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The Beatles Medley June 30

Jun 18, 2013

This week's medley was picked out by listener Dan Messerschmidt from Marion. It originally aired April 7.

Bill Phelps

On Friday, September 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 Dessa.

Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox first met guitarist Lockett Pundt while attending high school in Georgia.  Years later, Cox met keyboardist Moses Archuleta and began jamming with him.  Deerhunter was established in 2001, and currently consists of Cox, Pundt and Archuleta plus bassist Josh McKay and guitarist Frankie Broyles.  The new album, Monomania is a garage rock record full of the layered and hazy vintage guitar sounds Deerhunter are known for.  Deerhunter will be appearing on the main stage at this year's 80/35 Festival in Des Moines.

The Parish Festival

On Friday, August 30,  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 Parish Festival.

On Friday, August 23,  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 Raldo Schneider.

Tomorrow, May 17th at 2 PM IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with The Beggarmen.

Join us Thursday, June 20 for an exclusive Iowa Public Radio recording of Divine Fits' entire set from the 2013 Mission Creek Festival.  IPR recorded Divine Fits this past April at the Blue Moose Tap House in Iowa City.  Band members include Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, Sam Brown and Alex Fischel.  The live set will begin around 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, on IPR's Studio One.

Iowa Public Radio is very excited to be teaming up with the 80/35 Festival again this year- offering the opportunity for local and regional bands to play their way onto the main stage of the 80/35 Festival in July in Des Moines.  The winner of this year's IPR 80/35 Play In is the Waterloo/Cedar Falls based Dylan Sires And Neighbors.  They will play Saturday, July 6 at noon on the 80/35 main stage.  The other two finalists, Emperors Club and The Uniphonics (both from Iowa City) will play on the Hy Vee Triathalon Stage- one at 5:00 PM Friday and the other at 1:00 PM Saturday.  We were very im

The Beatles Medley July 7

Jun 12, 2013

Today is Ringo's 73rd birthday so the medley is all about the drummerman!

Blue Avenue July 7

Jun 12, 2013

This week's show is a reprise of the program that originally aired June 2nd.

Blue Avenue June 30

Jun 12, 2013

This week's show is a reprise of the May 19th show that recapped all of the 2013 Blues Music Award winners

Backtracks July 6

Jun 12, 2013

This week's show is a reprise of the 3-fers show that originally aired 2/16/13

Backtracks June 29

Jun 12, 2013

This week's show is a reprise of the April 13th show spotlighting my 45 rpm record collection. Pops and scratches at no extra cost!

The Beatles Medley June 23

Jun 12, 2013

A totally at random medley that includes something from Ringo's All-Starr Band circa 1990 and Paul's Run Devil Run solo record

Blue Avenue June 23

Jun 11, 2013

It's the annual preview of The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport (called by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 10 blues festivals in the world) which happens in Davenport July 4-6. All the music on the program is from performers scheduled to appear including the 44s, John Primer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Iowans Kevin Burt and Joe Price.

Backtracks June 22

Jun 11, 2013

It's the return of LONG SONGS night! Every song is at least 8 1/2 minutes long. The entire two-hour show is covered by eight songs!

The Beatles Medley June 16

Jun 11, 2013

Tuesday (June 18) is Paul McCartney's 71st birthday. San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay has dedicated this medley of McCartney music to his favorite Beatle.

Blue Avenue June 16

Jun 11, 2013

New releases by Kid Ramos, Eddie Shaw, and Gina Sicilia plus exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest and blues on vinyl by John Jackson and Muddy Waters.

Backtracks June 15

Jun 11, 2013

It's an all new spotlight segment show including spots on 50s rock'n'roll women like Janis Martin and Colleen Carson; early 60s crossover artists Titus Turner and Tommy Tucker; a few more tracks from the new Duane Allman and Steve Stills box sets; and mid 70s tracks from Ry Cooder and Robert Palmer.

The band Portugal. The Man formed in Wasilla, Alaska and is now based in Portland, Oregon.  For their seventh album, Evil Friends, they collaborated with Grammy winning producer Danger Mouse.  The result is Portugal. The Man's most diverse, yet cohesive album to date- a hook-heavy record, with a sonically varied sound.

The Beatles Medley June 9

Jun 6, 2013

Every song is from vinyl recordings this week

Blue Avenue June 9

Jun 6, 2013

All the music on the show is from 80s vinyl in the IPR Blues library.

Backtracks June 8

Jun 6, 2013

Lots of spotlight segments including 50s Rock 'n' Roll duos; some early 60s instrumentals; a remembrance of Door's keyboard play Ray Manzerak and some summer songs by Mungo Jerry and Alice Cooper.

Tony Dehner / IPR

Host Charity Nebbe previews the 80/35 Play-In finals sponsored by IPR Studio One. She’ll talk with organizers of the music festival and members from the three bands vying for a gig on the main stage.

The 80/35 Play In Finals are this Thursday, June 6th at Wooly’s in Des Moines. Doors open at 6 pm and the finalists play at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm with sets that last around 45 minutes each. 

Nicholas Burnham,

Trouble Will Find Me is the sixth album from the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band The National.  Formed in 1999, the band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers:  Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).  Commenting on the recording of the new album, Aaron Dessner remarked that "our ideas would immediately click with each other.  The songs on one level are our most complex, and on another they're our most simple and human.  It just feels like we've embraced the chemistry we have."

Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos

         This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos on "Java Blend."


Join us for live sets from the 2012 80/35 Festival in the first hour of Studio One, beginning Wednesday, May 29.  We will feature a different live set each night leading up to our live broadcast of the 2013 IPR 80/35 Play-In Finals on June 6.  Here is the lineup:

May 29       Derek Lambert and The Prairie Fires

May 30       Jaill

May 31        Mark Mallman

June 1         Mark Mallman

June 2        Night Moves

June 3        Night Moves

June 4        Now Now

June 5        Now Now

Blue Avenue June 2

May 28, 2013

New releases from harmonica icon James Cotton, upper midwest favorites The Lamont Cranston Band, and guitarist Ana Popovic, plus new Iowa blues from Jason Stuart & Cobalt Blue (from the Quad Cities) and exclusive IPR recordings of multi Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

Backtracks June 1

May 28, 2013

Someone else picks out the tunes this week! Des Moines listener Sam Salomone shares his extensive 45 rpm record collection in hour #1 and Waterloo listener Gemma Hoyden shares her knowledge and personal library on the British Pub Rock scene of the 70s in hour #2

Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson formed Vampire Weekend in 2006 while attending Columbia University in New York City.  In 2007 the band signed to XL Recordings.  Their self-titled debut album was released in early 2008.  The band's second full-length release, Contra arrived in early 2010.  Vampire Weekend continue refining their sound with compelling melodies and well-crafted lyrics on their third album, Modern Vampires Of The City.