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).
As we change the calendar to 2019, we look back on some favorite episodes of the past year. Let’s start with our interview with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. He talks about his music fandom and plays a tune for us on his harmonica.
One more guest episode! Mike Wagner of Houston fills in today and talks about songs with great “middle eights.” What’s a middle eight, you ask? Mike will explain. Features music by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and the Replacements.
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is a big music fan. We interviewed him at his office on Capitol Hill, where he discussed his love of the Replacements, the Who and Doc Watson. Then he sang and played his harmonica for us!
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., whose music fandom came to light during the 2016 presidential campaign, joins “Rockin’ the Suburbs” to discuss his love of ‘80s alternative band the Replacements, bluegrass legend Doc Watson, the Virginia music scene and other topics.
Dan Gurksy joins Patrick to talk about songs that deal with telephones. That’s it. That’s the show.
Fan favorite Echo Park Jimmy calls, and calls, and calls to get a lot off his chest. Including his Perfect Pop pick and some favorite songs from 2017. Plus, a celebrity sighting.
We promised we would dedicate a whole bunch of episodes to listeners telling us about their favorite music of 2017. So here we go. Longtime listener Jimmy Lonetti kicks off things with a countdown of his top 5 albums of last year. It’s a Rockin’ the Suburbs exclusive!
We revisit one of our favorite interviews of our first year, with rock ‘n’ roll savant Dave Bielanko of Marah.
First Anniversary Week continues with a look back at that time our friend Tug Baker told us about playing in a Replacements cover band.