Music 101

Saturday 29 August 2015, with Emma Smith

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Music 101 Pocket Edition 54: Yo La Tengo/ Maala/ Orchestra of Spheres

Yo La Tengo follow up Fakebook, MAALA unmasked and Orchestra of Spheres live in session.

The Music Rundown 
Hear a playlist of musical highlights and appearances from this week's guests.

2–3pm

Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo have returned to the format of their fan adored 1991 album Fakebook, with a new collection of stripped back covers. Samuel Scott talks to Yo La frontman Ira Kaplan about what it means to look back and why hearing his wife Georgia sing on the new record Stuff Like That There breaks his heart.

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

Photo: Dusdin Condren

Introducing: Skyscraper Stan

The Sampler: Wilco – Star Wars
Nick Bollinger reviews the latest set from Illinois alternative rock sextet Wilco.
 

Fur Patrol
It's been six years since Fur Patrol last took to the stage, but last weekend saw the trio reunite for The Munki Mash,  a knees-up that marked the end of Wellington's Munki/Inca/Trident Studios building. Yadana Saw catches up with Fur Patrol’s Julia Deans, Simon Braxton and Andrew Bain to find out why this was the occasion that warranted their return.

Fur Patrol

Fur Patrol (L-to-R: Simon Braxton, Andrew Bain and Julia Deans)

Photo: Dan Robinson

34pm

Orchestra of Spheres
The Wellington sonic explorers join us for a session live at the Music 101 studio, with new drummer, Rikki Gooch.

MAALA
Electro-pop newbie MAALA is one of New Zealand’s most hyped up and comers, but with a label intent on keeping his identity secret, digging for information beyond his age (20) and location (Auckland) has been a rather unsatisfying exercise. Melody Thomas meets the mysterious young man behind the music.

MAALA

MAALA

Photo: Lia Kent Mackillop

Gig Guide

4–5pm

Global Beats: Cuban Overture Pt. 1
Cuba has an astonishing new generation of experimental musicians, eager to be heard by the wider world. DJ and producer Gilles Peterson has been travelling to Havana for the last six years in search of its best new artists. In this two-part series, he uncovers the unique music that’s made when young Cuban musicians look beyond their country to fuse worldwide influences with a distinctly Cuban sound.

Cuban musician Dayme Arocena

Cuban musician Dayme Arocena

Photo: BBC

John Lydon
Over four decades, John Lydon’s influence on pop culture has never diminished. With and his third book Anger is an Energy released earlier this year and a new Public Image album, What the World Needs Now…, out in September, his creative and confrontational journey continues to entertain and endure. Trevor Reekie talks to Lydon about his multifaceted career.

John Lydon

John Lydon

Photo: Paul Hartfield