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Volume 1. Number 12 - June 28, 2019. An email tradition since a few weeks ago. 
Another generation, another forward state of mind

The Week That Was: Fishbone, Perfect Albums and You, Listener!

  • Monday, June 24 :  Fishbone's Angelo Moore doesn't mince words. If you missed the first part of this fascinating interview, press play on it now. 
  • Tuesday, June 25What we said up there goes double for this episode. Thrills, spills and straight talk from the Fishbone front man. 
  • Wednesday, June 26: When we had Patron Barrett Reis on recently, he wanted to talk about Perfect albums. We had no idea how great the reaction would be, though. Today, Stephen Routledge and Jon Off weigh with their picks.
  • Thursday, June 27: Keith Jacobsen of Grand Rapids MI is our Guest Star today. As a supporter of the show on Patreon, he gets to pick the topic (just like Barrett) and his is really interesting: bands that were huge in other countries, but never the U.S. 
  • Friday, June 28: And to round out the week, Eric Lohrenz of Lincoln, Illinois picks the topic of ‘perfect pop’ for today’s episode, and selects a song by the Vertebrats. You are going to want to hear this song, peoples.
It's a tiki thing.

On Deck: Tiki Bar, Redux!

It's a holiday week, kids, and summer holidays mean the backyard, the pool and sunshine. And who has a better backyard, pool and sunshine than anyone? Greg Wilson, of course.

We return to the Tiki Bar with Rob Gates and Kevin Spain in tow, and in addition to another installment of Summer Songs, we'll recommend some new bands for Rob, Kevin and Greg. Since they, admittedly, don't listen to a lot of new music. Or any. 

Mark yr calendars!
July 1 - Jim and Patrick recommend new bands for Greg Wilson
July 2  - Rob Gates gets the new band treatment
July 3 - Finally, we turn Kevin Spain onto some new rock 
July 4 - NO SHOW. Happy 4th of July, y'all!!

July 5 - Summer Songs Redux, starring Greg, Kevin and Rob

Wayback Machine: Tiki, Tiki, Tiki 

In anticipation of next week's shows — recorded live from the Tiki House — hit the Wayback Button and enjoy a week of summer songs with Greg Wilson. Oh and did you know Greg once filled in for Patrick as co-host? Well, he did. Twice.

What We're Listening To: 


Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  June 28-July 14: 

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 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)

Dot Dash (episode 492)

July 12 - Washington DC - Black Cat (opening for Field Day)

Guster (episode 531)

June 30 - Littleton CO - On Tap with KBCO at Breckinridge Brewery (opening for St. Paul & the Broken Bones)
July 6 - Frisco CO - Copper Mountain Resort (free show)
July 9 - Santa Fe NM - Meow Wolf
July 10 - Phoenix AZ - The Van Buren
July 11 - San Diego CA - Humphreys
July 12 - Los Angeles CA - Ford Theatre

Matt Holubowski (episode 437)

July 6 - Montreal QC - Montreal International Jazz Festival

I’m With Her (episode 403)

July 10 - Apple Valley MN - Music in the Zoo
July 11 - Maquoketa IA - Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
July 12 - Fish Creek WI - Door Community Auditorium
July 13 - Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theater
July 14 - Bayfield WI - Big Top Chautauqua

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

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
July 12 - Mount Solon VA - Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

July 6 - Hamilton ON - Royal Botanical Gardens
July 12-14 - Atlin BC - Atlin Arts & Music Festival

JD McPherson (episode 218)

July 3 - Berwyn IL - Fitzgerald’s
July 12 - Neu-bamberg, Germany - Mahr’s Brau
July 13 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Kliko Fest
July 14 - Lille, Belgium - Sjock Festival

Piramid Scheme (episode 364)

June 30 - Washington DC - Slash Run

Chuck Prophet (episode 66)

July 12 - St. Louis MO - Off Broadway
July 13 - Kansas City MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
July 14 - Omaha NE - Waiting Room Lounge (The Sunday Roadhouse Presents)

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire (episode 110)

July 5 - Hudson NY - Club Helsinki (Little League benefit)
July 6 - Hudson NY - Hudson Brewing Co. (Little League benefit)

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

July 13 - Pleasantville NY - Pleasantville Music Festival

White Reaper (episode 399)

June 29 - Louisville KY - Headliners Music Hall
July 6 - Cleveland OH - MLB’s Play Ball Park

And Now, the Section You've Been Waiting For: New Releases June 28! 

Head down to Grimey's in Nashville, or wherever you get your wax and pick up these platters. 

The Alarm - Sigma (21st Century)
Back in the ‘80s, the Alarm were like a “U2 light,” playing those same type of socially conscious stadium anthems, even if they may not have packed so many stadiums. U2 is still going today, playing big rooms, and the Alarm is still going today, playing rooms.

Black Keys - Let’s Rock (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch)
For their ninth album, this hipster blues-rock duo plays jazz fusion. Just kidding, they play blues-rock.

Chris Brown - Indigo (RCA)
The popular R&B singer releases a double album that includes guests Drake, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Lil Jon, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne and more. There are 32 songs, after all. Room for everyone.

Ingrid Michaelson - Stranger Songs (Cabin 24)
For her ninth album, this singer-songwriter takes inspiration from the Netflix show “Stranger Things.” It goes to Eleven (insert rim shot here).

Chris Stamey and the ModRec Orchestra - New Songs for the 20th Century (Omnivore)
As a member of the dB’s, Stamey has always looked to the past for musical inspiration, usually to the pop-rock of the ‘60s. With this project, he goes back to even further, writing songs inspired the jazz singers and crooners of mid-20th century. And he invites a few friends - Marshall Crenshaw, Don Dixon and others - along for the journey back in time.

Chris Staples - Holy Moly (Barsuk)
Five years ago, this Seattle singer released a song - “Dark Side of the Moon” - that quickly became a favorite of both Rockin’ the Suburbs cohosts. Holy moly, it was good. And the title of his new album shares our sentiments.

Various Artists - Echo in the Canyon soundtrack
A new documentary examines Los Angeles’ legendary Laurel Canyon music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s. On this album, artists such as Beck, Cat Power, Jakob Dylan and Norah Jones reinterpret songs by the Byrds, the Turtles and the Association, among others.

Thom Yorke - Anima (XL)
The third album from the Radiohead frontman is accompanied by a companion short film on Netflix. The pretension will be televised. (edited) 

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