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Volume four. Number 11. March 18, 2022
The freshest jams from February surface in New Music Week
Monday, March 21 - Jim & Patrick 
Your hosts kick off the new music proceedings with four captivating sides.

Tuesday, March 22 - Steven Routledge & Roger Grace 
The new music OG Steven Routledge kicks off an all-Scotland episode with a pair of contemplative choices, while Roger Grace comes through with two storming singles. 

Wednesday, March 23 - Niklas Nygårds, Liam McIndoe & Jay Ignacio
A terrific trio takes center stage on Wednesday, with picks from three diverse musical outposts: Sweden, Dublin and Louisville. 

Thursday, March 24 - Urb Fernandez, Sunny Varney & Charlie Mack
Urb twirls his mop, Sunny picks two out-of-this-world groups and Charlie selects a song that might be your new favorite tune.

Friday, March 25 - Jason Goebel & Scott Isom
Two erudite dudes close out this chapter of new music. Thanks to everyone who submitted picks this month and make sure to get your March choices in as soon as you have them!



Are you ready to get your rock on, in person? Plans are moving along for two Suburbs Fests this year. Mark your calendars now.


Aug. 4-6, 2022 – Chicago area

  • Thursday Aug. 4 – Live Hootenanny at Arlington Ale House in Arlington Heights, IL.
  • Friday Aug 5 – Frank Muffin show at Arlington Ale House. 
  • Saturday Aug 6 – TBD



Sept. 29-Oct. 1 – DC area

  • Thursday Sept. 29 – Live Hootenanny at venue TBD
  • Friday Sept. 30 – Frank Muffin and the HalFSmokes show at Hank Dietle’s in Rockville MD.
  • Saturday Oct 1 – Wingtip Sloat, Apollo 66 and TBD at American Legion in Silver Spring MD. 
SUBURBS POD RADIO NEWS                                                                    
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Rockin' the Suburbs Radio is now streaming music 24/7 at Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors to check out what we have going on by tuning in everyday.

Some upcoming highlights:

3-4 pm ET Fridays: According to the CDC, Vasant Ramamurthy’s My Noise has been known to cause tinnitus. We still suggest you tune in.

11 AM - 1 PM ET Saturday: Catch Mike Kohli’s Walking At A Suburban Pace.  If you’re still walking by the end of the show then you’re probably part of our core demographic.

All Day Saturday and Sunday: Catch replays of all of the shows from this week.

10 am -12 pm ET Sunday: Hey there! Sunday morning coming down? Here's your hangover cure: Keith Jacobsen brings you the Sunday Papers.

4-5 pm ET Mondays
: Don’t worry, you won’t have to see the forest to hear the forest on From The Woods with Noah Crane. 

All Day Saturday and Sunday: Catch replays of all of the shows from this week.

5:30-7 pm ET Sunday: Frank Muffin (the band, not the person) presents the debut episode of In The Mix

7-9 pm ET Mondays: It’s Snider Rhythms hosted by Mike Snider. Perfect pairing with the latest selection from Mike’s Beer Beat.

5-7 pm ET Mondays and Thursdays: Patrick Foster (aka The Mr. Patty) leaves his mike open, makes the record skip and inadvertently breaks CDs on Red, Hot & Brew.

11:30 am - ??? ET Tuesdays: We have your lunch plans covered. Tune into the Lunchtime Garbage Plate Show with Rob Gates. You won’t leave hungry.

3-4 pm ET Wednesdays: Zack Cruse whistles past the graveyard on Mutant Graveyard.

4-5 pm ET Thursdays: Nick Scalera brings you Anything Could Happen. What do you call a flying nun?  Virgin Airlines!

It's all at, Peoples! (With new shows added regularly.)


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You can enable directly in the Alexa app and then start it by saying “Open Suburbs Radio”.

FEATURED PLAYLIST: THE KINKS ON RCA                                              

On the pod this week, Patrick was joined by Scott Parks for a discussion of an often-overlooked period in the history of English rock giants The Kinks:  The RCA Years. 

On Tuesday, there was a discussion of the group's 1971 transitional album, Muswell Hillbillies, arguably the last "regular song album" until Sleepwalker six years later. Then we opened the floodgates by exploring 1972's Everybody's in Showbiz.

Wednesday's episode was a study of Preservation Act 1 and 2, released in 1973 and 1974, respectively

We wrapped up the set on Thursday  with discussion of two releases from 1975: The Kinks Present a Soap Opera and The Kinks Present Schoolboys in Disgrace.

Scott and Patrick agreed that the best way to listen to these albums is from start to finish, so we've put together a playlist of them to make things easy for you, dear reader. And yes, we left off Muswell, because you've probably heard that one, anyway. 

Hit play and go inside the mind of Sir Raymond Douglas Davies! 

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO                                                                  

Jason - Brent Faiyaz - "Dead Man Walking"
Jim - Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
Mary - Xenia Pax - "Kick in the Door" 
Matt - Wet Leg - Angelica 
Patrick -  Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz
Sam - Television - Adventure
Sami - The Shins - "So Says I" 
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