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Volume 1. Number 19 - August 16, 2019. The Devil made us do it. 
Mr. Johnson, after visiting the crossroads. 

The Week That Was: We Made it to 666, Thanks to Brad and Brogan 

  • Monday August 12  - The incomparable Brad Maylor was in the basement for some new music picks. He got our week rolling with a band from Milwaukee - Telethon. 
  • Tuesday August 13 - Brad continues to carry the new music ball for us, this time throwing some emo on the table and digging right in. Summer is perfect for the Pool Kids. 
  • Wednesday August 14  -  Mr. Maylor wraps up a yeoman's performance by discussing the latest from Richmond, VA's Lucy Dacus. Thanks Brad! 
  • Thursday August 15  - Thanks for the charity of our good friend Mike Wagner, we introduce a new voice to the pod today, Brogan McCuen. She's dishes on the concept of guilty pleasures and karaoke. Anyone for The Darkness? 
  • Friday August 16 - We reach a rock and roll milestone today, 666 episodes. Patrick welcomes a very special guest to mark the occasion. Everything in this episode is real, except for what isn't. 

The Stinson brothers, with friends. 

On Deck: You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best — It's the Replacements Countdown 

We've done it for the Beatles. We've done it for Led Zeppelin. And now, we'll do it for a real rock and roll band, The Replacements. 

That's right, a group of esteemed listeners, select guests, hangers on — and also Jim and Patrick — completed the near-impossible task of picking their top 10 Replacements songs. We fed the results into a nifty spreadsheet and came up with the top 15 'Mats tunes of all time. Let the countdown begin... 

Monday August 19 - 15, 14, 13 
Tuesday August 20 - 12, 11, 10
Wednesday August 21 - 9, 8, 7
Thursday August 22 - 6, 5, 4
Friday August 23 - 3, 2, 1. 

Wayback Machine: Our Man in Washington 

Get ready for Replacements week by kicking back with Sen. Tim Kaine, who somehow was convinced to allow Jim and Patrick into his office on Capitol Hill. Yeah, that U.S. Capitol. 

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  Aug. 16 - Sept. 1

Rock and roll all nite. And probably every day. 

Nicole Atkins (episode 220

Aug. 25 - Columbia MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (opening for Gary Clark Jr.)
Aug. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Taverna Brillo
Sept. 1 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Holy Moly

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 Sept. 1)
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
Aug. 29 - St. Petersburg FL - Mahaffey Theater
Aug. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale FL - Revolution Live
Aug. 31 - Orlando FL - House of Blues
Sept 1 - Cookeville TN - Muddy Roots Festival

Guster (episode 531)

Aug. 24 - Gloucester MA - 92.5 Riverfest Seaside Music Festival (free show)
Aug. 30 - Nashville TN - Live on the Green (free show)

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

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. 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. 17 - Hamilton OH - Whimmydiddle

Junius Meyvant (episode 616)

Aug. 23 - Portland OR - Holocene
Aug. 24 - Port Townsend WA - Thing 2019
Aug. 26 - San Francisco CA - Cafe Du Nord
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles CA - The Hotel Cafe

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

Sept. 1 - Halifax NS - Halifax Urban Folk Festival

White Reaper (episode 399)

Aug. 18 - Philadelphia PA - Xfinity Live
Aug. 23 - Wetherby UK - Leeds Music Festival
Aug. 25 - Reading UK - Reading Music Festival
Aug. 27 - London, England - Camden Assembly Pub
Aug. 29 - Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3 Studio Warehouse
Aug. 31 - County Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic

What We're Listening To: 


Straight Outta the Pressing Plant: New Releases August 16

Pack up the kids, the dog, Grandma and Grandpa (even Grandpaboy) and head down to the record mart to grab some new wax. 

Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru the Passion (Frenchkiss)
Ace keyboardist Franz Nicolay returns to the lineup for this prominent indie band’s seventh album. If you know anything about the group’s Springsteen-esque sound (and live show), these keys are big deal.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rat’s Nest (Flightless/ATO)
This prolific Australian band, previously more of a garage-psychedelia act, explores the metallic arts for its 18th album. Horns up, mates!

Ride – This is not a Safe Place (Wichita)
This British shoegaze band’s sixth album – second since reforming in 2014 — ditches a lot of the swirling guitar thing for a cleaner pop-rock sound. If your safe place is immersing yourself in waves of fuzzy guitars, the title should have tipped you off.

Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold (Mom + Pop)
Producer St. Vincent plays Eno to Carrie Brownstein/Corin Tucker’s Bowie on this artsy (and dancey) album that frequently veers far from the band’s signature riot grrrl sound. They could be heroes.

Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Thank Me (Doggystyle/Empire)
After hanging Martha Stewart and hosting a network game show, Snoop gets back into the studio, with a bunch of friends including Slick Rick, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Jermaine Dupri. The result is 22 new jams.

Frank Turner – No Man’s Land (Polydor/UMe)
For his eighth album, the British folk-punk troubadour sings about real women in history (that title, get it?). A noble exercise, perhaps, but maybe it would mean more coming from a woman’s perspective?
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