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Volume 2. Number 1. Email transcends decades. 

The Week That Was: New Music, 1984, EPJ and Barett Ries

Our podcast could be your life. 

Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 - The incomparable Steven Routledge sends in his new music selections (for November) just in time for the New Year! Dig into Josh Rouse, Vetiver, Hangabouts, the Heavy Horses and Drive-By Truckers.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 - It's a glorious look back — 35 years to be exact — at 1984 with Patron Mike Kohli. We sure wish he'd kept those notes on metal bands, but we do have tunes from the Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Metallica and more. 

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 - No show. Happy New Decade, y'all. 

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 - Some people ring in the new year with fireworks and champagne. Well, we aren’t like other people. We welcome 2020 by diving deep into the world of Echo Park Jimmy. Tune in, turn on and walk dogs. 

Friday, Jan 3, 2020 - Today we wrap up the first week of the new decade with a chat with the amazing Barret Ries. He dedicates his Patron episode to bands you need to take a break from, whether just for a little while or... forever. Also, you know you can be a Patron and pick the topic of episodes, right? 

On Deck: Best of 2019 Episodes Begin!

This week we roll the tapes of our listeners discussing their favorites of 2019. They want that mixtape and there is only one way to get it. Was your favorite their favorite? Only one way to find out: Listen every day. 

Monday, Jan 6 -  Adam Coop

Tuesday, Jan 7 -  Mark Neese

Wednesday, Jan 8 - John Off

Thursday, Jan. 9 - Marios Kritiotis

Friday, Jan 10 - Kurt Gallagher & Mackensi Crenshaw

On the Website: Top 19 Episodes of 2019

We did the math and came up with our most listened to episodes of the past year. What was #1? What was #2? What was #7? What was #15?

OK, we'll give you a tiny preview, but for the good stuff, click on over to our fab website and read all about it. 

No. 17 – Woodstock Record Producer Andy Zax
No. 11 – “Exile on Main St.”
No. 7 – Listener Favorites: Joey Dosik and the Xcerts
Nos. 3, 10 and 18 – Replacements Countdown

See the full list! See the full list!

Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour,  Jan 3 - 19

Start the new year off right - go see a gig!

Dot Dash (episode 492)

Jan. 4 - Silver Spring MD - American Legion Post 41

Fishbone (episode 628)

Jan. 12 - Long Beach CA - Alex’s Bar

Matt Holubowski (episode 437)

Jan. 9-11 - Val-Morin, QB - Theatre du Marais

Mandolin Orange (episode 546)

Jan. 10 - San Diego CA - The Observatory North Park
Jan. 11 - Los Angeles CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Jan. 12 - Flagstaff AZ - Orpheum Theater
Jan. 14 - Albuquerque NM - Kimo Theatre
Jan. 15 - Fort Collins CO - Washington’s
Jan. 17 - Denver CO - Boettcher Concert Hall (with the Colorado Symphony)
Jan. 18 - Salina KS - Stiefel Theatre
Jan. 19 - Tulsa OK - Cain’s Ballroom

Chuck Prophet (episode 66)

Jan. 9 - Los Angeles CA - Hotel Cafe (opening for Jesse Malin)
Jan. 17 - Houston TX - Heights Theater (opening for Josh Rouse)
Jan. 18 - Dallas TX - The Kessler (opening for Josh Rouse)
Jan. 19 - Oklahoma City OK - The Blue Door

Maggie Rose (episode 703)

Jan. 10 - St. Louis MO - Delmar Hall
Jan. 11 - Cape Girardeau MO - A.C. Brase Arena (Room For One More Child charity show)

Tommy Stinson (episode 110)

Jan. 17-20 - South Walton FL - 30A Songwriters Festival

Matthew Sweet (episode 183)

Jan. 17-20 - South Walton FL - 30A Songwriters Festival

From the Desk of... 


New Year's Resolutions!!
Intern Matt - "Do a proper dig through of the greats. Go through the entire discogs of the Beatles, Stones and Who chronologically and expand from there. Should have done it a long time ago but hey, hindsight is...2020."

Jim - "Finally read that Liz Phair memoir."

Intern Sam - "Listen to more new music on Fridays."

Sami - "Pick a new genre of music each month and try to broaden my musical tastes!"

Patrick - "Take the Suburbs Pod Summer Tour from dream to reality: Valparaiso, Bunker Hill, Suffern, Lincoln, Grand Rapids and more! Also, complete my quest to vomit in all 48 contiguous states." 

What We're Listening To:

Jim: R.E.M. Monster 
John: Daft Punk  Random Access Memories
Matt: Sam Roberts Chemical City 
Patrick Super Furry Animals at the BBC
Sam: Siedah Garrett  "Groove of Midnight"
Sami: Temples  "Hot Motion"
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