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Volume four. Number 16. April 29, 2022.
What Came First & Books & Dylan

Monday, May 2  & Tuesday, May 3 - Two more editions of What Came First, in which we examine the first releases on iconic record labels. Monday and Tuesday will see us investigate two labels that started in the late 1970s.

Wednesday, May 4 - We open up the Book Nook!

Thursday, May 5 - If all goes well, a special episode on Bob Dylan. 

Friday, May 6 - A Very Special Friday episode of Suburbs Pod. 

*Schedule is subject to change if Patrick messes something up




Aug. 4-6, 2022 – Chicago area

  • Thursday Aug. 4 – Live Hootenanny at Arlington Ale House in Arlington Heights, IL.
  • Friday Aug 5 – Frank Muffin show at Arlington Ale House. 
  • Saturday Aug 6 – Rock and Roll Show 



Sept. 29-Oct. 1 – DC area

  • Thursday Sept. 29 – Live Hootenanny at venue TBD
  • Friday Sept. 30 – Frank Muffin and the HalFSmokes show at Hank Dietle’s in Rockville MD.
  • Saturday Oct 1 – Wingtip Sloat, Apollo 66 and TBD at American Legion in Silver Spring MD. 
SUBURBS POD RADIO NEWS                                                            
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Rockin' the Suburbs Radio is streaming music 24/7 at  And now you can find the Suburbs Radio archives at Mixcloud. Most episodes will post 5-7 days after their original airing. Check out the archives at

Some upcoming highlights:

3-4 pm ET Fridays: Mackensi Crenshaw brings you Mac’s Mix and cuts the average age of our DJs in half.

5-7 pm ET Fridays: On your commute home is the highway packed with broken heroes? Don’t fret, tune into The Last Chance Power Drive hosted by Jim Lenahan.

9-11 am ET Saturdays: Kevin Bartlett prefers Blueberry jam on his English muffin over ketchup. Tune into Jammin’ with Kevin.

All Day Saturday and Sunday: Catch replays of all of the shows from this week.

7-9 pm ET Sundays: Join Scott Parks as he plays selections from his personal collection of 8 tracks, Mini Discs, and his Pono on My Collection.

7-9 pm ET Mondays: It’s Snider Rhythms hosted by Mike Snider. Perfect pairing with the latest selection from Mike’s Beer Beat below.

5-7 pm ET Mondays and Thursdays: Patrick Foster (aka The Mr. Patty) takes you on trips your feeble mind never considered, or even thought possible on Red, Hot & Brew.

2-4 pm ET Tuesday: Now is the time on RTS Radio that we dance! Tune into Elektro Kultur hosted by Harris King.

4-5 pm ET Wednesdays: Will Pfeifer hosts The Moondog Show covering just about all the music there is out there (except Genesis).

4-5 pm ET Thursdays: Erik (not Eric) Didriksen brings you more hit music than Casey Kasey and Rick Dees combined on Continuous Hit Music.

It's all at, Peoples! (With cool shows added regularly.) 
MIKE'S BEER BEAT                                                                           
New or notable, classic or quaffable, Mike is pouring a glass of it.

Beer: Double Dry-Hopped Mylar Bags 
Variety: Imperial/Double IPA
ABV: 8.5%
Brewer: The Other Half

Mike Sez: OK, I promise next week no New York beer connection!

I happened upon this tasty, hazy hop bomb recently and felt I needed to elaborate. I bought a four-pack of 16-oz. cans at Norm’s Beer & Wine in Vienna, Virginia and I believe this beer was canned at The Other Half’s Washington, D.C. facility, which opened in 2020.

The brewery, which originally opened in 2014 in Brooklyn, now has brewing operations in Bloomfield, N.Y., Philadelphia  and taprooms in midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Buffalo. The Other Half took its already popular – and powerful – Imperial IPA and gave it a double dose of dry hopping, adding more hops and lupulin powder (made up of hop oils and acid) to add more aroma and a smooth flavor.

Conclusion: For me, music, like beer, is better with a bit of an edge. But DDH Mylar Bags is a rare hazy beer that I enjoy – kind of how that occasional pop song sounds sweet to the ears. Maybe procure some of this beer for the next time you cue up Adele or Olivia Rodrigo.
FEATURED PLAYLIST: MARCH NEW MUSIC                                              
Here's the perfect companion to New Music Week: A playlist of all the picks, lined up and ready to storm your speakers. 

All you have to do is: HIT PLAY

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO                                                                  

Jason: L'Impératrice - "Anomalie bleue"
Jim: Tsar - Tsar
Matt: Jesper Lindell - Twilights
Mary: Meg Myers - Running Up That Hill 
Patrick: Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton – Two Of A Kind
Sam: The Foreign Exchange (feat. Carlitta Durand) - "Dreams Are Made for Two" 
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