Newest Episodes

  • Thumbnail for Episode 220: Interview – Nicole Atkins

    Episode 220: Interview – Nicole Atkins

    Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and her amazing voice join Rockin’ the Suburbs for a backstage interview at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Nicole discusses the turmoil in her life that led to the songs on her latest album, “Goodnight Rhonda Lee.” Plus, she talks about working with Tommy Stinson and the benefits of knowing one very famous New Jerseyan.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 219: Interview – JD McPherson, Part 2

    Episode 219: Interview – JD McPherson, Part 2

    The conclusion of our interview with rocker JC McPherson. He talks about exploring new musical styles on his latest album, “Undivided Heart & Soul,” including his discovery of the fuzz box.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 218: Interview – JD McPherson, Part 1

    Episode 218: Interview – JD McPherson, Part 1

    Roots rocker JD McPherson has just released his most ambitious album, “Undivided Heart & Soul,” with touches of garage rock, soul and new wave. We talked with JD backstage before a show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. He discusses his passion for early rock ‘n’ roll — and 90-minute drives to the closest record store while growing up in rural Oklahoma.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 217: Fan Mail Friday – 11/10/17

    Episode 217: Fan Mail Friday – 11/10/17

    It’s time to feature your feedback again! With songs by Gord Downie, Wet Secrets, Ghost, Yum Yum and Clinic.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers

    Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers

    What are the best track 1’s from debut albums? Which bands announced their presence with authority? Our listeners give us TONS of great examples.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 215: Ticket Prices – How Much is Too Much?

    Episode 215: Ticket Prices – How Much is Too Much?

    What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a concert ticket? We discuss the high cost of shows these days, and what bands are worth it. With lots of listener input.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 214: ’60s Music Compendium’

    Episode 214: ’60s Music Compendium’

    We interview Dave Kinzer, who has compiled the most amazingly comprehensive set of lists about 1960s popular music. In “The 60s Music Compendium,” he categorizes every song that hit the Billboard Hot 100 in that decade — nearly 7,000 songs — over a variety of attributes.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 213: Fats Domino – Rest In Power

    Episode 213: Fats Domino – Rest In Power

    Antoine “Fats” Domino died at age 89 on Oct. 24, 2017. We pay tribute to this underappreciated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 212: New Music – October 2017

    Episode 212: New Music – October 2017

    October just ended. So it’s time to talk about a few cool new songs we discovered. Featuring King Krule, Pugwash, Florist and AK/DK. Plus, a closing cover of an Elvis Costello song by Lydia Loveless. (All with special guest Sam Lisker, aka “Intern Sam.”)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 211: Intern Sam Loves Motown

    Episode 211: Intern Sam Loves Motown

    You’ve heard about the legend of Intern Sam. Now meet Sam Lisker, the college student who helps us out with SuburbsPod.com. He talks about being 20 going on 40.