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Volume 1. Number 21 - August 30, 2019. All the email that fits in yr inbox. 
If the music takes you to the tiki bar, well, you go to the tiki bar. 

The Week That Was: Shaking off Replacements Fever with Steven R., Steven J., Mike K. and Greg W.

We still had a touch of Replacements Fever this week, so it was nice to say goodbye to summer with friends, old and new. Hello three-day weekend! 

On Deck: Four Episodes: (Goodbye) Summer Songs, New Music and introducing... At the Movies with Jim!

As summer came to a close, we huddled in Patrick's basement... 

Tuesday Sept. 3 - Listeners weigh in on summer songs. After the boys of summer have gone and all that jazz.
Wednesday Sept. 4 - It's a brand new feature we think you're gonna enjoy... At the Movies With Jim. Our resident music movie expert dishes on flicks from the big (and small) screens. Theme music wanted.
Thursday Sept. 5 - August new music picks from Patrick. Soft and Loud. 
Friday Sept. 6 - Jim steps up to the plate with his August picks. And as usual, hits a dinger. 
----> Every Original Replacements Song: Ranked! From 132 to one, we ranked 'em all. We worked hard. You worked hard. We got 10 comments. Perfect to pass the time on the three day weekend. 

----> And when you're done with that, why not go ahead and read Every Replacements Cover Song: Ranked! From 41 to one, we ranked 'em all. We worked hard. You worked hard. We got two comments. 


Wayback Machine: Tiki Time

Since you got a long weekend ahead of you, head back in time to when we did ‘Movie Music Week’ on Rockin’ the Suburbs with Charlie Barnett — a composer that has written close to 1,000 scores for both film and television. Press play on the first episode below and keep on going! 

See more responses over on our Twitter. 

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  Aug. 30 - Sept. 15

You wanted the best and you got it. The hottest bands in the land... Friends of Suburbs Pod!!!

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

Sept. 1 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Holy Moly
Sept. 12 - Nashville TN - City Winery (part of AmericanaFest)

Dot Dash (episode 492

Sept. 10 - Washington DC - DC9 (opening for the Vibrators)

Fishbone (episode 628)

(All dates opening for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, except Sept. 1)
Aug. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale FL - Revolution Live
Aug. 31 - Orlando FL - House of Blues
Sept 1 - Cookeville TN - Muddy Roots Festival

Guster (episode 531)

Aug. 30 - Nashville TN - Live on the Green (free show)
Sept. 7 - Toledo OH - Hensville Park Concert Series

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Sept. 4 - Grand Rapids MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens
Sept. 6-7 - Nashville TN - Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 14 - Sonoma CA - Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

Junius Meyvant (episode 616

Sept. 11 - Kobenhavn, Denmark - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Sept. 12 - Odense, Denmark - Musikhuset Posten
Sept. 13 - Aalborg, Denmark - Musikkens Hus

Piramid Scheme (episode 364)

Sept. 13 - Washington DC - Pie Shop Studios

Tommy Stinson (episode 110)

Sept. 14 - New York NY - Webster Hall (opening for Jesse Malin)

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

Sept. 1-2 - Halifax NS - Halifax Urban Folk Festival
Sept. 6 - Omaha NE - Shadow Ridge Music Festival
Sept. 7 - Moorhead MN - Bluestem Amphitheater (opening for Violent Femmes)
Sept. 8 - Minneapolis MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
Sept. 10 - Kansas City MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
Sept. 12 - Dallas TX - Kessler Theater
Sept. 13 - Houston TX - Heights Theater
Sept. 14 - Austin TX - 3Ten ACL Live

White Reaper (episode 399)

Aug. 31 - County Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic
Sept. 15 - Chicago IL - Riot Fest

What We're Listening To: 

Fresh Album Time: New Releases August 30

Get down to your Sam Goody location right now and grab all of these platters in preparation for the long Labor Day weekend on the horizon. Go Go Go!

!!! - Wallop (Warp)
If your idea of the ideal dance party is one that’s held in an old paint thinner warehouse since converted into luxury lofts (open concept, natch), then behold the eighth album by this Brooklyn outfit.

Common - Let Love (Loma Vista/Concord)
The 12th album by this Chicago rapper is based on his memoir “Let Love Have the Last Word.” Common has built a brand on a sort of easy-listening style of hiphop, but his lyrics are intelligent and no doubt the guy has good flow.

Sheryl Crow - Threads (Big Machine)
This popular singer-songwriter says her 11th album is her last, and it’s chock full of guest stars, including Mavis Staples, Neil Young, Jason Isbell, Keith Richards (!), Chuck D (!!) and Stevie Nicks (!!!), among others. There’s even a “duet” with the late, great Johnny Cash. The Tuesday Night Music Club has evolved into a full-on blowout party.

Lana Del Rey - Normal Fucking Rockwell (Interscope)
The title is meant to be a statement on modern America. Fitting, as Del Rey’s music has often melded a classic sensibility with contemporary commentary. Pairs nicely with a sangria when you drop the needle, a double-bourbon by the time you lift it.

Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
Forty years in, punk rock may have lost a lot of its bite. “What are you rebelling against?” “What do you got?” Exactly. But queer punk, well, there’s a lot of anger that sadly still needs to be expressed — and heard. And Ezra Furman has a lot to tell you.

Jesse Malin - Sunset Kids (Wicked Cool)
For his eighth album, this New York rocker works with Lucinda Williams - yes, THE Lucinda Williams. Malin has always been a guy who’s attracted the attention of the music community - he’s friends with Little Steven Van Zandt and Tommy Stinson, for example - but never quite managed to convert that into wider success. If you recently trashed all your Ryan Adams albums, this might serve as a good replacement.

Joan Shelley - Like the River Loves the Sea (No Quarter)
We’ll feature a cut from this album on the pod this week - Thursday, to be exact. The Louisville folk musician’s seventh album has a certain majestic beauty emanating from voice and guitar and not much else.

Tool - Fear Inoculum (Volcano/RCA)
For a non-insignificant number of music fans, this is a special day. The release — finally — of a new Tool album. It’s been 13 years since Maynard James Keenan and mates last assaulted us with their immersive alt-prog-metal. The early reviews suggest that you may need to prepare your mind to be blown again.

Whitney - Forever Turned Around (Secretly Canadian)
And then there’s Whitney, the anti-Tool. This duo practically defines the word “mellow.” But don’t be fooled. The easy grooves and falsetto vocals will draw you in. The pop hooks will keep you in.
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