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Volume 1. Number 26. The only way to start your weekend. 
Jazz patch hall of fame. 

The Week That Was: Zappa-ed, Movie Music and Straight Outta Baton Rogue  

A full Frank primer for y'all. 

Monday Sept. 30 - The final day of September brought us new music delights suggested by Kevin Clement from Baton Rogue. He gives the nod to Justin Townes Earle, Leo Rondeau and Jason Hawk Harris.
Tuesday Oct. 1 - Our good pals Mike Snider and Brett Motiff fill in with a guest shot, talking about the use of rock and pop songs in movies. Popcorn not included. 
Wednesday Oct. 2 - Our inimitable Intern John and his pals Nick Kline and Greg Loman —  You Shoud Check Out their podcast (see what we did there?) — tee up the first of three enlightening episodes on the legacy of Frank Zappa. First up, an introduction. 
Thursday Oct. 3 - Zappa-fest rolls on today, with a look at Frank's rock side. Tracks from Apostrophe, One Size Fits All and Broadway the Hard Way are featured. Hot rats! 
Friday Oct. 4 - We cross the 700 episode mark with this show that you can press play on right now! The final episode of the Zappa Trilogy, which we greatly enjoyed. Today: Zappa's avant-garde side. 
Hold onto your wallets, Cincinnati. 

On Deck: Mr. Patty Goes to Louisville 

Patrick had the recorder all to himself and he turned it on. A lot. Way more than you'll ever want to know about his driving habits is revealed as he goes full on Bourbon and Beyond

Monday Oct. 7 - Psychobabble your way from Falls Church to Louisville in this very special episode of Rockin' the Suburbs. Tighten those safety belts, too. 
Tuesday Oct. 8 - Patrick talks to Adam Coop and master distiller Joyce Nethery as he sweats through Saturday at Bourbon and Beyond. 
Wednesday Oct. 9 - An interview with Nashville singer/songwriter Maggie Rose. Patrick sneaks backstage at B & B for an exclusive chat. 
Thursday Oct. 10 - Sunday at Bourbon and Beyond. Scott Boyken and Billy McNeill review Saturday and Sunday music action. Squeeze, Robert Plant, Margo Price and oh, so much more.  
Friday Oct. 11 - Monday morning comes down hard on Patrick, but he sucks it up (and holds it down) to make the long journey home. More rambling, babbling and music playing. And lunch!

   Suburbs Pod Shoutout Corner©

     Anytime our friends, listeners or interns step up to the mics to create guest shot episodes for us, we are beyond grateful. Big shouts of love to Mike Snider, Brett Motiff, Intern John, Nick Cline and Greg Lohman. Thanks for the great shows - we couldn't make it without you. 

Wayback Machine: EPJ and Cars 

As you prepare for Patrick's travel log episodes, an audio snack of Cars and EPJ seems appropriate. Press play peoples. 

What We're Listening To:


Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Oct 4 - Oct 20

Do your Rockin' the Suburbs duty: go to at least one concert in the month of Rocktober. There will be quiz, so save your concert reports.  

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

Oct. 6 - Nashville TN - Harvest Festival

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (episode 389

Oct. 4 - Green Bay WI - Lyric Room (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 5 - Milwaukee WI - High Dive (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 6 - Cleveland Heights OH - Grog Shop (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 8 - Brooklyn NY - Knitting Factory
Oct. 9 - Hartford CT - Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
Oct. 10 - Boston MA - O’Brien’s Pub
Oct. 11 - Philadelphia PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct. 12 - Stephens City VA - Fredericksburg All Ages
Oct. 13 - Washington DC - Comet Ping Pong
Oct. 14 - Baltimore MD - Joe Squared
Oct. 15 - Morgantown WV - 123 Pleasant Street
Oct. 16 - Richmond VA - Wonderland
Oct. 17 - Durham NC - The Pinhook
Oct. 18 - Atlanta GA - The Earl
Oct. 19 - Birmingham AL - The Nick

Cory Branan (episode 248)

Oct. 12 - Toronto ON - Dakota Tavern

Jesse Dayton (coming soon to “Rockin’ the Suburbs”)

Oct. 4 - Chicago IL - Reggie’s
Oct. 5 - St. Paul MN - Turf Club
Oct. 6 - Ashland WI - Bohemian Hall
Oct. 7 - Springfield IL - Bar None
Oct. 8 - St. Louis MO - The Monocle
Oct. 9 - Urbana IL - Historic Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct. 11 - Nashville TN - The Basement
Oct 12 - Memphis TN - Railgarten
Oct. 17 - Wimberley TX - Wimberley United Methodist Church

Diet Cig (episode 302)

Oct. 12 - Brooklyn NY - Elsewhere

Dot Dash (episode 492)

Oct. 19 - Frederick MD - Sky Stage (opening for Miss Lonelyheart)

Fishbone (episode 628)

Oct. 12 - Sacramento CA - Aftershock Festival

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Oct. 4 - Chattanooga TN - 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 5 - Littleton CO - Breckenridge Brewery
Oct. 6 - San Francisco CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

Oct. 4 - Sheffield UK - Picture House Social
Oct. 5 - Halifax UK - The Lantern
Oct. 6 - Glasgow UK - The Hug and Pint

JD McPherson (episode 218

Oct. 5 - Harrisburg PA - XL Live
Oct. 6 - Philadelphia PA - World Cafe Live

Chuck Prophet (episode 66

Oct. 4 - San Francisco CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 4-5 - San Francisco CA - Make Out Room

Maggie Rose (coming soon to “Rockin’ the Suburbs”)

Oct. 4 - Charlottesville VA - The Southern
Oct. 6 - Clarksburg WV - Robinson Grand PAC
Oct. 11 - Alpharetta GA - Wire & Wood Music Festival (free show)
Oct. 18 - Oxford MS - Proud Larry’s
Oct. 19 - Memphis TN - The Bluff

Tommy Stinson (episode 110)

Oct. 15 - Minneapolis MN - 7th St. Entry
Oct. 17 - Madison WI - Kiki’s House of Righteous Music
Oct. 18 - Green Bay WI - Lyric Room
Oct. 19 - Chicago IL - LiveWire Lounge

White Reaper (episode 399)

Oct. 4 - Des Moines IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 5 - St. Paul MN - Amsterdam
Oct. 7 - Denver CO - Larmier Lounge
Oct. 8 - Billings MT - Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Oct. 10 - Seattle WA - The Crocodile
Oct. 11 - Vancouver BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Oct. 13 - Portland OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Oct. 15 - Sacramento CA - Holy Diver
Oct. 16 - Berkely CA - Cornerstone Craft Beer
Oct. 17 - Felton CA - Felton Music Hall
Oct. 19 - Los Angeles CA - Teragram Ballroom
Oct. 20 - Phoenix AZ - Valley Bar

House Special: Hot Platters Filled With New Releases 

Round up the gang, get out into the fresh Rocktober air and get some records... to take inside and sit alone in your room playing over and over.

Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (American/Republic)
On their 10th album, this North Carolina roots outfit gets political, taking on American gun culture and other social topics that aren’t often brought up by bands like this.

The Menzingers - Hello Exile (Epitaph)
The opening track of this Philadelphia punk band’s sixth album is “America (You’re Freaking me Out).” We’re sensing a theme with this week’s new releases. Just a reminder of the healing power of music.

North Mississippi Allstars - Up and Rolling (New West)
All-star guests to this Allstars recording session include Mavis Staples and Jason Isbell, who dropped by the Dickinson brothers’ studio in Independence MS to lay down some dusty, dirty blues tracks. Because that’s what you do in the Dickinson brothers’ studio in Independence MS.

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
Fans of this indie star won’t be surprised to learn that her fifth album is a heavy listen. This is dimly lit, quiet room music. If you were expecting disco ball music, go find another room.

Mister Rogers - It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers (Omnivore)
After a hit documentary last year, the Rogaissance continues in 2019 with a feature film starring Tom Hanks as your neighbor. This collection of songs from “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” includes five previously unreleased tracks. Time to dig that Close’n Play out of attic storage.

San Fermin - The Cormorant I (Sony)
Re: listening experiences. Brooklyn’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone (aka San Fermin) creates orchestral pop that moves in swoops and swells and at times reactivates some cells in your brain that may have been dormant too long.

That Dog - Old LP (Ume)
They’re back from the ‘90s! This Los Angeles alterna-rock band — contemporaries of the Breeders, Juliana Hatfiled, Liz Phair, etc. — have released their first album in 22 years. Don’t let the title fool you; the band’s sound may take you back, but the songs’ themes are more current.

Wilco - Ode to Joy (dBpm)
Over the course of 11 albums, Jeff Tweedy and Co. have explored a variety of styles, from alt-country to psychedelia to sunny pop. Their latest goes low-key and mostly acoustic. If music has “texture,” this one is burlap; you can almost feel it on your skin as the disc spins.
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