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.


Sat 11 Nov 2023

Australian based Americana duo Minor Gold (Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons) weave masterful harmonies around stripped-back, organic arrangements that draw on everything from '70s west-coast pop and Bleecker St. steeped folk, to the power-ballad and Polaroid romance of the '80s. 

Listen back to 5ft High & Rising with Myles hear an exclusive Studio 5 Live performance from Minor Gold.

Check out a clip of Minor Gold performing 'Cannonball' below:

Fri 10 Nov 2023

Gunslingers, bandidos, outlaws and the Wild West. The Counterfeit perform a dynamic collection of Italian soundtracks derived from the greatest Spaghetti Western films of the 1960’s and 70’s.

Featuring Ballarat’s most wanted woman Freya Josephine Hollick on vocals, the 10 piece posse interprets iconic themes including The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Ecstasy of Gold and Django, delivering a romantic backdrop for the perfect cinematic showdown.

Sun 5 Nov 2023

ZÖJ is an experimental cross-cultural music duo based in Australia, comprising Gelareh Pour on Kamancheh Qeychak Alto and vocals and Brian O’Dwyer on drums. The duo has been creating music as ZÖJ since 2016 but have worked together in other projects since 2012. The ideals of ZÖJ are firmly rooted in true expression of inter-culturalism, specifically what it means to be from more than one place.

Wed 1 Nov 2023

Ella Thompson has returned to making music under her own name in 2023 after years releasing music with her electro pop duo GL and cult indie band Dorsal Fins. One of Australia’s truly accomplished singers, Ella’s range reaches from art music to cinematic soul, jazz and pop. In addition to her solo project and bands she has been a featured artist for numerous acts most notably, deep funk pioneers The Bamboos and Mark Ronson. 

Mon 30 Oct 2023

After years of performing live across the country, Melbourne disco, house and techno outfit Disco Computer perform an intimate set for a special Studio 5 Live.

Join them to celebrate the 30th anniversary of PBS FM's long running radio show IrvineJUMP! with a set of party tunes and dance beats and first performance as a trio! 

Sat 28 Oct 2023

Los Bitchos’ hallucinatory surf-exotica is as evocative as it is playful: the London-based pan-continental group could well be your new favourite party band with their instrumental voyages that are the soundtrack to setting alight to a row of flaming sambucas and losing yourself to the night. 

Their unique sound binds them together, taking in a retro-futuristic blend of Peruvian chica, Argentine cumbia, Turkish psych and surf guitars. 

Thu 19 Oct 2023

Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, jazz and Americana-noir. Swathed with rambunctious horns, Gretsch guitar, drums and double-bass, they’re a 6-piece with a retro vibe that smacks it straight back to the 60’s. A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, Wearne sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.