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Studio One
9:17 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Hear Christopher The Conquered's Studio One Set

Christopher The Conquered performs in The Basement of the Des Moines Social Club, live on IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

On Nov. 20, Studio One partnered with The Des Moines Social Club to broadcast a live set from The Basement at the DMSC.  Christopher The Conquered was in fine form, playing for an appreciative hometown audience just days before leaving for a month-long tour in Italy.  We were treated to songs from the forthcoming record I'm Giving Up On Rock And Roll and more.  You can listen right here!

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Java Blend
10:32 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Muckrockers' Music on the State of the Nation

Download the podcast for an hour with Iowa City locals, Muckrockers.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with Muckrockers.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about Muckrockers' latest album, We The People.

Muckrockers are a group of working class musician-citizens aiming to illuminate and eliminate the corporate stranglehold on our government and our lives. 

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Blue Avenue November 23

I've got a bus full of blueswomen this evening (it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSY ANDERSON-RENT PARTY

KELLEY HUNT-I'VE GOT A GOOD FEELING

KAYE BOHLER-HANDLE THE CURVES

LIZ MANDEVILLE-CLOUD OF LOVE

MARCIA BALL-CLEAN MY HOUSE

MARKEY BLUE-I CAN'T LET YOU GO

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-THE HARD WAY

ETTA BRITT-SOMEBODY TO LOVE YOU

RACHELLE COBA-MOTHER BLUES

MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-SWEET POISON

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 23

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA METER MAID/JULIA

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-ELEANOR RIGBY/DEAR PRUDENCE

GEORGE HARRISON-DARK SWEET LADY

THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR/LET IT BE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Featured Release This Week From TV On The Radio

Seeds is the fifth full-length album from TV On The Radio.  The band formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2001 and have retained the same line-up for most of their career.  Seeds is the first album from the group since the death (from cancer) of bassist Gerard Smith in 2011.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Backtracks November 22

It's a combination of new and old shows this afternoon. Hours #1 & 3 originally aired 12/15/12. Hour #2 is brand new for today and features Des Moines area listener Russ Richardson's vinyl LP collection from the early 80s.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-KISS ME BABY

DENNIS HERROLD-HIP HIP BABY

GENE HENSLEE-ROCKIN' BABY

BOB LUMAN-RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE

RONNIE SMITH-LONG TIME NO LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

MANFRED MANN-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

TOMMY BOLIN-POST TOASTEE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Backtracks November 22

It's a combination of new and old shows this afternoon. Hours #1 & 3 originally aired 12/15/12. Hour #2 is brand new for today and features Des Moines area listener Russ Richardson's vinyl LP collection from the early 80s.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-KISS ME BABY

DENNIS HERROLD-HIP HIP BABY

GENE HENSLEE-ROCKIN' BABY

BOB LUMAN-RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE

RONNIE SMITH-LONG TIME NO LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

MANFRED MANN-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

TOMMY BOLIN-POST TOASTEE

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Java Blend
9:56 am
Thu November 20, 2014

The Candymakers' Recipe for Sweet Groovy Music

Stop by The Java House for a free full hour with the Quad Cities' The Candymakers.
Image provided by artist.

On Friday, Nov. 21,  at 2 PM at Iowa City's downtown Java House, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with The Candymakers.

Ben Kieffer will chat with the band to find out more about their new album, Ridiculous, while they perform a live 50-minute set. This program is free and open to the public!

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Studio One
2:46 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Hear The Sapwoods Studio One Live Set

The Sapwoods perform in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

On November 18, the Iowa City band The Sapwoods returned to Studio One for a live performance.  Their second album, Peaks And Valleys, was released this past summer.  The Sapwoods are preparing for a Midwest tour beginning in January, and one of their gigs before a break for the holidays happened in our Cedar Falls studios.  The tight five-piece group was in fine form for this set.  Have a listen!

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Java Blend
9:46 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Mayflies Trio Brews Up Tunes To Dance To

Listen to the podcast for a full hour with a trio from the local roots rockers, The Mayflies.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with The Mayflies Trio.

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 16

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Wes Shirley and Dan Andersen with the theme "Come and Go"

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER

GEORGE HARRISON-THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES

THE BEATLES-SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW

JOHN LENNON-GOING DOWN ON LOVE

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FRIENDS TO GO

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-WHAT GOES ON/HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Cold War Kids

Hold My Home is the fifth full-length release from Cold War Kids.  The band formed in Fullerton, California ten years ago, and remains based in the Golden State.  Cold War Kids have said that in the beginning, having instruments was secondary to their enthusiasm.  At band practices they thumped on walls, banged on heat pipes, stomped and chanted.  Cold War Kids now have more instruments, a steadily growing indie rock reputation, and a solid new album titled Hold My Home.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Backtracks November 15

All the music on today's show is taken from the original 45 rpm vinyl record. Hour #1 was supplied from the collection of guitar maker Bob Long, hour #2 was supplied (and hosted) by listeners Joel Carl and Steve Biggs and hour #3 is from my personal collect. Pops and scratches, NO EXTRA CHARGE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FATS DOMINO-MARY OH MARY

SAM COOKE-YOU WERE MADE FOR ME

CLYDE MC PHATTER-BABY BABY

BILLY & LILLIE-HAPPINESS

BUDDY KNOX-DEVIL WOMAN

THE EVERLY BROS-LOVE HER

SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS-DON'T CRY NO MORE

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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
1:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Blue Avenue November 16

This week's drive down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/28/14 check that week's posting for a complete song list

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
11:47 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Minneapolis Troubadour Has One Lucky Guitar

Listen to Minneapolis folk singer Jack Klatt's story about reuniting with his guitar.
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If you don't already know Jack Klatt, he's a rambling, roving troubadour-type folk singer who made an appearance on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" earlier this year. Klatt was born and raised in Michigan's Mississippi River Valley,  but his true story telling talent comes from his travels. 

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Studio One
2:40 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

A Different Sort Of Live Music Experience in Cedar Falls

Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart performing at Cedar Valley House Concerts in October 2014.
Credit Darice Mangin

If you're a fan of live music, or a performing musician, you might not think of a stranger's living room as a good choice for a performance venue. But that's exactly what's been happening in one Cedar Falls home for about six years.

Since 2008, Cedar Valley House Concerts has provided traveling singer-songwriters with a place to perform, along with a warm bed, an opportunity to do laundry, and other comforts that artists often miss while on tour. Open to the public, guests are asked for a small donation that goes directly to the artist, plus a side dish or snack to share.

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Java Blend
9:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Hero Jr Exclusive Acoustic Set

Rock out for a full hour with Hero Jr in this episode of Java Blend.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," with Ben Kieffer rock out with Hero Jr while they play a special acoustic set featuring songs from their latest album.

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 9

Tonight's Medley originally aired 9/28/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Blue Avenue November 9

One of the world's greatest on-line Blues Magazines, Blues Blast, gave out their yearly "best of" awards the last week of October. The first hour of tonight's show recaps the winners

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-MEET ME IN CHICAGO

BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS

SHAWN HOLT-PLEASE DON'T DOG ME

JAMES COTTON-COTTON MOUTHED MAN

MARK T. SMALL-EARLY IN THE MORNING

BUDDY GUY-WELL, I DONE GOT OVER IT

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LOVE HAS SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Wampire

Bazaar is the second album from the Portland, Oregon band Wampire.  Childhood friends, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps honed their sound playing house parties in Portland as a duo.  Their band name is said to originate from the way that Phipps' goth friends from Germany pronounced "vampire."  After their debut album was released in the spring of 2013, Wampire expanded to a five-piece band and toured extensively.  Now comes the new record, Bazaar, with nine tracks of state-of-the-art indie rock!

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

Backtracks November 8

Hours #1 and 3 were originally aired 4/5/14, hour #2 is all new and is comprised of "leftover" Listener Picks from the Oct. 25 live show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

EDDIE COCHRAN AND HANK COCHRAN-GUILTY CONSCIENCE

THE COLLINS KIDS-PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-BIRD DOG

THE KALIN TWINS-JUMPIN' JACK

MICKEY & SYLVIA-WHAT WOULD I DO

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS-PLEASE DON'T TEASE

MARTY WILDE-TOMORROWS CLOWN

TOMMY STEELE-WATER, WATER

THE DAVE CLARK 5-I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME

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Java Blend
9:46 am
Mon November 3, 2014

New Local Band Jack Lion Inspires Atmospheric Chill

Listen and download the podcast for a fresh brewed hour with Iowa City locals, Jack Lion.

You may recognize some of Iowa City-based Jack Lion's members from another local band, Slip Silo. But, it's not just their name that has changed. 

Jack Lion’s members unearth the early ’00s interest in connections between jazz and electronic music and refashion it for this current era. Striking a balance between jazz composition, down-tempo break-beats, and hazy atmospherics they have made their mark as one of Iowa City’s headiest and most adventurous bands. 

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Ex Hex

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Rips is the debut album from the Washington, D.C. trio Ex Hex.  They have been described as a "power trio" with members that all happen to be women.  Mary Timony, known for her work in the bands Wild Flag and Helium, is the guitarist and lead vocalist in Ex Hex.  Laura Harris plays drums, and Betsy Wright is on bass.  Rips, released on the well-regarded indie label Merge Records, is catchy and melodic with big guitars and power pop vocals.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Backtracks November 1

An all new for 2014 Halloween special. And, since it's actually All Saints Day, some saintly songs too!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-ST. DOMINIC'S PREVIEW

BOB DYLAN-TOMBSTONE BLUES

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-TOMBSTONE SHADOW

BILL HALEY-THE SAINTS ROCK AND ROLL

BELA LA GOLDSTEIN-WHY DO I LOVE

MANN DRAKE-VAMPIRE'S BALL

THE FRANTICS-WEREWOLF (EXCERPT)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY

DR. JOHN-I BEEN HOODOOD

DALTON & DUBARI-HOODOO LOVE

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Studio One
1:15 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 2

This week's Medley originally aired 8/3/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

Studio One
1:13 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Blue Avenue November 2

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/21/14, check that week's posting for a complete song list

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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Studio One
1:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Hear The High Crest's Studio One Live Set

The High Crest performing in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

The High Crest is the Des Moines-based duo of Aaron Earl Short and Kat Darling.  They brought their self-described "Folk & Roll" music to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a heartfelt live set on Oct. 27.  Playing songs from their brand new 24-track double album Gone, as well as their self-titled debut album and more, The High Crest engaged the studio audience with their music of trials and hope.  Have a listen!

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