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Volume 1. Number 24. All the Suburbs Pod that fits.
Knockin' on Heaven's door

The Week That Was: R.E.M., Beck, Replacements, Ric Ocasek, Eddie Money, Daniel Johnston and Robert Palmer 

This week was like a sweet mixtape, too! Just like last week woo! 

Monday Sept 16 - We started the week by hopping in the car and taking a very slow ride to Irvine with EPJ. Hop in the back and you can ride along, too. 
Tuesday Sept. 17 - Getting the correspondence bag cleaned up by addressing feedback from our R.E.M. book event with Robert Dean Lurie. 
Wednesday Sept. 18 - Few episodes in recent memory have stirred up as many emotions as our Replacements ranking (and articles, don't forget the articles). Today, listeners weigh in. 
Thursday Sept. 19 - Rest in Power: Daniel Johnston, Eddie Money, Ric Ocasek.  
Friday Sept. 20 - Barrett Ries really opened up a can of something with his perfect albums episode. (He's a Patreon guy ya know). Today, calls and messages from all over the place touch on the topic. 
The only thing better than being discussed on Suburbs Pod would be a new black turtleneck that fits like perfect skin. 

On Deck: Patron Calls, Listener Thoughts and Book Nook Returns!

The full spectrum of Suburbs Pod-ism is on display next week. Get your own self ready!

Monday Sept. 23 - Listeners react: Blinded By the Light and Jason Molina
Tuesday Sept. 24 - Patron call from Barret Ries. He's baaaccckk and we talk Woodstock.
Wednesday Sept. 25 - Book Nook: There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of BIG STAR 
Thursday Sept. 26 - Listeners weigh in: New Music, Robbie Robertson
Friday Sept. 27 - Patron call from Eric Lohrenz, we chat about Lloyd Cole and Sam Phillips (no, not that one). 

Wayback Machine: When Book Nook was a Baby

We all got our start somewhere. For Book Nook, it was episode 37. Relieve the magic. 

What We're Listening To:


Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Sept. 20 - Oct. 6

Hit the road, go to a show. Drive through Columbus and Cincinnati on the way. 

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

Oct. 6 - Nashville TN - Harvest Festival

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (episode 389

Sept. 26 - Nashville TN - East Room
Sept. 27 - Chattanooga TN - Sluggo’s
Sept. 28 - Lexington KY - Green Lantern
Sept. 29 - Cincinnati OH - Northside Yacht Club
Sept. 30 - Bloomington IN - The I Fell Building (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 1 - Chicago IL - Empty Bottle (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 2 - Madison WI - Mickey’s Tavern (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 3 - Minneapolis MN - Hook & Ladder (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 4 - Green Bay WI - Lyric Room (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 5 - Milwaukee WI - High Dive (opening for Nana Grizol)
Oct. 6 - Cleveland Heights OH - Grog Shop (opening for Nana Grizol)

Guster (episode 531)

Sept. 21 - Portland OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (with Oregon Symphony Orchestra)

I’m With Her (episode 403

Sept. 27 - Raleigh NC - Wide Open Bluegrass Festival (free show)

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Sept. 21 - Cary NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
Sept. 27 - Arnoldsville GA - Wildwood Festival
Sept. 28 - Owensboro KY - Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Sept. 29 - Columbia MO - Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
Oct. 4 - Chattanooga TN - 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 5 - Littleton CO - Breckenridge Brewery
Oct. 6 - San Francisco CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

Sept. 20 - Stockholm, Sweden - Bar Brooklyn
Sept. 22 - Helsinki, Finland - On The Rocks
Sept. 24 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
Sept .25 - Oberhausen, Germany - Druckluft
Sept. 26 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
Sept. 27 - Vienna, Austria - Waves Festival
Sept. 28 - Steyr, Austria - Roeda
Sept. 30 - Winchester UK - Railway Inn
Oct. 1 - London UK - Union Chapel
Oct. 2 - Guildford UK - Boileroom
Oct. 3 - Bristol UK - Southbank Club
Oct. 4 - Sheffield UK - Picture House Social
Oct. 5 - Halifax UK - The Lantern
Oct. 6 - Glasgow UK - The Hug and Pint

Marah (episode 52

Sept. 27 - Atlantic City NJ - Anchor Rock Club

JD McPherson (episode 218

Sept. 26 - New Orleans LA - One Eyed Jacks
Sept. 27 - Houston TX - Karbachtoberfest
Sept. 28 - New Braunfels TX - River Revival Music Fest
Sept. 29 - San Antonio TX - Sam’s Burger Joint
Oct. 1 - Little Rock AR - Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack
Oct. 2 - Oxford MS - Proud Larry’s
Oct. 3 - Birmingham AL - Saturn
Oct. 5 - Harrisburg PA - XL Live
Oct. 6 - Philadelphia PA - World Cafe Live

Junius Meyvant (episode 616

Sept. 26-27 - Hafnarfjörður, Iceland - Bæjarbíó

Chuck Prophet (episode 66

Oct. 4 - San Francisco CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 4-5 - San Francisco CA - Make Out Room

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

Sept. 20 - Nashville TN - Mercy Lounge
Sept. 21 - Lexington KY - CtK Oktoberfest

White Reaper (episode 399)

Sept. 22 - Louisville KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sept. 27 - Dana Point CA - Ohana Music Festival
Sept. 29 - Louisville KY - Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 3 - St. Louis MO - The Firebird
Oct. 4 - Des Moines IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 5 - St. Paul MN - Amsterdam

   Suburbs Pod Shoutout Corner©

     Shout out to Scott Boyken! He's going to Bourbon and Beyond this weekend on us. Have fun Scott and watch out for Patrick sightings on the festival grounds!

New Release Corner: Friday the 13th Edition 

Feels like a road trip weekend. If you're close enough, why not hit up Used Kids Records in Columbus, OH? We have first hand info, it's a sweet place. 

Blink-182 - Nine (Columbia)

Twenty years after achieving peak pop-punk with breakthrough album “Enema of the State,” this trio strives to speak to 21st century audiences by mixing in elements of hiphop and electronica into the guitar-bass-drums formula. We guess this is growing up.

Chastity Belt - Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)

This Washington State indie band’s fourth album gets the self-titled treatment, indicating that perhaps it’s a defining piece of work. With jangly guitars and haunting vocals, it’s a sound that we’ve all heard before, but rarely this well done.

Samantha Fish - Kill or be Kind (Rounder)

This Missouri singer-songwriter plays Chicago-style blues - upbeat, danceable and with high-voltage licks blasting out of her guitar amp.

Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not (Warner)

Fans keep hoping for an Oasis reunion, but as long as singer Liam keeps putting out ‘90s-style studio pop, and brother Noel does the same with his band, listeners may eventually realize that vision they keep having is actually a mirage.

Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender (Merge)

On his 11th studio album, M.C. Taylor (aka Hiss) sings about parenting and other matters of life and living and the pieces that collectively form existence. And then he delivers it all sonically into your soul in a way that fills a space you didn’t know was there.

Brittany Howard - Jaime (ATO)

After two albums fronting Alabama Shakes, this singer ventures into some new territory, with a debut solo album that mixes R&B, hiphop and blues to form some mind-blowing modern soul.

Mudhoney - Morning in America (Sub Pop)

Seven outtakes from the sessions for the veteran Seattle band’s 2018 album, “Digital Garbage.” Because grunge will never die.

Robbie Robertson - Sinematic (UMe)

Some of the songs here were written for Martin Scorsese’s new film, “The Irishman.” Others are Robertson’s rare forays into the autobiographical, appropriate for a career musician who is deep into writing his memoirs. In either case, there are stories to be told and heard.

Poncho Sanchez - Trane’s Delight (Concord Picante)

The Latin percussionist pays tribute to John Coltrane with cover tunes and new compositions honoring his influence. From one jazz legend to another.

Zac Brown Band - The Owl (BMG)

This creative country outfit likes to push boundaries. In today’s Nashville, those boundaries are pretty tight, with little more than songs about pickup trucks and parties allowed. But on this album, Brown sings about pain and heartache, like the old days of country music, for when the party’s over and the pickup’s out of gas.

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