Music 101 for Saturday 10 July 2010
Saturday 10 July
In Access All Areas Trevor Reekie celebrates Propeller Records' 30th Birthday. The local label released a small avalanche of iconic bands in the early '80s, including post-punksters the Spelling Mistakes, the Screaming MeeMees, The Newmatics and Blam Blam Blam. Listen here.
Nick Bollinger reviews a Modern Classic from Vorn.
Fur Patrol front-woman Julia Deans is about to release her solo album - Modern Fables. Anika Moa chats to her. Listen here.
Music 101 is off to the movies this hour - the music documentaries to be specific:
Meet Andre Williams - he started singing r&b in the '50s, worked with many classic labels and stars, dropped out and re-invented himself as a sleaze-rocker in the '90s. He's still on the road aged 74, was recently the subject of a documentary, and has a new album just out. Listen here.
The director of the Trinity Roots documentary Music is Choice talks about why the film is more Bro-mance than Drama. Listen here.
1920s Hollywood Maori folk drama Under The Southern Cross has been given a modern twist, with a new live score composed by Himiona Grace, Warren Maxwell and Maaka McGregor. We talk with Himiona about the project. Listen here.
Strange Powers is a documentary that follows prolific and genre-bending band The Magnetic Fields over the past decade, both on tour and in the studio. We speak to multi-instrumentalist, vocalist AND manager Claudia Gonson about the documentary. Listen here.
A round-up of live music events.
Musical Chairs features The Avengers. The Wellington four piece were rarely out of the national pop charts between 1967 and 1969, putting their own spin on a series of cover songs that otherwise wouldn't have been released locally. Listen again here.
Japanese guitar maestro Tetuzi Akiyama shares sounds soft and loud from the Tokyo underground. Listen here.