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Volume four. Number 18. May 13, 2022.
What we're working on: 
  • April new music
  • Patron episodes 
  • A Visit from EPJ
  • Jim's Book Nook (MTV)
  • What Was First 
*Schedule is subject to change at, you know, like the last minute or whatever. 



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, Late Earth, J. Schnitt at American Legion in Silver Spring MD. 
PLAYLIST: BOB DYLAN ABLUMS: 1978-1981                                          
This week, we had a pair of episodes featuring Tim Hoffman, whose thoughtful analysis of Bob Dylan's 1978-1981 output made for wonderful listening. Thanks again Tim!

Because these records are often referred to as his "Christian period," many music fans — and many Dylan fans — never gave them much of a chance. Or worse, ignored them entirely. 

If you need some convincing, listen to the two episodes from this week. And if you're ready to take the plunge, here's a handy-dandy playlist with all the records we discussed all queued up for you. 

Hit play and praise St. Bob!

THE LATEST FROM SUBURBS POD RADIO LAND                               
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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! 
MIKE'S BEER BEAT                                                                           
New or notable, classic or quaffable, Mike is pouring a glass of it.

Beer: Fermentation Engastration 
Style: Extreme Beer
ABV: 10%
Brewer: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Mike Sez: Dogfish Head of Delaware is well-known for its extreme and exotic beers including Chicha, which has as an ingredient chewed-and-spit-out purple maize, and Chocolate Lobster, made with – you guessed it – cocoa and lobsters. Their newest limited edition beer is described as the “turducken of the beer world.”

That’s because the beer is inspired by many different beverages including a farmhouse ale, sake, mead, cider and Muscat wine. The ingredients include honey, flaked rice, rice syrup, date syrup, barley, spelt, muscat grape juice and apple juice concentrates, rose petals and, of course, yeast and hops.


Conclusion:   Dogfish Head only made 1,000 bottles of this beer. Priced at $25 a bottle and sold on, it is not for everyone. The aroma is that of a typical farmhouse ale, or saison, but it has a crisp character along with a honeyed sweetness, and a boozy aftertaste. Depending on your palate, this mashup might be tasty à la Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, or just OK – the Foo Fighters and Rick Astley.
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO                                                                  

Jason: Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers 
Jim: Kraftwerk - Computer World
Matt: John Prine - John Prine
Patrick: Spinners - Pick of the Litter 
Sam: Toploader - "Dancing in the Moonlight" 

The Suburbs Pod Team thanks you for reading our newsletter! 
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Jason Pae, Sami Reed, Matt Windeler

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