New releases by Little G Weevil, Delbert McClinton and The Tedeschi/Trucks Band; a half-hour interview segment with Rick Raven of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Alter Boys; exclusive IPR live recordings of soul/blues sing Charles Bradley and some blues on vinyl by John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon
It's time for the annual Elvis Presley Special (Aug. 16 was the anniversary of his passing) Hits, live recordings, songs from his movies, interviews with fans and even a few words from Ed Sullivan in 1957!
New releases by Buddy Guy, Roomful of Blues, Trampled Under Foot, and Walter Trout plus exclusive IPR recordings of Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some vintage blues on vinyl by Earl Hooker.
Another spotlight segment show including Duos of the 50s like The Collins Kids and Shirley & Lee, some British Beat Bands of the 60s, plus some Iowa rock 'n' rollers including Truth & Janey and Madness. AND, the entire final hour is comprised of car songs, left over from last week's You Drive Me Crazy special.
Austra is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario. The band formed in 2009, and consists of Katie Stelmanis (vocals, keyboards), her former Galaxy bandmate Maya Postepski (drums) and former Spiral Beach bassist Dorian Wolf. The band is named after Stelmanis' middle name Austra, which is also the name of the goddess of light in Latvian mythology. Their new release, Olympia, is the follow up to their highly praised 2011 debut album Feel It Break.
The Cedar Rapids-based Surf Zombies formed in 2006 and have released several full length CDs, including their most recent release Lust For Rust. Brook Hoover and Ian Williams are the guitar duo, with Trevor Treiber on bass and Tyler Russell on drums. The Surf Zombies play all original surf instrumentals, and bring this perfect summertime music to IPR's Studio One for a live in-studio appearance Monday, July 29th. You are invited to be in the audience for this free show on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls, Monday night beginning ar
King Tuff is multifaceted songwriter and musician Kyle Thomas. The name is a play on both his own name and "King Tut." Was Dead is actually a reissue of the first King Tuff album, which preceded 2012's King Tuff. The original release in 2008 was only on vinyl, and is very hard to find. Was Dead is a treat for fans of catchy, guitar-based glam pop.
Christopher The Conquered and H.D. Harmsen stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios for music and conversation in the middle of their summer tour. Hear live performances and Mark Simmet's interview with the two Iowa musicians, Wednesday night in the 7:00 pm hour of Studio One.
The Lonelyhearts is the duo of John Lindenbaum (vocals & guitar) and Andre Perry (vocals & keyboards). The band formed in San Francisco in the early 2000's, released some music, and relocated to different parts of the country. Lindenbaum is now living in Fort Collins, CO, and Perry resides in Iowa City. They come together to work on new material, record new records (the latest is Years In The Great Interior on Maximum Ames Records) and tour the country. The Lonelyhearts will be stopping by the Cedar Falls studios of IPR for a live in-studio appearance Tuesday, July 23.