the first two episodes of the series are available now.

As per a press release, the inaugural season of ALWAYS LIVE aims to celebrate some of the iconic venues that underpin Victoria’s reputation as a vibrant live music state. Over the span of ten episodes, Lahey will demonstrate what goes into making live music happen, interviewing venue owners, band bookers, crew, roadies, and fans.

Listen to the trailer for the first season of the ALWAYS LIVE podcast:

The podcast’s official description reads, “Through the retelling of amazing stories and the sharing of some incredible live music experiences, we pin-point the elements that connect Melbourne and Victoria to live music like no other place in the country.”

For the first two episodes, Lahey has rounded up an impressive roster of special guests, including musicians Paul Dempsey, Adalita, Dave Faulkner, Mark Seymour, Alice Ivy, Alice Skye, Vika Bull and Phil Jamieson. Various broadcasters, journalists, venue owners, and industry insiders also offer insights, including The Push CEO Kate Duncan, former Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan, and Music Feeds’ Sosefina Fuamoli.

The ALWAYS LIVE podcast is produced in conjunction with the ongoing ALWAYS LIVE live music program. ALWAYS LIVE launched earlier this year as a way of “turning up the volume on live music in Melbourne, the neighbourhoods and throughout regional Victoria”. So far, it has featured a fly-in concert from Foo Fighters, and will present events from Billy Joel, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Dua Lipa, Crowded House and more in coming months.

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