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Volume 1. Number 15 - July 19, 2019. A newsletter that's hotter than July. 
Patience, peoples, patience. 

The Week That Was: New Music Picks, Western Stars and Record Shoppin'

  • Monday July 15 - Patrick's new music for June: Going all in on Mannequin Pussy's fantastic new album Patience and previewing music from D.C. band Knife Wife. 
  • Tuesday July 16 - Jim steps into the batter's box and goes three-for-three on June new music picks: Titus Andronicus, Stef Chura, New Swears. 
  • Wednesday July 17-  The Springsteen Gang (Jim, Patrick, Mike and Sam) get back into the saddle and talk Western Stars. One of the most enigmatic Bruce records ever. 
  • Thursday July 18 - Scott Parks dials in and creates Scott's Book Spot. He does a great overview on the heartbreaking life and genius of Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.). Oh, and those records we bought for him 🎧yeah!
  • Friday July 19 - During the last record shop trip, Jim and Patrick gave Intern Sam CDs to listen to by R.E.M., Matthew Sweet and Squeeze. We asked him to listen to all three and report back.

The Stones, earlier: Kicked in the arse by punk. 

On Deck: Guest Host Week II

The boys have been at the beach getting some family time, so we thread up some guest host episodes next week, along with a pair of check-ins from our good pals Steven and EPJ.

Set an alarm!

Monday July 22 - Steven Routledge and new music picks from June? You bet we're all over that. 
Tuesday July 23 - Three words: Echo. Park. Jimmy. 
Wednesday July 24 -  Mike Snider and Brett Motiff discuss the Rolling Stones 1978 classic Some Girls.
Thursday July 25 - Mike Wagner slides into the hosting chair and gives us his take on some Paul McCartney sides. Can't wait for this one!
Friday July 26 - We wrap up the week with Mr. Wagner and Nick Scalera and... wait for it... they are not talking about Flying Nun! 

Wayback Machine: James Petrillo, author 

You know him as Echo Park Jimmy, but with his author cap tilted at a jaunty angle, he wrote eloquently and insightfully about the importance of John Hughes and his 1986 film Pretty in Pink. Hit the wayback button and dig this excellent piece o' prose.

Rave Ups, anyone?

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  July 19-August 4

Go out and see some live music, peoples. Even if that means staying up past 10. 

Nicole Atkins (episode 220)

(All dates opening for JD McPherson)

July 22 - Annapolis MD - Rams Head On Stage
July 23 - Dewey Beach MD - Rusty Rudder
July 25 - Asbury Park NJ - Asbury Lanes

Cory Branan (episode 248)

(All dates opening for Amigo the Devil)

July 20 - Berwyn IL - Wire 
July 21 - Grand Rapids MI - Pyramid Scheme
July 22 - Covington KY - Madison Theater
July 24 - Asbury Park NJ - House of Independents
July 25 - Hartford CT - Webster Theater
July 26 - Poughkeepsie NY - The Loft

Fishbone (episode 628)

July 20 - Mountain View CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
July 25 - Atlanta GA - Fox Theatre (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
July 26 - Nashville TN - Municipal Auditorium (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
July 27 - Greensboro NC - White Oak Amphitheatre (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
Aug. 2 - Los Angeles CA - Greek Theatre (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
Aug. 3 - Saratoga CA - Mountain Winery (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)
Aug. 4 - Lincoln CA - Thunder Valley Resort & Casino (opening for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic)

Ron Gallo (episode 401)

Aug. 3 - Saint Charles IA - Hinterland Music Festival

Guster (episode 531)

July 22 - Apple Valley MN - Weesner Family Amphitheater at Minnesota Zoo
July 23 - Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theatre
July 25 - Ann Arbor MI - Sonic Lunch (free show)
July 26 - Cleveland OH - House of Blues
July 27 - Jamestown NY - Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
July 28 - Camden NJ - XPoNential Festival at Wiggins Park\
July 30 - Dewey Beach DE - Bottle & Cork
July 31 - Wilmington NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 1 - Rocky Mount VA - Harvester Performance Center
Aug. 2 - Richmond VA - The National
Aug. 3 - Accord NY - Arrowood Farm Brewery

I’m With Her (episode 403)

July 19 - Lowell MA - Lowell Summer Music Series
July 20 - Oak Hill NY - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
July 24 - Edgartown MA - Old Whaling Church
July 26 - Newport RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 27 - Lyons CO - Rockygrass
July 28 - Morrison CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for John Prine with the Colorado Symphony)
July 30 - Salt Lake City UT - Red Butte Gardens (opening for John Prine)

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Aug. 2 - Kaslo BC - Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival
Aug. 3-4 - Happy Valley OR - Pickathon Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

July 29-30 - Seattle WA - Neptune Theatre
Aug. 2-4 - Happy Valley OR - Pickathon Festival

JD McPherson (episode 218)

July 22 - Annapolis MD - Rams Head On Stage
July 23 - Dewey Beach DE - Rusty Rudder
July 24 - Haddon Heights NJ - Sundown Music Series
July 25 - Asbury Park NJ - Asbury Lanes
July 26 - Richmond VA - Richmond Music Hall
July 27 - Reston VA - Reston Concerts on the Town
July 28 - Johnson City TN - Down Home
Aug. 2 - Lexington KY - The Burl
Aug. 3 - Muncie IN - Three Trails Series

Chuck Prophet (episode 66)

July 19 - Chicago IL - City Winery
July 28 - Novato CA - Hopmonk Tavern

White Reaper (episode 399)

Aug. 4 - Richmond VA - Capital Ale House Downtown

What We're Listening To: 


Hot off the Pressing Plant: New Releases July 19! 

Rush right down to your neighborhood shop and grab these wax platters while they're still steaming. 

Flaming Lips - King’s Mouth: Music and Songs (Warner)
The official commercial release of what was a limited run for Record Store Day in April. The Clash’s Mick Jones joins this psychedelic Oklahoma band to narrate a concept album about a monarch whose head contains galaxies. And yet word is that the music is surprisingly accessible. Enjoy the trip.

Sum 41 - Order in Decline (Hopeless)
What started as a Blink-182-style pop-punk band has increasingly moved toward hard rock over the past couple of decades. Which is funny because most of us get less aggressive as we age.

Various - The Lion King: The Gift (Columbia)
There are two “soundtrack” albums for this Disney remake. One features the Hans Zimmer score and songs performed in the movie (cue “Hakuna Matata”). That’s not this one. This one is essentially a new Beyonce album, inspired by “The Lion King” and featuring Afrobeat musicians and a few other guest stars. Everything you hear exists together in a delicate balance.
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