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June 25, 2007

Cabin, Public Property To Appear On 'Java Blend' June 29

Rock band Cabin will perform at 10 a.m. and Iowa City reggae band Public Property will perform at noon on Friday, June 29 as a part of Iowa Public Radio's performance series "Java Blend."

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the shows at the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The hour-long show originates from the University of Iowa's radio station WSUI-AM 910.

Louisville natives Cabin released their first album "Govern the Good Life" in 2005 and recently released their newest album "I Was Here." Founding member Noah Hewett-Ball plays the guitar and keyboard, as well as is the vocalist for the band; Dave Chale plays the drums, Billy Lease plays the bass, and Sarah Welder plays the violin and keyboard. Their performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22.

Public Property started in 2003 by the Hawaii born front man Dave Bess. The band consists of Bess on the ukulele, guitar, and lead vocals; Ben Franklin on the drums; Paul Hala on keyboards, Fender Rhodes (electric piano), and vocals; Margaret Larson on vocals; Mareva Minerbi on vocals; Jeremiah Murphy on bass; and Andy Parrott on guitar and vocals. Since its start, the band has released three albums and is one of the top nationally touring reggae acts.

The group's performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. To view a full calendar of upcoming "Java Blend" performances and broadcasts, see and scroll to "Java Blend."

Hosted by Ben Kieffer, "Java Blend" offers and 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 discussion to find out about the artists' music and lives.

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 Iowa Public Radio stations' live Webcasting.

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

PROGRAM CONTACT: Ben Kieffer, WSUI, 319-335-5730.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Lindsey Tinnell.

OTHER INFORMATION: For artist information see