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MAY IS NZ MUSIC MONTH, and as the CHAMPIONS OF LOCAL MUSIC, MPR is excited to be teaming up with a number of musicians and organisations to celebrate NZMM2019!

THIS YEAR'S THEME: DISCOVER LIVE.

The Manawatu region is buzzing with musical opportunity! From live bands in bars, to new garage band projects, and in recent years, the rise of the digital home producer (possibly even using iOS' GarageBand!). In 2019, we're bringing more opportunities to see some of your favourite local acts, and showcasing them in different ways!

THE SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE:
Join us on MAY 2nd and MAY 23rd 2019 in the Sound and Vision area at the Palmerston North City Library as local musicians talk through the stories behind their music!
This first ran in 2018 at Halcyon Cafe with Wandrella, Bill Angus, and Ceol Manawatu. These events are intended to provide some great insight into the minds of local songwriters!

Confirmed for 2019's Lineups:

MAY 2nd 2019 MAY 23rd 2019
1. - SUE PUGMIRE
1. - JON BOWEN
2. - BING TURKBY 2. - LOCKDOWN 06
3. - ADAM LEE
3. - TAKARANGI LOVE
  Check out the event page here!   Check out the event page here!

QUIET STORM PRESENTS: SHE HAS TO BE LOVED (LIVE FROM THE LIVING ROOM)
MPR
was in attendance at Quiet Storm's first performance of their three night tour, Celebrating the women of NZ Music from 1979-2009. During NZMM2019 we will be adding a couple of highlight videos from the night, as well as broadcasting the concert in the Sunday Live Zone! #watchthisspace for announcements!

PALMY VINYL CLUB - Monthly Meeting: SUNDAY MAY 12th 2pm-3pm
Head down to the Palmerston North Central Library for The Palmy Vinyl Club's monthly meeting!
Do you love records? Have an extensive collection of your own? Head down and check out The Palmy Vinyl Club! Local enthusiasts are taking a special look at the history of NZ Music in celebration of NZMM! This event will be broadcast at a later date on MPR. #WatchThisSpace!

MODULAR PROJECTION BLAZE - MAPLE LANE - THURSDAY MAY 16th 6pm-7pm
An exciting night of visual and audio stimulus!!! Palmy Projection Labs, Palmy Unleashed, and MPR are teaming up in celebration of NZ Music Month for a special evening in Maple Lane! (Courthouse Alleyway leading to Church St)
Check out a special sneak-peek below!


FROM THE VAULTS/LOCAL MUSIC HISTORICAL INTERVIEWS: Mon/Wed/Fri 6pm
We've opened the MPR Vault, and we're re-broadcasting a number of performances from Sounds of Summer's past! To compliment these acts, we've also found a number of interviews with local musicians, talking about their experiences in the local music scene! All broadcasts will also be made available OnDemand through our Special Features show page!

100% KIWI MUSIC WEEKENDS / Programmes in Support of NZMM:
For over a decade, the 100% Kiwi Music Weekends have been a staple of MPR's NZMM celebrations! Between 8am and Midnight, we play 100% Kiwi Music during all breaks in programming on Saturdays and Sundays! Tune in on the 999stream on weekends and get your fix of Kiwi Music throughout May!

We also showcase a local track each hour through our 'Manawatu Sounz' initiative (link available below), as well as a weekly spotlight via Hugh's Featured Tracks!

More Info on Manawatu Sounz:
Are you a musician? Want to get your music heard on radio? Head over to our Manawatu Sounz page!