Music 101 for Saturday 21 May 2011
2 - 3pm
The Harbour Union
Gravelly voiced country-noir singer Delaney Davidson talks about The Harbour Union - a collective of Lyttelton musicians including The Eastern, The Unfaithful Ways, and Lindon Puffin who have produced a fundraising album to help rebuild their beloved port town.
NZ On Air - Making Tracks
Chief Executive of NZOA, Jane Wrightson, talks about the changes to their music funding.
Music Managers Awards 2011
Nick Atkinson attends the annual recognition of music's best behind-the-scenes organisers and negotiators.
At age 62 Charles Bradley has just released his debut album. The veteran soul singer has seen some hard times but things seem to be looking up thanks to a recording contract with Daptone Records. Listen to the interview with Charles Bradley here
Nick Bollinger reviews a new album by 'slowcore' trio Low. Hear more from The Sampler here.
Wellington Stoner-metal band Beastwars (pictured left) is making big riffy waves with reviewers and live audiences - they talk about the good work ethic that comes with being older and wiser. Listen to the interview with Beastwars here
4 - 5pm
Sweet Folk to Bitchin' Prog Rock: Part Two: Between Glam and Glory
Between Glam and Glory is the story of the Clevedonaires from Clevedon who became the Cleves in Australia and Bitch when they tackled the British and European market in the early 1970s. After recording a classic progressive rock album in Australia the band headed to the UK where they were being groomed for success by Warner Brothers and booked by the same agency that looked after the Rolling Stones and Queen. Keith Newman talks to brothers and sister band members Ron, Graeme and Gaye Brown and bass player Rob Aicken. Hear part one and see photos here
The Audio Foundation
The Audio Foundation was founded in 2004 to support and preserve innovative audio culture. That includes sound-art and experimental music. They've recently opened The Audio Foundation Hub just off K-Rd in Auckland. We head to the launch to hear performances and speak to the people who avidly appreciate these often avant garde sounds. Hear Nick Atkinson at the launch of the Audio Foundation Hub here. Listen to an earlier interview with Audio Foundation Director Zoe Drayton here.