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  • Stages: Wunderbar ( 16′ 55″ )

    Anthonie Tonnon heads to Lyttelton and visits a venue with nine lives. It may also be the country's most visually disarming bar - The Wunderbar.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Apr 2014

  • Liars ( 12′ 59″ )

    LA based trio Liars stood out in the electroclash scene of the early 2000s, with their evocatively titled debut "They Threw Us All In A Trench and Stuck A Monument On Top". It was dark, propulsive, strangely funny, and captured the spirit of New York, just a few months before 9/11. Moving between the harsh and the meditative, Liars early albums were written around external themes including witch trials, isolation , and the spirit of LA. On their last album, 2012's WIXIW, they turned the focus on themselves for their first album made entirely of electronic instruments. Emma Smith spoke with Liars' guitarist and Aaron Hemphill about their latest, decidedly more rawkus album, Mess.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Apr 2014

  • Dave McArtney Tribute Show ( 24′ 41″ )

    All Around This Town - the Dave McArtney Tribute show - brought friends and family of the late, great Dave McArtney to The Powerstation to pay tribute to the Hello Sailor and Pink Flamingos' player who penned hits like 'Gutter Black', 'Pink Flamingo' and 'Virginia'. Radio New Zealand captured Dave Dobbyn, Hello Sailor, Shona Laing and others put their spin on McArtney classics.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Apr 2014

  • The Sampler: Record Store Day 2014 Reissues ( 12′ 52″ )

    Nick Bollinger takes a listen to some of the special NZ reissues on offer for Record Store Day, which celebrates these shrines to physical product.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Apr 2014

  • Mike Bloomfield ( 16′ 30″ )

    Guitarist Michael Bloomfield was born in Chicago, a rich white Jewish kid who ended up jamming with some of the biggest blues players, as well as the likes of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. A new anthology called From His Head to His Heart to His Hands features Bloomfield's contributions to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag and the Super Session album. Trevor Reekie talks to one time Rolling Stone and Creem Magazine contributor John Morthland, about why Bloomfield is regarded as America's greatest 'forgotten' guitar hero.

    From Access All Areas on 19 Apr 2014

  • Introducing: Spycc ( 4′ 47″ )

    Spycc, with his song Slow Down, featuring Mahalia Simpson.

    From Introducing on 19 Apr 2014

  • ANZAC Day Maori TV Special ( 14′ 22″ )

    Nick Atkinson hung out at Maori Television as they filmed their ambitious ANZAC Concert featuring Hinewehi Mohi, The Four Sures and Will Crummer, who's joined on-stage by his daughter Annie. Tama Waipara produced the show this year.

    [topics] music, defence force, Te Ao Maori
    [regions] Auckland
    [people] George Nepia
    [tags] ANZAC Day, Maori TV, The Four Sures

    From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Apr 2014

  • The Exponents live at the Powerstation ( 28′ 8″ )

    Jordan Luck and the original line-up of the Dance Exponents played 'The Gluepot Reunion' in late 2013, alongside Hello Sailor and others, bringing together various alumni of this legendary Auckland venue.

    Equal parts concert and audience sing-along, this 'greatest hits' set from the perennial live favourites was recorded for posterity at the Powerstation by Radio New Zealand Nationals' award winning music engineer Andre Upston on 1 November 2013.

    The songs are: 'Sex & Agriculture', 'If Only I Could Die (And Love You Still)',‘Christchurch’, 'I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue)', 'Who Loves Who The Most', 'Why Does Love Do This To Me'.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • Stages: Kings Arms ( 15′ 13″ )

    This Auckland venue is a rite of passage for bands - and gig-goers - from around the country and one of the best places to catch an international act on the way up. It's just shy of its third decade, which in music venue terms makes it an institution. Anthonie Tonnon visits The Kings Arms, and its matriarch, Maureen Gordon.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • Introducing Trip Pony ( 5′ 48″ )

    Trip Pony, with her song Daze, featuring JayKin.

    From Introducing on 12 Apr 2014

  • Aldous Harding ( 14′ 49″ )

    Anika Moa could be credited with discovering Hannah Harding. She was busking on the streets of Geraldine, trying to raise the funds for a ticket to Anika's show that night, and ended up on stage supporting the headline act. It was a sweet story that gained her national attention and a new friend. Harding released her debut album under the moniker Aldous Harding this week. Ben Edwards of Lyttelton Records and Marlon Williams co-produced this first record. Nick Atkinson had never met Aldous Harding so he began by asking Marlon to point her out.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull ( 14′ 37″ )

    Ian Anderson, flute player and creative musical director for more than 40 years with his band Jethro Tull, is equal parts musician, composer, producer - and a very astute business man. Since they formed in 1967, Jethro Tull has sold more than 60 million albums. This April Anderson releases a new solo studio album called Homo Erraticus on his own Calliandra Records label. Trevor Reekie talks to Ian Anderson.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • The Spies ( 11′ 11″ )

    Wellington in 1979: A fairly unlikely bunch of musicians, artists and vagabonds went almost unnoticed in the squats of Wellington's Bosworth Terrace, playing and recording together, loosely grouped under the banner of "The Spies". Matthew Crawley speaks with The Spies' George D Henderson about the rather unusual circumstances that led to the recording of The Spies album The Battle Of Bosworth Terrace, and why it's taken 35 years for it to surface.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • Suren Unka ( 9′ 21″ )

    22 Year old Suren Unka is an Auckland based electronic producer who became infatuated with the drums at his church when he was a young'un, eventually joining his big brother's metalcore band. Aged sixteen he began dabbling with electronic music, inspired by local acts Shapeshifter and State Of Mind. He's about to release his debut LP, El Chupacabra - Kirsten Johnstone speaks with self-described 'gear nerd' Suren Unka.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • Grayson Gilmour live in session ( 23′ 37″ )

    Wellington songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grayson Gilmour performs a set of songs from his new album Infinite Life live in the Music 101 studio.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014

  • Into The East live session ( 12′ 24″ )

    This famous Invercargill acoustic duo are touring the nation with Twizel native Sarah Conlon. They're all performing live in the studio with Nick Atkinson.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 10 Apr 2014

  • Los Coronas ( 7′ 45″ )

    Los Coronas are a band from Madrid who formed back in 1991, and are still going with their blend of surf rock guitar, mariarchi trumpets and flamenco rhythms. They were one of the last bands to perform on the soggy Sunday at WOMAD 2014. Kirsten Johnstone caught up with them for a quick chat.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 05 Apr 2014

  • Introducing - Will Wood ( 5′ 27″ )

    Will Wood with the song Four Floors.

    From Introducing on 05 Apr 2014

  • David Dallas Live ( 27′ 50″ )

    On Waitangi Day 2014, Papatoetoe rhymesmith David Dallas played a hometown show with his band The Daylight Robbery at South Auckland's Barry Curtis Park. Radio New Zealand was on hand to record his mid-afternoon performance.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 05 Apr 2014

  • Stages - Chick's Hotel ( 15′ 14″ )

    Twelve kilometres out of Dunedin, a long way from students and student bars, is Port Chalmers. It is a beautiful, eerie port town with enough industrial noise to ease the tinnitus of the musicians who call it home. Chick's Hotel is a dark, looming building that holds a few secret rooms and 19th century ghost stories, and allows bands from around the world to add to the noise.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 05 Apr 2014

  • Dawn Raid Entertainment 15th Anniversary ( 17′ 22″ )

    April 11 2014 marks 15 years since the founding of Dawn Raid Entertainment, the South Auckland record label established by Danny 'Brotha D' Leaoasavaii and Andy Murnane when they were fresh out of business school. Dawn Raid Entertainment used Phil Fuemana's influential Urban Pacifika Records as the blueprint for their burgeoning empire, and went on to bring the world artists like Aaradhna and Savage. Sam Wicks talks to Andy Murnane and Brother D.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 05 Apr 2014