Interviews

  • Episode 218: Interview – JD McPherson, Part 1

    Roots rocker JD McPherson has just released his most ambitious album, "Undivided Heart & Soul," with touches of garage rock, soul and new wave. We talked with JD backstage before a show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. He discusses his passion for early rock 'n' roll — and 90-minute drives to the closest record store while growing up in rural Oklahoma.

  • Episode 208: Live Show – Meet Lisa Said

    It's Rockin' the Suburbs Live! We interview singer-songwriter Lisa Said in front of an audience at Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg VA. And she plays an original song too. Enjoy a performance of "Peel the Moon," from Lisa's new EP "Estranged."

  • Episode 204: Yep Roc’s 20th Anniversary, Part 2

    More of our conversation with Glenn Dicker and Billy Maupin of Yep Roc as the super cool indie label celebrates its 20th anniversary. There's a great story in here about a lunch box.

  • Episode 203: Yep Roc’s 20th Anniversary, Part 1

    We talk with Glenn Dicker and Billy Maupin of Yep Roc, an impressive independent label that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It's roster includes established artists like Nick Lowe, Chuck Prophet and such emerging artists as Mandolin Orange and the Stray Birds. They discuss the changing music business of the past two decades.

  • Episode 185: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 3

    We conclude our conversation with Matthew Sweet by asking him some questions submitted by Rockin' the Suburbs listeners. A lot of you were curious about his collaborations with Susanna Hoffs.

  • Episode 184: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 2

    We pick up the conversation with Matthew Sweet. He talks about recording via file sharing and the mysteries of time, space and songwriting.

  • Episode 183: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 1

    Matthew Sweet joins Rockin' the Suburbs! The power pop great, who scored hits in the '90s with "Girlfriend," "Sick of Myself" and more, sat down with Jim & Patrick backstage at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA. Matthew's latest album is "Tomorrow Forever."

  • Episode 153: Dennis Sager of Bent Denim, ArchAnimals

    Nate Scott closes out his guest hosting stint with an conversation with Dennis Sager of Bent Denim. Nate considers Dennis' former band ArchAnimals among the all-time great indie bands, up there with Radiohead.

  • Episode 111: Tommy Stinson, part 2

    The epic conclusion of our hotbox interview with Tommy Stinson of Bash & Pop and the Replacements (and don't forget Guns N' Roses). We tossed some listener questions at him too.

  • Episode 110: Tommy Stinson, part 1

    We got to interview a member of one of our all-time favorite bands, Tommy Stinson of the Replacements. Tommy is on tour supporting the latest record from Bash & Pop, the new-old band he leads.

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