Deputy Paul in tonight with a tribute to summer, and a bit of a push for the new Calexico album. No ads on Easter Sunday so there's plenty o' tunes. Elmore James, The Boxcar Guitars, John Hiatt, Magic Factory, Eastbound Jesus, Natural Child. Surf Music history blitz with Richie Valens, Dick Dale, The Chantays, The Growlers, Best Coast and Guantanamo Baywatch. Dave Alvin, Sarah SHook & The Disarmers, Eilen Jewel & much Calexico.
Deputy Paul in the saddle to acknowledge the cultural visit of The Johnnys to Auckland, and playing new tunes by the likes of Sarah Shook and The Disarmers (with the sensational lyric "I'm lousy in a fist fight, even when I have a knife" from their new song 'Fuck up'). We discover queer country with Karen and The Sorrows challenging the 'everyone's heterosexual' vibe that runs through the genre and play All Torn Up's 'The Kings Arms of Newton' - because these are the times we're living in. Then we go rogue, break ranks, burst out of the genre and smash out some D4 because they owned last week.
The night before Laneway includes Father John Misty and Aldous Harding as well as last years darling Julia jacklin. Also, Billy Stoner, The Lonesome Billies (no relation), the Johnny's 'cos they're playing the K.A soon and new tunes from Dori Freeman and The Harmed Brothers. The exquisitley named Jenny Don't and The Spurs, Loretta Lynn and a few tunes from locals Cricket Farm and a chat to their singer, Hayley.