Studio One

Backtracks
6:35 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Backtracks July 13

It's the first LIVE listener picks show in six months! All the music on the show will be picked out by listeners. Advance requests: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the program: 800-772-2440 ext. 5.  Remember, all the music on Backtracks is at least 25 years old. YOU pick out the tunes!

Studio One
11:51 am
Mon July 1, 2013

CD of the Week from Mikal Cronin

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Originally from Laguna Beach, California, Mikal Cronin's garage pop sound is influenced by indie rock of the '90s.  He is known for collaborating with Ty Segall, who also appears on Cronin's recordings.  After moving to San Francisco, Cronin recorded his second album.  MCII is his first for the Merge Records label, and with a few exceptions (including a couple of guitar solos from Segall), Cronin played all of the instruments.

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Studio One
5:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Live Sets From 2012 80/35 Play In Finals On Studio One

Join us for live sets from the 2012 80/35 Festival Play In Finals in the first hour of Studio One, beginning Sunday, June 30.  We will feature a different live set each night leading up to the 2013 80/35 Festival July 5 and 6 in downtown Des Moines.  Here is the lineup: 

June 30    Seedlings

July 1        Holy White Hounds

July 2       Holy White Hounds

July 3       Love Songs For Lonely Monsters

July 4       Love Songs For Lonely Monsters

Studio One
4:33 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

CD of The Week from Daft Punk

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The fourth album from French electronic duo Daft Punk is Random Access Memories.  Daft Punk recorded the album largely using live instrumentation with session musicians, and limited the use of electronics to drum machines, a modular synthesizer and vintage vocoders.  The record also features collaborations with Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder and more.

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Blue Avenue
5:15 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Blue Avenue July 28

New blues releases by Candye Kane and Kevin Selfe; a half-hour interview/music segment with Iowa native Dave Plaehn, who currently lives in Corvalis OR (and was my first harmonica teacher in the mid 70s!); Exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa City piano player Chase Garrett at the 2012 Des Moines Arts Fest and some 60s blues on vinyl by Otis Spann and Eddie Bo.

Blue Avenue
5:03 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Blue Avenue July 21

New releases from The Ruff Kutt Blues Band, Candye Kane, and Little Joe McLerran as well as the newest by Iowa native Dave Plaehn. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Doopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers and some blues on vinyl by James Cotton and singing drummer Robert Covington.

The Beatles Medley
4:43 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

The Beatles Medley July 14

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.

Blue Avenue
4:38 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Blue Avenue July 14

Time to jump in the Wayback Machine for vintage blues from the mid 40s-late 60s including music from Sunnyland Slim, Willie Mabon, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, and Koko Taylor

Live Music Events
2:18 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Briar Rabbit 9/20

Join us for original thought-pop by Briar Rabbit at The Java House.
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  On Friday, Sept. 20,  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 Briar Rabbit.

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Live Music Events
12:21 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Fire Sale 9/13

You can't help but groove your way into The Java House when you hear the reggae sounds of Fire Sale.
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  On Friday, September 13,  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 FireSale.

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The Beatles Medley
3:44 am
Tue June 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley June 30

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

Live Music Events
1:23 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Dessa 9/6

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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.

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

CD of the Week from Deerhunter

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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.

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Live Music Events
12:28 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Parish Festival 8/30

Join us for a special event featuring gypsy jazz artists The Parish Festival.
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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.

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Live Music Events
2:06 am
Sat June 15, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Raldo Schneider & Friends 8/23

Join us for the first show of the season with artist Raldo Schneider & Friends

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.

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Java Blend
6:03 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Beggarmen 6/15/13

Tune in tomorrow afternoon for the soul-warming classical sounds of The Beggarmen.
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Tomorrow, May 17th at 2 PM IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with The Beggarmen.

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Studio One
5:00 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Live set from Divine Fits

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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.

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Studio One
11:34 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Iowa Public Radio 80/35 Play-In Winner: Dylan Sires And Neighbors

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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

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The Beatles Medley
1:45 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

The Beatles Medley July 7

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

Blue Avenue
1:40 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Blue Avenue July 7

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

Blue Avenue
1:37 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Blue Avenue June 30

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

Backtracks
1:32 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Backtracks July 6

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

Backtracks
1:29 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Backtracks June 29

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
3:11 am
Wed June 12, 2013

The Beatles Medley June 23

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
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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