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Feb. 23, 2006

Homemade Headtrip To Perform On 'Java Blend' Program March 2

The Cedar Rapids band, Homemade Headtrip, will perform live at noon on Friday, March 2, at the Java House, located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the free show, which will be recorded for broadcast on the "Java Blend" program on Iowa Public Radio.

The original music created by Homemade Headtrip, which is made up of six Eastern Iowa musicians, defies genres. The band draws its unique sound from many influences: jam, pop, bluegrass, reggae, progressive-rock, rhythm and blues, Latin, classical, funk, Motown. "Happy Street" is the title of the group's new CD.

Hosted by Ben Kieffer, "Java Blend" originates from University of Iowa radio station WSUI AM 910. The program offers an eclectic mix of live music from the vibrant independent music scene, featuring artists from around the state and around the country. Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists' music and lives.

The hour will be broadcast at a later date on Iowa Public Radio stations across the state: KUNI Cedar Falls/Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Iowa City; KUNY/KRNI Mason City; KDMR Des Moines; KDUB Dubuque; WSUI Iowa City/Cedar Rapids; WOI Ames/Des Moines; KTPR Fort Dodge; KOWI Lamoni; and KWOI Carroll. For broadcast times, see and scroll to "Java Blend."

The program will also be videotaped for several TV broadcasts on the UITV cable channel in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. The audio version also can be heard worldwide on the Internet via the respective stations' live Webcasting.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory 319-384-0012,; Program: Ben Kieffer, WSUI, 319-335-5730