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Nat Radio and Music 101 present: The Transmission

National Radio and Music 101 present: The Transmission. Saturday May 6th, Bar Bodega.

On May 6 National Radio and Music 101 will present The Transmission, a one day music performance & recording event open to the public. The event features Minuit, The Recloose Live Band, Bunnies on Ponies, Grayson Gilmour, Hot Swiss Mistress, Ryan Prebble, and Alphabethead.

National Radio 101fm will be broadcasting live from Bodega from 2pm on Saturday May 6th, with interviews, an acoustic session from rising star Ryan Prebble, a panel discussion chaired by Trevor Reekie, DJ Alphabethead performing a very special Kiwiana mash-up of records from the RNZ Vaults. Sarah McMullan, the presenter of Music 101 also introduces the best in new local music, the Music Mix speaks to Don McGlashen about his new album, and then it's upstairs at 4.00pm for the Recloose live band.

Titahi Bay via Detroit Producer Matt Chicoine (aka Recloose) melds together his techno roots with the pacific flavours he's soaked up during his four years living in NZ. He's picked up some of Aotearoas top musicians as bandmates, to make a soul and funk infused live experience to remember.

Bunnies on Ponies : The beat bunny line includes Dave Long from the Muttonbirds on lap steel, creating 'doomsday Hawaiian sounds'. Revelling in the opportunity to let loose with some of his secret folk desires, Sam Scott describes the Bunnies as a "hotch potch kind of folk band that combine gentle folk songs with slightly aggressive improvised arrangements"

Fellow Phoenician Warner Emery appears with his own side project, Hot Swiss Mistress, along with ex-Paselode drummer turned bassist Rhys Lightning, and Ben King on drums. The Wellington-based three piece give new life to old school Flying Nun sensibilities while forging their own unique and original indie style.

Ryan Prebble appears with a troupe of sppons players, harmonica players, Doo-wop girls, and mysterious bearded men for his own blend of Wellington roots music.

There's Grayson Gilmour, one quarter of Wellington synth rock outfit 'So So Modern' and a very talented songwriter in his own right. He'll be performing his solo material with any number of gadgets and bizarre synths. He released his third album last year, even though he's only 21, and he's about to record his fourth. His music has had comparisons to Elliot Smith and Radiohead.

And you can dance into the night with Minuit, those breakbeat banditos, with a whole crop of tunes from the new album- "the Guards Themselves". Front woman Ruth Carr is enigmatic and gorgeous, but it's the inventive breakbeat arsenal delivered by bandmates Ryan Beehre and Paul Dodge that gives this act its dynamic sonic punch, without ever losing sight of the desire to create fantastic songs.

If you're in Wellington, come along from 4pm- its free. If you're elsewhere, you can listen on the good old fashioned Wireless, or in Stereo (with webcams in action thoughout the performances) via the Radio New Zealand website- They'll be playing the recorded live sessions throughout May during our regular music magazine show- Music 101 with Sarah McMullan- 2pm-5pm every Saturday. The show is packed full of music news, views, and interviews as well as the freshest new music from Aotearoa and the World.


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