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1:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

CD of The Week from Washed Out

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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.

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The Beatles Medley
11:12 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

The Beatles Medley September 15

This evenings Beatle playlist was picked out by Quad Cities listener Adam Gustafson.

Blue Avenue
11:09 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Blue Avenue September 15

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.

Backtracks
11:04 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Backtracks September 14

I'm kicking off the Fall production season with a LIVE listener picks show featuring listener suggestions from email, Facebook friends, and YOUR calls! Advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the show. Don't forget, all the music on the program is at least 25 years old!

The Beatles Medley
5:25 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

The Beatles Medley September 8

Everything is from the Anthologies!

Blue Avenue
5:22 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Blue Avenue September 8

New releases from Omar Dykes and The Charles Burton Blues Band. A half-hour with Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band. Exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Perry Welsch, and blues on vinyl by Jimmy Dawkins.

Backtracks
5:18 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Backtracks September 7

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment/leftover show, including spotlights on early rock'n'roll women of the 50s, some early 60s British Beat bands, and some leftovers from last week's Work Song Labor Day special.

Studio One
11:21 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

CD of The Week from Daughn Gibson

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Singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson was born in Pennsylvania (as Josh Martin).  His new album, Me Moan, is his first for the Sub Pop label, and his second full-length release overall.  Gibson combines country and classic Americana styles with synths and electronic sounds.  The result has garnered Gibson critical acclaim for his originality.

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The Beatles Medley
9:35 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

The Beatles Medley September 1

The Fabs as a "working band". Songs about work or at least the word work in the title or lyric for this Labor Day weekend edition of the medley.

Blue Avenue
9:20 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Blue Avenue September 1

It's all about the workin' blues on this Labor Day weekend, with all the songs having something to do with the work/labor experience, including songs by Walter Trout, Hamilton Loomis, BB King, Jimmy Reed, and Otis Rush.

Backtracks
9:14 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Backtracks August 31

I'll be "workin' it" on Backtracks for this Labor Day weekend, with all the songs having something to do with the work experience (or at least having the word WORK in the title!) including work tunes from Sam Cooke, Bob Seger, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, and Steely Dan.

The Folk Tree
4:01 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

This week on The Folk Tree

Photo courtesy of Susan Werner

This week on The Folk Tree, join us for exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of Iowa native Susan Werner (now based in Chicago, and known around the world), from the Oster Regent Theater in Cedar Falls; and jazzy blues, or perhaps bluesy jazz, from The Hot Club of Davenport, recorded live at Muddy Waters in Bettendorf.

We'll also hear music from Peter Mayer, Claudia Schmidt, Jean Ritchie, and the Old Crow Medicine Show, among others.

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

CD of The Week from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007.  Lead vocalist Alex Ebert leads the band, with a  revolving lineup of up to 12 people.  The musical collective began as a collaboration between Ebert and singer Jade Castrinos.  The band's name and Ebert's live persona are based on a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe, from a story he wrote.  The band's sound has elements of folk, gospel, roots rock and psychedelic music.  Their third release is self-titled, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

  

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Java Blend
12:33 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: EmJay 12/28

Tune in for a special hour with Quad City artist, EmJay.
EmJay

This Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by EmJay on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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The Folk Tree
12:23 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

This week on The Folk Tree

Photo courtesy of Mary McAdams

This week on The Folk Tree, join us for exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of award-winning Des Moines-based singer-songwriter Mary McAdams, from the 2010 Iowa Women's Music Festival, and Iowa City acoustic roots band Red Rock Hill, recorded live last August in our own Studio One in Cedar Falls.

We'll also hear music from new releases by Tom Paxton, the Wild Ponies, and the Barn Birds, and old favorites from the Battlefied Band and Mary Flower.

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Backtracks
11:57 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Backtracks August 24

Vacation is over! It's Back-To-School Time! Hour number one is all songs about school with tunes by Chuck Berry, The Yardbirds, Steely Dan, and The Ramones in the mix. Hour number two has UNI's new President, Bill Ruud as the guest DJ! We'll meet the new Prez and hear his picks including music by The Rolling Stones, Zager & Evans, and The Music Explosion. It's Rock'n'Roll 101 on this Back-To-School edition.

Java Blend
2:40 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Love Over Gold 12/21

Tune in for a special broadcast of the new duo Love Over Gold.
Love Over Gold

This Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Love Over Gold on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

Ben Kieffer will chat with founding members Lucy Thorne and Pieta Brown throughout the broadcast to find out more about their new band.

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Java Blend
12:00 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Hipknosis 12/14

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend with Hipknosis..
Hipknosis

This Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Hipknosis on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

Ben Kieffer will chat with the artists throughout the broadcast to find out more about their return to touring.

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Java Blend
9:40 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Future Laureates 11/30

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend with The Future Laureates.
The Future Laureates

This Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Future Laureates on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Studio One
2:43 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

CD of The Week from Gogol Bordello

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Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for persistent touring and theatrical stage shows.  Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music.  Gogol Bordello incorporates accordion and violin along with the punk and dub reggae elements of their music.  The new album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, is their first in three years, and was recorded in El Paso, Texas. 

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Java Blend
12:52 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Ryne Doughty 11/23

Tune in for a special broadcast featuring local artist Ryne Doughty!
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  This Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Ryne Doughty on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
1:20 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Candymakers 11/16

Tune in to Java Blend for an encore broadcast of The Candymakers.
The Candymakers

This Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 PM IPR Studio One's Java Blend presents an encore performance from 2012 by The Candymakers recorded at The Redstone Room in Davenport. 

The Candymakers are a blues band with the traditions of old-school R&B, funk and soul. This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past. Though the band is known for its soulful male and female vocalists, it is anchored by the collaborative genius of its blues driven guitarist, funky rhythm section and sultry horns.

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Java Blend
1:34 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dick Prall 11/9

Tune in for tales of murder and childhood memories to the tune of Dick Prall.
Aubrey Boonstra

This Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Dick Prall on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

Ben Kieffer will chat with the artist throughout the broadcast to find out more about his latest project with Wilco's Pat Sansone. 

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Java Blend
1:34 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Ericksons 11/2

Tune in for the hauntingly good sound of The Ericksons this Saturday!
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  This Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Ericksons on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Studio One
12:05 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Song Premiere: The Avett Brothers, 'Another is Waiting'

The Avett Brothers will release 'Magpie and the Dandelion' on Oct. 15
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It hasn't even been 11 full months since released The Carpenter, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of poignant and infectious, bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns - the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter - fans had no reason to expect new music this year.

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Studio One
10:36 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

CD of The Week from Smith Westerns

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Soft Will is the third album from the Chicago band Smith Westerns.  The band was formed in 2007 by Max Kakacek and Cullen Omori, who at the time were students at Chicago's Northside College Preparatory School.  Cameron Omori, Cullen's brother, soon joined on bass.  The current drummer in the Smith Westerns is Julien Ehrlich.  Originally inspired by 1960's garage rock, Smith Westerns continue to refine their melodic indie rock sound on Soft Will.

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Java Blend
11:02 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Briar Rabbit 10/12

You won't want to miss American Songwriter featured artist Briar Rabbit this Saturday on IPR!
Credit Cynthia Hunt and James Green

This Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Briar Rabbit on "Java Blend."

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The Beatles Medley
5:05 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

The Beatles Medley August 25

We alternate back and forth between the two surviving Fabs, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Blue Avenue
5:01 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Blue Avenue August 25

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 Beatles Medley
4:36 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

The Beatles Medley August 18

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Then & Later, featuring songs first done by The Beatles and later redone by one of the boys in his solo career.

This medley originally aired 7/14/13

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