Interviews

Episode 231: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 3

The conclusion of our interview with Tommy Keene, conducted at Villain & Saint bar and grill in Bethesda, Md., just two months before his sudden passing. In this segment, Tommy talks about working with Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard in the ’90s, plus his biggest regrets in his music career.

Episode 229: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 1

Tommy Keene unexpectedly died on Nov. 22 at age 59. Just two months earlier, we had the great fortune to interview the power pop icon over drinks and dinner at Villain & Saint in Tommy’s hometown of Bethesda, Md. He was just off a tour opening for Matthew Sweet, and this may be Tommy Keene’s final interview.

In this first of three parts, Tommy talks about his early days in the Razz and other bands, before his solo career began.

Episode 220: Interview – Nicole Atkins

Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and her amazing voice join Rockin’ the Suburbs for a backstage interview at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Nicole discusses the turmoil in her life that led to the songs on her latest album, “Goodnight Rhonda Lee.” Plus, she talks about working with Tommy Stinson and the benefits of knowing one very famous New Jerseyan.