Auckland’s music community is being invited to help out 95bFM at a special fundraising concert.
95bFM, one of Aotearoa’s best student radio stations, is putting on SAVE THE b!, “the mother of all fundraisers” this December.
“Imagine an Aotearoa without the warm embrace of your old friend 95bFM. Sounds pretty tragic, right? Well with a bit of help from YOU these imaginings can stay in your brain where they belong,” a press release reads. “It’s also lucky that 95bFM has many wonderful friends in the Aotearoa New Zealand music community who are mucking in and giving their time, talents, and resources for free to help keep our lights on. Pretty special stuff, eh?”
Some of this country’s finest musicians are coming together to play at the concert. Tiny Ruins, Ebony Lamb, Princess Chelsea, and more will do their bit for the worthy cause at Auckland Town Hall on Wednesday, December 20th
SAVE THE b! will host the final ever performance of local drum & bass group Concord Dawn, while alternative rockers Shihad will play their 1993 debut album, Churn, in full at the concert.
Tickets for SAVE THE b! go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 24th at 12pm local time. An exclusive pre-sale for bCard members begins on Tuesday, October 17th (more information here).
An excellent account of 95bFM’s first ten years can be found on Audioculture, charting its journey from being broadcast at sea to becoming one of the country’s foremost student stations.
A few months ago, 95bFM was forced to sell some of its prized record collection to aid its survival. For the first time in the station’s 54-year history, the station’s international record collection was made available to the public.
As a final resort in its post-pandemic struggle, iconic Auckland radio station 95bFM has decided to sell off some of its 50-year-old record collection. For the first time in the station’s 54-year history, its international record collection will be available to the public for sale on August 19th.
“To continue to last a bit longer into the future, we have little choice,” general manager Tom Tremewan shared in a statement at the time.
SAVE THE b!
Tickets available via ticketmaster.co.nz
Wednesday, December 20th
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Aroha | Concord Dawn | Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams | Lips
Princess Chelsea | Rock and Roll Machine | Shihad | Tiny Ruins | Voom