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  • Thumbnail for Episode 192: Fan Mail Friday: October 6, 2017

    Episode 192: Fan Mail Friday: October 6, 2017

    Another Fan Mail Friday! We answer your letters and notes. Featuring music by Talking Heads, Husker Du, Kiss, R.E.M. and Filthy Friends.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 191: Echo Park Jimmy Returns Again

    Episode 191: Echo Park Jimmy Returns Again

    America’s favorite new character, Echo Park Jimmy, calls in again, this time to talk about Jay Ferguson, Talk Talk, Ariel Pink, Alvvays, Letters to Cleo and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 190: Tom Petty, Rest in Power

    Episode 190: Tom Petty, Rest in Power

    Tom Petty died on Oct. 2, 2017. We pay tribute to a true legend of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 189: Rolling Stone Magazine

    Episode 189: Rolling Stone Magazine

    Jann Wenner recently put Rolling Stone up for sale, 50 years after he founded the music and culture magazine. Jim & Patrick were once avid readers and reflect on the publication’s impact … and shortcomings.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 188: New Music: September 2017

    Episode 188: New Music: September 2017

    What’s new in the Rockin’ the Suburbs record collection? How about some Dori Freeman, Deer Tick, Metz and Rostam? Plus, a Big Star cover by Beach Slang.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 187: Fan Mail Friday: Sept. 29, 2017

    Episode 187: Fan Mail Friday: Sept. 29, 2017

    We love to get listener feedback! And then we answer some of it, in a little segment we call Fan Mail Friday. This edition features music by Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Lambchop and User 964848511.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 186: Charles Bradley, Rest in Power

    Episode 186: Charles Bradley, Rest in Power

    The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, died of cancer on Sept. 23. It’s particularly sad considering that Bradley, 68, finally achieved recording and performing success only six years ago. Jim & Patrick pay tribute to this supremely talented singer. Rest in Power, Charles.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 185: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 3

    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.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 184: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 2

    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.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 183: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 1

    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.”