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Volume four. Number 12. March 25, 2022.
Scott & Nick & Kevin & books

Monday, April 11 -  Start your week with a quick dip into the world of bibliophilism, as Patrick opens up the book nook.

Tuesday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 13 - Scott Parks joins Patrick for a back-and-forth discussion of Frank Ocean's masterpiece Channel Orange, and the pair follow it up by taking a look inside the world of Boston Spaceships.

Thursday, April 14 & Friday, April 15 - Jim and Patrick are joined by Kevin Goff & Nick Scalera for a look at the career of Australian jangle-masters The Church. 


Plans are moving along for two Suburbs Fests this year. Make your plans 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 – Rock and Roll Show 



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                                                                    
The most important radio station in the history of the world.

Rockin' the Suburbs Radio is now streaming music 24/7 at   For those of you who are Alexa enabled, we have a new skill in the Amazon AppStore!  You can enable directly in the Alexa app and then start it by saying “Open Suburbs Radio."

Some selected highlights:

5-7 pm ET Fridays: On your commute home is the highway packed with broken heroes.  Don’t fret, tune into The Last Chance Power Drive hosted by Jim Lenahan

9-11 am ET Saturdays: Kevin Bartlett brings some Saturday morning jams to the airwaves with Jammin’ with Kevin.

All Weekend Long: Catch replays of all the shows from this week.

7-9 pm ET Sundays: Join Scott Parks as he plays selections from his personal collection of CDs, tapes, and vinyl records on My Collection. 

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

8-9 pm ET Tuesdays: The housekeeping crew at the station just can’t take care of Miscellaneous Debris hosted by Kevin Clement.

4-5 pm ET Wednesdays: Will Pfeifer hosts The Moondog Show covering just about all the music there is out there (except Genesis).

2-4 pm ET Thursdays: Carl Anfenson is hoping for a Five Star rating from you while he navigates the Sonic Side Streets

It's all at, Peoples! (With cool shows added regularly.) 
MIKE'S BEER BEAT                                                                                
New or notable, classic or quaffable, Mike is pouring a glass of it.

Beer: Three Philosophers Double Chocolate 
Variety: Quadruple or Belgian dark strong ale 
ABV: 9.7%
Brewer: Brewery Ommegang

Mike Sez: Belgian beers aren’t my favorite types of beers. But I’ve learned to appreciate and enjoy a Saison, which originated as a Belgian ale. Most Saisons have a hint of the fruity and/or spicy character of Belgian yeasts. I’ve occasionally sampled the ladder of Belgian styles including the strong ale or Quadruple. Three Philosophers, brewed by Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y., is a well-regarded Quad. Recently, it decided to do a chocolaty riff on it by adding cocoa nibs and vanilla to the recipe.

Conclusion: This isn’t the inky, rich chocolate stout you might be familiar with. The dark brown beer is less viscous and the aroma is more subtle with a spicy, caramel-y character. The spice carries over to the taste and you definitely get hints of the booze, as well as the sour cherry flavor from the Belgian Kriek, which goes into the standard Three Philosophers. This complements the dark chocolate notes for a spicy chocolate finish. This is a complex beer, which should age well, so if you buy a four-pack you can store a couple. Seems like it might be best for listening to jazz or prog rock.
FEATURED PLAYLIST: THE CLASH 1977-1978                                        

It was 45 years ago, today.... April 8, 1977.

On that fateful day, a band from the London area of England released their self-titled debut album on the CBS label, CBS 82000 to be exact. It was the first salvo in a career that would soar to amazing highs, like with their third release, London Calling, in 1979. 

In honor of that landmark day, how about a playlist featuring some memorable tracks from the quartet's first phase, 1977-1978?  From "Career Opportunities" to "Capitol Radio," blast this playlist all weekend.  And remember, punk? It's not dead. 

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO                                                                  

Jason: Yahritza Y Su Esencia - Soy El Unico 
              Hideki Naganuma - "Jack the Funk" 
Matt:  The Tragically Hip - World Container 
             Angel Olsen - "All the Good Times" 
Mary:  Ziggy Wedderburn & be steadwell - "Cake"
              Cannons - "Hurricane" 
Patrick:  Fastball - "The Way"  
Sam:   Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
              The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked on Bach
Sami:  Sam Roberts Band - "Detroit '67"
              Jake Wesley Rogers - "Lavender Forever"

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