IPR Studio One Underground w/ The Maytags
Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.
The Maytags are: Dustin Smith, Frank Merchlewitz, Andy Poppen, Tim Sanders, Aaron Ehrlich, Sam Mogerman, Daniel Kreipke.
Gaining in popularity over the years, especially since the release of their newest album, The Maytags have drawn attention from many and received countless outstanding reviews. Juice Magazine commented “Fast-forward to a year later and it’s clear that that band is just wildly talented, not a wild card.” Another review, from VICE, stated “The Maytags’ music swings. It differs from all of the Des Moines’ other retro offerings by its sheer vibrancy—there’s just warmth lining every note.” These phrases are specific to the cultural geography of the singer, guitarist, and songwriter’s Des Moines, Iowa hometown, a music and arts community with a rising national profile highlighted by praise from the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and glowing explorations from Politico and The Atlantic. But Smith’s words also help evoke the Maytags’ journey to this sultry nine-song set, one that also runs through Smith’s time in New York — where studied jazz as a drummer — and the band’s recording sessions in Tennessee. Other band members have roots in St. Louis; all studied jazz, mainly in central and northern Iowa. If there can be a New South, then there can be a sound that’s Midwest Nouveau.
Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.
Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.
The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages