Latest Episodes

  • 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.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 35: New albums we need to hear

    Episode 35: New albums we need to hear

    All good things must come to an end, and that is true too of Woodard Week. We go out with a record release party as Adam Woodard discusses the 2017 album he’s anticipating (John Mayer). Jim (Dude York) and Patrick (Dirty Projectors) also make picks.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 34: Rate-a-record with Adam, part 2!

    Episode 34: Rate-a-record with Adam, part 2!

    Yesterday, we played some Material Issue and Buck Owens for our younger friend Adam Woodard. Today he gets two more songs he’s never heard, as Woodard Week reaches Day 4.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 33: Rate-a-record with Adam

    Episode 33: Rate-a-record with Adam

    We expose our younger friend Adam Woodard to a couple of songs he’s never heard and record his reaction. Woodard Week continues.