We haven’t heard from fan favorite Echo Park Jimmy in a while. He calls in with a vengeance, talking about Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, country music, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, more Vampire Weekend, TV recommendations; you know how it works.
Listener Steven Routledge sends correspondence from Scotland to turn us on to some new music by Alter Bridge, Volbeat, Sturgill Simpson and Hiss Golden Messenger.
On a recent record shopping trip, we bought three CDs for Intern Sam (he does such good work). Listen as Sam Lisker gives us his impressions of classic albums by R.E.M., Matthew Sweet and Squeeze.
Scott Parks of Valparaiso IN is a Rockin’ the Suburbs patron. So we let him pick the topic. He chose to discuss “Riding with the Ghost,” a book about the brilliant but troubled musician Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia.
A third June new music episode. We follow up our Bruce Springsteen Week with our thoughts on his new album “Western Stars.” A panel discussion with Jim, Patrick, Mike Snider and Intern Sam Lisker.
What’s Jim been digging lately? Rock ‘n’ roll by Titus Andronicus, Stef Chura and New Swears. Plus, we play a Lou Reed cover by Karen O. and Danger Mouse. Intern Sam Lisker and Mike Snider join in the fun.
What new music has Patrick been digging lately? Tracks by Mannequin Pussy and Knife Wife. Plus, we play a Seeds cover by Jenny O. Intern Sam Lisker joins in the fun.
Guest host Jesse Jackson talks with Kevin Clement of Baton Rouge LA about Cajun and zydeco music. Jim & Patrick are on vacation and will return next week.
Part 2 of guest host Randall Brown’s interview with Jeff Heiskell, formerly of the Judybats. Jeff talks about his struggles in the music business, and outside of it. Jim & Patrick are on vacation and will return next week.