Music 101 for Saturday 5 June 2010
Saturday 5 June
UNKLE are perhaps best known for their collaborations with the likes of Radiohead's Thom Yorke, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft and Jarvis Cocker - their new album continues the trend, with Mark Lanegan this time around. We talk about their musical relationships.
Blondie co-founder Chris Stein has exciting news for NZ fans. Listen here
Vibrators guitarist and singer Knox tells of the early days of punk when his band was sharing stages in London with the likes of The Stranglers and The Sex Pistols. Listen here
And a report from Chartfest in Christchurch last weekend. Listen here
Trevor Reekie reports from the Gold Guitars and New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore. Listen here
We've got a wrap-up of NZ Music Month action, including reports from the Pacific Music Awards in Auckland, Hook Line and Sing-a-long in Wellington schools,
And Band Of Strangers in Hamilton, where Andrew Fagan and J Williams perform their hits with a band of young musicians. Listen here
And a rundown of gigs coming up around the country.
Remix the Orchestra
Hip hop music has always taken a bubble'n'squeak approach to the musical ingredients it uses, sampling anything and everything to take the music into new territory. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Remix the Orchestra project offers Maori and Pacific Island students from the Manukau region the chance to have players from the APO to add their orchestral flourishes to the students' hip hop compositions - plus the opportunity to have rapper David Dallas add his rhymes to their beats.
Music Reporter Sam Wicks headed to the Otara Music Arts Centre with David Dallas and players from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to witness this orchestral/urban collaboration.
Analogue synth obsessive Benny Tones gives a guided tour of his toys. Listen here