2-3 pm

Nirvana - Nevermind
20 years after the release of Nirvana's break-through album Nevermind, the remaining band members Dave Grohl and Kirst Novoselic, along with producer Butch Vig reminisce about the album, and their pal the late Kurt Cobain.

Haunted Love
The spooky duo discuss their fantastical pop tunes which thread together tales of teen romance, robot boyfriends and comic book horror.

Introducing: Jon Lemmon

3-4 pm

The Sampler: Thrashing Marlin

A review of the latest offering of Kiwi gothic from these Wellington-based studio mavens.

Tigilau Ness Session
A founding father of local reggae, Tigilau Ness talks about a recent family visit to his parent's homeland of Niue and reconnecting with that culture. Tigi also plays a couple of songs in the RNZ studio.

Tigilau's son Chu Fu's song Waka, featuring Teremoana Rapley. The video was directed by respected Māori filmmaker the late Merata Mita.

Esdra Neném Ferreira
The top Brazilian drummer shares some of the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé, which feed into his joyful, dexterous playing.

Gig Guide


Live: Ghost Wave in Session
Fans of shimmery, psych-pop and kraut rock should check this out. The Auckland band released its debut E.P. to favourable reviews in April. They perform mainly new material in the cosy brick room of Roundhead Studios. The band reckons the newer songs are more punchy and driving than the material on the EP. See what you think...

The Sampler: SuperHeavy
We review SuperHeavy - a super group including Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics and film soundtrack composer A. R. Rahman - But is it worth the weight?