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Preview Iowa's Summer Live Music Scene

Phil Thomson

In this Talk of Iowa segment, host Charity Nebbe is joined by Mark Simmet and Tony Dehner of IPR's Studio One to look at some of the music you can hear at Iowa's 2018 summer music festivals. Scroll down for Tony and Mark's lists of suggested listening.

In the final segment of the show, hear from Iowa-based composer Carl Schimmel. Schimmel is an associate professor of music theory and composition at Illinois State University and lives in Grinnell. Schimmell is a winner of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Hear the conversation with Carl Schimmel and hear samples of his music.


Mark's picks

-Catfish Keith, "Mama Don’t You Sell It, Papa Don’t You Give It Away"–  Englert Theatre in Iowa City on June 8

-The Poison Control Center, “Old Capital City” –  80/35 Festival in Des Moines in July

-Middle Western, “Creatures Of Habit”– Camp Euforia in Lone Tree in July

-Sturgill Simpson,“Brace For Impact (Live A Little)”–  Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles in August

-Lilly Hiatt, “Records”–  Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, Davenport on Aug. 8

Tony's picks

-David Byrne, “Gasoline And Dirty Sheets” – Des Moines Civic Center on June 5th

-Joseph, “Blood And Tears” – Codfish Hollow in Maquoketa on June 27th

-Courtney Barnett, “Nameless, Faceless” –  80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, July 6th & 7th

-Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, “A Little Honey” –  Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles, August 3rd & 4th

-SIRES & special guests, “Turn It Up” – Riverloop Amphitheatre in Waterloo on August 17th, sponsored by Iowa Public Radio

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer