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Volume 1. Number 11 - June 21, 2019. An email tradition since a few weeks ago. 

The Week That Was: Interns, Correspondence and Dr. John 

  • Monday, June 17:  Earlier this month, New Orleans icon Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (better known as Dr. John) passed away. Jim and Patrick remember the artist known for his innovations in combining the genres of blues, soul, rock and New Orleans boogie. 
  • Tuesday, June 18Cracking open the correspondence and pressing play on the Suburban Party Line, we hear from Jesse (PUP) and Harris (Sebadoh, FEELS, Com Truise). 
  • Wednesday, June 19Like manna from above, we open a horn of plenty from Peter Nordgren in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Then, the inimitable Steven Routledge checks in with his new music picks for May. OLASTWA. (Our Listeners Are Smarter Than We Are).  
  • Thursday, June 20Intern Matt Windeler (who's really smarter than we are, just listen) hops onto the video machine and chats with us about his musical and professional interests. Thanks for all you do, Matt!
  • Friday, June 21: To wrap up the week, editing intern Samantha Reed (Intern Sami) joins the pod. She talks about her musical upbringing, and even plays some of her favorite songs for us. This is where the "Jukebox Hero" jokes we'll be making for the next year will come from. Thanks for all your hard work Sami!
We need these kicks!

On Deck: Fishbone Interview, perfect albums and Meet the Patrons

A jam-packed week of Suburbs Pod fun kicks off with a two-part interview with Angelo Moore, whips into a cool conversation about perfect albums (tip o' the hat to Barret Ries for a thought-provoking topic) and concludes with a couple of segments of Meet the Patrons. Ya know you can support the show for as little as two bucks a month right? 

Mark yr calendars, peoples:
June 24 - Fishbone's Angelo Moore, part one
June 25 - Fishbone's Angelo Moore, part two
June 26 - Correspondence: Perfect albums 
June 27 - Meet the Patron: Eric Lorenz talks Perfect Pop from The Vertebrats

June 28 - Meet the Patron: Keith Jacobsen talks bands with bigger followings in other countries

Wayback Machine: Interviews! We do 'em!

Speaking of interviews, we've done a ton of 'em. And did you know you can find them all on the Suburbs Pod website with just one simple click? Yep. You can. Press here and you can check out chats with everyone from Junius Meyvant to Wax Fang to Public Access TV.
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What We're Listening To: 


Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, June 21-July 7: 

Get out of the house and see some live music, peoples. Here's where a selection of our guests are hitting the stage in the next two weeks. 

Nicole Atkins (episode 220)

June 21 - Memphis TN - Levitt Shell
June 25 - Des Moines IA - Brenton Plaza (opening for Lake Street Dive)
June 26 - Bayfield WI - Big Top Chatauqua (opening for Lake Street Dive)
June 28-29 - St. Paul MN - Palace Theatre (opening for Lake Street Dive)
July 2 - Wichita KS - Wave (opening for Lake Street Dive)
July 5 - Buena Vista CO - The Lariat
July 6 - Morrison CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for Avett Brothers)

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (episode 389)

June 21 - Denton TX - Dan’s Silverleaf
June 22 - Jackson MS - Martin’s Downtown
June 23 - Birmingham AL - The Birmingham Free Store (Lee solo show)

Cory Branan (episode 248)

June 22 - Reno NV - Virginia Street Brewhouse
June 23 - Blairsden CA - The Brewing Lair

Dot Dash (episode 492)

June 25 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel (opening for Minus 5)

Fishbone (appearing Monday 6/24 and Tuesday 6/25 on Rockin’ the Suburbs)
(all dates opening for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic)

June 21 - Madison WI - The Sylvee
June 22 - Kansas City MO - Crossroads

Guster (episode 531)

June 30 - Littleton CO - On Tap with KBCO at Breckinridge Brewery (opening for St. Paul & the Broken Bones)

Matt Holubowski (episode 437)

July 6 - Montreal QC - Montreal International Jazz Festival

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

June 21 - Wilmington NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
June 22 - Williamsburg VA - Williamsburg Live
June 23 - Baltimore MD - Rams Head Live
June 28 - Atlanta GA - Atlanta Botanical Garden
June 29 - Black Mountain NC - Grey Eagle 25th Anniversary Celebration at Lake Eden
July 3 - San Luis Obispo CA - Alex Madonna Expo Center
July 4 - Quincy CA - High Sierra Music Festival
July 5 - Monterey CA - Golden State Theatre
July 6 - Medford OR - Britt Music & Arts Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

July 6 - Hamilton ON - Royal Botanical Gardens

JD McPherson (episode 218)

July 3 - Berwyn IL - Fitzgerald’s

Piramid Scheme (episode 364)

June 30 - Washington DC - Slash Run

White Reaper (episode 399)

June 21 - Amityville NY - Amityville Music Hall
June 22 - Philadelphia PA - Goose Island Takeover
June 23 - Baltimore MD - Ottobar
June 25 - Raleigh NC - Kings
June 26 - Asheville NC - Mothlight
June 29 - Louisville KY - Headliners Music Hall
July 6 - Cleveland OH - MLB’s Play Ball Park

Last, Never Ever Least: New Releases June 21  

Spending the Friday paycheck down at Kemp Mill Records. Again. 

Drivin N Cryin – Live the Love Beautiful (Drivin N Cryin Records)

It’s no game; this veteran Georgia band is releasing its first album in 10 years. Relative youngster Aaron Lee Tasjan brings his classic rock sensibilities to the producer’s chair.


Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life (Merge)

Frontman Eric D. Johnson describes his songs as “existential make-out music.” It’s folky and poppy and, if you’re lucky, maybe something more. 


Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino)

There’s something about this London electronic band’s pop music that makes us want to get up and dance. There’s also something about it that makes us want to put on neon-colored clothes and tons of hairspray.


Jim Lauderdale – From Another World (Yep Roc)

Lauderdale is the definition of a “musician’s musician.” He’s worked with so many artists of note, earned mountains of respect in the biz, even scored a couple of Grammys, but fame and fortune have eluded this singer-songwriter despite 31 previous albums. Let’s change that with No. 32!


Chuck Mead – Close to Home (Plowboy)

If you like the classic sounds of honky tonk and rockabilly, Mead (co-founder of Americana band BR5-49) will transport you to a time when a the reverb from a Gretsch hollow-body guitar and a some vocal twang could combine to form something magical.


Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home (Legacy) 

This is the 69th album by the country legend! It’s another collection of worldly wisdom delivered by a man who has lived the life and keeps on living it.


Himesh Patel – Yesterday Soundtrack (Capitol)

A new film by director Danny Boyle imagines a world where only one person remembers the Beatles. And so of course he records and performs their songs and becomes more popular than Jesus. This is the sci-fi fantasy of every Fab Four tribute band that has to schlep from town to town playing in front of crowds who know the songs all too well.


Prince – Originals (Rhino/Warner)

Remember back in the ’80s when Prince was so great that he could give away hit songs to others to record. Now you can hear his original demos of those songs, including “Jungle Love,” “Manic Monday,” “The Glamorous Life” … Need we go on?


The Raconteurs – Help us Stranger (Third Man)

Jack White got the band back together! No, not that band. The other band. Be more specific? The first band he put together after the White Stripes formed, but before they broke up. Anyway, it’s the first Raconteurs album in 11 years. And it rocks, but we probably didn’t need to tell you that.


Titus Andronicus – An Obelisk (Merge)

Speaking of rock, all hail Patrick Stickles and Titus Andronicus! This new album is filled with loud guitar-bass-drums, full-on energy, smart wordplay and … and … and … Bob Mould as producer. … Sorry, just passed out for a moment.


Two Door Cinema Club – False Alarm (Glassnote)

Electropop from Northern Ireland already sounds quirky. And then you listen to this trio’s fourth album, and your preconceived notions are confirmed.

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