From Asian pop to dub and reggae, indigenous hip-hop to Balkan beats, African rhythms to Arabic influence, vibrant Latin flavours to folk music from across the globe, and incredible eclectic fusions from disparate cultures, PBS brings our musical world to you.

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Mon 18 Mar 2024 to Sun 24 Mar 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is The Collective, the second solo album by legendary multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon.

Recorded in Los Angeles, The Collective follows Gordon’s 2019 full-length debut No Home Record and continues her collaboration with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX, Yves Tumor), with additional production from Anthony Paul Lopez. 

Sat 16 Mar 2024

Black Jesus eXperience and Aurus present a double bill: featuring collaborative and individual sets at The Night Cat, Saturday March 16. 

Mon 11 Mar 2024 to Sun 17 Mar 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Chorus, the third studio album by Mildlife. 

On Chorus, Mildlife link microcosmic personal meaning with a macro view from on high. Chorus is the sound of singular entities coalescing into a wondrous whole. It’s harmonious togetherness and celebratory symbiosis. And it’s the band’s ultimate statement of their borderline mystical unity, their unified theory of groove.

Fri 8 Mar 2024

March 8 is International Women’s Day!   

To mark the occasion PBS programmed a full 24 hours of radio celebrating the incredible women and gender diverse musicians and DJs in our community.   

Listen back to hear some of your favourite shows presented by the amazing women of PBS, including: iconic announcers, live performances, special guest presenters, a Studio 5 Live session from Sugar Fed Leopards, and heaps more! 

Check out the links below to each radio program.

Mon 4 Mar 2024 to Sun 10 Mar 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is The Great Bailout, the ninth studio album by Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa. 

Called “the poet laureate of the apocalypse,” by Pitchfork, Ayewa’s music contains multitudes of instruments, voices and cacophony that take on themes of Afrofuturism and collective memory with the forebearers of jazz, hip hop and beat poetry in mind. 

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Mon 19 Feb 2024 to Fri 23 Feb 2024

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Mon 19 Feb 2024 to Sun 25 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Polymorphic, the groundbreaking project from Melbourne based visionary percussionist and composer Maddison Carter.

Sun 18 Feb 2024

PBS, Northcote Theatre, Good Intent & Close Counters present High Times. 

Join the celebrations for Northcote Rise Festival’s return after 13 years across three spaces on Sunday February 18: Northcote Theatre, Bastings St and High Note. 

Mon 12 Feb 2024 to Sun 18 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Opelousafried by Melbourne’s swamp-blues powerhouse Opelousas.

Opelousafried showcases an evolution in the interplay between Kerri Simpson’s visceral vocals and  powerfully raw guitar, Anthony “Shorty” Shortte’s hypnotic grooves and swamp-soaked percussion, and
Alison Ferrier’s menacing electric guitar, keening amplified fiddle and sultry vocal tones.