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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 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. 

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.

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. 

Mon 18 Sep 2023 to Sun 24 Sep 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is All Things Shining from Rings Around Saturn.

Mon 11 Sep 2023 to Sun 17 Sep 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is Black Classical Music, the debut solo album by multi-instrumentalist Yussef Dayes.

Widely recognised as one of the most electrifying live performers of his generation, watching the South London-raised producer, composer and drummer perform is an exhilarating combo of technical prowess, intensity and emotion – leaving audiences in no doubt as to the role of rhythm in channelling spiritual energy. 

Mon 4 Sep 2023 to Sun 10 Sep 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is The Shores of Infinity, the fourth album by 9-piece spiritual jazz group Menagerie. 

Menagerie is the Melbourne-based Jazz ensemble founded by producer, songwriter, guitarist, DJ and recording artist Lance Ferguson, who is also the driving force behind The Bamboos, Lanu, Rare Groove Spectrum and Machines Always Win. 

Sun 3 Sep 2023

PBS is excited to have Immy Owusu take over Studio 5 for an exclusive live performance, showcasing their unique sound which he describes as “lo-fi highlife”, a synthesis of his Ghanaian roots and his own experiences growing up in coastal Australia.

Listen back to Flight 1067 to Africa to hear Stani catch up with the incredible performer and to hear the intimate performance. 

Watch Immy Owusu perform 'Sunsum Dware' in Studio 5.