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Mon 30 Oct 2023 to Sun 5 Nov 2023

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Long Time by Australian blues, folk and jazz legend Margret RoadKnight. Celebrating her 80th birthday in 2023, Margret also celebrates 60 years as a performer, playing her first gig at Melbourne's Emerald Hill Theatre in 1963 at the invitation of folk icon Glen Tomasetti. 

Lewis Coleman by Darvid Thor
Mon 23 Oct 2023 to Sun 29 Oct 2023

Lewis Coleman’s Offline is this week’s PBS Feature Album. Offline is a collection of songs grounded in a desire to generate a current within stagnant and hopeless waters. It marks a significant departure from Coleman's previous, more brooding and introverted record Method of Places, and as he leans into a more confident, outward facing aspect of himself, so too does Offline. It’s music replete with playful arrangements and kinetic opportunity and, as Coleman states, “songs that are hot, warm, saturated and fun”.

Mon 16 Oct 2023 to Sun 22 Oct 2023

Maple Glider’s much anticipated second album, I Get Into Trouble, is this week’s PBS Feature Album.

On the LP, Maple Glider - the moniker of singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch - delves back into her Christian childhood; explores her relationship to her body; consent; shame; and the death of relationships, both romantic and familial. But it’s also hopeful - there is new life, new love, and the desire to reconnect and find peace with it all. The majority of songs are performed on acoustic guitar - the exceptions being the slinky 'Two Years' and lockdown lullaby 'Scream'.

Mon 9 Oct 2023 to Sun 15 Oct 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is A Free Blowing Wind from 7-piece heavy-groove-combo The Seven Ups.

A Free Blowing Wind takes you on an abstruse journey into the darker fringes of instrumental music, drifting from funk to spiritual jazz and through to psychedelic fuzz rock. The Seven Ups are your soundtrack to the dance floor at the end of the world. 

Thu 5 Oct 2023 to Tue 31 Oct 2023

Fellow community radio station SYN is at risk of disappearing after 20 years of platforming young people’s voices across Melbourne, Geelong and the country.

Despite the efforts to keep up with the already catastrophic hit the station took in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, inflation and an unexpected loss of core funding from the state government, they have now turned to their cash reserves – funds which can only support them for so long. 

Mon 2 Oct 2023

For the very first time, Grid is bringing their Artist Development Program to Geelong. Four artists/bands will be invited to participate in a carefully curated program, which includes intensive mentoring, song development, recording sessions, video content, and live performance opportunities.

Click here to apply.

Mon 2 Oct 2023 to Sun 8 Oct 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is Australia Stops, the fifth full-length studio album by Sydney Northern Beaches band C.O.F.F.I.N. 

Sun 1 Oct 2023 to Tue 31 Oct 2023

Everyone that joined or renewed their PBS membership during our October Spring Celebration membership drive went in the draw to win one of three great prizes - and the winners have just been announced!

1st prize: Luka from Brunswick, proud member to What the Folk! 
Luxury vineyard accommodation package from Mount Avoca Organic Winery

Mon 25 Sep 2023 to Sun 1 Oct 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is Holding Pattern by multi-instrumentalist Hannah Cameron. 

Tue 19 Sep 2023

The Burning Bridges are an acoustic family band that have been performing since 2012, appearing regularly at national festivals and at venues of distinction across Melbourne and statewide. The band’s repertoire harks back to the bedrock of American country music (The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, Ralph Stanley, The Delmore Brothers) and includes bluegrass, old time, alt-country, and an expanding catalogue of original songs and tunes, plus a little contemporary material reworked for a classic sound.