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  • Thumbnail for Episode 149: Linkin Park and Nu Metal

    Episode 149: Linkin Park and Nu Metal

    Nate Scott guest hosts while Jim & Patrick are on vacation. Nate is a journalist, a big music fan, a newlywed and an all-around great guy. In this episode, he talks with writer Evan McGarvey about the legacy of Chester Bennington and Linkin Park — and that angsty subgenre called nu metal.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 148: Songs of the Day: Songhoy Blues, Jayhawks

    Episode 148: Songs of the Day: Songhoy Blues, Jayhawks

    Two summer jams as we head off on vacation (don’t worry, the show will go on). Patrick picks a tune by Malian band Songhoy Blues. Jim goes with a Grand Funk Railroad cover by the Jayhawks.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 147: Songs of the Day: Coco Hames, Wolf Parade

    Episode 147: Songs of the Day: Coco Hames, Wolf Parade

    Two songs today, both recommended by listener Jimmy Lonetti. First is a cover of a Bash & Pop tune by Coco Hames. Then we close out with a little Wolf Parade. Happy summer!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 146: Song of the Day: Chicago

    Episode 146: Song of the Day: Chicago

    Band geeks rejoice! Today’s song is by Chicago, following a call to the Suburban Party Line from Amy Hesterman. (All week, we’re doing mini-episodes because summer vacation.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 145: Song of the Day: John Mayer

    Episode 145: Song of the Day: John Mayer

    Song of the Day Week continues. We’re doing a series of mini-episodes for summer vacation. Today’s selection comes from Kevin Bartlett. It’s a John Mayer song that reminds him of the Grateful Dead.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 144: Song of the Day: Poison Idea

    Episode 144: Song of the Day: Poison Idea

    It’s summer vacation time. Jim & Patrick need a break. So this week we present a series of super-short episodes, most responding to listener calls. Today: Trip from Oregon recommends a Go-Go’s cover by Poison Idea. (And Patrick actually has this 45 in his basement!)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 143: Elvis Costello Retrospective

    Episode 143: Elvis Costello Retrospective

    To close Elvis Costello Week, we review this important musician’s iconoclastic career. Our friend Mike Snider joins in the conversation.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 142: Elvis Costello: ‘Get Happy!!’

    Episode 142: Elvis Costello: ‘Get Happy!!’

    For his fourth album, 1980’s “Get Happy!!,” Elvis Costello went all-out soul. It makes us happy (including guest Mike Snider).

  • Thumbnail for Episode 141: Elvis Costello: ‘Armed Forces’

    Episode 141: Elvis Costello: ‘Armed Forces’

    Elvis Costello’s third album, 1979’s “Armed Forces,” as examined on Rockin’ the Suburbs. Live from Mike Snider’s house.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 140: Elvis Costello: ‘This Year’s Model’

    Episode 140: Elvis Costello: ‘This Year’s Model’

    Elvis Costello Week continues. Today, we explore his most excellent second album, 1978’s “This Year’s Model.” Our friend Mike Snider joins in the conversation.