From the very start, PBS 106.7FM has led the way for all Melburnians to experience live music with broadcasts from the back of the Prince of Wales in St Kilda more than 30 years ago.

That strong live music tradition continues with PBS Studio 5 Live, weekly live performance broadcasts from the PBS studios. The vibe is grassroots, with an unwavering commitment to quality and diversity.
The sessions consist of a half hour live set and a short interview with one of our announcers.

For info on upcoming PBS Studio 5 Live performances, tune in to the Breakfast Spread’s Studio 5 Archive on Tuesdays at 7.15am or follow us on Twitter @pbsfm. You can also keep your eyes on this page for info on what's ahead, watch, or listen back through the on line audio archive.

The Studio 5 alumni includes Kylie Auldist, Billy Bragg, Arrested Development, The Dirtbombs, Heavy Trash, The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Screaming Females, Terry, Xylouris White, John Foxx, Joe Chindamo, DJ Baku, Eilen Jewel, Syl Johnson, The Bamboos, Justin Townes Earle, Fred and Toody and Mista Savona.

PBS Studio 5 Live is proudly brought to you by Mountain Goat.


Tue 30 Apr 2024

Erica Tucceri is an improvising flutist, composer and producer who sits at the cutting edge of the Melbourne/Naarm music scene. 

A prolific collaborator, she has sprinkled her magic flute dust on all of your favourite local releases (ZFEX, Don Glori, Surprise Chef, Jitwam, Teymori, Jake Amy, WVR BVBY + more), garnering worldwide airplay and praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Motor City Drum Ensemble. 

Sat 27 Apr 2024

With multiple awards to their names and thousands of miles between them, Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields are bonafide masters of their craft, having discovered a natural chemistry as performers, the union of their songwriting enables them to explore new depths in their music.  

Over the past year, the duo have captivated audiences across New Zealand and Australia with extensive touring, gracing renowned stages including the Tussock Country Music Festival, The National Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival and many more.  

Thu 25 Apr 2024

Formed in 2011, Drunk Mums have released three albums and three EPs across their teenage lifespan, totaling over 50 original releases and clocking over 30 million streams. 

Their fourth studio album Beer Baby arrives just in time as they prepare to embark on a huge UK/European tour before returning home to play their biggest Australian shows yet in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.  

Thu 18 Apr 2024

Unpredictable and chaotic, Party Pest channel post-punk irreverence, blending discordant melodies, jangly guitar hooks, wild primal drumbeats, big bold bass grooves and synthesised sonic mayhem into a celebration of life as they know it.

Anything can and does happen when Party Pest play, so strap in for a wild ride and hear the band on Radio City for a special Studio 5 Live performance.

Check out Party Pest performing 'I Can Do Better' live in Studio 5 below:

Sun 14 Apr 2024

The Cambodian Space Project has been at the forefront of an astonishing cultural revival in 
Cambodia since 2009. Singer Channthy Kak and musician Julien Poulson teamed up in 
Phnom Penh to sing back to life the lost divas and rock legends of Cambodia’s golden age of rock 'n' roll. The CSP has created a sound full of vibrancy, a heady trip through ethnic Khmer 
styles, psych-rock, motor city funk and Motownesque pop to the new – totally spaced-out –
grooves of Southeast Asia today.

Thu 4 Apr 2024

Described variously as a ‘shamanic saxophone prodigy,’ a ‘music virtuoso’ and a ‘once in a generation musician’, Isaiah Collier is a Grammy nominated artist, who calls himself a sonic scientist, curator, composer, activist and music director. Emerging from the vibrant Chicago jazz scene as a and multi-instrumentalist and notable tenor saxophonist, Isaiah is a heir apparent to a post Coltrane sax tradition.

Wed 13 Mar 2024

Swamp-blues powerhouse Opelousas showcase 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.

Listen back to Roots of Rhythm with Helen for a special live performance by Opelousas for Studio 5 Live.

Fri 8 Mar 2024

Sugar Fed Leopards play sweet original music emanating from somewhere in the sequinned space between disco, soul, doo-wop and rock n roll.

The band make music which is an ode to disco lights, bar hopping, sweaty dancefloors and making potentially dumb decisions with your mates. It’s also a beautiful nod to Sugar Fed Leopards’ enduring musical friendship, which now spans ten years.