Studio One Underground

Join Iowa Public Radio for a monthly broadcast UNDERGROUND live from The Basement at the Des Moines Social Club. Studio One Tracks live shows begin just after 7 p.m. and feature a live performance from top bands from across the state, hosted live on the air by Studio One Tracks host Mark Simmet.

Thursday, March 7: The Candymakers
Thursday, March 14: Heath Alan Band 
Thursday, April 4: The Maytags
Thursday, May 2: Parranderos Latin Combo
Thursday, June 6: TWINS
Thursday, July 4: No show
Thursday, August 1: No show
Thursday, September 5: SIRES
Thursday, October 3: LVVMAKING
Thursday, November 7: Dave Zollo and special guests Remember The Last Waltz
Thursday, December 5: A Conquered Christmas

All Studio One Tracks live shows are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  If you can’t join us at the Social Club, tune in Thursday evenings to hear the live performance!

Broadcast daily from 7-10 p.m., Studio One Tracks features the best new alternative and independent music, blues, world music, singer-songwriters, and local/regional artists. Hosts Mark Simmet and Tony Dehner offer their mix of essential sounds: “Music that Matters."

Thanks to Bravo Greater Des Moines for their support of Studio One Underground.

Des Moines Social Club/Mickey Davis

After a summer break, the Studio One team is heading back to the Des Moines Social Club on Thursday, September 3rd! IPR's Mark Simmet will be spinning your daily soundtrack live from the Kum & Go Theater at the Social Club, and he'll be joined by the Waterloo band TWINS, who will be bringing their brand of high-energy rock and roll and performing songs from their upcoming third album! 

IPR/Tressa Glass

Des Moines' Parranderos Latin Combo played two great sets live on Studio One on June 4.  We were broadcasting live from  The Basement venue of the Des Moines Social Club, spinning discs and also bringing listeners another sample of what's coming up at the 80/35 Festival this summer.  Parranderos Latin Combo will be on hand for 80/35 with their expertly played, irresistibly danceable music!  Check it out right here!     

IPR/Tony Dehner

We took Studio One on the road May 21 for another live broadcast from The Basement venue of the Des Moines Social Club!  It was a great night of music, including two sets from the Iowa City indie band The Olympics.  Studio One has been hosting live performances from some of the Iowa bands appearing at the 80/35 Festival in Des Moines this July.  Have a listen as The Olympics give us a preview of what to expect when they take the stage at 80/35!

June 4th marks Studio One's live monthly broadcast at The Basement venue of the Des Moines Social Club from 7-9 p.m. Iowa Public Radio's Mark Simmet is hosting the event and will be spinning Studio One's usual great mix of indie rock, alternative, singer-songwriters and more!

From The Basement at The Des Moines Social Club 

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What's it look like when I host a Studio One show?  You can find out this Thursday, March 5 at The Basement (901 Cherry Street) in Des Moines!  IPR is excited to be taking Studio One out on the road for the first time, partnering with the Des Moines Social Club for the entire 7-10 pm show.  I'll be playing new indie rock, singer-songwriters and roots-rock, plus a sprinkling of great older tracks.  It will be just like our usual great mix, except that I'll be spinning the discs live with an audience of Basement patrons.