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Volume 1. Number 18 - August 9, 2019. Your inbox will never be the same. 
Feeling Hib-Tone

The Week That Was: New Music, Old Music, Good Times

  • Monday August 5 - Jim fell under the spell of Haim in July and he talks about it. He also plays some tasty tracks by Julia Jacklin and Twin Peaks. Hit play for cool new tunes.
  • Tuesday August 6 - This episode was recorded before we got the tragic news that David Berman — formerly of the Silver Jews — passed away on Wednesday. He had just released a new album under the moniker Purple Mountains and was set to tour before his way-too-soon passing. Patrick discusses “That’s Just The Way That I Feel" as part of his new music July. Rest in Power, David.
  • Wednesday August 7 -  We've been in the mood for three-part episodes this summer, it seems, and Wednesday we kicked off a great book event with author Robert Dean Lurie, whose Begin the Begin: R.E.M.'s Early Years is out now. 
  • Thursday August 8 - Part Two of the R.E.M. talk. We get into some of the more interesting details of the early R.E.M. story in this episode, including a curious origin theory about their name.
  • Friday August 9 - We wrap the chat with RDL with some audience questions. You just might hear a voice that's familiar to you if you listen to the Suburbs Pod... every day.

Lucy, from RVA

On Deck: Brad, Brogan and Satan 

How's that for an eye-catching headline, newsletter readers? But seriously, we really like this trend y'all give us your new music picks (thank you Mr. Routledge) and our good pal Brad Maylor drops by next week to dish on three new things he's into.

Speaking of new, a voice you've never heard before on the pod, Brogan McCuen, will charm you on Thursday. Tune in to hear why we have Mike Wagner to thank for it. 

And Friday? Well, Friday is our — cue scary violins — 666th episode. Too scary to talk about. Just listen. Carefully. 

Monday August 5 - New jams from Brad.
Tuesday August 6 - New music + Brad = great summertime combo. 
Wednesday August 7 - It's just more Brad. How can you be mad about that? 
Thursday August 8 - All the way from Seattle, it's Brogan!
Friday August 9 - Three words: Six Six Six. 

Wayback Machine: It's even more Brad 

Get yourself primed for some Brad Maylor this week. You can hear his voice loud and clear on our Led Zeppelin countdown. Why not grab a sixer, plop down in a rocker on the porch and spin all five episodes? 

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  August 9-August 25

Support the rock and roll by checking out our pals IRL. 

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (episode 389

Aug. 24 - Tuscaloosa AL - Druid City Music Festival

Chaise Lounge (episode 290

Aug. 16 - Allentown PA - Miller Symphony Hall

Diet Cig (episode 302

Aug. 24 - Canal Winchester OH - BrewDog USA

Fishbone (episode 628)

(All dates opening for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, except Aug. 14)
Aug. 10 - Portland OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
Aug. 11 - Eugene OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug. 14 - Fort Collins CO - Hodi’s Half Note (headliner)
Aug. 15 - Denver CO - Mission Street Ballroom
Aug. 17 - Phoenix AZ - Celebrity Theatre
Aug. 18 - Las Vegas NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 22 - Cedar Park TX - H-E-B Center
Aug. 23 - San Antonio TX - Aztec Theatre
Aug. 24 - Dallas TX - Bomb Factory
Aug. 25 - Houston TX - Revention Music Center

Guster (episode 531)

Aug. 9-10 - Portland ME - On the Ocean 2019 Weekend
Aug. 24 - Gloucester MA - 92.5 Riverfest Seaside Music Festival (free show)

I’m With Her (episode 403)

Aug. 9 - Evanston IL - Out of Space (opening for Mandolin Orange)
Aug. 10 - Fishers IN - Conner Prairie Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Lexington KY - Railbird Festival

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Aug. 9 - Evanston IL - Out of Space
Aug. 10 - Lexington KY - Railbird Festival
Aug. 16 - Lyons CO - Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
Aug. 18 - Manchester VT - Green Mountain Bluegrass Fest
Aug. 22-23 - Tonder, Denmark - Tonder Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

Aug. 10 - Burnaby BC - Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
Aug. 18 - Grand Prairie AB - Grand Prairie Live Theater
Aug. 23 - Niagara on the Lake ON - Jackson Triggs
Aug. 24 - Picton ON - Regent Theatre

JD McPherson (episode 218)

Aug. 9 - London ON - Call The Office
Aug. 10 - Kitchener ON - Kitchener Blues Festival
Aug. 17 - Hamilton OH - Whimmydiddle

Junius Meyvant (episode 616)

Aug. 9 - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
Aug. 23 - Portland OR - Holocene
Aug. 24 - Port Townsend WA - Thing 2019

White Reaper (episode 399)

Aug. 9 - Sedalia MO - Missouri State Fair (opening for the Struts)
Aug. 18 - Philadelphia PA - Xfinity Live
Aug. 23 - Wetherby UK - Leeds Music Festival
Aug. 25 - Reading UK - Reading Music Festival

What We're Listening To: 


Get Your Vinyl Here: New Releases August 9

Rush right down to Musicland and grab all of these discs today.

Bon Iver – i,i (Jagjaguwar)
With carefully crafted studio soundscapes that still somehow maintain earthy textures, Justin Vernon is the epitome of a 21st-centurty recording artist. His songs feel distance, yet intimate; the music is the sonic equivalent of a snake eating itself. Enjoy this next installment (or course) with today’s release of his fourth album.

Che Apalche – “Rearrange my Heart” (Free Dirt)
Speaking of 21st century music, this quartet is composed of musicians from North Carolina, Mexico and Argentina who play bluegrass-Latin fusion. This may be the best time to be alive (at least as it concerns music).

Junius Meyvant – Rearview Paradise (Record Records)
A few months ago, we interviewed this Icelandic soul singer (yet another example of our wondrous times), and we discussed plans for this EP, including the stirring single “Ain’t Gonna Let you Drown.” That Reykjavik and Memphis feel so close together will most certainly blow your mind.

Ra Ra Riot – Superbloom (Rob The Rich)
This quintet from Syracuse NY plays bright pop with an indie spirit (think Guster or Vampire Weekend). And speaking of Vampire Weekend, a famous ex-member of that band named Rostam lends his songwriting and producing talents to this, the band’s fifth album.

Regrettes – How Do You Love? (Warner)
SoCal kids hit you with some scorching power pop. Get that heart-eyes emoji ready to text to all your friends.

Various – Blinded by the Light soundtrack (Legacy)
There’s a movie coming out about a British kid of Pakistani descent who rebels against his strict upbringing by listening to Springsteen cassettes on his Walkman. He believes in the promised land, that land being New Jersey. The soundtrack features a mix of ’70s- and ’80s-era Bruce, including some live versions, and an abundance of desire, hope and joy. And Bruce fanatics take note: This collection features a previously unreleased Springsteen song. 
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