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Volume 1. Number 23. Your weekend begins with this email. No place to go but up. 
Not the angel's share.

The Week That Was: Scotland Calling, Listener Mail, Bourbon, EPJ, At the Movies with Jim

This week was like a sweet mixtape, man. 

Monday Sept 9 - We started the week with a look back at summer with everyone's favorite Suburban Party Line Person, Echo Park Jimmy. Apparently it was hot in the city.
Tuesday Sept. 10 - Movies, movies, movies, just movies! No, not the name of our new VHS rental outlet, it's the theme of our great new segment, At the Movies with Jim. Today, small screen action. Tune in. 
Wednesday Sept. 11 - The essential question: Without our listeners, who would listen? A better essential question: Without our listeners would there even be a podcast? One listen to The Teskey Brothers and Gaffa Tape Sandy will give you the answer. Hit play. 
Thursday Sept. 12 - The inimitable Steven Routledge is here with his August new music picks. He hips us to a bevy of beautiful tunes, including The Rails. Also, did you ever wish you could customize your GPS voice? 
Friday Sept. 13 - Keep the Friday the 13ths away with our discussion of bourbon and music. Alejandro Escovedo fans take note.  

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On Deck: Our Mailbags Are Overflowing

And it's time to do something about it. Our amazing listeners write, call, post and fax us. Well, some of those anyway. Here's what's on the agenda. 

Monday Sept. 16 - Concert Report: Echo Park Jimmy live in Irvine! 
Tuesday Sept. 17 - Listeners react: R.E.M. book event
Wednesday Sept. 18 - Listeners react: Replacements countdown feat. Jimmy Lonetti!
Thursday Sept. 19 - Listeners react: Jason Molina and Blinded by the Light
Friday Sept. 20 - Listeners react: Perfect albums

Wayback Machine: We've Made a lot of Episodes 

With the listener feedback spirit still fresh in our hearts, take a second to ponder with us the fact that we've made a lot of recordings. Like this one, for example, from September of 2017. Hit play for phantastic phun. Also, if anyone has seen Doug Mulvihill, tell him hello for us!

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Sept. 13 - 29

Turn off the Netflix and go see a live band 'yall. 

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

Guster (episode 531)

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

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Sept. 14 - Sonoma CA - Sonoma Harvest Music Festival
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

Dan Mangan (episode 571)

Sept. 19 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Ideal Bar
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

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

Junius Meyvant (episode 616

Sept. 13 - Aalborg, Denmark - Musikkens Hus
Sept. 26-27 - Hafnarfjörður, Iceland - Bæjarbíó

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. 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
Sept. 27 - Dana Point CA - Ohana Music Festival
Sept. 29 - Louisville KY - Louder Than Life Festival

What We're Listening To: 


New Release Corner: Friday the 13th Edition 

Pack up the offspring It's a busy day, so snap up all these new platters and then head over to Blockbuster to rent a pile of Friday the 13th flicks for the big weekend binge-o-thon. Don't forget the Twizzlers! 

Belle and Sebastian - Days of the Bagnold Summer (Matador)
The Scottish indie outfit scores an indie film based on a graphic novel about a troubled teen and his single mother. 21st Century twee alert!

Shawn Colvin - Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition) (SLC)
Folk star Colvin re-recorded her popular debut album without all that ‘80s studio gunk, returning the songs to their essential being. Sometimes it’s the notes you don’t play …

Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles (Interscope)
The young Brit’s Dead Boys EP was a favorite of loyal pod listener Gerald Chyzenski last year. Now Fender’s debut album, with an arena-rock sound, is drawing comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, although it’s closer to the Killers.

Glorious Sons - A War on Everything (BMG)
We just featured this band on the pod - classic guitar rock from Canada. It’s good to keep your blood pumping on those long, cold winters.

Lumineers - III (Dualtone)
The third album from this Denver Americana act has been a slow rollout - a planned series of EPs, released over time as “chapters” that are now combined into a larger work. Back in Hank Williams’ day, they called that putting out records.

Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie (BMG)
It’s been five years since Black Francis got the band back together to record again (albeit without key member Kim Deal). This is their third album of the new era, even if it sounds like it belongs in a time since passed.

The Rough & Tumble - Howling Back at the Wounded Dog (self-released)
This couple (Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler) travels around the U.S. in a camper, playing shows wherever folks will have them, and every so often lays some tender gems to tape for the world to experience. Enjoy.

Gruff Rhys - Pang! (Rough Trade)
The Super Furry Animals’ leader has a new solo album, recorded in his native tongue: Welsh. Great pop music transcends language.

Twin Peaks - Lookout Low (Grand Jury)
We featured an advance single from this album on episode 657. The Chicago band makes danceable rock with a laid-back groove that can both help you get pumped up in the morning and wind down at night.
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