Guest host Randall Brown of Knoxville TN interviews Jeff Heiskell, a hometown hero. Jeff was the frontman for the indie band Judybats, who recorded for Sire Records in the ’90s. He now releases his own music. Jim & Patrick are on vacation and will return next week.
Guest host Steven Routledge of Scotland talks about his love of the live album “Weld” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Jim & Patrick are on vacation and will be back next week.
We’re talking summer songs from the Greg Wilson Tiki Bar. Jim & Patrick make songs picks. So do Greg, plus Rob Gates and Kevin Spain.
Day 3 of the New Music Challenge. Will classic rock fan Kevin Spain like our picks? Patrick introduces him to White Reaper. Jim goes with Sheer Mag. Friends Greg Wilson and Rob Gates join in the fun.
Day 2 of the New Music Challenge. Rob Gates, who came up with the idea, is in the hot seat today. Can we get this classic rock fan to embrace some new bands? Jim thinks Rob might like the Raconteurs. Patrick plays him some Dr. Dog. Friends Greg Wilson and Kevin Spain join in the fun.
We take a classic rock fan and try to get him into some new music. That’s the show, from Greg Wilson’s Tiki Bar. Patrick thinks Greg might like Hiss Golden Messenger. Jim goes with JD McPherson. How did they do? Also featuring friends Rob Gates and Kevin Spain.
Eric Lohrenz of Lincoln IL is a patron of Rockin’ the Suburbs. And so he gets to be a Guest Star and choose a topic. He contributes to our Perfect Pop list with a classic power pop song by the Vertebrats, a little-known band from Champaign-Urbana IL (once covered by the Replacements).
Keith Jacobsen of Grand Rapids MI is our Guest Star today. As a supporter of the show on Patreon, he gets to pick the topic, and he wanted to talk about bands that were big in their home countries but struggled in the U.S. He cites Canada’s Tragically Hip and England’s Elbow, while Jim & Patrick chime in with some of their own picks.
Listeners respond to our episode about perfect albums (thanks to Barret Ries for kicking off the topic). Steven Routledge suggests an album by Suede, while John Off calls in with a list that includes Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Hall & Oates, Blue Oyster Cult and New Order.
Part 2 of our conversation with Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg VA. He talks about his solo projects, the lack of social progress in America and how music keeps him going.