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Number 205. July 8, 2022.
THE WEEK AHEAD: JULY 11-15                                                               
Podcast: Patron recording sessions are on tap.

Happy Birthday: Andrew Bird (July 11, 1973); Christine Mcvie (July 12, 1943); Albert Ayler (July 13, 1936); Woody Guthrie (July 14, 1912); Tayna Donelly (July 14, 1966); Millie Jackson (July 15, 1944); Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947).

Musical Milestones: July 11, 1981: The Specials hit #1 in the UK Chart with "Ghost Town; July 12 1962: The Rolling Stones make their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London; July 13, 1985: Live Aid held in London and Philadelphia.

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Aug. 4-6, 2022 – Chicago area

  • Thursday Aug. 4 – Live Hootenanny at Arlington Ale House. 7.30pm
  • Friday Aug 5 – Record a 10-minute podcast w/ Jim & Patrick. You pick the topic. 5pm. Arlington Ale House.
  • Friday Aug. 5 - Frank Muffin show at Arlington Ale House. 9pm.
  • Saturday Aug 6 – Show at Hidden Cove: Demolition Means Progress/The Stick Arounds/Cutest Nuisance. 6pm. 


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Sept. 29-Oct. 1 – DC area

  • Thursday Sept. 29 – Live Hootenanny - VFW Post 350. 6pm.
  • Friday Sept. 30 – Frank Muffin and the HalFSmokes show at Hank Dietle’s in Rockville MD. 9pm.
  • Saturday Oct 1 – Show at American Legion Post 41: Wingtip Sloat/ Apollo 66/ Late Earth/ J. Schnitt. 7.30pm.
MIKE'S BEER BEAT                                                                                  
New or notable, classic or quaffable, Mike is pouring a glass of it.

Beer: Stone Enjoy By 07.04.22
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 9%
Brewer: Stone Brewing

Editor's Note: This column was meant for last week's newsletter, which unfortunately, never came to fruition. Apologies to both Mike and you, dear reader. (Error Code: PF)

Mike Sez: What constitutes a sellout? When R.E.M. signed to Warner Bros.? Not in my opinion. What about Metallica and The Black Album? That doesn’t rile me up that much either.

But what about when it comes to beer?

Even as I am rationing my six-pack of Stone’s Enjoy By 07.04.22, it has been announced that Stone is selling to Sapporo of Japan for about $165 million. Sapporo, founded in 1976, had also acquired Anchor Brewing for $85 million in 2017. Stone co-founder in the past has said Stone would never “sell out.”

At least Stone remains in the hand of a beer company, which should want its products to remain top quality and well-distributed. I like this Enjoy By Tangerine & Pineapple IPA better than I thought I would. It’s really stronger than an IPA, thus it’s a DIPA.

Usually pineapple in beer results in a much too-citrusy brew for me. But this one is hazy, zesty and very citrusy but not sugary. And there’s a solid bitter aftertaste, too – perhaps best enjoyed while listening to, say, R.E.M. or Metallica.
PLAYLIST: VIBRASLAPPING                                                               
On a recent episode of the pod (#1392 to be exact), listener Jimmy Lonetti mentioned a musical instrument called the vibraslab. After doing some research on this unique piece of percussion, we discovered that Jimmy is not alone in his appreciation of the 'slap. 

A search on the streamings even revealed a playlist that should be just the ticket. What else is there to say? How about: We got a fever and the only prescription is more vibraslap!

MJ'S BAND NAME O' THE WEEK                                                               
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Rockin' the Suburbs Radio Top 10 for June 2022

1. Soccer Mommy - "Bones"
2. Le Tigre - "Hot Topic" 
3. Fastball - "The Way" 
4. Moon Tooth - I Revere"
5. Grace Ives - "Shelly" 
6. Jens Lekman - "A Postcard to Nina"
7. Zach Bryan - "Heavy Eyes"
8. The Meters - "Soul Island"
9. Will Butler - "A Stranger's House"
10. The Runaways - "You Drive Me Wild" 
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO                                                                   

Jason: 1) HEIZE - "And July"  2) Glee Cast - "Bills, Bills, Bills"
Jim: U2 - No Line on the Horizon 
Mary: Runaway June - "T-Shirt"
Matt: The Beths - "Silence is Golden"
Patrick: Hank Mobley - Soul Station
Sam: 1) Semisonic - "Chemistry"  2) Pharrell Williams - "That Girl"
Sami: She & Him - 'Til I Die
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