Music 101

Saturday 25 June 2016, with Kirsten Johnstone

Marlon Williams in Session
Fresh from knocking the socks off late night U.S. television host Conan O’Brien, Lyttelton darling Marlon Williams plays us a brand new song.  

Marlon Williams on the red carpet at the 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Photo: RNZ / Natasha Frost

Roger Shepherd Book Club
A flock of Flying Nun fans sit down together to dissect Roger Shepherd’s biography ‘In Love With These Times’

Matariki on the Move: He Huinga Whetū
Graduates of the Toi Māori Aotearoa Pao Pao Pao music programme are celebrating Matariki by paying tribute to Pao Pao Pao’s founder, the late Dr Hirini Melbourne. Matariki on the Move sees He Huinga Whetū perform some of Dr Melbourne’s treasured collection of waiata at Auckland marae. Four of He Huinga Whetū’s seven-strong line-up join us in studio with their Matariki selections.

He Huinga Whetū

He Huinga Whetū (L-to-R: Sherydon Ngaropo Te Tai, Te Karehana Gardner-Toi, Alarmanda Tahu, Seth Haapu) Photo: Zac Arnold

Troy Kingi - Cold Steel
Singer, songwriter, actor Troy Kingi introduces his new track Cold Steel, which he’s co-written with Electric Wire Hustle’s Mara TK from his  forthcoming LP Guitar Party at Uncle’s Bach.

Mara TK and Troy Kingi with Purple Haze

Mara TK and Troy Kingi with Purple Haze Photo: Yadana Saw

40 years of RDU  
Canterbury student radio station RDU has weathered some stormy weather over it’s 40 years - we take a look at the museum exhibition which celebrates its story.

Introducing: Haan808


Haan808 Photo: supplied

The Chills Live At The NZ Arts Festival 
One of the first acts to be signed to Flying Nun, Dunedin band The Chills became known internationally in the early 80s for jangly pop songs ‘Pink Frost’, ‘I Love My Leather Jacket’ and ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’. Frontman Martin Phillipps hasn’t let his songwriting knack slip though - last year they released Silver Bullets - their first album in twenty years. They played the NZ Festival earlier in the year, we were there to catch them playing a mix of new songs and old favourites.

Butch Vig: Production Mastermind

5:00 PM.Garbage's Butch Vig talks to Sam Wicks about pulling double duties as the band's drummer and in-house producer.