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Volume 1. Number 30. World Champions of email. 
I know I’m full of mistakes/but you hold on anyway. 

The Week That Was: CDs, Ken Burns and Routledge 

And concert reports! And the Paul Trap Halloween Care Package!

Monday Oct. 28  - Better late than never, we check in with our amazing new music correspondent Steven Routledge. He continues to turn us on to great new sounds. This episode recaps his September picks. 
Tuesday Oct. 29 - Live show reports from Bill Mulligan (Falls Church!) and Scott Parks fill you in on shows (literally) from coast to coast. That means Squeeze, Bryan Ferry, Stray Cats, and Farm Aid 2019. 
Wednesday Oct. 30 - In a very special edition of At the Movies with Jim, Nick Scalera drops by Patrick's basement to dive into the small-screen masterpiece that is Ken Burns' Country Music. Like Katy, you're going to have to start liking country music now. 
Thursday Oct. 31 - It's Halloween and like manna from the Rocktober gods, a care package of Halloween mix CDs from the amazing Paul Trap landed in our mailboxes. Discuss!
Friday Nov. 1 - Who's the greatest? Intern Sam is the greatest thank you very much. We bought young Sam some CDs – T. Rex, Soul Asylum and Social Distortion. Today, we get his reaction to these oldies-but-goodies.
When will you come home? 

On Deck: New Music, Mike, Nick and Mike 

It's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain.

Monday Nov 4 - We're back on track with new music, baby! Patrick dishes up some tasty faves from Rocktober 2019, which somehow leads to a grammar discussion. Really. 
Tuesday Nov. 5 - Jim drops his new music picks, and among other gems, there's a totally bitchin' track from Corridor. Be prepared to put this tune on repeat.  
Wednesday Nov. 6 - Mr. Mike Wagner is on the line for a discussion about the things that happen after a record is recorded. Like mastering and stuff. Fascinating chat ahead. 
Thursday Nov. 7 - More Nick Scalera! It's just more Nick how can you be mad about that? And when more means Galaxie 500, bring it on. 
Friday Nov. 8 - The friendly voice of Mike Snider is back on the pod. He's got some catching up to do and we are always happy to go to his house. 

   Suburbs Pod Shoutout Corner©

     Not really sure what's gotten into D.C. lately, but we gotta send a big shout out to the Washington Nats for doing the unthinkable and getting the biggest curly W of them all. Way to go, champs!

Wayback Machine: Snider's Basement 

Anytime we hear the dulcet tones of Mike Snider, we cast our mind back to those times we were happily perched on the couch in his basement, with good beer in hand. Like this: 

What We're Listening To:


Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Nov 1 -17

We're gonna go out and rock around the clock, etc. 

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

(All Dates opening for the Wood Brothers except Nov. 1)

Nov. 1 - Charleston SC - Music Farm (opening for Susto)
Nov. 7 - Roanoke VA - Shaftman Performance Hall
Nov. 8 - Highlands NC - Highlands Food & Wine Festival
Nov. 9 - Louisville KY - Headliners Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Cincinnati OH - Taft Theatre
Nov. 12 - St. Louis MO - The Pageant
Nov. 13 - Kansas City MO - The Truman
Nov. 14 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue
Nov. 15 - Madison WI - Barrymore Theatre
Nov. 16 - Indianapolis IN - The Vogue

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (episode 389

Nov. 2 - Gainesville FL - High Dive (The Fest)
Nov. 3 - Gainesville FL - The Hippodrome (The Fest) (Lee solo show)

Cory Branan (episode 248)

Nov. 8 - Charlotte NC - The Evening Muse
Nov. 10 - Chapel Hill NC - Local 506
Nov. 11 - Norfolk VA - Taphouse Grill
Nov. 12 - Vienna VA - Jammin Java
Nov. 13 - Stanhope NJ - Stanhope House
Nov. 15 - Philadelphia PA - Boot & Saddle
Nov. 16 - Middletown CT - MAC 65
Nov. 17 - New York NY - City Vineyard

Jesse Dayton (episode 709)

Nov. 2 - Austin TX - Continental Club
Nov. 7 - Corpus Christi TX - Waves Resort
Nov. 8 - Galveston TX - Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Nov. 9 - Houston TX - McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Nov. 14 - Beaumont TX - Jefferson Theatre

Mandolin Orange (episode 546

Nov. 13 - Salem VA - Salem Civic Center
Nov. 14 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 15 - Brooklyn NY - Brooklyn Steel
Nov. 16 - Providence RI - Columbus Theatre
Nov. 17 - Buffalo NY - Asbury Hall

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

Nov. 2 - Red Deer AB - Bo’s Bar and Grill

Chuck Prophet (episode 66

Nov. 12 - Martinez CA - Armando
Nov. 13 - Santa Ynez CA - Maverick Saloon
Nov. 14 - Ojai CA - Kim Maxwell Studio
Nov. 15 - Santa Monica CA - McCabe’s
Nov. 16 - Whittier CA - Ruth B. Shannon Center for Performing Arts
Nov. 17 - San Diego CA - Humphrey’s Backstage Live

Maggie Rose (episode 703)

Nov. 15 - Nashville TN - Ryman Auditorium

White Reaper (episode 399)

Nov. 1 - Philadelphia PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 2 - Cambridge MA - The Sinclair
Nov. 3 - Hamden CT - Space Ballroom
Nov. 5 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 7 - Albany NY - Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Nov. 8 - Toronto ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Nov. 9 - Detroit MI - El Club
Nov. 10 - Columbus OH - A&R Music Bar
Nov. 11 - Pittsburgh PA - Smiling Moose

Don Zientara (episode 586)

Nov. 7 - Washington DC - Black Cat (performing with Underheaven)

See all the replies over on the Twitter. 

Last but Never Ever Never Least: Friday New Releases!

Get the whole gang together and ride down to Coconuts Music to snap up these slabs o' wax.

Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1 (AWAL)
Notice the numeral. This is the first of a planned trilogy of albums for this California alternative band. So if these eight songs don’t do it for you, more are on the way.

Bob Dylan - Traveling Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 (Columbia/Legacy)
The latest in Dylan’s archival plundering features a number of recordings with Johnny Cash that previously did not see the light of day. Although the two legends took to each other, their styles didn’t really blend as hoped. The one song that did make the official cut was “Girl from the North Country” on Nashville Skyline. Listen to that instead and also find the excellent video of Dylan on “The Johnny Cash Show.”

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn’t be Telling you This (Decca)
You love him as an actor, now hear him as a jazz pianist. The Hollywood eccentric collaborates with vocalists Miley Cyrus, Sharon Van Etten and Fiona Apple and the results are sublime.

Hootie & the Blowfish - Imperfect Circle (Capitol)
Following a summer tour, this frat-rock band releases their first album in 14 years! But they don’t believe in time.

Booker T. Jones - Note by Note (Edith Street)
As a companion piece to his just-published memoir, the great soul keyboardist revisits some classic tracks that were important to his career. And to American music.

Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka (Interscope)
The music on this modern soul singer’s third album is expansive in its scope, yet small enough to enter your pores, infect your nervous system and jolt your heart.

Miranda Lambert - Wildcard (RCA)
Lambert is a bit of an anomaly in Nashville. In a time and place where women are often disrespected, she has managed to build a star career with songs that come off as smarter and snarkier than what tends to get spit out of the Country Machine these days. Sample lyric: “He don’t love me like tequila does.” Fans of “old country” will find a kindred spirit.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - From out of Nowhere (Columbia)
To music fans who maybe bought an Electric Light Orchestra 8-track back in the day, or turn up the radio whenever “Mr. Blue Sky” comes on, or maybe just know “that other guy in the Traveling Wilburys,” the name of this album might make some sense. But Lynne returned to this orchestra pop project a few years ago. These 10 new tracks maintain the classic sound, which may seem dated until you consider that there are about 1,000 precious indie bands out there who would love to sound like this.

Omni - Networker (Sub Pop)
We discussed this Atlanta band on a recent new music episode [link to episode XXX]. We dig the angular, twisty, guitar-based post-punk. We’ll tell you all about it at our next happy-hour event.

R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition) (Concord)
You can rush out and buy this six-disc box set - with a new mix of the album, plus demos, a surround-sound blu-ray, a concert film, and so on. Or you can wait and find it at the used-record store later.

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