Bud Verge, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. We discuss his recent vacation to England and his Beatles-related sightseeing.
We got calls and other correspondence – even an in-studio guest – responding to our recent episode about Galaxie 500’s “On Fire” album.
We asked listeners to turn us on to new music. They responded. Featuring tracks by Lungbutter, Copperhead, Monolord, Michael Kiwanuka, Starcrawler and the Sideways.
What’s Patrick been digging lately? New music by Sudan Archives and Blues Lawyer. Plus, we play a Neil Young cover by Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson.
What’s Jim been digging lately? New music from Nashville’s Quichenight and Detroit’s Shadow Show. Plus, a Lou Reed cover by John Cameron Mitchell and Eyelids.
Listeners call in with their favorite albums of 2018! Phil Ingrassia goes with “Years” by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. And Bud Verge likes “Tearing at the Seams” by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Plus, we play Bud’s song of the year: “New Birth in New England” by Phosphorescent.
The Great Bud Verge calls in to tell us about his favorite music of 2017, including Lindsey Buckingham-Christine McVie, Courtney Barnett-Kurt Vile, Morrissey and the Killers.
Our friends Bob Popik (a really important stadium DJ) and Matt Sebastian (editor of Slicing Up Eyeballs music website) make their picks for Perfect Pop songs.
Slicing Up Eyeballs, a website dedicated to ’80s college rock, recently polled its readers about the best Smiths songs. Site editor Matt Sebastian joins via Skype to discuss the results, plus we play a few of our favorites. Friend Bob Popik also shares his personal ranking of the Smiths catalog. Also on the panel: Bud Verge, Rob Gates, and of course, Jim & Patrick.
Slicing Up Eyeballs, a website dedicated to ’80s college rock, polled readers about the best songs by The Cure. We talk with site editor Matt Sebastian about the results — and weigh in with a few favorites of our own. Bud Verge, Bob Popik and Rob Gates join in the conversation, with Jim & Patrick, of course.