Iowa Public Radio's Studio One is presenting Arcade Fire in a live concert from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 28 beginning at 9:00 pm. The Montreal-based indie rock band will perform highlights from their new album, Reflektor, the follow-up to their Grammy winning 2011 release The Suburbs.
We'll hear new releases from Barrelhouse Chuck, Ross William Perry, and Studebaker John plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport and some vintage vinyl from Howlin' Wolf.
Recently a long-time friend of mine contacted me saying that she was doing so much traveling that she no longer had time for her hard copy CDs and did I want them. She gave me THREE HUNDRED! So this week's show is all songs from those CDs that recently found a home at my house! Including tunes by Ruth Brown, The Isley Bros., and a rare live Kinks song. It's kind of like treasure hunting!
Chvrches (pronounced "churches") are a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, synthesizers and samplers), Iain Cook (synthesizers, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, samplers, vocals). The Bones Of What You Believe is their debut album, following an EP released earlier this year. The record's title refers to the raw "creativity and effort" that served as the skeleton for the album, according to lead singer Lauren Mayberry.
I'll be hoping to take your calls of support during this important fundraising edition of the show, which features new releases from Lurrie Bell and Bryan Lee, Iowa blues from Nic Arp, exclusive IPR recordings of Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids and some vintage blues on vinyl by John Lee Hooker and Freddie King.
It's an all new spotlight segment show with segments on British rockabillys of the late 50s; some answer songs of the early 60s; some 45 rpm "rekkids" from my personal collection; and some rock'n'roll instrumentals that we didn't hear last week on the all instrumental show. I'll be hosting the show LIVE so I can acknowledge and thank you for your calls of support on this important fundraising edition of the program (pledge at 88-971-8815 or on line at iowapublicradio.org)
Every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., The Folk Tree examines the various roots and branches of traditional and acoustic music. Join us this Sunday, October 13, when the show includes exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of earthy singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore and bluegrass from Mr. Baber's Neighbors. You'll also hear from new releases by the Vinegar Creek Constituency and Robin and Linda Williams, and old favorites Dave Van Ronk and the Bothy Band.
Elvis Costello met The Roots as a result of being a guest performer on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where The Roots have been the house band since the program premiered in 2009. ?uestlove and the other members of the band have a rich history of musical collaboration, as does Costello. His lyrical prowess meets their solid grooves, and the result is the new record Wise Up Ghost.
The Glasgow, Scotland based band Franz Ferdinand formed in 2002, with band members Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is their fourth studio album. Kapranos has described the record as dealing with "the idea of the cynic's search for optimism and the skeptic's search for a manual."
Pieta Brown is a familiar voice for Iowa Public Radio listeners. Her latest project is a duo with Australian singer-songwriter Lucie Thorne, performing under the name Love Over Gold. Love Over Gold will play live in Iowa Public Radio's Studio One in Cedar Falls on Sunday, Sept.
Tune in Saturday, Sept. 28 beginning at 7:00 pm for our live broadcast of the British band Et Tu Bruce, followed by the legendary British group The Zombies. Both bands are performing at the Ames City Auditorium as part of this week's Maximum Ames Music Festival. The Zombies are known for such classic hits as "She's Not There" and "Time Of The Season." The group includes founding members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent.
Ty Segall began his career as a musician in various underground bands in the San Francisco Bay area. He began releasing solo projects in 2008. Since then, he has already released eight solo albums (the first two were on cassette). The new release, Sleeper, features primarily acoustic psychedelic folk compositions. It's being called Segall's most focused album to date.
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
The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming! This week's show spotlights the music of the mid 60s British Invasion with an emphasis on The Zombies, who's set at the Maximum Ames Music Festival will be broadcast LIVE by IPR tonight starting at 7pm!
New releases by The Eric Hughes Band, Roomful of Blues, and Johnny Sansone, plus exclusive IPR recordings of boogie woogie piano player Chase Garrett at the 2012 Des Moines Arts Festival and the "Blues on Vinyl" set has music by a couple of Alberts: Albert Collins and Albert King.
A sampling of recent acquisitions for the show spotlighting 50s British rockabillies, some "answer" songs, and some "Country Funk" of the early 70s. Plus, LOTS of listener picks leftover from last week's live requestfest.
Negativity is the fifth full-length release from the Providence, Rhode Island-based band Deer Tick. The band includes frontman and chief songwriter John McCauley, guitarist Ian O'Neil, bassist Christopher Dale Ryan, keyboardist Rob Crowell and drummer Dennis Ryan. Negativity is McCauley's most personal work thus far, and was recorded earlier this year in Portland, Oregon with legendary producer Steve Berlin.
Ernest Greene records and performs as Washed Out. On his second full-length record Paracosm, he takes the dreamlike, otherworldly atmospheres of his music further by adding a variety of old keyboards to his sonic palette of computers and synths. Greene and his wife Blair (who plays in the Washed Out live band) recently relocated from Atlanta to a house outside Athens, Georgia. Escaping is a theme on Paracosm. The title refers to a phenomenon in which people create detailed imaginary worlds.
Join us this Sunday between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. for The Folk Tree, a blend of roots-based music both traditional and modern, acoustic and electric. Each week, we share some of Iowa Public Radio's exclusive live recordings made at various venues around the state. This week, we'll hear the Irish band Danu, recording live in Ames, and Radoslav Lorkovic from the 2010 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City. We've also got music on tap from Brooks Williams, Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, the Deadly Gentlemen, and Altan.
New releases from Mavis Staples, Delbert McClinton, and Andrew Jr. Boy Jones as well as exclusive IPR recordings of multi Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids plus the blues on vinyl segment has records by Freddie King and Otis Rush.