New Musik From The 80s

Synthpop pioneers New Musik could be described as one of the most underated bands of the 80s. Their sound was often experimental, but always commercial. New Musik left their mark on the music world with many bands seeking out the man behind the unique sound and leader Tony Mansfield went on to become a sucessful producer for a diverse selection of 80s acts. Up until recently, it was virtually impossible to find out information about the guys behind New Musik until the arrival last month of a new fansite which leaves no stone unturned, which is why it’s our Website Of The Week this week on The 80s Lunchbox, weekdays from midday on The Cheese.New Musik – This World Of Water

Go behind the scenes at Karori Sanctuary

Sunday 8 June 10am-2pm

To celebrate World Environment week, Karori Sanctuary is giving visitors a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at their world-renowned conservation project. Try your hand at radio telemetry and go off-track with conservation staff. Find out what they feed their kaka and why they’ve got a fence like Fort Knox. Loads of hands-on activities and opportunities to get your hands dirty!   Cost: $12/adults; $5/children aged 5-16; under-5s and members FREE! Also, sign up as a member on the day and not only will you get your admission fee back, you’ll also go in the draw to win a free Night Tour for two! 

Check out their website for more details –

Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Tribute

Fleetwood Mac have had several changes of personnel since the 60s and the addition of Stevie Nicks in the 70s certainly benefited from her songwriting and vocal contributions. Celebrate Stevie’s solo and group work by visiting our 80s Lunchbox Website Of The Week this week called Rooms On Fire. Find out more on The 80s Lunchbox, weekdays from midday on The Cheese.

NZ Top 10 Singles – Monday May 5th 2008




Love In This Club
Usher feat. Young Jeezy




No Air
Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown




4 Minutes
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake



Take A Bow




Chris Brown




Lil Wayne




Better In Time
Leona Lewis








Shawty Get Loose
Lil Mama feat. Chris Brown




Touch My Body
Mariah Carey

Charts courtesy of RIANZ

NZ Top 10 Albums – Monday May 5th 2008

1     Flight Of The Conchords
Flight Of The Conchords
2     Believe
Geoff Sewell
3     Rockferry
4     Beautiful Machine
5     Hard Candy
6     Back To Black: Deluxe Edition
Amy Winehouse
7     Dreaming Out Loud
8     The Swing Sessions
David Campbell
9     Third
10     Unbreakable: 2008 NZ Tour Edition

Charts courtesy of RIANZ

Otis Mace and Greg Franco perform Live.

Powertool Records is proud to annouce a national acoustic tour of two of their prestigeuos artists Otis Mace (Guitar Ace) and american Greg Franco.   Otis Mace is a long standing artist from NZ’s alternative music scene, having performed and recorded his angular brand of indie pop since the early 1980’s. Hit’s like ‘She Makes Me Feel Better Than Townes Van Zandt’, ‘Effort, Money and Time’ and ‘Pumpkins Are Actually Rocks’ remain etched on the memories of many a student radio listener. Now after close to a decade living and performing in Europe, Otis returns with a new album ‘Bird In Bush Road’ and a new EP ‘Two Black Cats’ timed to coincide with this tour.   Greg Franco is a songwriter/musician from Los Angeles who has been performing in various US outfits such as Ferdinand, Blasphemous Yellow and his current band Rough Church. Being a fanatical fan of early Flying Nun bands, Greg teamed up in 2004 with David Kilgour and Robert Scott of the Clean to make an album under the title of Greg Franco and the Wandering Bear called ‘Southpawwest’. After a successful tour in 2007 with his band Rough Church, Greg returns again, this time solo, to promote his new album ‘The White Dove Of The Desert’.

Joining Otis and Greg for the South Island leg of the tour is that great proponent of ‘Hoodoo Folk’ and fellow Powertool Records stablemate Dragstrip.  The tour kicks off on 21st May in Hamilton and finishes in Auckland on the 8th June.  Tour dates and venues:

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