Music 101 for Saturday 18 June 2011
Shihad front man Jon Toogood has brought together a veritable supergroup of local musicians under 'The Adults' banner: Tiki Taane, Nick Roughan, Shayne Carter, Gary Sullivan, Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Riki Gooch, Warren Maxwell and others. We speak to some of them about this grown-up band.
Introducing: Brand New Math
Newish local bands have two minutes to talk about themselves.
Page Hamilton from Helmet doesn't have a guitar-shaped pool but says he probably would buy one if he had the money, "just for the hell of it". At 51, his guitar playing is as ferocious and metronomic as ever, he's toured with everyone from Nirvana to David Bowie and the former New Yorker, now based in LA, has got the war stories to prove it. Listen to Page Hamilton of Helmet here.
The man behind Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, talks about chillin' with Kanye West, his side-projects Volcano Choir and Gayngs, and the self-titled follow up album to his beloved debut "For Emma, Forever Ago". Listen to the interview with Bon Iver here
Introducing: The Broadsides
Late-blooming country blues-man Seasick Steve talks about the new album 'You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks' and his new bass player, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. Listen to the interview with Seasick Steve here
Live: Shihad - Killjoy
One of New Zealand's greatest rock bands perform songs from the classic album 'Killjoy' live at the Powerstation in Auckland.
The Sampler: Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore
Take a listen to the new solo album by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, in which producer and collaborator Beck Hanson adds his signature sonic weirdness; as well as a recent film soundtrack from Sonic Youth.