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Volume 1. Number 22 - September 6, 2019. Email makes the world go 'round. 
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The Week That Was: Blinded By the Light of New Music

Labor Day forced Suburbs Pod into a four-episode week. No task is too great for our intrepid podders, though, including giving away free tickets to the Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville. See below to learn how you can enter. 

Tuesday Sept. 3 - Listeners weighed in on summer songs. In the process, we get to know the power pop trash magic that is Teen Machine. Oh and also: KISS!
Wednesday Sept. 4 - NEW FEATURE ALERT: At the Movies With Jim! In the inaugural episode, Mr. Lenahan took in Blinded by the Light, a flick with a Springsteen-theme. Hit play to hear Jim's take.
Thursday Sept. 5 - September is here, which means it's time to talk about August. New music from August, that is. Patrick went first, with new songs from Joan Shelley and Lightning Bolt. 
Friday Sept. 6 - Jim selected Omni and Jay Som for his August selections. And you gotta hear this Lindsey Buckingham cover. You just gotta. 

We've got a pair of passes to BOURBON and BEYOND in LOUISVILLE

To enter, Tweet or Instagram us using the hashtag #RockinForFreeTickets

You can enter once per day, per platform. 
Winner announced Friday, Sept. 13


On Deck: These Episodes Pair Well With Bourbon 

This week, we finally spliced together a message from Echo Park Jimmy, while Steven Routledge's monthly new music call didn't need any splicing. Jim watched more movies, while the listeners have some great new music suggestions. And on Friday, Jim and Patrick drank bourbon. 

Monday Sept. 9 - EPJ on summer songs (and lots of other stuff). 
Tuesday Sept. 10 - At the Movies with Jim, vol. 2!
Wednesday Sept. 11 - Listener mail — new music.
Thursday Sept. 12 - Steven Routledge August new music picks
Friday Sept. 13 - Songs that go well with bourbon. Or rye.  

Wayback Machine: Beer and Bands Week

Since an episode on drinking and music is coming up — and we're doing that big #RockinForFreeTickets giveaway thing — why not revisit that time we went to Mike Snider's and drank beer? We know, that's every episode at Snider's, but this one was special.

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Sept. 6 - 22

As Richard Hell once sang: "We just gonna have some fun/Down at the rock and roll club/Sweetheart would you buy me one/Down at the rock and roll club"

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

Sept. 12 - Nashville TN - City Winery (part of AmericanaFest)

Dot Dash (episode 492

Sept. 10 - Washington DC - DC9 (opening for the Vibrators)

Guster (episode 531)

Sept. 7 - Toledo OH - Hensville Park Concert Series
Sept. 21 - Portland OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (with Oregon Symphony Orchestra)

I’m With Her (episode 403

Sept. 18 - Morrison CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for John Prine)

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Sept. 6-7 - Nashville TN - Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 14 - Sonoma CA - Sonoma Harvest Music Festival
Sept. 21 - Cary NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

Sept. 19 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Ideal Bar
Sept. 20 - Stockholm, Sweden - Bar Brooklyn
Sept. 22 - Helsinki, Finland - On The Rocks

Junius Meyvant (episode 616

Sept. 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Sept. 12 - Odense, Denmark - Musikhuset Posten
Sept. 13 - Aalborg, Denmark - Musikkens Hus

Piramid Scheme (episode 364)

Sept. 13 - Washington DC - Pie Shop Studios

Tommy Stinson (episode 110)

Sept. 14 - New York NY - Webster Hall (opening for Jesse Malin)

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

Sept. 6 - Omaha NE - Shadow Ridge Music Festival
Sept. 7 - Moorhead MN - Bluestem Amphitheater (opening for Violent Femmes)
Sept. 8 - Minneapolis MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
Sept. 10 - Kansas City MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
Sept. 12 - Dallas TX - Kessler Theater
Sept. 13 - Houston TX - Heights Theater
Sept. 14 - Austin TX - 3Ten ACL Live
Sept. 16 - Jackson MS - Duling Hall
Sept. 17 - Birmingham AL - Saturn
Sept. 18 - Athens GA - 40 Watt Club
Sept. 19 - Atlanta GA - City Winery
Sept. 20 - Nashville TN - Mercy Lounge
Sept. 21 - Lexington KY - CtK Oktoberfest

White Reaper (episode 399)

Sept. 15 - Chicago IL - Riot Fest
Sept. 22 - Louisville KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival

What We're Listening To: 


If You've Read This Far, Here's Your Reward: New Releases for September 6!

Pack up the offspring and rush down to Plan 9 Records for these smokin' hot new slabs o' wax. 

Jake Clemons - Eyes on the Horizon (BFD/The Orchard)
The E Street Band saxophonist (nephew of the Big Man) releases his second solo album. It has a hazy alternative feel, reminiscent of World Party. But everyone needs a break from the day job. You know, some guys come home from work and wash up and go racing in the street.

Barns Courtney - 404 (Virgin/EMI)
The album title refers to the Internet “page not found” error code. Yet this British singer is having little trouble getting discovered by music fans. He’s emerging as a new darling of today’s alternative scene, with catchy, often-danceable tunes that would fit nicely on a playlist with Cage the Elephant and Of Monsters and Men.

Frankie Cosmos - Close it Quietly (Sub Pop)
We just talked about dream pop on the pod. Few bands get dreamier and poppier than Frankie Cosmos. Led by Greta Kline (daughter of Kevin Cline and Phoebe Cates), this New York group also practices in fragments — 21 songs in 39 minutes on this new album (the band’s fourth), which ups the dream quotient by blending together a tapestry that takes some morning processing to completely sort out.

The Highwomen - The Highwomen (Elektra)
This alt-country supergroup is comprised of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Henby. And yes, it’s a direct play on the Highwaymen of Willie-Johnny-Waylon-Kris. The opening track is a reimagining of that outlaw group’s famous “theme.” And throughout, you’ll find the same spirit, updated for modern times. Both groups champion outsiders in a world that tries to keep those voices from being heard. (Ahem, Nashville, enough with the bro-country already.)

Chrissie Hynde with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble - Valve Bone Woe (BMG)
Well, this was unexpected. One of music’s most reliable rockers gets all jazzy on this covers album. Inspired by Frank Sinatra, she reimagines songs by the Beach Boys, Kinks, Nick Drake and even John Coltrane in a swingin’ lovers style. The results are rather precious.

Lower Dens - The Competition (Ribbon Music)
Modern synth pop that sounds like it would fit right in on a John Hughes soundtrack if anyone made movies, and soundtracks, like that anymore.

NRBQ - Turn On, Tune In (Omnivore)
This much-beloved rock ’n’ roll band collects two recent radio sessions (for SiriusXM and WFMU) into a new live album. For those unfamiliar with NRBQ, this is a good introduction into their soul-satisfying pop. For those who already love the band, it’s just MORE, what’s wrong with that?

Iggy Pop - Free (Loma Vista/Concord)
It’s been 50 years since the Stooges dropped a nuclear A-bomb on rock music. Iggy Pop might not have the same raw power as the old days, but he still shows a lust for life.

Status Quo - Backbone (earMUSIC)
Sadly, this British rock band’s name is steeped in irony now, soldiering on after the death of founding guitarist/vocalist Rick Parfitt. However, the remaining members keep their classic rock sound, maintaining the …
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