Iowa Public Radio's Studio One http://iowapublicradio.org en Featured Release This Week From The Orwells http://iowapublicradio.org/post/featured-release-week-orwells <p>Our featured release this week on Studio One is the second full-length album from the young Chicago band, The Orwells. &nbsp;Actually, they are from Elmhurst, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, making them that much closer to being a regional band! &nbsp;Of course, their place of origin is not as important as the vital, tuneful garage rock that they play on the new <em>Disgraceland</em>‚Äč. &nbsp;The five members of The Orwells have known each other for years, forming the band and getting signed to Autumn Tone Records for their first album while still in high school. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Mark Simmet 43951 at http://iowapublicradio.org Featured Release This Week From The Orwells CD of the Week from Jack White http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cd-week-jack-white <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:34:48 +0000 Mark Simmet 43460 at http://iowapublicradio.org CD of the Week from Jack White Hear Mark's Studio One Best Coast Interview http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-marks-studio-one-best-coast-interview <p>I had the pleasure of interviewing Bethany Cosentino and Bobb&nbsp;Bruno of Best Coast when they stopped by the Iowa Public Radio Meet 'N Greet tent, prior to their main stage performance at the 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines. &nbsp;Enjoy this July 4 audio interview!</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:42:34 +0000 Mark Simmet 43338 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear Mark's Studio One Best Coast Interview Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-ipr-8035-showcase-live-sets-2 <p>Our IPR&nbsp;80/35 Showcase series of live in-studio performances concluded on June 26, with two more fine sets. &nbsp;Des Moines-based singer-songwriter Max Jury played keyboard and sang songs from his&nbsp;<em>Something In The Air</em> EP, as well as a haunting Neil Young cover. &nbsp;Also from Des Moines, Dustin Smith and his new band The&nbsp;Maytags&nbsp;played a soulful set of new songs. &nbsp;The Maytags EP, <em>Nova, </em> was recorded in Nashville and will be out this fall. &nbsp;Enjoy these 80/35 Showcase performances here!</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:49:02 +0000 Mark Simmet 42908 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-ipr-8035-showcase-live-sets-1 <p>The IPR 80/35 Showcase series on Studio One continued on June&nbsp;25 with two more bands performing live in our Cedar Falls studios. &nbsp;The Des Moines/Davenport-based band Brother Trucker made a return visit, previewing their upcoming July 4 main stage appearance at 80/35. &nbsp;Brother Trucker's solid Americana set included songs from their forthcoming fifth album. &nbsp;Later, Des Moines' Cirrus Minor made their live Studio One debut, with their exciting progressive/alternative sound, including songs from the band's &nbsp;latest album, <em>The Division of Space. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:58:36 +0000 Mark Simmet 42855 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-ipr-8035-showcase-live-sets-0 <p>Our IPR&nbsp;80/35 Showcase series continued on June 19, with two more live sets in our Cedar Falls studios. &nbsp;Des Moines' Gloom Balloon (Patrick "Tape" Fleming and Chris Ford) played songs from their debut album <em>You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/ Fix The Sunshine Pts 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss)&nbsp;</em>and more, including some new material that they will be performing on the Main Stage at 80/35 on July 4. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:59:44 +0000 Mark Simmet 42542 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-ipr-8035-showcase-live-sets <p>Our series of IPR 80/35 Showcase live sets began on June 16 with two Des Moines bands performing live on Studio One. &nbsp;The River Monks were first out of the gate, playing songs from their new album&nbsp;<em>Home Is The House</em>, with a sound they have described as "wistful harmonious megafolk." &nbsp;Holy White Hounds came on later in the evening, demonstrating that sonically, and also in terms of attitude, they are a rock 'n' roll band. &nbsp;You can hear both great performances here! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:55:36 +0000 Mark Simmet 42356 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets 2013 80/35 Festival Live Sets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-8035-festival-live-sets <p>Studio One will be bringing you exclusive IPR recordings of live sets from the 2013 80/35 Festival during the week of June 9. &nbsp;As we gear up for this year's festival, we'll revisit some great sets from bands that performed last year! &nbsp;You can hear the live sets during the 7:00 hour of Studio One. &nbsp;Here's the schedule:</p><p>Monday, June 9 &nbsp; &nbsp;Water Liars &nbsp; (from Oxford, MS)</p><p>Tuesday, June 10 &nbsp; Escondido &nbsp; &nbsp;(from Nashville, TN)</p><p>Wednesday, June 11 &nbsp; Strange Names &nbsp;(from Minneapolis, MN)</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:40:41 +0000 Mark Simmet 41720 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear The Host Country's Studio One Live Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-host-countrys-studio-one-live-set <p>The Iowa band The Host Country have expanded from the original duo of Ty Wistrand (guitar, vocals) and Diana Garles (keyboards, vocals), to a four-piece group with &nbsp;bassist Tom Rue and drummer Ethan Weishaar. &nbsp;On June 2, they brought their full band, folk rock sound and wonderful harmony vocals to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a live broadcast on Studio One. &nbsp;The Host Country played songs from their brand new full-length release, <em>Walk Away. &nbsp;</em>Enjoy this podcast of their set!</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:01:55 +0000 Mark Simmet 41662 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear The Host Country's Studio One Live Set CD of the Week from The Black Keys http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cd-week-black-keys <p></p><p>The Black Keys' &nbsp;<em>Turn Blue</em> is the eighth studio album by the Akron, Ohio duo of Dan Auerbach (vocals,guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums). &nbsp;Actually, duo doesn't seem quite correct, as the co-songwriting and producing role of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) has become an integral part of the the band. &nbsp;The Black Keys have slowly and steadily grown as artists, while simultaneously extending the reach of their soulful blues-rock to a wider audience. &nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/C5a1Cl_JOJM</p> Sun, 18 May 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Mark Simmet 40750 at http://iowapublicradio.org CD of the Week from The Black Keys Hear The Digital Wild's Studio One Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-digital-wilds-studio-one-set <p>The Austin, Texas band The Digital Wild are touring the U.S. in support of their debut album. &nbsp;Lead vocalist Chantell&nbsp;Moody is originally from Des Moines, and while the band was in Iowa they stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a live set. &nbsp;The band brought their Afrodelic&nbsp;trip-rock sound to Studio One on May 15, and you can enjoy their performance in this podcast!&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:26:56 +0000 Mark Simmet 40747 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear The Digital Wild's Studio One Set Hear The Soil And The Sun's Studio One Live Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-soil-and-suns-studio-one-live-set <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Soil And The Sun are a seven-piece band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. &nbsp;They were in Cedar Falls on Saturday, May 3 to perform at the College Hill Music Festival, and IPR had the opportunity to bring them in to record a live Studio One set. &nbsp;They describe their sound as "experiential spiritual folk-rock/New Mexican space music." &nbsp;That's probably as good a label as any for this beautiful, intricate, grooving music. &nbsp;Enjoy this podcast of The Soil And The Sun! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:32:17 +0000 Mark Simmet 40333 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear The Soil And The Sun's Studio One Live Set Hear Land Of Blood And Sunshine's Studio One Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-land-blood-and-sunshines-studio-one-set <p>Land Of Blood And Sunshine are a band from Marshalltown, Iowa with three full-length records out, and more new music on the way. &nbsp;They are appearing at a variety of venues across Iowa in the coming weeks, and brought their full (7 piece) band sound to IPR's&nbsp;Cedar Falls studios for a live set on April 16. &nbsp;Enjoy this Land Of Blood And Sunshine Studio One podcast!&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:58:42 +0000 Mark Simmet 39271 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear Land Of Blood And Sunshine's Studio One Set Hear Brother Trucker's Studio One Live Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-brother-truckers-studio-one-live-set <p></p><p>The Des Moines-based band (with Davenport connections) Brother Trucker brought their roots-rock Americana sound to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a crowd-pleasing live set on April 10. &nbsp;Andy Fleming (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Fitzpatrick (lead guitar/vocals), Lyle Kevin Hogue (bass), Jim Viner&nbsp;(drums) and Matt Jesson&nbsp;(keyboards) showcased some of their best songs with road-refined musicianship! Listen here for the complete performance, including a song that only the studio audience got to hear!</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:15:45 +0000 Mark Simmet 38997 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear Brother Trucker's Studio One Live Set Hear TWINS' Studio One Live Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-twins-studio-one-live-set <p>In anticipation of the April 1 release of their new record&nbsp;<em>Tomboys On Parade,&nbsp;</em>the Waterloo-based band TWINS joined me for an exuberant March 27 in-studio performance on Studio One. &nbsp;The band (lead vocalists/guitarists Joel and Harper Sires, drummer/vocalist Luke Sires and bassist/vocalist Devin Ferguson) were in fine form, playing&nbsp;<em>Tomboys On Parade</em> songs and more, including an encore that was not part of the live broadcast, but was heard by the studio audience. &nbsp;Here is their set, complete with encore and my conversation with TWINS.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:45:36 +0000 Mark Simmet 38265 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear TWINS' Studio One Live Set Hear John June Year's Studio One Live Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-john-june-years-studio-one-live-set <p>The Iowa band John June Year stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a high energy in-studio performance on March 25. &nbsp;Their music has been described as filling the gap between British guitar rock, the raw and artsy sounds of the Velvet Underground, the early 2000's garage rock revival of bands like the Strokes, and contemporary torch-bearers such as the Arctic Monkeys. &nbsp;You'll hear those influences in this live set, plus a Monkees cover included among their original songs!&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:57:25 +0000 Mark Simmet 38160 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear John June Year's Studio One Live Set John June Year Live on Studio One http://iowapublicradio.org/post/john-june-year-live-studio-one <p>John June Year, from Clinton, Iowa (and currently residing in Cedar Falls) join me for a live in-studio set on Tuesday, March 25, beginning around 7:15 pm. &nbsp;John June Year fills the gap between British guitar rock, the raw and artsy sounds of the Velvet Underground, the early 2000's garage rock revival of bands like the Strokes, and contemporary indie rock torch-bearers such as the Arctic Monkeys. &nbsp;The free show will be on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:58 +0000 Mark Simmet 38091 at http://iowapublicradio.org