Ever wandered down on a Friday evening to catch a beer and some live music only to find your beloved venue has up and disappeared? We take a look over the last two years and the key events that have shaped the state of Australia’s live music and its venues. Mostly for the troubles they’ve faced, with a large number being forced to close down. But it’s not all bad news… some have managed to pull through while there’s even been new venues that have sprung up. So if you’ve been wondering “whatever happened to my local music venue?” perhaps we’ve got the answer.