Saturday 20 November

2-3 pm

We speak to Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who launched the careers of MC5, The Stooges and the Doors amongst others.

NZ Band Steriogram, now twelve years old and scattered all over the world, tell of their new, comeback album, Taping The Radio, and how they became the subjects of a movie...Listen here

And Bad Religion celebrate 30 years of making politically pointy pop punk.

3-4 pm

Record crate archaeologist DJ Kon talks about the links between hip-hop and country (and everything in between). Hear a mix from him here

New York rapper Jean Grae shares her love of words, imagination, and following your bliss.

And Hopey One, a female beatboxer in a male dominated field, gives us a demo and talks about touring with Dudley Benson. Listen here

4-5 pm

Musical Chairs features John Metcalfe, a New Zealander with an impressive career as a musician, composer and arranger in the United Kingdom. John Metcalfe has worked with the likes of Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Simple Minds, The Durutti Column, Tuxedomoon, Blur, Morrissey, George Michael and even Tom Jones.

In the 1980s he helped to launch the ground-breaking Factory Classics record label alongside Factory boss Tony Wilson. Most recently he's arranged the string sections on Peter Gabriel's 'Scratch My Back' project, as well as working on his own music - both solo and with a quartet.

For our New Zealand music profile series Musical Chairs reporter Sam Coley visits John Metcalfe at his home in Oxford in the United Kingdom.Listen here

And New Pornographers' Carl Newman on how to wrangle a pop super group.