Scarlett Cerna

Studio One host

Scarlett Cerna has been a host for Studio One for the past couple years. She assists in reviewing music that has been submitted as well as searching for new and diverse music to share over the airwaves. She also assists in bringing in local and national acts to play live in Studio One.  Other than listening to music and going to concerts, Scarlett also enjoys reading, writing and films. Scarlett has a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Northern Iowa.

Scarlett's favorite public radio program is AltLatino.

Studio One
10:28 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Instead of Good-bye, I’d Like to Say. . .

Scarlett in the Studio One control room.

  There is something about good music that just gets me, and for as long as I can remember I have always connected through music.

It was four years ago that I hosted my first show on IPR’s Studio One.  It was on a Sunday night after the Thanksgiving holiday, and coincidently my last show falls during that same time of the year. I am grateful to have had the opportunity on Studio One to share my love of music with other fellow music aficionados throughout the state of Iowa.

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Studio One
3:44 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Hear Brooks Strause's Studio One Live Set

Brooks Strause performs in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Currently based out of Iowa City, the prolific singer-songwriter Brooks Strause, stopped by our Cedar Falls studios for a live performance on November 13. Brooks played a variety of songs from both his early and current releases. He also shared some details about his most recent LP, Renaissance Beast, as well as some of his forthcoming projects, which includes an opera. You can listen to the live set below. 

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Studio One
9:05 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hear Peas and Carrot's Live Set on Studio One

Peas and Carrot live on IPR's Studio One
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Cedar Falls folk-punk trio, Peas and Carrot stopped by Studio One for a live performance Tuesday night. Consisting of Audrey Robinson on vocals and guitar, Walt Goodknight on bass, and Nathan Lantz on drums, the trio played several songs from their debut EP Big Girl Shoes—plus Audrey had some interesting things to say about the band’s name. If you missed Peas and Carrot the first time around or would like to hear them again, you can do so by clicking on the audio below. 

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Studio One
5:27 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Halloween Treats From Studio One

When it comes to compiling a Halloween playlist, there are the staples like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and “The Monster Mash” sung by the theatrical Bobby Boris Pickett. Oddly enough the 60s and 80s created a lot of the music that has ended up being played at nearly every Halloween event, but then every decade has produced some uncanny tracks. And for inspiration we’ve brewed up a short list of some of our favorites to spice up your Halloween festivities.

Scarlett Cerna, host of Studio One:

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The B-Side
5:54 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Twin Peaks and Upcoming Live Performances from Bedroom Shrine and J.E. Sunde

Courtesy of artist

Upcoming Chicago band Twin Peaks are heading to Iowa during their fall tour in support if their sophomore release Wild Onion.  They will be in Iowa City at the Blue Moose Tap house tomorrow Sept 23 and then Des Moines Wednesday Sept 24 at the Vaudeville Mews.  If you missed the phone interview I did with Twin Peaks vocalist and guitarist Cadien Lake James you can listen to it below. 

Tonight during the 7 o’clock hour of Studio One, we have a live performance from Bedroom Shrine out of the Davenport area. Here’s a video from their debut No Déjà Vu. 

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Studio One
4:04 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Mid-Summer Music Obsessions with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The Envy Corps, and Dylan Sires

Clockwise from upper left: MØ, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The Envy Corps, Dylan Sires and Neighbors
Credit courtesy of the artists

  With August upon us, we are now near the middle of summer. Some of my summer music obsessions have been the debut albums from Spanish Gold (South of Nowhere), Mø (No Mythologies to Follow), and St. Paul and the Broken Bones (Half the City). They may be new to the scene but don’t let that fool you, for instance the core members of Spanish Gold are seasoned musicians who have ties with My Morning Jacket, Hacienda, Dan Auerbach’s Fast Five, and Groupo Fantasma.

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Studio One
2:45 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Your Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide

Credit Des Moines Register

The music festival season is well under way, and as the fourth of July weekend approaches there are several to choose from around the Midwest depending on what kind of music you enjoy, and how far you would like to travel. But even if you already have plans for this weekend there are several upcoming festivals that are taking place on various dates throughout the summer

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Studio One
3:47 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Spanish Gold Conquest: South of Nowhere

Credit spanishgoldmusic.com/music

Spanish Gold is a trio comprised of seasoned musicians in the indie music scene: Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), Adrian Quesada (Brown Out, Ocote Soul Sounds, and formerly of Groupo Fantasma) and Dante Schwebel (City and Color and formerly of Hacienda), who brought the three together. Schwebel and Quesada go way back to their days in Laredo where they both occupied the same high school; and Hallahan and Schwebel worked together as Dan Auerbach’s backing band known as the Fast Five during Auerbach’s solo tour for Keep it Hid.

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Studio One
9:29 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Scarlett Reviews: PUJOL's new album "Kludge"

Kludge, the follow-up to Nashville based PUJOL’s 2012 debut UNITED STATES OF BEING, continues the journey of self-discovery juxtaposed with an imaginative, uncertain future involving lizards and cyborgs along with a questionable present reality. The influence of punk and garage rock is definitely there, but it is the traces of pop and folky blues, interwoven with Daniel Pujol’s seemingly lighthearted yet heavy lyrics that make Kludge—“a crock that works.”  

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Studio One
4:33 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Scarlett Picks: 2014 Mission Creek Festival Artists

Clockwise from upper left: Hannibal Buress, Warpaint, !!! (chk chk chk), Of Montreal, Jason Isbell, Laurie Anderson, Phillip Glass, The Head and The Heart
Credit Scarlett Cerna

April 1st kicks off the 2014 Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City welcoming both national and regional artists to the area. Launched in the spring of 2006, music is just one aspect of Mission Creek. Film showcases, local food tasting, stand-up, and literary events have also been incorporated into the festival in recent years. New for 2014, is the Tech + Innovation Conference (April 4-5).  Over the course of six days you can check out a wide variety of artists from Phillip Glass to !!! (pronounced chk chk chk), and from Laurie Anderson to Hannibal Buress.

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Studio One
2:13 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Scarlett Picks: Hot Spring Artists and Releases

Credit Scarlett Cerna

Spring is here, and if you didn’t get to head down to the South by Southwest festivities in Austin, no worries! We got you covered on IPR’s Studio One; and complied a list of some of the hottest upcoming artists on the scene, as well as the spring releases we are looking forward to.

Brooklyn duo, Denitia and Sene have created a buzz with their blend of electronic pop and soul. As one of groups to watch out for at this year’s SXSW, here is a track off their 2013 debut His and Hers.

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Studio One
2:46 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Studio One - Picks to Beat Cabin Fever!

Credit Flickr: Seth Anderson

Winter keeps dragging on, and here at Studio One we've got Cabin Fever! While we wait out these last few weeks of cold and snow, here are the top songs and bands keeping us warm and thinking about summer!

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Live Music Events
11:45 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Play In Finals Performances

Dylan Sires And Neighbors perform at Wooly's in Des Moines as part of IPR's 80/35 Play In Finals.
Credit IPR/Britleigh Martin

Check out the great performances from the 2013 IPR 80/35 Play In Finalists and watch the winner live on the 80/35 Main Stage on Saturday, July 6 at noon! 

Dylan Sires and Neighbors

Emperors Club

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Live Music Events
11:02 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - The Uniphonics

The Uniphonics perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m

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Live Music Events
10:31 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - FireSale

FireSale performs in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m

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Live Music Events
10:32 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - Dylan Sires and Neighbors

Dylan Sires and Neighbors perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m

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Live Music Events
10:38 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - Two Peace

Two Peace performs in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m

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Live Music Events
10:18 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - The Mittens

The Mittens perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists on May 22 at 7:30 p.m.!

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Live Music Events
10:33 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - TWINS

TWINS perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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Live Music Events
10:30 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - Emperors Club

Emperors Club perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Play In semi final round.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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Live Music Events
10:40 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Play In Semi Final Performance - Holly and the Night Owls

Credit Holly and the Night Owls

Check out the rest of the semi-finalists! Click here for a list of performances that have been posted, and tune in to IPR's Studio One when we announce the Finalists, May 22 at 7:30 p.m

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