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Music 101 Pocket Edition: Prince


A tribute to the late Prince Rogers Nelson. Featuring Shayne Carter, Steven Thrasher and more with musical tributes from Trip Pony, Jesse Sheehan and our own house band Erotic City. 

Kick Out The Jams: Goya


Interviews and live sets from the New Zealand music underground. This week The Wireless catches up with Wellington musician Goya.

He Ara Pūoro

A Pathway of Song

A Pathway of Song: Richard Nunns plays the many traditional Māori instruments in his collection.

The Sampler: A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Nick Bollinger delves into an album that combines soul horns and grunge anthems with classic country from Sturgill Simpson.

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New Zealand Live - Jesse Wilde & the Drive

This week's live concert is country rock by Jesse Wilde and the Drive.

From New Zealand Live on 29 Apr 2016

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avoid! avoid on their European influence and their debut 'Particles and Waves'.

From Radio NZ National Music on 29 Apr 2016

Jesse Sheehan - Nothing Compares 2 U

Jesse Sheehan pays tribute to the music of Prince with a cover of Nothing Compares 2 U

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

Bill Sevesi Remembered

Upon the death of ukulele master Bill Sevesi, M101's Melody Thomas speaks to Petrina Togi-Sa'ena about her recollections of the musician, teacher and band leader.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

Introducing Waterfalls

Amber Johnson under the moniker Waterfalls introduces us to her song Empty Arms are Kinder

From Introducing on 23 Apr 2016

Drax Project live in session at Blue Barn Studios

Upon the release of their second EP T/W/OO Wellington's Drax Project perform a live acoustic session at Blue Barn Studios.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

Trip Pony - When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry - Trip Pony's tribute to the late Prince Rogers Nelson

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

Murray Cammick on the legacy of Prince

Murray Cammick, founder of local music mag Rip It Up, reflects on the career and musical output of Prince with M101's Melody Thomas and Nick Bollinger.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

Shayne Carter remembers Prince

Shayne Carter gives a persuasive explanation on Prince's guitar virtuosity and shares his favourite Prince track with Music 101

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

Steven Thrasher on Prince

Guardian US' Writer-at-Large, Steven Thrasher speaks to Melody Thomas and Nick Bollinger about Prince's influence and legacy growing up as a gay, African-American youth.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

All the world’s a stage

How shall I celebrate thee? Let me count the ways... Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

From Radio NZ National Music on 23 Apr 2016

NZ Live - Paddy Burgin's Wooden Box Band

Paddy Burgin's Wooden Box Band performs live in the Atrium at Te Papa.

From New Zealand Live on 22 Apr 2016

Anika Moa - live at Slowboat Records

Anika Moa - and sidekicks - perform live for the crowd at Slow Boat Records, Wellington for RNZ Music 101's Record Store Day broadcast.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

The Secret Life of Music Archives

Ever wondered what happened to those records of your Grandmas that your mum told you to look after? Apparently Samuel Scott has, and that is just one of the many reasons he went in search of the great New Zealand music archive.

From The Secret Life Of on 16 Apr 2016

Relics Music, Dunedin on Record Store Day

When one door closes, another opens; and when Markbecks Dunedin bowed out Relics Music was born. Opening in 2013, their aim is to make people happy by supplying the music that they love.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

Galaxy Records, Christchurch on Record Store Day

Christchurch's Galaxy Records prides itself in being "a good old-fashioned, real independent music store with the best sounds around". The shop started in 1987 and changed hands a few times before Dave Imlay took over in 1993.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

Dave Dobbyn live on Record Store Day 2016

A live performance in the Slow Boat Records shop by Dave Dobbyn and his band. Then Dave and Melody talk about the state of music and the value of vinyl and record stores.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

Vinyl Countdown on Record Store Day

New Plymouth's Vinyl Countdown celebrated Record Store Day a little early this year, with Dave Dobbyn performing in-store on Thursday. The store was born out of the ashes of Wellington's Real Groovy and has been in operation for just under 5 years. Zac Arnold caught up with it's owner.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

Record Store Day in Wellington

M101 producer Yadana Saw goes for a wander down Cuba Street to see what other stores are up to on RSD.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

Slow Boat founder Dennis O'Brien

Melody talks to Slow Boat Records founder and "coach" Dennis O'Brien about how his iconic store came to be.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016

Orchestra of Spheres live at Slow Boat Records

Broadcasting live from Slow Boat Records, Music 101 opened with a live performance from Orchestra of Spheres.

From Radio NZ National Music on 16 Apr 2016


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