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Volume 1. Number 14 - July 12, 2019. An email tradition as old as time. 
This guitar kills eardrums. 

The (Guest Host) Week That Was: Steven, Randall, Jesse, Mike and Kevin 

  • Monday, July 8:  As we often say around Suburbs Pod HQ, "Who would listen to our show if it wasn't for our listeners?" But in our case, our listeners do so much more than listen. So much more. Which is why we treasure good peoples like Steven Routedge, who stepped in to host while Jim and Patrick were doing vacation things. On Monday, he turned his amazing music brain towards Neil Young’s Weld.
  • Tuesday, July 9 Randall Brown of Knoxville, Tennessee took over guest hosting duties on Tuesday. He has an exclusive interview with Jeff Heiskell, known for his stint as frontman of The JudybatsPress play on part one
  • Wednesday, July 10 Part two of Randall and Jeff's great chat on the porch of a Knoxville joint. We'll hear some of Jeff's solo music (he records as Heiskell these days) and listen to him discuss the challenges he has faced both in and out of the music business. Press play.
  • Thursday, July 11: Our good pal Jesse Jackson from Dallas, Texas makes his return. His podcasting expertise enabled him to whip up a cool conversation with the amazing Mike Kohli. They talk Canadian music, as in The Hip, The Sadies (!) and Sloan. Press play on it, y'all.
  • Friday, July 12: For Friday, Jesse is back with another good friend of Suburbs Pod, Kevin Clement of Baton Rouge. They talk Louisiana music, cajun and otherwise. Note: This episode was recorded several weeks before today's air date. All of us here at Suburbs Pod HQ send big love down to our friends on down on the Gulf Coast as they prepare for some heavy weather this weekend. 

Stickles in "Stacks" — A TV star for the modern age. 

On Deck: New Music, Western Stars and Record Shopping

Our bag is a little mixed next week, but rest assured there are plenty of goodies inside.

Jim and Patrick found time between vacation plans (Patrick was really just watching the World Cup) to knock out a week of episodes. Intern Sam Lisker (aka the hardest working man in podcasting) and Mike Snider drop by as well. 

Mark yr calendars!

Monday July 15 - Patrick's new music for June, including a genius rock and roll album. 
Tuesday July 16 - June new music from Jim, in which we meet Stef Chura. 
Wednesday July 17-  The Springsteen Gang (Jim, Patrick, Mike and Sam) talk Western Stars.
Thursday July 18 - Scott Parks dials in and delivers an amazing book spot on the heartbreaking genius of Jason Molina. Oh, and those records we bought for him 🎧
Friday July 19 - We wrap up the week with music clips a-plenty from three CDs we thought Sam would love. Squeeze is involved. 

Wayback Machine: Jason Molina 

Get ready for Thursday's show with Scott Parks by listening to other episodes where the music of Jason Molina has been a topic. Specifically: 
  1. Episode 65: Perfect Pop with Nate Scott and Songs (Ohia) 
  2. Episode 262: Greg From The Chicago Suburbs’ best of 2017
  3. Episode 337: Scott Parks (!) Talks Record Store Day 2018

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  July 12-28

Go out and see some live music, peoples. Even if that means staying up past 10. 

Nicole Atkins (episode 220)

(All dates opening for JD McPherson)

July 22 - Annapolis MD - Rams Head On Stage
July 23 - Dewey Beach MD - Rusty Rudder
July 25 - Asbury Park NJ - Asbury Lanes

Cory Branan (episode 248)

(All dates opening for Amigo the Devil)

July 20 - Berwyn IL - Wire 
July 21 - Grand Rapids MI - Pyramid Scheme
July 22 - Covington KY - Madison Theater
July 24 - Asbury Park NJ - House of Independents
July 25 - Hartford CT - Webster Theater
July 26 - Poughkeepsie NY - The Loft

Dot Dash (episode 492)

July 12 - Washington DC - Black Cat (opening for Field Day)

Fishbone (episode 628)

July 20 - Mountain View CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
July 25 - Atlanta GA - Fox Theatre (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
July 26 - Nashville TN - Municipal Auditorium (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
July 27 - Greensboro NC - White Oak Amphitheatre (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)

Guster (episode 531)

July 12 - Los Angeles CA - Ford Theatre
July 13 - Pioneertown CA - Pappy & Harriet’s
July 14 - Napa CA - Uptown Theatre
July 22 - Apple Valley MN - Weesner Family Amphitheater at Minnesota Zoo
July 23 - Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theatre
July 25 - Ann Arbor MI - Sonic Lunch (free show)
July 26 - Cleveland OH - House of Blues
July 27 - Jamestown NY - Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
July 28 - Camden NJ - XPoNential Festival at Wiggins Park

I’m With Her (episode 403)

July 12 - Fish Creek WI - Door Community Auditorium
July 13 - Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theater
July 14 - Bayfield WI - Big Top Chautauqua
July 16 - Interlochen MI - Corson Auditorium
July 17 - Pittsburgh PA - Byham Theater
July 18 - Brooklyn NY - Bric Celebrate Brooklyn Festival (free show)
July 19 - Lowell MA - Lowell Summer Music Series
July 20 - Oak Hill NY - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
July 24 - Edgartown MA - Old Whaling Church
July 26 - Newport RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 27 - Lyons CO - Rockygrass
July 28 - Morrison CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for John Prine with the Colorado Symphony)

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

July 12 - Mount Solon VA - Red Wing Roots Music Festival
July 18 - Oak Hill NY - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

July 12-14 - Atlin BC - Atlin Arts & Music Festivall

JD McPherson (episode 218)

July 12 - Neu-bamberg, Germany - Mahr’s Brau
July 13 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Kliko Fest
July 14 - Lille, Belgium - Sjock Festival
July 16 - Bristol UK - Fiddlers Club
July 17 - London UK - Scala
July 18 - Pori, Finland - Kirjurinluoto
July 22 - Annapolis MD - Rams Head On Stage
July 23 - Dewey Beach DE - Rusty Rudder
July 24 - Haddon Heights NJ - Sundown Music Series
July 25 - Asbury Park NJ - Asbury Lanes
July 26 - Richmond VA - Richmond Music Hall
July 27 - Reston VA - Reston Concerts on the Town
July 28 - Johnson City TN - Down Home

Chuck Prophet (episode 66)

July 12 - St. Louis MO - Off Broadway
July 13 - Kansas City MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
July 14 - Omaha NE - Waiting Room Lounge (The Sunday Roadhouse Presents)
July 16 - Fort Wayne IN - Welch’s Ale House
July 17 - Lancaster OH - Lancaster Festival
July 18 - Ferndale MI - The Magic Bag
July 19 - Chicago IL - City Winery
July 19 - Chicago IL - City Winery
July 28 - Novato CA - Hopmonk Taver

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

July 13 - Pleasantville NY - Pleasantville Music Festival

What We're Listening To: 


Drumroll Please: New Releases July 12! 

It's a slow patch for new releases, bein' summer and all, but the Suburbs Pod Record Hound still sniffed out some new releases for you fine folks. Get down to your local and bring 'em home today!

Africa Express - EGOLI (self-released)
How many bands does Damon Albarn have? So many, including this collective that includes Gruf Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, South African Moonchild Sanelly and others. So much creative music; it’s all becoming a blur.

Bleached - Don’t you Think You’ve had Enough (Dead Oceans)
We featured Bleached on episode 613, and since then single “Hard to Kill” has really taken off (at least on Sirius XMU). Of course, after you read this, the album will also experience the Suburbs Pod lift. In reality, this L.A. band is so cool that they probably don’t need our help.

The Dollyrots - Daydream Explosion (Wicked Cool)
We’re at a point now where nostalgia for the 2000’s decade will soon be a thing. Get a head start with this punk-pop album.

Imperial Teen - Now we are Timeless (Merge)
The sixth album by this boppy band — their first in seven years — is more of the mid-tempo rock-meets-beats mix that we’ve come to expect from Imperial Teen. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Dead Oceans)
This trio hails from the same town as Mike Wagner—Houston, Texas — but their modus operandi is global. They slice up cool Thai funk, northern and southern soul and diaphanous psychedelic glop into a heady stew. This new platter isn't technically new music, but a dub reworking of their 2018 album Con Todo El Mundo. There is even a bonus 7” in vinyl copies with two dub remixes by Jamaican producer Scientist.

Paul McCartney - Amoeba Gig (Capitol)
In 2007, the ex-Beatle played a surprise in-store at L.A.’s famed Amoeba Music. THAT’S WHY YOU SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME IN RECORD STORES, PEOPLES! Rant over; the show was recorded and though some songs have trickled out before, it now gets a proper release.

Various - Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ (Canvasback/Atlantic)
A classic indie record from 2008 gets the tribute treatment, with artists such as Craig Finn, Manchester Orchestra and Josh Ritter covering songs. Frightened Rabbit’s story didn’t end so well. It’s nice to see the music get new appreciation.
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