Studio One

Java Blend
11:47 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Parish Festival 9/21

Tune in for the foot-stomping, body wriggling sounds of The Parish Festival.

 This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Parish Festival on "Java Blend."

Read more
Java Blend
12:47 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Raldo Schneider 9/14

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend featuring legendary Iowa artist Raldo Schneider!

This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Raldo Schneider on "Java Blend."

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Kevin B.F. Burt 12/13

Join us for a free hour of electric blues with Kevin B.F. Burt!
Credit Kevin B.F. Burt

On Friday, Dec. 13,  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 Kevin B.F. Burt.

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: EmJay 12/6

Stop by The Java House and catch a free live hour with up-and-coming artist EmJay!
Credit EmJay

On Friday, Dec. 6,  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 EmJay.

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Java Blend Live Event: Hipknosis 11/22

Credit Hipknosis.com

On Friday, Nov. 22,  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 Hipknosis.

Read more
Studio One
9:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

CD of The Week from Austra

Credit npr.org

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.

  

 

Read more
Studio One
11:44 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Surf Zombies Live On Studio One

Credit www.last.fm

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

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: JD Eicher 11/15

Join us for a special free performance by JD Eicher and the Goodnights at The Java House!
Credit JD Eicher and the Goodnights

  On Friday, Nov. 15,  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 JD Eicher.

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Future Laureates 11/8

Join us Friday for the bright and poppy sounds of The Future Laureates!
Credit The Future Laureates

  On Friday, Nov. 8,  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 Future Laureates.

Read more
Live Music Events
1:34 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Ryne Doughty 11/1

Follow the sounds of Ryne Doughty to The Java House for a special free one hour performance.
Ryne Doughty

  On Friday, Nov. 1,  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 Ryne Doughty.

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Andra Suchy 10/25

Join us for a special hour with original coutry artist Andra Suchy
andrasuchy.net

Notice: Cancelled due to illness. Andra Suchy will be rescheduled soon.

On Friday, October 25,  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 Andra Suchy.

Ben Kieffer will chat with Andra to find out more about her career and music. This program is free and open to the public!

Read more
Studio One
8:27 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

CD of The Week from King Tuff

Credit subpop.com

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.

Read more
Studio One
3:15 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Christopher The Conquered and H.D. Harmsen Live on Studio One

Credit legionarts.org

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.

Live Music Events
7:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Dick Prall 10/18

Join us for a solo performance from Dick Prall at Iowa City's downtown Java House.
Credit Dan Welk

  On Friday, October 18,  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 Dick Prall.

Read more
Live Music Events
8:33 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Ericksons 10/11

Join us for the dark folky sounds of The Ericksons this weekend at The Java House
Credit The Ericksons

On Friday, Oct. 11,  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 Ericksons.

Read more
Studio One
3:48 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

The Lonelyhearts Live on Studio One

Credit thelonelyhearts.net

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. 

Read more
Live Music Events
12:00 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Susan Werner 10/4

Join us at The Java House for another fresh brewed edition of Java Blend featuring critically acclaimed artist Susan Werner.
Credit Susan Werner

On Friday, October 4,  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 Susan Werner.

Read more
Live Music Events
3:06 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Special Event: Love Over Gold 10/1

Follow the soothing sounds of Love Over Gold to Des Moines for a special concert with the international band!
Credit Love Over Gold

On Tuesday, October 1 ,  at 7:30 PM at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special edition of "Java Blend" with Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne from Love Over Gold.

Read more
The Beatles Medley
2:49 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

The Beatles Medley August 4

This week's theme is 2 X 4 (two by four) Two songs by each of the four Fabs, one song sung by each Beatle with the band, one song from their solo career.

Backtracks
2:45 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Backtracks August 3

It's the reprise of the You Drive Me Crazy special that originally aired May 4th, with all the songs about cars and the driving experience!

Blue Avenue
2:41 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Blue Avenue August 4

Lots of new blues releases to listen to on this week's show including the latest by Trampled Under Foot, Buddy Guy, and the reigning queen of Beale Street, Barbara Blue. Plus we'll hear exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport. And the Blues on Vinyl set includes records by Clarence Carter and Jr. Wells.

Live Music Events
12:00 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Chad Elliott 9/27

For inspired, poetic music come hear treasured Iowa songwriter Chad Elliot at the Java House.
Credit D'Vine Entertainment

On Friday, September 27,  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 Chad Elliott.

 

Read more
Backtracks
3:53 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Backtracks July 27

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment show, with the spotlight changing every 15 minutes or so and including 50s rockabilly music from the vaults of Imperial Records, some more 45 rpm "rekkids" from the Des Moines collector Sam Salomone and a set of 70s hits written by Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame songwriter Allen Toussaint.

Backtracks
3:44 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Backtracks July 20

The show includes a spotlight on early 50s crossover label Red Robin Records; a spotlight on Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame sideman Earl Palmer and the entire second hour is compromised of "leftover" listener picks that were not played on last week's live requestfest!

Studio One
2:51 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

CD of The Week from Valerie June

Credit npr.org

Valerie June grew up in the small town of Humboldt, Tennessee before moving to Memphis.  She spent years honing a distinctive sound that shifts between eras and genres, with a voice that has been described as somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday.  June wrote or co-wrote all but one of the 11 tracks on her debut album, Pushin' Against A Stone, with a blend of rural roots, country, rock and blues styles.

Read more
The Beatles Medley
2:10 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

The Beatles Medley July 28

Beatle obscurities! (this medley originally aired 4/14/13)

The Beatles Medley
2:07 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

The Beatles Medley July 21

Every summer we go to the movies with The Fabs! All the songs on this week's Medley are taken from The Boys' movies.

Backtracks
6:35 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Backtracks July 13

It's the first LIVE listener picks show in six months! All the music on the show will be picked out by listeners. Advance requests: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the program: 800-772-2440 ext. 5.  Remember, all the music on Backtracks is at least 25 years old. YOU pick out the tunes!

Studio One
11:51 am
Mon July 1, 2013

CD of the Week from Mikal Cronin

Credit npr.org

Originally from Laguna Beach, California, Mikal Cronin's garage pop sound is influenced by indie rock of the '90s.  He is known for collaborating with Ty Segall, who also appears on Cronin's recordings.  After moving to San Francisco, Cronin recorded his second album.  MCII is his first for the Merge Records label, and with a few exceptions (including a couple of guitar solos from Segall), Cronin played all of the instruments.

Read more
Studio One
5:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Live Sets From 2012 80/35 Play In Finals On Studio One

Join us for live sets from the 2012 80/35 Festival Play In Finals in the first hour of Studio One, beginning Sunday, June 30.  We will feature a different live set each night leading up to the 2013 80/35 Festival July 5 and 6 in downtown Des Moines.  Here is the lineup: 

June 30    Seedlings

July 1        Holy White Hounds

July 2       Holy White Hounds

July 3       Love Songs For Lonely Monsters

July 4       Love Songs For Lonely Monsters

Pages