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1.20 Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst ahead of Aotearoa shows

The three members of Bright Eyes lined up against a flowery wall

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Conor Oberst and his reformed band Bright Eyes and return to perform in NZ next month. 
They originally formed back in the mid-'90s, and received critical darling status with their early albums.

Bright Eyes made a huge impact and influence appearing in countless films and television shows and their songs have been covered by dozens of artists including Lorde, The Killers, Mac Miller, Phoebe Bridgers,

After a long hiatus, Bright Eyes made an auspicious return with 2020's Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, their first studio record since 2011

Charlotte Ryan catches up with Connor Oberst as his band Bright Eyes prepare to perform in NZ next month.

2.15  Rodger Fox Big Band celebrates 50 year Anniversary and tours with King Kapisi 

Rodger Fox is a New Zealand trombonist, jazz educator, recording artist and leader of the Rodger Fox Big Band - his jazz band which he formed in 1973.

The Rodger Fox Big Band is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and once again they are heading out on tour for a very special show - this time interpreting songs from King Kapisi’s catalogue.

Fusing the modern big band sound with Aotearoa-New Zealand hip-hop, the Rodger Fox Big Band headlines this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival, collaborating with multi-award-winning Aotearoa hip-hop legend King Kapisi. This performance also features special guest, supremo blues vocalist Erna Ferry.

Rodger talks to Charlotte Ryan about the new tour.

Banner advertising the Roger Fox Big Band Tour Featuring King Kapisi with Erna Ferry

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October 19: Queenstown – Wakatipu High School Auditorium

October 20: Invercargill – The Civic Theatre
October 21: Oamaru – The Oamaru Opera House
October 22: Christchurch – The Piano
October 27: Wellington Jazz Festival – Michael Fowler Centre
November 12: Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre 

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2.30 The Sampler : Sufjan Stevens & Mary Lattimore

This week Tony Stamp reviews heartbroken folk ballads from Sufjan Stevens new album Javelin,  and harpist Mary Lattimore’s new album ‘Goodbye Arkada Hotel’

3:20 Introducing:  Bridges

This week we introduce you to Otautahi born Tamaki based musician Rachel Hamilton  Bridges.
She has just released her debut EP Twenty Something and introduces us to her new single 'Okay Alright '

3.30 ​Maxine Funke's delicate folk songs have earned her a global audience

The Dunedin musician has been releasing lo-fi acoustic albums since 2008, regularly drawing acclaim from international music press. Tony Stamp visited her hometown, to meet the person behind the otherworldly tunes.

Maxine Funke

Maxine Funke Photo: Tony Stamp

4pm The Mixtape - Italian Film festival Director Paolo Rotondo

Our guest today picking the music on the RNZ Mixtape is director, writer and actor Paolo Rotondo.

Cinema Italiano Festival director Paolo Rotondo  

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You will recognise him from screening on Xena Warrior princess, Shortland Street, Street Legal, The Strip, Spin Doctors, and more recently in the film adaption of The Luminaries

He has been very involved in theatre too, but today joins us with his Italian film festival Director hat on, as director of Cinema Italiano Festival 
facebook: cinemaitalianofestivalnz               

His Mixtape picks are: 

Pino Daniele. Je So'Pazzo
Fat Freddy's Drop - Ernie
Jovanotti - Bella
Trinity Roots - Home Land and Sea
Hak Baker - Venezuela Riddim
Massimo Ranieri - Rumba degli Scugnizzi


Songs played on the show today:


Troy Kingi - Bastard 
The Rolling Stones - Depending on you 
Erny Belle - Pit Stop
Skinny Pelembe & Beth Orton - Who By Fire
Leonard Cohen - You want it darker
Interview: Bright Eyes 
Christoph El Turento's song Numb feat. Troy Kingi.
Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman
Kali Uchis - Te Mata


King Kapisi - Subcranium Feeling [Instrumental]
Simple Minds - Dont you forget about me
Blondshell - Kiss City 
Byllie-jean - Running Amuck
Interview: Roger Fox Big Band 
The Sampler -  The Sampler - Javelin by Sufjan Stevens M101
The Sampler - The Sampler - Goodbye Arkada Hotel by Mary Lattimore M101
Oisin Leech - October Sun (feat. M. Ward, Tony Garnier & Steve Gunn)


Souls of Mischief - 93 til infinity LP Instrumental   
Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better
Ha The Unclear - Fish 
Dallas Tamaira - Levels 
Interview: Maxine Funke
The Chills - Night of Chill Blue - 2023 Remastered (quiet start)
Saint Saviour - Better Than