Episodes

  • Thumbnail for Episode 47: The Velvet Underground and Nico, track by track, part two

    Episode 47: The Velvet Underground and Nico, track by track, part two

    Our track-by-track breakdown of “The Velvet Underground & Nico” continues. With special guest Mark Jenkins. On this episode, we discuss the songs “Femme Fatale” and “Venus in Furs.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 46: The Velvet Underground and Nico, track by track, part one

    Episode 46: The Velvet Underground and Nico, track by track, part one

    Track-by-track! All week, we break down the groundbreaking album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Joining us is music journalist Mark Jenkins. We start with “Sunday Morning” and “I’m Waiting for the Man” today, then move on to the rest of the songs throughout the week.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 45: Fan Mail Friday 1

    Episode 45: Fan Mail Friday 1

    Jim & Patrick go through their massive fan mail and talk about the Black Crowes, Fleetwood Mac, DYGL, a beer song and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 44: Drumless songs

    Episode 44: Drumless songs

    Yesterday, we talked about great drum songs. Today, we talk about songs we love that have no drums at all (what?). Drummer pal Bobby Padavick joins again — and may be scarred by this discussion.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 43: Songs defined by drums

    Episode 43: Songs defined by drums

    Our favorite drumming couple, Bobby and Renee Padavick, talk about songs that are defined by their drum parts. (Jim & Patrick make picks too.) This episode will rock your world.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 42: Thin Lizzy!

    Episode 42: Thin Lizzy!

    Bobby Week continues, and our friend Mr. Padavick has been eager to talk about the greatness of Thin Lizzy for a long time.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 41: Drums and marriage

    Episode 41: Drums and marriage

    Our good friend Bobby Padavick makes his first appearance on Rockin’ the Suburbs. (Some of you may recall Bobby as the drummer from Night Streets.) But even better, Bobby’s wife Renee also joins in the fun. And she’s a drummer too! They talk about their musical influences on each other.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 40: Perfect pop – part one

    Episode 40: Perfect pop – part one

    What makes a perfect pop song? Jim discusses, Patrick fights bronchitis (and loses).

  • Thumbnail for Episode 39: Tug’s amazing ‘music cleanse’

    Episode 39: Tug’s amazing ‘music cleanse’

    Every January, our friend Tug Baker stops takes a break from new music and instead does a deep dive into established artists’ work. This year, he listened to a lot of Funkadelic and Kate Bush.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 38: Tug and the Placemats

    Episode 38: Tug and the Placemats

    Our friend Tug Baker joins via Skype and recounts the sordid tales of his days playing in the Placemats (a tribute to the Replacements). The beer was flowing in the basement for this one.