Episodes

  • 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.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 37: The debut of Patrick’s Book Nook

    Episode 37: The debut of Patrick’s Book Nook

    Patrick discusses books he’s read recently: “Ray Davies: A Complicated Life” by Johnny Rogan and “Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys” by Viv Albertine of the Slits.

  • Thumbnail for Epsiode 36: Feelin’ the Feelies

    Epsiode 36: Feelin’ the Feelies

    Indie icons the Feelies have a new album out! Jim & Patrick discuss the long and meaningful career of the jangly New Jerseyans.