Sharon Jones
The first lady of Funk, Sharon Jones tells what helped her through her recent battle with cancer, and her plans to head down under.

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Ronny Jordan
Mark de Clive Lowe reflects on the life and influence of the late jazz guitarist, and pivotal figure in the acid jazz movement.

Estere and Odissee
One prodigy, one mentor, and 10 days of studio time. In October last year, Wellington soul singer Estere became the latest recipient of the Prodigy Project - an initiative that pairs new artists and studio veterans - with Estere mentored by Washington D.C.-bred MC and producer Oddisee at Red Bull Studio. We hear them in action.

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Estere and Odissee


Jagwar Ma
This Australian psychedelic/dance band on sounding like themselves.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live
Unknown Mortal Orchestra began as the solo sonic experiments of Portland-based expat and former Mint Chick Ruban Nielsen, growing to become an award-winning psychedelic three-piece opening for the likes of Grizzly Bear and Weezer. They returned for their third headline New Zealand Tour in July 2013, playing this show at Kings Arms in Auckland.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra, image by Neil Krueg.


The Nerve Part 5 - myTunes: Music & Identity
Today, it seems, everyone has the opportunity to create their very own personal soundtrack to their lives. There's a very simple reason that the iPod starts with the letter "I". On Episode 5 of The Nerve, host Jowi Taylor examines how music plays an integral part in everyone's identity, regardless of class, race, religion, education, gender, or sexuality.


Big Day Out 2014
Sam Wicks, Nick Atkinson and Joe Nunweek return to the Big Day Out, which is held for the first time at Western Springs Stadium. Includes interviews with Portugal the Man, Naked and Famous, Deftones, CSS, Beady Eye, and Mudhoney. Check out more of our Big Day Out coverage.

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Crowd shot: Pat Shepherd

Heleyni Pratley of Big Rick takes us inside one of the newest boutique music festivals- Chronophonium in Coromandel, which focusses on the experimental tip of local music.

Gig Guide


The Mixtape: Neil Finn
Invited musical guests compile a C60, and talk us through their selections. Today: new songs from both Neil and Liam Finn and classic recordings from Dizzy Heights producer Dave Fridman feature in a democratic, family selection.
Repeated: 11 pm Thursday 3 January 2013 in place of The Music Mix

Music played in this show


Artist: US3
Song: Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) [Instrumental]
Composer: Herbie Hancock / R. Kelly / Mel Simpson / Geoff Wilkinson
Album: Hand On The Torch 20th Anniversary edition
Label: Bluenote


Sharon Jones- Give The People What They Want
Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Song: Retreat
Composer: Mann
Song:You’ll Be Lonely
Composer: Gastelum
Song: Get Up and Get Out
Composer: Steinweiss
Song: People Don’t Get What They Deserve
Composer: Mann
Album: Give The People What They Want
Label: Daptone

Ronny Jordan with Mark de Clive Lowe
Artist: Ronny Jordan
Song: So What
Composer: Davis
Album: The Antedote
Label: Island

Artist: Ronny Jordan
Song: The Jackal feat Dana Bryant
Composer: Jordan/ Bryant
Album: The Quiet Revolution
Label:4th and Broadway


Artist: Madlib
Song: Please Set Me At Ease
Composer: Humphrey/ Madlib
Album: Shades of Blue
Label: Blue Note


Estere and Oddisee
Artist: Estere
Songs: Cruel Charlie
Composer: E.Dalton
Label: Private

Artist: Oddisee
Songs: No Rules For Kings
Album: The Beauty In All
Composer: A.Khalifa
Label: Mello Music Group

Artist: Estere/Oddisee
Songs: Noon/Curtains Down/Flash Light
Composer: E.Dalton/A.Khalifa
Label: Private


Artist: Janelle Monae feat. Prince
Song: Given em what they Love
Composer: Monae
Album: Electric Lady
Label: Atlantic



Artist: The Stone Roses
Song: Waterfall
Composer: Brown, Squire
Album: The Stone Roses
Label: Liberation


Jagwar Ma
Artist: Jagwar Ma
Song: Come Save Me, What Love, Man I Need, The Throw
Composer: Jagwar Ma
Album: Howlin'
Label: Marathon Artist


Artist: Warpaint
Song: Disco//Very
Composer: Warpaint
Album: Warpaint
Label: Rough Trade

Artist: Liars
Song: Mess
Composer: Liars
Album: Mess On A Mission
Label: Mute


UMO Live at the Kings Arms
Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Song: Thought Ballune, No Need For A Leader, Secret Xtians, Ffunny Friends
Composer: R Nielsen
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Recording


Artist: Jonti
Song: Nightshift in Blue
Composer: Jonti
Label: Stones Throw



The Nerve: part 5-Music and Identity

Artist: Mogwai
Song: No Medicine For Regret -
Composer: Mogwai
Album: Rave Tapes
Label: Rock Action


Big Day Out 2014
Artist:Dr Dre - Featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
Song: Nuthin' But A G Thang
Composer: Dre/Dogg
Album: The Chronic
Label: Death Row

Artist: The Naked And Famous
Song: In Rolling Waves, A Stillness
Composer: Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short
Album: In Rolling Waves
Label: Fiction/Island

Artist: Mudhoney
Song: No One Has
Composer: Mudhoney
Album: Sub Pop Silver Jubilee

Artist: Mudhoney
Song: I Don’t Remember You
Composer: Mudhoney
Album: Sub Pop Silver Jubilee

Artist: CSS
Song: Echo Of Love
Composer: Adriano Cintra, Ana Anjos, Adriano Cintra, Lovefoxx
Album: Liberación
Label: V2

Artist: CSS
Song: Ruby Eyes
Composer: Adriano Cintra, Lovefoxx
Album: Liberación
Label: V2

Artist: CSS
Song: You Could Have It All
Composer: Adriano Cintra, Lovefoxx
Album: Liberación
Label: V2

Artist: Beady Eye
Song: Flick of the Finger/Face the Crowd
Composer: Bell/Archer/Gallagher
Album: Be
Label: Sony

Artist: Arcade Fire
Song: We Exist/Refleckor
Composer: Arcade Fire
Album: Refleckor
Label: Merge

Artist: Portugal. The Man
Song: Plastic Soldiers/Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue
Composer: Portugal. The Man/ Danger Mouse
Album: Evil Friends
Label: Atlantic

Artist: Pearl Jam
Song: Mind Your Manners
Composer: McCready
Album: Lightening Bolt
Label: Monkeywrench



Artist: Big Rick
Song: Under The Ground
Composer: Big Rick
Album: Under The Ground
Label: Self-released

Artist: Sheep Dog and Wolf
Song: Glare
Composer: McBride
Album: Egospect
Label: Lil Chief

Artist: The Conjurors
Song: Our Love Is Dead
Composer: Crawley/Shute
Album: Single
Label: Sound Recordings

Artist: Mice On Stilts
Song: Syds Socks
Composer: Mice On Stilts
Album: An Ocean Held Me
Label: Triple A Records

Artist: Glass Vaults
Song: Alight
Composer: Larson/Pierce
Album: Bright EP
Label: Self-Released

Artist: Long Horn Breed
Song: Headquarters
Composer: Long Horn Breed
Album: Single
Label: Self-Released

Artist: The Shocking And Stunning
Song: Breakdance
Composer: The Shocking And Stunning
Album: We Will Fight You
Label: Self-Released

Artist: Rackets
Song: Snake In The Grass
Composer: Rackets
Album: Could Do Better
Label: Self-Released

Artist: Indi
Song: Stay
Composer: Indira Force
Album: Single
Label: Self-Released

Artist: Doprah
Song: Whatever You Want
Composer: Marr/Force
Album: Single
Label: Self-Released


Gig Guide

Artist: The Motels
Song: Danger
Composer: Davis, McGovern
Album: The Motels: The Best Of (Compilation)
Label: EMI

Artist: King Crimson
Song: Indiscipline
Composer: Fripp, Belew
Album: Discipline
Label: Polydor

Artist: X Ray Fiends
Song: Tsunami
Composer: X Ray Fiends
Album: X Ray Fiends
Label: Private

Artist: Matmos
Song: Mental Radio
Composer: Matmos
Album: The Marriage Of True Minds
Label: Thrill Jockey



Neil Finn Mixtape
Artist: Tinariwen
Song: Lulla
Album: Imidiwan: Companions
Label: World Village, Independiente

Artist: Breeders
Song: Drivin' On 9
Composer: D.Leone/S.Hickoff
Album: Last Splash
Label: 4AD/Elektra Records

Artist: Connan Mockasin
Song: The Man That Will Find You
Composer: C.Mockasin
Album: Caramel
Label: Phantasy Sound

Artist: Talking Heads
Song: This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)
Composer: D.Byrne.C.Frantz/J.Harrison/T.Weymouth
Album: Speaking in Tongues
Label: Sire

Artist: MGMT
Song:The Youth
Composer: A.VanWyngarden/B.Goldwasser
Album: Oracular Spectacular
Label: Columbia

Artist: David Bowie
Song: Moonage Daydream
Composer: D.Bowie
Album: 7-inch single
Label: B&C Records

Artist: Liam Finn
Song: Snug As Fuck
Composer: L.Finn
Album: The Nihilist
Label: Liberation

Artist: Lawrence Arabia
Song: The Listening Times
Composer: J.Milne
Album: The Sparrow
Label: Bella Union

Artist: Neil Finn
Song: Flying In The Face of Love
Composer: Finn
Album: Dizzy Heights
Label: Lester