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  • Thumbnail for Episode 78: ‘London Calling’

    Episode 78: ‘London Calling’

    Day 3 of Clash Week: We examine the crown jewel of the band’s discography, the double album “London Calling.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 77: ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’

    Episode 77: ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’

    Day 2 of Clash Week features a dissection of the band’s second (and transitional) album, “Give ‘Em Enough Rope.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 76: ‘The Clash’

    Episode 76: ‘The Clash’

    It’s Clash Week on Rockin’ the Suburbs! In honor of the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut album, we are taking a deep dive into the catalogue, starting with that first record (U.K. and U.S. versions).

  • Thumbnail for Episode 75: Fan Mail Friday 4

    Episode 75: Fan Mail Friday 4

    On this edition of Fan Mail Friday: A correction about a soccer song, a story about mixtapes and tunes by: New Order, Pet Shop Boys and Pavement, among others. Plus, some surprises!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 74: Jasper Colt goes to Cuba

    Episode 74: Jasper Colt goes to Cuba

    Our friend Jasper Colt took a trip to Havana. He brought back some cigars (natch) to enjoy on the back deck, as well as a new appreciation for Cuban music.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 73: A Salty Salute to Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices

    Episode 73: A Salty Salute to Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices

    The new Guided By Voices release, “August By Cake,” is reportedly Robert Pollard’s 100th album (with GBV or as a solo artist or in side projects). That’s a lot of idiosyncratic indie rock. Jim & Patrick discuss, with special appearances by Jasper Colt and Slicing Up Eyeball’s Matt Sebastian.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 72: Surfing the Darkwaves with Matt Sebastian

    Episode 72: Surfing the Darkwaves with Matt Sebastian

    Matt Sebastian of the Slicing Up Eyeballs website also hosts a SiriusXM show called “Dark Wave.” He joins via Skype to discuss goth, industrial and other dark alternative.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 71: Slicing Up Eyeballs with Matt Sebastian

    Episode 71: Slicing Up Eyeballs with Matt Sebastian

    Matt Sebastian of the Slicing Up Eyeballs website joins to discuss the legacy of ’80s college rock.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 70: Fan mail Friday 3

    Episode 70: Fan mail Friday 3

    Our postal carrier brought some mail to the suburbs from you, listener. We read it, talk about it and play related music. That means Heart, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Cowboy Mouth, Martha and Bomb the Music Industry.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 69: Patrick’s Book Nook, volume two

    Episode 69: Patrick’s Book Nook, volume two

    Welcome to Patrick’s Book Nook. Today we discuss a work by Henry Rollins, about his time with Black Flag, and another about singer Nico and her lenghty heroin addiction.