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Studio One
4:55 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

CD Review: Scythian's "Jump at the Sun"

The band Scythian (pronounced SITH-ee-unn - they’re named after a nomadic Eurasian tribe) has an unlikely combination of influences.  Three of the members are siblings: fiddler Alexander, guitarist Danylo and cellist Larissa Fedoryka are from a family of Ukrainian immigrant, and were classically trained.  Bassist Josef Crosby, who also doubles on fiddle, was classically trained as well. Drummer Tim Hepburn started out in jazz, and banjo player Ben-David Warner grew up on a diet of Celtic music via NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock.

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Classical
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Mikado Mayhem: Live from Studio One with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre!

Cast members of the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre swing by Studio One: (from L to R) pianist Tony Nickle, Lauren Henderson-Turner, Arthur Beutel, Jessica Pray, Robin Bradley, Heather Youngquist, Daniel Lopez, and director John Hollins.

Iowa Public Radio Classical recently headed to Studio One with singers from the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s Mikado production. The Young Artist cast, along with conductor John Hollins and pianist Tony Nickle, performed selections from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta while giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of their upcoming performances at the historic Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids. 

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Java Blend
11:54 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Crankshaft

Tune in for a full hour of pork neck artist, Crankshaft.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Crankshaft.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about what he calls "pork neck" music.

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Java Blend
10:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Dylan Sires and Neighbors

Tune in this weekend and download the podcast for local pop-rockers, Dylan Sires and Neighbors.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Cedar Falls locals and Iowa Pop Kings, Dylan Sires and Neighbors.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their upcoming international tours.

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Java Blend
10:30 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Java Blend Special Event With Jen Chapin

Tune in and download the podcast for a special edition of Java Blend with Jen Chapin.

In this special episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," recorded at The Redstone Room in downtown Davenport, host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Brooklyn, NY artist, Jen Chapin

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about this soulful folk artist and her trio. 

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Java Blend
11:23 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Jason Carl

Tune in for a full hour of Davenport's Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band.

 In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Davenport rockers, Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest self-titled album.

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Studio One
10:44 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

CD of the Week and Live Broadcast from Twins

The Waterloo, Iowa band Twins are about to release the  follow-up to their 2012 album, Funny Faces.  The new record, Tomboys On Parade, was self-produced by the band at Jealous Dog Studios in Cedar Falls, with Al Eacret engineering the recording sessions.  Eacret mixed the album along with Twins lead vocalist and guitarist, Joel Sires.  The line-up of Twins also includes Luke Sires on drums, Harper Sires on guitar and Devin Ferguson on bass.

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Java Blend
12:18 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour with Tiff Jimber

Tune in to catch rising pop-star from California, Tiff Jimber.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Santa Monica based pop-rocker,  Tiff Jimber.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about her and her recent U.S. tour.

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Java Blend
11:47 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Comfort Kings

Tune in to hear Cedar Valley's own Comfort Kings.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Waterloo's renowned bluegrass and folk string band, Comfort Kings.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album, Prairie Fire.

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 9

With A Little Help From Our Friends, this fundraising edition of The Sunday Night Beatles Medley will convince you that money Can't Buy You Love, but it CAN get you great radio programming. All Together Now!

THE BEATLES-MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/8 DAYS A WEEK

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/ALL TOGETHER NOW

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-I NEED YOU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Blue Avenue March 9

It's fundraising time. It's THE BLUES, Baby, pledge 24/7 at this website! Tonight's blues bus trip includes music from all 5 Blues Music Award nominees for Blues Entertainer of the Year, plus new releases from Shaun Murphy and Joe Louis Walker and Iowa blues from Robert "One-Man" Johnson and The Janeys

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-I GO BY FEEL

KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

JOHN NEMETH-COUNTRY BOY

RICK ESTRIN-ONE WRONG TURN

BOBBY RUSH-I AM GOOD AS GONE

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Backtracks March 8

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SPARKLE MOORE-ROCK-A-BOP

THE COLLINS KIDS-THE ROCKAWAY ROCK

WANDA JACKSON-FUJIYAMA MAMA

JANIS MARTIN-GOOD LOVE

KATHY ZEE-BUZZIN'

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS-GEE WIZ IT'S YOU

DICKIE PRIDE-SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN'

BILLY FURY-IT'S YOU I NEED

DON CHARLES-CRAZY MAN CRAZY

THE ROLLER COASTERS-WILD TWIST (EXCERPT)

THE ZOMBIES-YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD

THE MOJOS-EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT

THE MERCY BEATS-I THINK OF YOU

WAYNE FONTANA-PAMALA PAMALA

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Java Blend
10:12 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With TWINS

Tune in this weekend and download our podcast for power-pop rockers, TWINS.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Waterloo, IA's, loud and proud pop-rockers, TWINS.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album, Funny Faces and their upcoming album, Tomboys on Parade.

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Studio One
3:07 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

CD of the Week from Beck

Beck - LAweekly Detour Fest.06
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Beck is known for his sonically adventurous recordings, creating anticipation for each new release since he can go in so many different directions.  His twelfth studio album, Morning Phase, is drawing comparisons to his Sea Change record.   It's even being called a "companion piece" to that very successful 2002 release.  Many of the same musicians from Sea Change are back, and the songs are meditative and gorgeous in their use of vocal harmonies and  occasional string sections.

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 2

In case you missed it on Super Bowl Sunday, here's the Medley that aired Feb. 2:

The Fabs play live!

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/FROM ME TO YOU/SHE LOVES YOU

JOHN LENNON-BLUE SUEDE SHOES

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/TICKET TO RIDE

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-HELP/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Blue Avenue March 2

In case you might have missed it on Super Bowl Sunday, here's the show that originally aired Feb. 2.

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

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Java Blend
11:55 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With King of the Tramps

Stop by The Java House to catch the gospel sounds of King of the Tramps.
Roger Feldhans

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Auburn, IA's whiskey gospel rockers, King of the Tramps.

Listen to and download the podcast after this weekend's broadcast to find out more about how The Tramps are making more than just music.

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Studio One
6:18 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

CD of the Week from Hospitality

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Hospitality formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2007, with Amber Papini (vocals, guitar, chief songwriter), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion).  Their debut full-length album of infectious indie pop, Hospitality, was released in early 2012 on the venerable indie label Merge Records.  Two years later we have the second album, Trouble, also on Merge.  Hospitality's sound has evolved on this new release, becoming deeper and richer.

    

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Blue Avenue
6:59 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

The Beatles Medley February 23

We celebrate George's birthday

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU/I NEED YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

THE BEATLES-IF I NEEDED SOMEONE/TAXMAN/FOR YOU BLUE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Blue Avenue February 23

We will hear all five nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Song of The Year, plus some Iowa blues from Patrick Hazell and Catfish Keith, and exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom in 2012.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LURRIE BELL-BLUES IN MY SOUL

JAMES COTTON w/DARRELL NULISCH-HE WAS THERE

JOHNNY SANSONE-THE NIGHT THE PIE FACTORY BURNED DOWN

DOUG MAC LEOD-THE ENTITLED FEW

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND-THAT'S WHEN THE BLUES BEGIN

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Backtracks February 22

The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming! No, really, the entire concert performed by Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone and The Zombies at last Fall's Maximum Ames Music Festival makes up most of this week's show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ZOMBIES-SHE'S NOT THERE

BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-BAD TO ME

HERMAN'S HERMITS-JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER

THE SEARCHERS-LOVE POTION #9

WAYNE FONTANA & THE MINDBENDERS-IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO LATE

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Java Blend
9:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour with Mike Himebaugh

Tune in and download the podcast for music that will make you smile from Mike Himebaugh.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with "Chicago Twang" artist, Mike Himebaugh.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about Mike's latest album, Green.

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Studio One
4:34 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Hear Caroline Smith's Studio One Live Set

Caroline Smith performing in IPR's Studio One.
Credit Twitter: @TrishDorman

Minneapolis singer/songwriter Caroline Smith and her band stopped by Iowa Public Radio's Cedar Falls studios on Feb. 18 to perform music from her new album Half About Being A Woman.  Raised in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Smith moved to Minneapolis and formed Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps.  The band released their debut full length album in 2008, describing their music as "folk with an indie twist."  Two more records followed, and last fall Half About Being A Woman was released, this time as simply a Caroline Smith album.

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Studio One
3:40 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

CD of the Week from Nick Waterhouse

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Nick Waterhouse grew up in the ocean side city of Huntington Beach, known for it's surf culture.  He established his musical sensibilities in the middle of the burgeoning southern California Psych-Garage scene, while retaining his fondness for American Rhythm & Blues.  His new record is titled Holly.  As NPR has noted, Nick Waterhouse "draws from the classic sound of '50's American pop with a distinctive voice of his own, shouting and growling with infectious vigor."

    

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

The Beatles Medley February 16

Tonight's medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean with the theme "Beatles For The Birds"

THE BEATLES-BLUE JAY WAY/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/BLACKBIRD

GEORGE HARRISON-BALTIMORE ORIOLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-BLUE BIRD

THE BEATLES-FREE AS A BIRD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Backtracks February 15

It's a lovefest on this Valentine's weekend edition of the show. Every song has the word love in the title!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS-WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?

JACK SCOTT-TRUE TRUE LOVE

CLYDE MC PHATTER-LOVEY DOVEY

DEE DEE SHARP-ROCK ME IN THE CRADLE OF LOVE

THE RONETTES-BABY, I LOVE YOU

MAMAS & PAPAS-WORDS OF LOVE

THE YARDBIRDS-FOR YOUR LOVE

YOUNG RASCALS-GOOD LOVIN'

OTIS REDDING-I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG

BUDDY HOLLY-WORDS OF LOVE

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Java Blend
5:20 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Minus Six

Tune in this Saturday and download our podcast for Minus Six.
Leslie Zeglin

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Ben Kieffer chats with Moline, IL pop-rock group, Minus Six.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about their recent album, Come Out From Where You Hide.

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Live Music Events
2:24 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Caroline Smith Live on Studio One

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 Mark Simmet will be hosting Minneapolis singer/songwriter Caroline Smith for a live performance in the Cedar Falls studios of Iowa Public Radio on Tuesday night, Feb. 18.  Smith and her band the Good Night Sleeps released their debut full length album in 2008, describing their music as "folk with an indie twist."  Two more records followed, and last fall Smith released her latest album, Half About Being A Woman.  Her sound now has an irresistible neo-soul, R&B feel.  

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Studio One
1:50 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Live Sets from The Zombies

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  Be listening for Iowa Public Radio exclusive live recordings of one of the original British Invasion bands, The Zombies, from their very well-received show last September at the Ames City Auditorium.  The performance was a highlight of last year's Maximum Ames Music Festival.  The Zombies, including founding members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, are known for such classic hits as "She's Not There" and "Time Of The Season."  The band runs through all of their hits, plus album tracks old and new, and hits that Argent had apart from The Zombies.

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Studio One
6:18 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

CD of the Week from Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls is began as Dee Dee's (Kirstin Gundred) bedroom recording project, and she remains the main force in the band.  In fact, for the third full-length album Too True, Dee Dee plays and sings nearly everything herself.  Dum Dum Girls began in Los Angeles in 2008, with the name inspired by an album by The Vaselines titled Dum Dum, and also by Iggy Pop's song "Dum Dum Boys".  Too True expands on the noisy and romantic guitar pop sound of Dum Dum Girls.

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