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Saturday 31 October 2020
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12:00 APRA Silver Scrolls 2020
On Wednesday night the 55th Annual Silver Scrolls took place. It was a live-streamed award ceremony due to restrictions and the potential effects of Covid19.
Even though there was not a red carpet or a huge formal ceremony, a small group of finalists and music industry gathered at The Powerstation to watch the streamed show.
Music 101 was lucky enough to be there with a very sparkly RNZ microphone talking to musicians and winners of the night.
Performances on the night included:
- Benee, 'Glitter' – performed by Delaney Davidson and The All Girl Big Band
Click play to hear Benee's thoughts on the cover, and how she and her co-writers feel about winning the Silver Scroll.
- Troy Kingi, 'Mighty Invader' – performed by Alien Weaponry
Click play to hear Alien Weaponry talk about their process in covering the song.
- Nadia Reid, 'Get The Devil Out' – performed by Neil MacLeod
Click play to hear Nadia Reid's thoughts on the cover.
- Reb Fountain, 'Don’t You Know Who I Am' – performed by Disciple Pati
- L.A.B., 'In The Air' – performed by Mousey
Michael Norris, Mātauranga (Rerenga) – performed by Sam Trevethick, Darren Matthiassen, and Nick Robinson (members of Shapeshifter) with Tiki Taane
Rob Ruha, Ka Mānu – performed by Tomorrow People.
Click play to hear Rob Ruha's thoughts on winning the Maioha Award.
Marlon Williams and friends paying a beautiful tribute to Max Merritt with ‘Slippin away’
It's our pleasure to share with you now some of the performances.
1:30 The Sampler
Bruce's new album, Letter to You, is his 20th studio album and he told RNZ's Charlotte Ryan on Music 101 that the initial inspiration came from the death of an old friend.
Using a "gorgeous" guitar gifted by a fan, Bruce Springsteen found new songs came pouring out and were recorded with his lifetime companions, the E Street Band, in just five days.
It was also kickstarted by a gesture from one of his fans during the time Bruce was performing his hugely successful one-man stage show, Springsteen on Broadway, which ran for more than a year until December 2018.
Nick Bollinger reviews the new album from 'The Boss' on this segment of The Sampler
Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:
Bruce Springsteen - Burnin' Train
Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You
Bruce Springsteen - House of a Thousand Guitars
Bruce Springsteen - The Power of Prayer
Bruce Springsteen - Last Man Standing
Bruce Springsteen - One Minute You're Here
Bruce Springsteen - I’ll See You in My Dreams
Bruce Springsteen - If I Was The Priest
Ian Morris, a founding member of 1970s New Zealand rock band Th' Dudes, died ten years ago this month.
Morris was at school with other well known New Zealand musicians Dave Dobbyn and Peter Urlich.
They became friends and ended up forming Th' Dudes, along with Bruce Hambling and Peter Coleman.
Urlich says Morris was his oldest and dearest friend for the past 43 years and was just as at home with classics, jazz and country music.
After Th' Dudes split up, Morris went on to become a successful producer and record engineer and worked at Marmalade Studios in Wellington.
In 1987 he had a No 1 single with Tex Pistols and The Game of Love. He produced and sang in the cover version of the classic song.
Ian’s family have released a posthumous album A and B and C of D, a solo record completed before his death. Nick Bollinger reviews the new release on this segment of The Sampler.
Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:
Ian Morris - The Distance Between You and Me Morris
Ian Morris - Between the Stirrup and the Ground
Ian Morris - Nobody Rides For Free
Ian Morris - Maude
Ian Morris - Roll Call
Ian Morris - This Thin Desire
Ian Morris - Good News
Ian Morris - It’s Over
2:15 INTERVIEW: Auckland underground superstars Imugi 이무기
Imugi 이무기 are duo Carl Ruwhiu and Yery Cho. They released their first EP Vacasian in 2017, a journey into the “diasporic-Asian-girl-psyche” and the healing it takes to go from self-consciousness to self-awareness. Their just-released Dragonfruit EP furthers that narrative.
Carl Ruwhiu and Yery Cho’s music combines late 90s downbeat and trip-hop, smooth synth-pop, and the bounce of modern R&B.
With roots in South Korea and Aotearoa, Imugi 이무기 explore the complex issues that migrant women of colour face, with the goal of embracing multiculturalism and challenging Eurocentric structures.
The duo have played many acclaimed shows, from Laneway, to Rhythm & Vines, as well as supporting acts such as Confidence Man and Cosmo’s Midnight.
Imugi 이무기’s new single ‘Somebody Else’ sparks a new era for Carl and Yery – it’s their first new release this year. The track is taken from their sophomore release, 7-track EP Dragonfruit, which came out yesterday.
Charlotte Ryan spoke with the pair about their musical journey so far, and how Korean folk tales influence their music.
3:00 Introducing Abrezy - The Outliers
The Outliers is a gritty, unapologetic look at youth from minority backgrounds in New Zealand. From great adversity comes great strength, so the aim of The Outliers is to search out youth who are the standout, the anomaly or the outlier in their community and in New Zealand. The Outliers will meet inspirational youth while also exploring the source of most minority success - the community where they come from!
Today, we introduce you to Abid Rahman AKA Abrezy, who is a Bangladeshi born rapper living in Wellington.
Kiwi Concert Party
The Kiwi Concert Party will take place at Auckland's Villa Maria Winery on January 23, 2021,
Tim Finn, Bic Runga, the Topp Twins, and the Hātea Kapa Haka group are headlining.
Runga, Finn, and the Topps will perform live on stage together and will also perform each other's songs.
Tony is joined by Worlds of Music host Trevor Reekie, and RNZ reporter Eva Corlett, to bring you six brand new tunes.
Songs played on this episode of Songcrush:
Arlo Parks - Green Eyes
Adrianne Lenker - Dragon Eyes
Lontalius - Faint
Vanessa Worm - Bones & Blood
Erika De Casier - No Butterflies, No Nothing
Darren Watson - Ernie Abbott
4:00 The Mixtape: Lawrence Arabia
Lawrence Arabia is the musical guise of New Zealand artist and composer James Milne.
He's described his music as "channeling the pop sensibilities of The Kinks’ Ray Davies, and combining them with classic West Coast sunshine pop, together with something altogether more offbeat".
Since the release of his debut album in 2006, Lawrence Arabia has gone on to become a mainstay in the New Zealand music scene, releasing five critically acclaimed albums and a diverse catalog of collaborative work.
His album Absolute Truth won Best Alternative Album at the 2016 NZ Music Awards, in 2013 he won Best Male Solo Artist after releasing The Sparrow, and in 2009 he won the coveted APRA SIlver Scroll for the song 'Apple Pie Bed', which he wrote alongside The Phoenix Foundation's Luke Buda.
He talks to Charlotte Ryan about six of his favourite songs and his career as a songwriter.
Horomona Horo, Ariana Tikao, Warren Warbrick & Hinewehi Mohi - Karanga
Marlon Williams & Ensemble - Slippin Away
Delaney Davidson - Glitter
Tomorrow People - Ka Manu
Tiki Taane and Friends -Mātauranga (Rerenga)
Neil MacLeod - Get The Devil Out
Alien Weaponry - Mighty Invader
The Wha Cups' - Calling On
Chris Knox - My Only Friend
Bruce Springsteen - Letter to you
Nick Cave - Red Right Hand
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - I Put a spell on you
Donovan - Season of the Witch
RJD2 - Ghostwriter
Greenskeepers - Lotion
Milton DeLugg & The All Stars - The Munsters Theme
Crowded House - Whatever you want
The Doors - People are strange
Marlon Williams - Vampire Again
Bobby ‘Boris’ Picket - Monster Mash
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Mapura Music – Nothing
Karen O and Willy Nelson - Under Pressure
Herbs - Dragons and Demons
Tim Finn - Fraction too much Friction
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead
A Forest -The Cure
Dead Mans Bones - Pa Pa Power
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
The Specials - Ghost Town
Niel Young - Vampire Blues
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
The Searchers - Love Potion #9