Saturday 14 Feb 2009

Music 101 is getting all lovey dovey and playing some of our favourite love songs for Saint Valentine's Day, and maybe some anti love songs too - we're taking requests, so e-mail us with your suggestions.

Led Zeppelin biographer Mick Wall speaks to Trevor Reekie in Access All Areas.

We speak to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails ahead of his gig in Auckland this week

Also touring this week is Brooklyn duo High Places, we speak to them about crafting experimental electro-folk with household items

Nick Bollinger listens to new records by genre- and gender- busting American bands Of Montreal, and Antony and the Johnsons.

After the four o'clock news: AK79 Live! (Pt 1 of 2)

Revisiting the influential Auckland punk rock scene of the late 1970s.

This independent, gut level short haired rock and roll was first documented on the defining compilation AK79, a record that has taken on a life of its own over the last three decades to become an internationally-known snapshot of New Zealand in 1979 - all the more astounding considering the youthful scene that spawned it represented merely a tiny subset of local popular culture.

When The Terrorways, Proud Scum, Spelling Mistakes, Scavengers and the X-Features re-convened thirty years down the track, Radio New Zealand National was there to speak to the musicians and record the high-powered rock and roll fun that had earned this music a place in history in the first instance.