Starting after the news at Midday, the sounds of summer are sent back to the studio, with Dawn Tratt at the inaugural La De Da festival in South Wairarapa. Listen here

12.30pm Adventures in Musicland

Part 1 of 3: Nick D in Trinidad & Tobago
The Birthplace of the Caribbean Carnival tradition, Trinidad is one of the most musical nations in the world. Nick D gets an insight into the most important two days on the Trinidad calendar, talks to legendary figures in Calypso and Rapso music, discovers the art of the 'Lime', and learns that - even during election time - music is the most powerful force on the island. (photo - Black Stalin, by Warren Green) More here

Black Stalin Trinidad

1:09 pm NZ Music Blogging

Given the changing face of NZ music media, we speak to the publishers behind some of NZ's most influential music websites, Einstenmusicjournal, Undertheradar, and Elsewhere. Listen here

We meet local blues-funk band Nudge, who've already made a name for themselves as a party-starting live band - they play a session for us. Listen here

2.04 pm Bob Dylan - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Pt 2 of 2)

When Bob Dylan arrived in New York City in the early 1960's, his success challenged Tin Pan Alley's place in the charts, and changed the course of music history.
In this two part program, you will hear some of Bob Dylan's early demo recordings, and interviews from his first manager Roy Silver, music publisher Artie Mogull, journalist Colin Escott and record producer Steve Berkowitz. You can listen to the whole thing here

Your chance to win 'Next Stop Is Viet Nam - the War On Record'

Indie electro-folkie Sufjan Stevens talks about gettting over his creative crisis, his interpretive dance moves, Eurythmy, and his upcoming NZ shows. Listen here

Die Die Die live 3:04pm Live: Die! Die! Die!

Relentless world tourists 'Die! Die! Die!' started out seven years ago in Dunedin, and quickly built a reputation as one of the most dedicated live bands in the land. Radio New Zealand caught them on tape at Galatos in Auckland in October 2010. Listen here

We catch up with Electric Wire Hustle,who have had a huge year touring internationally (Listen here), and fellow future beat producer Flying Lotus samples local produce at Rhythm and Vines. Listen here

We tell you about upcoming gigs in your area.

4:06 pm Mix Tape: The Naked And Famous

Celebrity musical guests are invited in to spin their choicest cuts. Today, Silver Scroll winners Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith, from The Naked And Famous. Listen here (music not included online because of Copyright restrictions)


Frightened Rabbit - Modern Leper
The Mint Chicks - Life Will Get Better Some Day
Max Richter - The Twins (Prague)
Sage Francis - Sea Lion
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Thom Yorke - All For The Best
F**k Buttons - Surf Solar