American musician and visual artist Lonnie Holley

American musician and visual artist Lonnie Holley Photo: RNZ/Kirsten Johnstone

1:10 How has the Universal Music Fire affected NZ musicians?

Elliott Childs talks to Jem Aswad and Simon Grigg about the devastating archive fire that hit Universal Music in 2008 and what that means for New Zealand musicians who may have been signed to the label.

1:30 Girls Rock Camp

Yadana Saw talks to Brooke Singer and Holly Curtis about the first Wellington edition of Girls Rock Camp

2:10 Song Crush

Kirsten Johnston and the RNZ Music team pick their favourite songs of the year so far.

3:10 Lonnie Holley

Kirsten Johnstone talks to US visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley about his incredible, turbulent life and how that has shaped his art.

3:30 Randa

NZ artist Randa talks to Yadana Saw about their new single and that Air New Zealand video.


Music played in this show


John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

Pixies - Hey

The Kingsmen - Louie Louie

Soaked Oats - Don't Chew

Girls Rock Camp

Holly Curtis - Dear Happy

Little Simz - Flowers (feat Michael Kiwanuka)


Song Crush

Lil Nas X - Old Town Road

Self Esteem - The Best

Sampa The Great - Final Form

Faye Webster - Room Temperature

Francesca Griffin - Stardust

Tyler The Creator - New Magic Wand

Ian Noe - Irene (Ravin' Bomb)

Aldous Harding - Treasure

Crumb - Ghostride


Radiohead - Lift

Lonnie Holley

Down In the Ghostness Of Darkness, I'm A Suspect, I Snuck Off The Slave Ship

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars

Mousey - Extreme Highs


Rock Bottom

Raze - Another Lover (feat. POETIK)

Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 1/2 Minute Workout)


The Mixtape: Indira Stewart

The Journeymen - 500 Miles

Glenn Miller - In The Mood

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Stevie Wonder - All I Do

Indira Stewart - I Found My Life In You