Studio Sessions

IPR/Madeleine King

Des Moines' Parranderos Latin Combo pride themselves on helping to keep Latin music alive and diverse in Iowa and beyond.  Exploring musical styles such as salsa, cumbia and samba, PLC is a true crowd-pleaser.  The multi-member group made a return visit to Studio One Underground for a couple of sets in The Basement of the Des Moines Social Club on May 2, 2019.

Listen to the infectious music of Parranderos Latin Combo right here! 

IPR/Tony Dehner

The last time we had the band perform live on Studio One, John June Year were about to release their EP "Pop Sucker."  This time the band came to perform songs from their debut full-length album "Modern Motives."

IPR/Madeleine King

The Maytags joined Iowa Public Radio in the Basement at the Des Moines Social Club previewing several songs from their forthcoming album "Meriweather," due June 28th. The band wants to shake things up a bit on the new record. Click and listen for a preview.

The Maytags will be performing at the Des Moines Arts Festival in June and at Hinterland in August. 

IPR/Chris Fenton

The Cedar Rapids band In The Attic performed a live set in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on March 21.  The group talked about the various projects they are involved in, and played songs from their forthcoming new album.  With their two guitars, bass, drums plus electric violin lineup, In The Attic provided a great rock set for the Studio One Tracks audience.

You can hear the night's performance right here!

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Iowa City band Halfloves were our guests for our first Studio One live set of 2019. You may remember when they were known as The Olympics and joined us for one of our first Studio One Underground shows. Since then, they've changed their name and lineup, and the band's sound has evolved: atmospheric and moody, with plenty of head-bopping moments.

IPR/Madeleine King

As hard as it may be to believe, IPR has now kicked off our fifth year of Studio One Underground! It's been an honor and a privilege to be able to do these LIVE shows from the Des Moines Social Club, and most importantly, it's been a lot of fun!

IPR/Tony Dehner

One of our favorite Christmas traditions every year at IPR is our yearly live broadcast of A Conquered Christmas, hosted by our friend Christopher The Conquered, live from the Basement of the Des Moines Social Club. The show began in 2015, and at the time we had no idea it would grow into what it's become in its fourth year. A wide variety of Iowa musicians once again joined in the fun, performing not only classic holiday favorties, but some original Christmas songs and some non-holiday songs that just happened to fit in with the night's themes.

IPR/Tony Dehner

Iowa City musician and songwriter Anthony Worden performed live in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on Nov. 15.  Worden brought his band, dubbed The Illiterati, for a live set that featured songs from his new album Slouching Towards Tomorrow- and more!

Enjoy music and conversation with Anthony Worden right here!

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The Des Moines band The Fuss stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios on Nov. 7 for a return appearance on Studio One Tracks.  The group had recently embarked on the tour they have dubbed "The Loving Family Show."  You'll find out all about that, and hear songs from The Fuss' forthcoming new EP during this live set.

Have a listen to The Fuss right here!

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Quad Cities' band Chrash have a timely new release titled 2017 The Music, taking as their subject matter the current political climate in the United States.  The trio made a return visit to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a live set on Oct. 25, playing every song on the new album in sequence, and expanding on the themes of 2017 The Music during the interview portions of the set.

You can hear this 2018 live performance from Chrash right here!

IPR/Tony Dehner

Iowa native Miss Christine has lived and worked in Nashville in recent years, and that's where she recorded her debut full-length album, Conversion.  The songwriter, vocalist and bassist brought songs from that record (and more) for a return visit to Studio One Tracks on Oct. 23. 

Listen to the 2018 Studio One performance from Miss Christine and her band right here!

IPR/Tony Dehner

Long time Iowa favorites Brother Trucker performed live for Studio One Underground on Oct. 4.  The band was primed to play, with a brand new album titled and a club full of fans eager to hear the new songs.  In fact, Brother Trucker promoted the show at The Basement of The Des Moines Social Club as a CD release party- and that's exactly what it was!

Join the fun and have a listen to Brother Trucker classics, as well as brand new songs, right here!

IPR/Sydney Hauer

It's been an exciting year for the Cedar Falls band Hex Girls: not only did they release their debut album More Of That, they performed at the IPR Live Sessions stage at the 80/35 festival, followed by a two-week tour, and have a music video coming soon. We talked about all of this and more (including the history of the band's name, and exactly how they befriended guitarist Charlie Patterson) during Hex Girls' Studio One live session.

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Sept. 6 Studio One Underground live broadcast featured a couple of bands that many would characterize as "alt-country".  Omaha's Clarence Tilton and the Des Moines band Monday Mourners released a split vinyl record early in 2018, with each group taking one side of the album.  And each band performed a separate set at the Basement of the Des Moines Social Club for Studio One.

Have a listen to Monday Mourners!   

  

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Sept. 6 Studio One Underground live broadcast featured a couple of bands that many would characterize as "alt-country".  Omaha's Clarence Tilton and the Des Moines band Monday Mourners released a split vinyl record early in 2018, with each group taking one side of the album.  And each band performed a separate set at the Basement of the Des Moines Social Club for Studio One.

Have a listen to the band Clarence Tilton! 

IPR/Tony Dehner

Iowa singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen celebrated the release of her new album A Million Miles Away with a live set in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on Sept. 10.  Liz was in fine voice, playing guitar and bringing her road-tested band along for a performance that included songs from the new record, and more!

You can hear Elizabeth Moen right here!

IPR/Tony Dehner

Iowa songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Chad Elliott performed a live set in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on Sept. 24.  It was a crowd-pleasing set of songs both old and new, including many from his new album Rest Heavy:  The Sun Studio Sessions, recorded with his band The Redemptions.  Chad Elliott also talked with us about the recording of the record at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis. 

You can hear Chad Elliott's set right here!

IPR/Madeleine King

As summer winds down and school rolls back into session, we’ve been looking back on the music that made our summer. From festivals around the state to live sets straight from our studios in Cedar Falls, we’ve been busy bringing our listeners “music that matters”. Check out some highlights from Studio One’s summer schedule and look ahead with us at what’s to come in the next few months as well.

JUNE

Studio One Underground with “whiskey gospel” group, King of the Tramps

IPR/Tony Dehner

The eastern Iowa band Wooden Nickel Lottery made a return visit to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a live performance on August 14.  The group is releasing it's third album Long Time Running in September, and devoted almost their entire set to material from that new release.  Wooden Nickel Lottery does a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" on the new album, and the band played an outstanding version of that song for the Studio One audience.

You can hear that and more in this live set from Wooden Nickel Lottery!  

Christopher Fenton

Earlier this summer, the Iowa City band Flash In A Pan released their second album, Folklore.  The "folk and grass" (as in bluegrass) group brought many of the songs from that new album to IPR's Cedar Falls studios on Aug. 6.  Flash In A Pan write original songs utilizing the traditional bluegrass form, as you will hear in this live set.

Have a listen to Flash In A Pan right here!  

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Cedar Falls band The Copper Smoke Trials performed a live set for Studio One in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on July 23rd.  The band members are all music students, and are led by vocalist and guitarist Clayton Ryan.  The Copper Smoke Trials take a lot of their inspiration from classic rock, as was evident in their energetic set featuring most of the songs from their EP titled Bird, and more.

Have a listen to The Copper Smoke Trials! 

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Big Takeover are a soulful ska/rock steady/reggae band from New Paltz, New York.  In the midst of their current tour, the band stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios before continuing on back to the East coast.  The Big Takeover, with frontwoman Nee Nee Rushie, were in top form as we recorded their session on July 23rd- a Monday morning.  Their great set will get you moving any time of the day!

You can hear The Big Takeover right here!  

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Aubur, IA band King Of The Tramps are in the middle of a tour, and that included a stop at the Des Moines Social Club to perform live on IPR's Studio One Underground!

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Des Moines hip-hop artist is having a busy year. His new EP Riot Gear was released earlier this year, and his label Media Fresh will be releasing music by additional artists this summer. We talked about all of this, and more, and heard some great music during a live performance on IPR's Studio One Tracks!

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Des Moines band Field Division are having quite a year, with a European and U.K. tour this past Spring, and another tour abroad slated for this Fall.  In between they are releasing their debut full-length album, Dark Matter Dreams, on the British label Bella Union.  The band played a Studio One Tracks live set in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on May 31, previewing some of the songs that will appear on that new record.

You can hear that set right here! 

IPR/Tony Dehner

Iowa City-based songwriter, musician, producer and arranger Dana Telsrow brought some accomplished players with him for his Studio One Tracks live set on May 10.  The performance in IPR's Cedar Falls studios featured tracks from Dana T's previous album as well as several from the brand new full-length release, Harsh Forever.  Plus, we were treated to a brand new unreleased song.  

Have a listen to this great live set from Dana T!

IPR/Tony Dehner

St. Louis-based musician and songwriter Beth Bombara and her band arrived at The Basement of The Des Moines Social Club on the rainy and stormy night of May 3, for two sets of "Americana with a rock 'n' roll chaser".  Bombara performed songs from her most recent album, Map & No Direction, including a great cover of a Bob Dylan song.  

Have a listen to this Studio One Underground live performance, right here!

Beth Bombara

We're bringing in another great singer-songwriter from Missouri to Studio One Underground! Beth Bombara will be joining us for our live broadcast from the Des Moines Social Club on May 3rd!

The St. Louis-based Bombara has toured nationally and opened for Pokey LaFarge, Waxahatchee and Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, and is developing a following in the Des Moines area. She cites George Harrison, Tom Petty, Neko Case and Aimee Mann as influences on her folk-rock sound.

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Des Moines rock and blues trio The Other Brothers released their second studio album Born Out Of Tune on April 11.  That very night, they stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios to perform the new album live in it's entirety!  The songs are all originals, but the sound will have you thinking classic rock revival.

Check out The Other Brothers right here! 

IPR/Chris Fenton

Izabel Crane is a band based in Springfield, MO.  The group has been gathering fans in Iowa as they have toured through the state in the past year or so, and many of those fans were in the audience for Izabel Crane's live debut on IPR.  It was Studio One Underground, live from The Basement of the Des Moines Social Club on April 5.  For this show, Izabel Crane was a three piece band:  Liz Carney on vocals and guitar, Matt Guinn on lead guitar, and B.J.

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