Saturday 17 January

12:30 pm Jamming on the Interislander

One of the most expensive items on a musician's tour itinery is transporting band and gear across the Cook Strait.

KiwiRail is helping out by allowing local bands and musicians to "sing for their sailing". So far over 250 local bands have paid for their trip on The Interislander by performing for surprised passengers.

Kirsten Johnstone takes to the water to talk to some of them.

At one, ex-pat Russian producer and vinyl enthusiast DJ Vadim checks in from a New Zealand holiday, to tell us about some local collaborations he's cooking up, touring with his wife and musical partner Yara Bravo, and to spin a new tune.

And young Auckland songwriter Lydia Cole drops by to sing us songs from her debut EP.

2:04 pm The Mixtape

Pop chorister Dudley Benson compiles a beguiling mixtape and talks about his choices.

The Mixtape: Dudley Benson

Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns - Te Whanau MaramaCoco Solid - New Year Barbara Morgenstern - Alles was Lebt Bewegt Sich
Max Richter - This Picture of Us, Carcade NW Byih
Antony and the Johnsons - Another World
Vashti Bunyan - Coldest Night of the Year
Arthur Russell - Janine
Bjork - Wanderlust (Ratatat remix)
Joan As Policewoman - Start of My Heart
Stars of the Lid - Another Ballad for Heavy Lids

3.04 pm Dr Colossus Live

This hot young band play a swirling mix of prog/gypsy/folk/metal/jazz, live at Roundhead studios.

Host Nick Dwyer with members of Dr Colossus preparing to perform.

3:30 pm The Who - Their Generation Pt 3 of 4

Paolo Hewitt presents episode three of BBC documentary series charting the early years of rock giants The Who. This week, it tells the story of Keith Moon's first gig with the band and behind-the-scenes anecdotes surrounding albums A Quick One and The Who Sell Out.

4:06 pm Big Day Out Report

The Radio New Zealand music team takes their annual excursion to the Big Day Out. We throw ourselves into the moshpit - with microphones - to talk to musicians and audience at the biggest one-day festival in the land.