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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!
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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

Backtracks
4:28 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Backtracks August 17

It's time for the annual Elvis Presley Special (Aug. 16 was the anniversary of his passing) Hits, live recordings, songs from his movies, interviews with fans and even a few words from Ed Sullivan in 1957!

This show originally aired 1/5/13

Blue Avenue
4:24 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Blue Avenue August 18

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

This show originally aired 7/14/13

The Beatles Medley
3:42 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

The Beatles Medley August 11

It's Aug. 11. The medley is comprised of the 11th selection from each of the discs used on the show!

Blue Avenue
3:37 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Blue Avenue August 11

New releases by Buddy Guy, Roomful of Blues, Trampled Under Foot, and Walter Trout plus exclusive IPR recordings of Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some vintage blues on vinyl by Earl Hooker.

Backtracks
3:33 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Backtracks August 10

Another spotlight segment show including Duos of the 50s like The Collins Kids and Shirley & Lee, some British Beat Bands of the 60s, plus some Iowa rock 'n' rollers including Truth & Janey and Madness. AND, the entire final hour is comprised of car songs, left over from last week's You Drive Me Crazy special.

This show originally aired 5/11/13

Java Blend
11:06 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dessa 9/28

Tune in to Java Blend for a special hour with independent word smith and hip-hop artist, Dessa
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 This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Dessa on "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
11:47 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Parish Festival 9/21

Tune in for the foot-stomping, body wriggling sounds of The Parish Festival.

 This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Parish Festival on "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
12:47 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Raldo Schneider 9/14

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend featuring legendary Iowa artist Raldo Schneider!

This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Raldo Schneider on "Java Blend."

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Studio One
9:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

CD of The Week from Austra

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Austra is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario.  The band formed in 2009, and consists of Katie Stelmanis (vocals, keyboards), her former Galaxy bandmate Maya Postepski (drums) and former Spiral Beach bassist Dorian Wolf.  The band is named after Stelmanis' middle name Austra, which is also the name of the goddess of light in Latvian mythology.  Their new release, Olympia, is the follow up to their highly praised 2011 debut album Feel It Break.

  

 

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Studio One
11:44 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Surf Zombies Live On Studio One

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The Cedar Rapids-based Surf Zombies formed in 2006 and have released several full length CDs, including their most recent release Lust For Rust.  Brook Hoover and Ian Williams are the guitar duo, with Trevor Treiber on bass and Tyler Russell on drums.  The Surf Zombies play all original surf instrumentals, and bring this perfect summertime music to IPR's Studio One for a live in-studio appearance Monday, July 29th.  You are invited to be in the audience for this free show on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls, Monday night beginning ar

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Studio One
2:25 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Newport Folk Festival Live Webcasts

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The Newport Folk Festival is one of the summer's signature musical events and Iowa Public Radio will provide live video coverage of this legendary concert series from Newport, Rhode Island.  Visit iowapublicradio.org for live webcasts Friday, July 26 beginning at 1:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:00 am.  See and hear live sets from Andrew Bird, Beck, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Lumineers, Justin Townes Earle, The Avett Brothers, The Mountain Goats, Iris Dement, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Father John Misty, Beth Orton and more.

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Studio One
8:27 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

CD of The Week from King Tuff

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King Tuff is multifaceted songwriter and musician Kyle Thomas.  The name is a play on both his own name and "King Tut."  Was Dead is actually a reissue of the first King Tuff album, which preceded 2012's King Tuff.  The original release in 2008 was only on vinyl, and is very hard to find.  Was Dead is a treat for fans of catchy, guitar-based glam pop.

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Studio One
3:15 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Christopher The Conquered and H.D. Harmsen Live on Studio One

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Christopher The Conquered and H.D. Harmsen stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios for music and conversation in the middle of their summer tour.  Hear live performances and Mark Simmet's interview with the two Iowa musicians, Wednesday night in the 7:00 pm hour of Studio One.

Studio One
3:48 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

The Lonelyhearts Live on Studio One

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The Lonelyhearts is the duo of John Lindenbaum (vocals & guitar) and Andre Perry (vocals & keyboards).  The band formed in San Francisco in the early 2000's, released some music, and relocated to different parts of the country.  Lindenbaum is now living in Fort Collins, CO, and Perry resides in Iowa City.  They come together to work on new material, record new records (the latest is Years In The Great Interior on Maximum Ames Records) and tour the country.  The Lonelyhearts will be stopping by the Cedar Falls studios of IPR for a live in-studio appearance Tuesday, July 23. 

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The Beatles Medley
2:49 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

The Beatles Medley August 4

This week's theme is 2 X 4 (two by four) Two songs by each of the four Fabs, one song sung by each Beatle with the band, one song from their solo career.

Backtracks
2:45 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Backtracks August 3

It's the reprise of the You Drive Me Crazy special that originally aired May 4th, with all the songs about cars and the driving experience!

Blue Avenue
2:41 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Blue Avenue August 4

Lots of new blues releases to listen to on this week's show including the latest by Trampled Under Foot, Buddy Guy, and the reigning queen of Beale Street, Barbara Blue. Plus we'll hear exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport. And the Blues on Vinyl set includes records by Clarence Carter and Jr. Wells.

Backtracks
3:53 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Backtracks July 27

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment show, with the spotlight changing every 15 minutes or so and including 50s rockabilly music from the vaults of Imperial Records, some more 45 rpm "rekkids" from the Des Moines collector Sam Salomone and a set of 70s hits written by Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame songwriter Allen Toussaint.

Backtracks
3:44 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Backtracks July 20

The show includes a spotlight on early 50s crossover label Red Robin Records; a spotlight on Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame sideman Earl Palmer and the entire second hour is compromised of "leftover" listener picks that were not played on last week's live requestfest!

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