Looking funky? Check us out in a browser
Volume 1. Number 25. Celebrating 25 issues of email. 
Sam Phillips does her own ironing? 

The Week That Was: Robbie Robertson, Chris Bell, Woodstock, 'Blinded by the Light' and Sam Phillips 

A cornucopia of Suburbs Pod goodness. 

Monday Sept 23 - The fans respond to episodes we did on the Bruce Springsteen-inspired film ‘Blinded by the Light’ and the late Jason Molina and Songs: Ohia.
Tuesday Sept. 24 - Barret Ries is back for his second Patron call and this time around he fills us in on his trip to the Woodstock, NY area for the 50th anniversary concert. Yes, there was one. Listen and learn. 
Wednesday Sept. 25 - Book Nook is back! Dig that theme song and some hot chat about the often forgotten genius in Big Star: Chris Bell. 
Thursday Sept. 26 - Gerald Chyzenski steps up to the mic and fills us in on the latest platter from Robbie Robertson. Keep these reports coming, peoples! 
Friday Sept. 27 - Patron and all-around good dude Eric Lohrenz calls in to talk about two album anniversaries: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions' Rattlesnakes (which Jim and Patrick were familiar with) and Sam Phillips' Bikinis and Martinis (which they weren't so much). Press play, like, right now. 
I'd like to see Patrick come up with a clever caption for this photo.  

On Deck: Kevin! John! Mike! Brett! Frank!

It's Rocktober peoples...

Monday Sept. 30 - From Baton Rouge, it's Kevin Clement. This goes to 11. 
Tuesday Oct. 1 - Mike Snider and Brett Motiff drop in for an episode about music in movies. This episode is BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn). 
Wednesday Oct. 2 - First of a special three-part series with Intern John Rossman, in which he leads us into territory previously unexplored: the world of Frank Zappa. 
Thursday Oct. 3 - John and pals discuss Frank, Mothers and others. Discogs just lists the 299 releases under Zappa's name, so there's plenty to chat about. 
Friday Oct. 4 - Part three of the John/Zappa exploration. You know John is involved in another podcast right? And you know you should subscribe, right? Good, just checking. 

   Suburbs Pod Shoutout Corner©

     Shout out to the Coops of Lousiville, KY! They watched all the sets at Bourbon and Beyond that Patrick missed, and as usual, are a blast to hang out with. Keep your ears peeled for episodes that recap those adventures coming up soon, including fascinating audio of Patrick ordering lunch. 

Wayback Machine: All John, All the Time

Get yourselves prepped for Wednesday through Friday next week: scroll back just a few short months and find out just who this John Rossman is.

What We're Listening To:


Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Sept. 27 - Oct. 13

Do your Rockin' the Suburbs duty: go to at least one concert in the month of Rocktober.  

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

Oct. 6 - Nashville TN - Harvest Festival

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (episode 389

Sept. 27 - Chattanooga TN - Sluggo’s
Sept. 28 - Lexington KY - Green Lantern
Sept. 29 - Cincinnati OH - Northside Yacht Club
Sept. 30 - Bloomington IN - The I Fell Building (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 1 - Chicago IL - Empty Bottle (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 2 - Madison WI - Mickey’s Tavern (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 3 - Minneapolis MN - Hook & Ladder (opening for Nana Grizol)
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

Cory Branan (episode 248)

Oct. 12 - Toronto ON - Dakota Tavern

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

Sept. 27 - Stanhope NJ - Crossfire Lounge
Sept. 28 - New York NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Sept. 29 - New Haven CT - Cafe Nine
Oct. 1 - Buffalo NY - Buffalo’s Mohawk Place
Oct. 2 - Toronto ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 3 - Hamtramck MI - Small’s
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

Diet Cig (episode 302)

Oct. 12 - Brooklyn NY - Elsewhere

Fishbone (episode 628)

Sept. 27 - Pomona CA - The Glass House
Sept. 28 - Springdale UT - Zion Canyon Music Festival
Oct. 12 - Sacramento CA - Aftershock Festival

I’m With Her (episode 403

Sept. 27 - Raleigh NC - Wide Open Bluegrass Festival (free show)

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Sept. 27 - Arnoldsville GA - Wildwood Festival
Sept. 28 - Owensboro KY - Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Sept. 29 - Columbia MO - Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
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)

Sept. 27 - Vienna, Austria - Waves Festival
Sept. 28 - Steyr, Austria - Roeda
Sept. 30 - Winchester UK - Railway Inn
Oct. 1 - London UK - Union Chapel
Oct. 2 - Guildford UK - Boileroom
Oct. 3 - Bristol UK - Southbank Club
Oct. 4 - Sheffield UK - Picture House Social
Oct. 5 - Halifax UK - The Lantern
Oct. 6 - Glasgow UK - The Hug and Pint

Marah (episode 52

Sept. 27 - Atlantic City NJ - Anchor Rock Club

JD McPherson (episode 218

Sept. 27 - Houston TX - Karbachtoberfest
Sept. 28 - New Braunfels TX - River Revival Music Fest
Sept. 29 - San Antonio TX - Sam’s Burger Joint
Oct. 1 - Little Rock AR - Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack
Oct. 2 - Oxford MS - Proud Larry’s
Oct. 3 - Birmingham AL - Saturn
Oct. 5 - Harrisburg PA - XL Live
Oct. 6 - Philadelphia PA - World Cafe Live

Junius Meyvant (episode 616

Sept. 26-27 - Hafnarfjörður, Iceland - Bæjarbíó

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”)

Sept. 27 - Newark NJ - Prudential Center  (opening for Joan Jett & Heart) 
Sept. 28 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center  (opening for Joan Jett & Heart) 
Oct. 4 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern 
Oct. 6 - Clarksburg, WVA - Robinson Grand PAC 
Oct 11 - Alpharetta, GA - Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival

White Reaper (episode 399)

Sept. 27 - Dana Point CA - Ohana Music Festival
Sept. 29 - Louisville KY - Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 3 - St. Louis MO - The Firebird
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

Our World Famous New Release List

Do your Suburbs Pod duty: pack up the whole gang and head down to Record Bar to pick up these new releases before they cool off. 

Beatles - Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Edition) (Apple)
New mixes, outtakes, demos. Beatles superfans will find more to mine from this expanded edition. But to one member of Team Suburbs Pod, nothing will sound better than the worn, scratchy LP his aunt game him as a teen.

Dori Freeman - Every Single Star (Blue Hens)
This singer-songwriter hails from an Appalachian area of southwestern Virginia where country music was born. On her third album, she continues to carry the torch for traditional music, with simple songs that cut right through your soul.

David Hasselhoff - Open Your Eyes (Cleopatra)
The Hoff, who we know is huge in Germany, releases a covers album that somehow celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Got that? Among the artists he covers are Lords of the New Church, Jesus and Mary Chain, Echo & the Bunnymen and David Bowie. And among the album's guest stars are the Cars’ Elliot Easton, Ministry’s Al Jourgenson and the Stooges’ James Williamson. Yes, we just typed all those words.

New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (Concord)
The indie supergroup, featuring A.C. Newman and Neko Case, returns with its eighth album. You won’t like it unless you’re into intelligent lyrics, beautiful harmonies and catchy pop melodies.

Replacements - Dead Man’s Pop (Rhino)
Thirty years after the Replacements released the album that pretty much sank the band — the glossy commercial attempt Don’t Tell a Soul — they get a do-over. This box set includes the obligatory bonus tracks of demos and live recordings (plus a collaboration with Tom Waits), but the real attraction is a mix of DTAS that attempts to correct the studio sins of the original release.

Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury (Elektra)
After two albums in which Americana hero Simpson was heavily influenced by ‘70s outlaw country, it’s somehow seems a natural evolution that this record pulls from ‘80s synth-rock. We’d say grunge is next, but he’s already covered Nirvana …

Tegan and Sara - Hey, I’m Just Like You (Sire)
This Canadian duo dug up the cassette tapes of demos they made as teenagers two decades ago and then reworked those early songs to match their current sound. In the process, they revisit the struggles of growing up from a more mature point of view. But really, you had us at cassettes.
Fine Printz

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this newsletter, please forward it to a music-fan friend. If someone forwarded it to you, sign up for your own free subscription right here.

Suburbs Pod Lineup for the Wild Card Game:  Sam Lisker (First Base), Sami Reed (Second Base), John Rossman (Third Bass), Matt Windeler (4th Base), Patrick Foster (Fifth Base), Jim Lenahan (Sixth Base). 

Support the Pod on Patreon and it's possible that Jim and Patrick will go record shopping for you. 

Glad? Sad? High? Call the Suburban Party Line: 612-440-1984. Or just stick your head out the window and YELL!

Follow SuburbsPod on FriendFace, Tweeter, and InstaSnap — every day! 

"If you're not doing something different, you're not doing anything." - Sam Phillips (yeah, that one)
Copyright © 2019 Rockin' The Suburbs, All rights reserved.