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Blue Avenue
9:43 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Blue Avenue June 23

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
9:38 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Backtracks June 22

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
12:53 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

The Beatles Medley June 16

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
12:48 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Blue Avenue June 16

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
12:42 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Backtracks June 15

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.

Studio One
3:54 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

CD of the Week from Portugal. The Man

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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.

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The Beatles Medley
11:36 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

The Beatles Medley June 9

Every song is from vinyl recordings this week

Blue Avenue
11:34 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Blue Avenue June 9

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

Backtracks
11:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Backtracks June 8

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.

Talk of Iowa
4:13 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

80/35 Play-In Finalists On Iowa's Music Scene

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. 

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

CD of The Week from The National

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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."

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Java Blend
6:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos 6/1/13

Tune in to hear the energetic and harmonious sounds of Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos
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         This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos on "Java Blend."

 

 

 

 

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Studio One
3:59 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Live Sets From 2012 80/35 Festival On Studio One

Night Moves
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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

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Blue Avenue
1:51 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Blue Avenue June 2

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
1:45 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Backtracks June 1

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

Studio One
1:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

CD of The Week from Vampire Weekend

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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.

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The Folk Tree
4:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Howlin' Brothers play live on The Folk Tree

Photo courtesy of The Howlin' Brothers

The Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band that brings heart and passion into every performance. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle.

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Java Blend
6:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dwelling Fruit 5/25/13

Tune in to hear a special once in a lifetime performance by Dwelling Fruit, never to be heard again.
Credit Skye Carrasco

This Saturday at 2 PM, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with Iowa City's own Dwelling Fruit.

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Java Blend
6:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dwelling Fruit 5/25/13

Tune in to hear a special once in a lifetime performance by Dwelling Fruit, never to be heard again.
Credit Skye Carrasco

This Saturday at 2 PM, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with Iowa City's own Dwelling Fruit.

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Java Blend
11:08 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Korby Lenker 5/18/13

Tune in to this week's broadcast to catch the sweet and sometimes sulky tunes of Korby Lenker.
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  This Saturday at 2 PM, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with Korby Lenker.

 

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Java Blend
11:08 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Korby Lenker 5/18/13

Tune in to this week's broadcast to catch the sweet and sometimes sulky tunes of Korby Lenker.
Credit Iowa Public Radio/Kendall McCabe

  This Saturday at 2 PM, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with Korby Lenker.

 

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

CD of the Week from Phoenix

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The French group Phoenix have been recording since 2000, further refining their synthesizer-based sound on their fifth full-length studio album Bankrupt!  The new release is vibrant and energetic, with a vibe that is definitely '80s synth pop.  Interestingly, Phoenix purchased the console used in the making of Michael Jackson's Thriller to mix the songs on Bankrupt!

  

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The Beatles Medley
3:35 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

The Beatles Medley May 26

This Memorial Day weekend, The Medley remembers John Lennon and George Harrison.

Blue Avenue
3:31 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Blue Avenue May 26

It's the annual Memorial Day weekend remembrance show, remembering bluesmen/women, who have passed away during the last two years, done in a 2-fer fashion (two songs from each artist) and including music by Jimmy Dawkins, Magic Slim, Eddie King, and Ann Rabson.

Backtracks
3:24 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Backtracks May 25

It's the annual Memorial Day weekend remembrance edition of the show, remembering rock and rollers who have passed on during the last two years, including music by Annette, Reg Presley (Troggs singer) Ronnie Montrose, Jon Lord, Alvin Lee, and Tony Sheridan.

The Beatles Medley
3:03 am
Thu May 16, 2013

The Beatles Medley May 19

FABulous songs that I haven't played recently on The Medley

Blue Avenue
2:59 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Blue Avenue May 19

It's the annual recap of the Blues Music Awards given out by The Blues Foundation in Memphis on May 9. We will hear music from the winners in 20 BMA categories including Song of the Year, Band of the Year, and BB King Entertainer of the Year.

Backtracks
2:53 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Backtracks May 18

Long promised, finally delivered! NO WORDS ALOUD! It's an all instrumental show from the twangy guitar of Duane Eddy, to 60s soul grooves, the Hippie jams and early electronica. Great music, NO words!

Live Music Events
4:33 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Beggarmen

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On Friday, May 17th 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 Beggarmen.

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

CD of the Week from Thee Oh Sees

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Songwriter, singer and guitarist Jim Dwyer has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late 1990's.  For the last half dozen or so years, he has led a band that has gone through many different styles (including lo-fi, experimental and psychedelic) and variations of the name Thee Oh Sees.  Floating Coffin is the 12th release from this very prolific band, which includes Brigid Dawson (vocals, tambourine), Petey Dammit (bass) and Mike Shoun (drums) along with Dwyer.  The new record can best be described as straight-ahead garage rock.

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