The B-Side http://iowapublicradio.org en Your Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide http://iowapublicradio.org/post/your-midwest-summer-music-festival-guide <p></p><p>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</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:45:54 +0000 Scarlett Cerna 43192 at http://iowapublicradio.org Your Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide Mark's 80/35 Picks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/marks-8035-picks <p></p><p>When I talk to record companies and music promoters, and the subject turns to the 80/35 Music Festival, it quickly becomes apparent that the annual Des Moines festival has come to be regarded as an example of “getting it right.”&nbsp; Around the country, weekend music festivals do not always succeed, and as we excitedly anticipate the seventh year of 80/35, props to the Des Moines Music Coalition and project manager Amedeo Rossi and his staff!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:43:49 +0000 Mark Simmet 42504 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mark's 80/35 Picks Album Review: "Words Like Yours" by Lily Henley http://iowapublicradio.org/post/album-review-words-yours-lily-henley <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PLGB9Cq1bY">Lily Henley</a>’s “Words Like Yours” is the latest CD to arrive in my mailbox, seemingly out of nowhere, and knock my socks off.&nbsp; It actually arrived from New York, by way of a promoter in Seattle, but its roots span continents.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:21:58 +0000 Karen Impola 41815 at http://iowapublicradio.org Album Review: "Words Like Yours" by Lily Henley The Spanish Gold Conquest: South of Nowhere http://iowapublicradio.org/post/spanish-gold-conquest-south-nowhere <p>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 <em>Keep it Hid</em>.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:47:27 +0000 Scarlett Cerna 41068 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Spanish Gold Conquest: South of Nowhere Sean Lennon and The Beatles Legacy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sean-lennon-and-beatles-legacy <p>The progeny of Apple Corps Ltd. founders, The Beatles, are apples that evidently didn’t fall far from the tree. The sons have taken up their fathers' trade.&nbsp; Of course, the weight of such an endeavor is almost too ridiculous to contemplate, with the Fab Four holding such a lofty place in the hearts and minds of the music-loving world.&nbsp; With the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Beatles landing in the U.S. this year, and the release of Sean Lennon’s new project, let’s consider the work of the sons.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:12:18 +0000 Mark Simmet 40371 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sean Lennon and The Beatles Legacy Scarlett Reviews: PUJOL's new album "Kludge" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/scarlett-reviews-pujols-new-album-kludge <p><em>Kludge,</em> the follow-up to Nashville based PUJOL’s 2012 debut <em>UNITED STATES OF BEING</em>, 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 <em>Kludge</em>—“a crock that works.” &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 14:29:52 +0000 Scarlett Cerna 40223 at http://iowapublicradio.org Scarlett Reviews: PUJOL's new album "Kludge" Mark Picks: New Summer Releases http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mark-picks-new-summer-releases <p></p><p>Spring will be sticking around for good any day now, and then summer will be right around the proverbial corner.&nbsp; That puts one in mind of (among other things) new music!&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:35:12 +0000 Mark Simmet 39201 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mark Picks: New Summer Releases Inside Llewyn Davis: The Legacy of Dave Van Ronk http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inside-llewyn-davis-legacy-dave-van-ronk <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:04:23 +0000 Karen Impola 38823 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inside Llewyn Davis: The Legacy of Dave Van Ronk Scarlett Picks: 2014 Mission Creek Festival Artists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/scarlett-picks-2014-mission-creek-festival-artists <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:33:06 +0000 Scarlett Cerna 38472 at http://iowapublicradio.org Scarlett Picks: 2014 Mission Creek Festival Artists Scarlett Picks: Hot Spring Artists and Releases http://iowapublicradio.org/post/scarlett-picks-hot-spring-artists-and-releases <p>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.</p><p>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 <em>His and Hers</em>.</p><p>http://youtu.be/gY1TMheBFDM</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:13:30 +0000 Scarlett Cerna 38031 at http://iowapublicradio.org Scarlett Picks: Hot Spring Artists and Releases Studio One - Picks to Beat Cabin Fever! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/studio-one-picks-beat-cabin-fever <p></p><p>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!</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:46:32 +0000 Al Schares, Mark Simmet, Karen Impola & Scarlett Cerna 37125 at http://iowapublicradio.org Studio One - Picks to Beat Cabin Fever!