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Volume 1. Number 16 - July 26, 2019.  All the newsletter that fits. 
Sir Paul, earlier. 

The Week That Was: Listeners and Guests Are Smarter Than We Are

  • Monday July 22 - When we say the listeners are smarter than Jim and Patrick, this is exactly what we mean. Check out Steven Routledge dropping new music knowledge from June.  
  • Tuesday July 23 - The phone rings. You pick it up. It's Echo Park Jimmy. Suddenly, all is right with the world once again. 
  • Wednesday July 24 -  Brett Motiff and Mike Snider return as guest hosts to discuss what some consider the last great Rolling Stones album, 1978's NYC-influenced Some Girls
  • Thursday July 25 - With Jim and Patrick and their terrible John Lennon bias out of the way, the impeccable Mike Wagner slides into the hosting chair and dishes on Paul McCartney, saving some face for our absent hosts. Hit play now. 
  • Friday July 26 - That's today, duh. Mike and Nick and Tommy. Uh, we mean, Tommy.

Not Mark.

On Deck: The Boys Are Back in Town and Introducing Andy "Woodstock" Zax

Jim and Patrick (and Brad Maylor, hey!) are back in the saddle this week. The real thing to know, though, is you gotta tune in Wednesday-Friday for an amazing interview about the audio re-creation of Woodstock. And you might want to start saving $800.

Set an alarm peoples!

Monday July 22 - Patrick and Brad did it again: Road trip to see Hop Along.  
Tuesday July 23 - Have you met Intern John? You're going to want to hear this episode then. 
Wednesday July 24 -  Interview: Andy Zax, re-creating Woodstock, part two. 
Thursday July 25 - Interview: Andy Zax, re-creating Woodstock, part three. 
Friday July 26 - Interview: Andy Zax, re-creating Woodstock, part one. 

Wayback Machine: It's so groovy to come here 

To get you ready for some Woodstock talkin', take an audio journey back to episode 447, which is Patrick's Book Nook focused on the Lovin' Spoonful. Why, you might ask? Just trust us on this one, k? 

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  July 26-August 11

Go out and see some live music, peoples. Even if that means staying up past 10. 

Cory Branan (episode 248)

July 26 - Poughkeepsie NY - The Loft (Opening for Amigo the Devil)

Fishbone (episode 628)

(All dates opening for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic)

July 26 - Nashville TN - Municipal Auditorium 
July 27 - Greensboro NC - White Oak Amphitheatre 
Aug. 2 - Los Angeles CA - Greek Theatre 
Aug. 3 - Saratoga CA - Mountain Winery 
Aug. 4 - Lincoln CA - Thunder Valley Resort & Casino 
Aug. 8 - Seattle WA - Showbox SoDo
Aug. 10 - Portland OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
Aug. 11 - Eugene OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater

Ron Gallo (episode 401)

Aug. 3 - Saint Charles IA - Hinterland Music Festival

Guster (episode 531)

July 26 - Cleveland OH - House of Blues
July 27 - Jamestown NY - Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
July 28 - Camden NJ - XPoNential Festival at Wiggins Park\
July 30 - Dewey Beach DE - Bottle & Cork
July 31 - Wilmington NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 1 - Rocky Mount VA - Harvester Performance Center
Aug. 2 - Richmond VA - The National
Aug. 3 - Accord NY - Arrowood Farm Brewery
Aug. 4 - Pittsburgh PA - Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre (free show)
Aug. 7 - Bethlehem PA - Musikfest (free show)
Aug. 8 - New York NY - SummerStage Central Park
Aug. 9-10 - Portland ME - On the Ocean 2019 Weekend

I’m With Her (episode 403)

July 26 - Newport RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 27 - Lyons CO - Rockygrass
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. 2 - Kaslo BC - Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival
Aug. 3-4 - Happy Valley OR - Pickathon Festival
Aug. 6 - Steamboat Springs CO - Strings Music Pavilion
Aug. 7 - Salt Lake City UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 - Evanston IL - Out of Space
Aug. 10 - Lexington KY - Railbird Festival

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

July 29-30 - Seattle WA - Neptune Theatre
Aug. 2-4 - Happy Valley OR - Pickathon Festival
Aug. 8-11 - Edmonton AB - Edmonton Folk Music Festival

JD McPherson (episode 218)

July 26 - Richmond VA - Richmond Music Hall
July 27 - Reston VA - Reston Concerts on the Town
July 28 - Johnson City TN - Down Home
Aug. 2 - Lexington KY - The Burl
Aug. 3 - Muncie IN - Three Trails Series
Aug. 7 - Columbus OH - Woodlands Tavern
Aug. 8 - Grand Rapids MI - Founders Brewing Co.
Aug. 9 - London ON - Call The Office
Aug. 10 - Kitchener ON - Kitchener Blues Festival

Junius Meyvant (episode 616)

Aug. 9 - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival

Chuck Prophet (episode 66)

July 28 - Novato CA - Hopmonk Tavern

White Reaper (episode 399)

Aug. 4 - Richmond VA - Capital Ale House Downtown
Aug. 5 - Bethlehem PA - Musikfest
Aug. 6 - Pittsburgh PA - Smiling Moose
Aug. 9 - Sedalia MO - Missouri State Fair (opening for the Struts)

What We're Listening To: 

Amy Ray (Photo by Brian Fisher)

Straight Outta the Record Store: New Releases July 26! 

We'll see you down at Kemp Mill Records later today for hot platter buying. 

Lloyd Cole – Guesswork (earMUSIC)

No need to cause a commotion: The British singer-songwriter’s 14th solo album was recorded mostly in his attic. He reflects on aging and other matters within the march of life.

Dude York – Falling (Hardly Art)

The best songs by this Seattle pop-rock trio feature Claire England’s insistent vocals. Remains true on this, their third album. But the band’s dudes just can’t let go of that need to hog the mic.

Ian Ferguson – State of Gold (County Fair)

Garage rock, actually recorded in a garage. Ferguson’s love of ‘60s-style psychedelia shines through on this debut album, which the Nashville singer recorded all on his own. It’s a very un-Nashville kind of move.

Florist – Emily Alone (Double Double Whammy)

There are moments when this Upstate New York trio’s tender music gets so quiet that you may need to move your ear closer to the speaker. It’s worth the effort.

Mini Mansions – Guy Walks Into a Bar … (Fiction)

Dig that radio-friendly modern rock sound, like Queens of the Stone Age or Arctic Monkeys? Well, this band has musicians from both of those bands; the music is move-in-ready.

Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream (Republic)

Eight years ago, this Icelandic indie band broke through with hit single “Little Talks.” This is their third album, and the sound is richer and fuller. Nothing little about it.

Paranoid Style – A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life (Bar None)

A Suburbs Pod fave, for sure (Check the house party episodes, starting with #237). Their music is smart and sharp and even if some of the references go over your head, don’t worry, you can still rock out to the tunes

Soundgarden – Live from the Artists Den (A&M)

Recorded at a tour-ending show at L.A.’s Wiltern in 2013, this 29-song set,on CD or LP, also comes with a blu-ray video disc and a 40-page photo book. A fitting tribute to a talent gone too soon.

Violent Femmes – Hotel Last Resort (PIAS)

America’s greatest band of acoustic rock street musicians made their way back to the studio for their 10th album. You likely won’t find a return to the magic of “Blister in the Sun” or “Add it Up,” but there is a guest appearance by Television’s Tom Verlaine. Perhaps he was just walking past and decided to join in.

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