Saturday 18 December 2010


Nick Bollinger wraps up some of his favourite releases of 2010 in The Sampler.

An overview of events and issues in the music industry over the past year in Access All Areas.

Round Trip Mars label founder Stinky Jim reflects on a decade of boutique beats.

3-4 pm

Andy Cirzan aka DJ Lo-Fi travels around the United States rooting through bargain bins searching for the weirdest, most obscure Christmas songs. At the end of the year he puts together a compilation for friends and acquaintances including the musicians he works with as Vice-President of Chicago concert promoters JAM Productions. Download the compilation here

Visit Little Monster Studios, in suburban Auckland, where local bands have recorded original and traditional songs for the silly season compilation "A Very Little Christmas".

English punk band The Fall were here last weekend - among the audience were many who caught The Fall's first NZ gig in 1982 - they compare the band then and now. See photos here

And we'll wrap up a host of holiday season gigs, concerts and live musical outings you might enjoy.

4-5 pm

Musical Chairs featuring Hi-Revving Tongues - Fame and Flares

Hi Revving Tongues

The Hi-Revving tongues were early New Zealand purveyors of psychedelic pop music and won a huge following with their hits Tropic of Capricorn and Rain & Tears.
Keith Newman talks to former lead singer Chris Parfitt and guitarist and band leader Mike Balcombe now living in Melbourne.More here

Attend 'Singer Songwriters New Plymouth', a monthly night presenting original Taranaki music to packed houses for the past five years.