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Android Discotheque bass, bleeps & beats with Tull, Tue 2:00am - 6:00am
The Breakfast Spread your musical alternative with Beth & Nick, Tue 6:00am - 9:00am
Mystic Brew jazz, soul & electronica with Mike Gurrieri, Tue 9:00am - 11:00am
Are You Ready? deep space & grooves with DJ J'Nett, Tue 11:00am - 1:00pm

Blues & Roots

PBS is a leader in the blues and roots genres. If you enjoy blues, country, bluegrass, doo wop, gospel, Ska or old-school Rhythm and Blues then we definitely have something for you!

PBS Events

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Jamaica Jump-Up: Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Ska Vendors, The Moonhops Sat 25 Feb 2017 Just Announced
Jamaica Jump-Up is back with a massive line-up for a very special fundraiser for the Alpha Boys School (JA)
Roots of Rhythm 30th Anniversary Sun 26 Feb 2017 Tickets Now On Sale
To celebrate 30 years of Roots of Rhythm we’re throwing a huge party at The Spotted Mallard on Sunday February 26.

PBS Presents

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 Fri 10 Mar 2017 - Mon 13 Mar 2017 Tickets Now On Sale
Port Fairy Folk Festival promises a melting pot of talent for its 41st festival program set to sway Port Fairy’s picturesque shores once again.
Newport Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady Festival Sun 19 Mar 2017 Tickets Now On Sale
The return of the second ever Newport Ska Rocksteady & Reggae Festival is set to blow the roof off The Substation in Melbourne’s western suburb of Newport.
Bluesfest Touring - Sideshows Sun 9 Apr 2017 - Thu 20 Apr 2017
Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be one of the greatest yet!

PBS News

  • February Performer Drive 2017
    Sign up or renew as a Performer Member during the month of February for your chance to win the perfect launch party pack!

PBS Studio 5 Live

  • The Teskey Brothers Wed 22 Feb 2017
    Tune in to Roots of Rhythm for a live set from The Teskey Brothers. Studio 5 Live is proudly brought to you by Mountain Goat.

New Playlists

Magic Carpet Ride Sun 19 Feb 17
The Juke Joint Sun 19 Feb 17
Blue Juice Sun 19 Feb 17
The Gospel Show Sun 19 Feb 17
5ft High & Rising Sat 18 Feb 17
Malt Shop Hop Wed 15 Feb 17
Roots of Rhythm Wed 15 Feb 17
Got The Blues Tue 14 Feb 17

Listen to these programs...

Southern Style

Jan Dale
bluegrass & old-time with Jan Dale
Tue 1:00pm - 3:00pm

It's a Gas

The Knave
sounds of the fifties with The Knave
Tue 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Shaggin' The Night Away

Ian Sutherland
carolina beach music with Big Ian Sutherland
alt Wed 2:00am - 6:00am

Roots of Rhythm

Helen Jennings 2016
jazz, roots & blues with Helen Jennings
Wed 9:00am - 11:00am

Malt Shop Hop

Peter Merrett
a cappella, doo-wop & r'n'b with Mr. Doo-Wop
Wed 11:00am - 1:00pm

Jumpin' The Blues

Jumpin the blues
blues & r'n'b with Tom Sianidis
Wed 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Acid Country

Heardy by Jon Osborne
roots, rock & country with David Heard
Thu 3:00pm - 5:00pm

5 Feet High & Rising

Myles O'Neil-Shaw 2013
alt country with Myles O'Neill Shaw
Sat 6:00am - 9:00am

Magic Carpet Ride

Ron Dickinson 2013
eclectic music with Ron Dickinson
Sun 6:00am - 9:00am

The Gospel Show

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gospel with Peter Miles
Sun 9:00am - 11:00am

Blue Juice

authentic blues & ska with Mohair Slim
Sun 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Juke Joint

Matt - Juke Joint
classic & contemporary blues with Matt
Sun 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Chris Xynos
music family trees with Chris Xynos
alt Mon 2:00am - 6:00am

Got The Blues

Andy Merkel
blues with Andy Merkel
alt Tue 2:00am - 6:00am

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