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Stephen Malkmus was the influential songwriter and singer in Pavement.  When that group went on hiatus in 1999, Malkmus formed the Jicks.  Current members of The Jicks include Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme and Jake Morris.  The new Wig Out at Jagbags​ is the sixth Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks album, with Malkmus' distinctive wordplay and jam/punk guitar style prominent.

Blue Avenue February 2

Feb 2, 2014

Music from all 5 nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Rock Blues Album of the Year category, some 90s blues from Johnny Winter and Willie Murphy, plus exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MADE UP MIND

THE RIDES-DON'T WANT LIES

TORONZO CANNON-I'VE BEEN DOING FINE

WALTER TROUT-BIG CITY

MIKE ZITO-THE ROAD NEVER ENDS

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

Backtracks February 1

Feb 1, 2014

50s rockabilly, a few tracks from The Beatles Live on the BBC vol. 2 and lots and lots of leftover Listener Picks from last week's live requestfest!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK AND ROLL TRIO-HONEY HUSH

DON WOODY-BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE

JOHNNY HORTON-I'M COMING HOME

GUY MITCHELL-ROCKABILLY

CARL PERKINS-JIVE AFTER FIVE

THE BEATLES-LEND ME YOUR COMB/SURE TO FALL/HONEY DON'T

BRIAN POOLE & THE TREMELOES-TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY/THINGS/RETURN TO SENDER

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The Comfort Kings stopped by Iowa Public Radio's Cedar Falls studios for a live set on Jan. 16.  The band is a part of the latest resurgence in bands with strong roots in folk music forms.  In recent years, bands like Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Civil Wars, the Avett Brothers, Bon Iver and the Lumineers have been bringing traditional acoustic sounds to receptive listeners.  

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Singer/songwriter Damien Jurado has been recording music in his hometown of Seattle since the mid-1990s. 

  He began by releasing his lo-fi folk recordings on cassette.  Over the years Jurado has added more production and sonic techniques to his sound, all the while retaining the acoustic core of his music.  Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son offers an invitation to the listener to interpret the religious themes of the record.

This week's medley was suggested by Rebecca Raw from Solon IA

THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY

THE TRAVELING WILBURY'S-HANDLE WITH CARE/END OF THE LINE

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING/DANCE TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-BLACKBIRD

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE/MOTHER

THE BEATLES-NORWEIGAN WOOD

THE BEATLES-FLAYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 26

Jan 26, 2014

Music from all 5 of The Blues Foundation's nominees for Traditional Blues Album of the Year, plus an interview segment with The Lamont Cranston Band's leader Pat Hayes and exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LURRIE BELL-BLUES NEVER DIE

JAMES HARMAN-CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

THE CASH BOX KINGS-RUN, RUN, RUN

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 25

Jan 25, 2014

The monthly Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROS-MUSKRAT

THE JAYNETTES-SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES

PAUL SIMON-KODACHROME

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE SEARCHERS-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

CREAM-SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

THE AMBOY DUKES-JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND

THE RUMBLERS-BOSS (EXCERPT)

LINDA RONSTADT-WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/WILLIN'

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND-LIKE A ROLLING STONE

JOE COCKER-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

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For their new record Foreverly, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and his partner for this project Norah Jones, respectfully offer their own versions of all twelve tracks from the Everly Brothers 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.  They honor the spirit and the fine harmonies of Phil and Don on this project, released just a few weeks before the January 3rd passing of Phil Everly.

This week's Medley was picked out by Iowa City listener Jim McKean with the theme"Night & Day With The Beatles"

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-DAYTIME NIGHTIME SUFFERING

THE BEATLES-DAY TRIPPER/THE NIGHT BEFORE/GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

JOHN LENNON-WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT

THE BEATLES-8 DAYS A WEEK

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-GOODNIGHT TONIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-THE DAY THE WORLD GETS ROUND

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 19

Jan 19, 2014

The first leg of this week's trip down The Avenue surveys the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues Album of the Year category, part two gives us some recent releases that came in during the last month and at 6:00 o'clock, exclusive IPR recordings of the last show EVAH by Iowa City's Kevin Burt & The Instigators

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-I'M IN I'M OUT AND I'M GONE

BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR

BUDDY GUY-BEST IN TOWN

Backtracks January 18

Jan 18, 2014

A two hour tour through my 45 rpm REKKID collection. As always, pops and scratches at no extra charge!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BIG BOPPER-BIG BOPPER'S WEDDING

HUEY SMITH AND THE CLOWNS-JUST A LONELY CLOWN

JOHNNY CASH-ALL OVER AGAIN

ROY HAMILTON-DON'T LET GO

ELVIS PRESLEY-NEW ORLEANS

ELVIS PRESLEY-LOVER DOLL

BOBBY DARIN-MACK THE KNIFE

SAM COOKE-THAT'S ALL I NEED TO KNOW

CHUBBY CHECKER-DANCIN' PARTY

DEL SHANNON-LITTLE TOWN FLIRT

THE MARKETTS-OUT OF LIMITS (EXCERPT)

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Kevin B.F. Burt

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host,Ben Kieffer chats with Iowa native and Blues legend, Kevin B.F. Burt.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about his famous Iowa Blues music.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer  will chat with JD Eicher and his band, JD Eicher & the Goodnights.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album Into Place.

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Give The People What They Want is the fifth album from soul and funk revivalists Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.  Sharon Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia, but moved to New York at an early age.  A professional singer for many years, she found breakthrough success in middle age with the Dap-Kings.  The group's heartfelt devotion to soul music is apparent on this eagerly-awaited new album, as it has been throughout their career on Brooklyn's Daptone Records.

Chad Elliott
Chad Elliott

On this episode IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Ben Kieffer chats with Iowa native and country artist,  Chad Elliott.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about his recent album, So Sang the Crow.

Susan Werner
Susan Werner

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host,  Ben Kieffer will chat with Iowa roots artist, Susan Werner.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about her new album, Hayseed.

Werner is a true performer and a veteran Java Blend artist. She connects her music to contemporary agricultural problems in songs like "Herbicides." At the same time Werner is grounded in the real-world experience of her life growing up as a farm kid.

Fire Sale
Fire Sale

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with local Iowa City artists, Fire Sale.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about how college life has influenced their music.

Blue Avenue January 12

Jan 12, 2014

I'm celebrating my birthday with a nostalgic cruise through my personal blues vinyl collection including music by Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, Homesick James, and The Mother Blues Band. Plus, along the way, I'll have some excerpts from interviews I've done along the way with Muddy Waters, Rick Estrin, and Pay Hayes.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUDDY WATERS-CAN'T GET NO GRINDIN'

HOWLIN' WOLF-THE RED ROOSTER (REHEARSAL)/THE RED ROOSTER

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-DON'T START ME TO TALKIN'

MUDDY WATERS-1974 INTERVIEW

The final of my weekend "It's My Birthday And I'll Play What I Want To" shows, with the tunes heavy on the early Fabs and early solo careers

THE BEATLES-DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/MISERY/FROM ME TO YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-I DIG LOVE

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I'LL GET YOU/THIS BOY

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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The Comfort Kings are a contemporary acoustic band from the Cedar Valley.  They use a traditional bluegrass instrumental arrangement for their mix of old-time, Americana and original songs.  Join us for a live performance from The Comfort Kings in our Cedar Falls studios on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the 7:00 pm hour.  You are invited to be in the studio audience for this free show on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls, or be listening to our live broadcast! 

Backtracks January 11

Jan 11, 2014

It's the annual "It's My Party And I'll Play What I Want To" birthday edition of the show! We'll start out Twistin', spend a lot of time with the tunes of The British Invasion and 60s soul music, and wind up with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. You bring the CAKE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LET'S TWIST AGAIN

JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-PEPPERMINT TWIST (PT.1)

DANNY & THE JUNIORS-TWISTIN' USA

GARY US BONDS-DEAR LADY TWIST

SAM COOKE-TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY

CHUBBY CHECKER & DEE DEE SHARP-SLOW TWISTIN'

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Wildewoman is the very well-crafted indie pop debut record from the Brooklyn band Lucius.  Co-writers and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig met while attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston.  Wildewoman​ succeeds due to their classic pop songwriting and their wonderful harmony vocals.

This winter, January through February, we'll be looking back at some of our favorite Java Blend broadcasts of the past year.

Tune in every Saturday this winter at 2 PM to catch these special encore broadcasts starting Saturday, Jan. 11. Find our schedule below.

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Los Campesinos! (the band include the exclamation point in their name) formed in Cardiff, Wales in 2006 at Cardiff University.  The Spanish word campesino translates as "peasant" or "country person."  All six of the current members, as well as the former members of the band use "Campesinos!" as their surname.  No Blues is their sixth full-length album, as energetic as before, but more focused this time out.

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British vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Lowe is a major figure in UK pub rock, power pop and New Wave in the 1970's.  In recent years, his records have gone in a traditional and roots direction.  His latest release is a Christmas album, titled Quality Street:  A Seasonal Selection For All The Family.  The title is a nod to a famous UK manufacturer of holiday sweets.  For this project, Lowe offers traditional songs, forgotten gems, and new songs written by himself, Ry Cooder and Ron Sexsmith.

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Cut Copy formed in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia as the solo project of DJ Dan Whitford.  During his studies in the graphic design field Whitford became interested in dance music and began working as a DJ.  He also bought a sampler and various keyboards, finding inspiration for his music in both dance and indie low-fi sounds.  Since then, Cut Copy has become an actual band.  Free Your Mind is their fourth album.

It's Beatle Christmas time! In addition to solo Holiday songs from Paul and Ringo, we'll hear the Beatle Fan Club messages of 1965 and 1969.

Blue Avenue December 22

Dec 18, 2013

We're going to have a Christmas party on the blues bus this week, with holiday blues by Lightnin' Hopkins and Chuck Leavell, a visit by Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band, for an interview segment part 2, and exclusive IPR recordings of soul/blues singer Charles Bradley.

Backtracks December 21

Dec 18, 2013

It's the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show, this time with a Christmas party atmosphere. YOU pick out the songs, with rock'n'roll Holiday songs given preference. Call 319-273-6350 during the show or advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

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