The Itch Rock Podcast

The Itch Rock Podcast

The Itch is a longtime rock radio show on 89.1 The Wood (KCLC-FM). Now its hosts have entered the podcasting world with rock news, reviews, and interviews exploring the deep connection between people and music. If it gets your head banging and your blood flowing, it's an itch we're here to scratch.

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June 23, 2022 68 min

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk about mawwiage! Tonya and Cody of Lydia's Castle join us to talk about their debut EP, their recruitment of former Staind drummer Jon Wysocki into the band, and how they built a rallying cry out of a tragedy they undured as a couple. After that, stick around to hear about The Itch's experience seeing Lydia's Castle live at a venue that Dan almost literally could crawl hom...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch for Nothing More than a good show! And not only did we get one, but we got a couple of nice dad jokes to boot. On June 9, KC, Dan, and Dan's wife Hannah visited The Pageant in St. Louis to see Nothing More, Atreyu, and Eva Under Fire. It was a memorable experience for a number of reasons you'll quickly discover. In the meantime, Aaron missed three chances to see Atreyu in under two w...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to get Lit! Affable and multi-talented bassist Kevin Baldes joins us for a great discussion spanning the band's career, from their evergreen single "My Own Worst Enemy" to their lively new album Tastes Like Gold, which comes out June 17th. Along the way we'll discuss Kevin's other artistic endeavors, the times Lit almost broke up, and a proposed sequel to their most famou...

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They invited us back for more! The Itch isn't releasing a full episode today, but you can still get your fix as KC and Aaron join our friends on Playlist Wars for The Battle of 2002 Songs! Check it out, let us know who created the best 10-track playlist, and stay tuned this Thursday, when The Itch... gets Lit.

If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night broadcasting rock to the masses from 6-9pm CST on...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to debut a new segment! Flavor of the Week has been a staple of our radio show for years, and album reviews have always been part of the podcast, both as part of Roundup episodes and as larger, band exploration episodes. But we wanted the best of all worlds, so expect to see more of these shorter episodes zeroing in on our favorite new releases in the future.

First up is Halestorm and their...

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The Itch originally had plans to record a full episode on The Metallica Blacklist when it was released last year. Alas, it didn't come to be. But as we prepare our next batch of episodes (including multiple interviews and an entirely new episode type!), we wanted to share this short discussion where Dan guides us through the good, the bad, an the ugly of Metallica's monstrous covers collection. Enjoy!

And hey, when you'...

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Well, we were planning to cover Pointfest this year and talk about Papa Roach, Halestorm, Highly Suspect, Mammoth WVH, Shaman's Harvest, Jelly Roll, and more. But then... nature. (We heard it was a rough go for Rockville too.) So since Pointfest was totally canceled, we're sharing a cutting room floor clip from our episode on LAST year's Pointfest (which you can listen to here: itchrocks.com/68), in which we poked a lit...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to spotlight a great new band! Moodring's debut album, Stargazer, drops June 10th. In this episode, frontman Hunter Young joins us to discuss his history in the heavy music scene, his upcoming tour with Cane Hill, the passing of a pet that inspired the album's title track, and how his band isn't here to tell you everything's OK. Plus, the highly entertaining genre title he gi...

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We didn't want to take a week off before dropping episode 101, but we also needed more time to get it just right, so in the meantime we're doing something new: an interview teaser! Enjoy this introduction to Hunter Young of Moodring, and stay tuned for our full interview, where we talk debut albums, pet reptiles, and our collective love of air conditioning!

And hey, when you're done, follow our New Rock Roundup playlist...

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The secret to a solid podcast is editing out stuff like this ... but also keeping it to use later. ;-)

Hey, you should follow our New Rock Roundup playlist ... and connect with us!

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Thank you so much for listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a positive review and rating on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser ...

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May 10, 2022 66 min

This week, we're scratching The Itch to celebrate! We started this podcast two months into the pandemic, and here we are 2 years and 100 episodes later having a blast and feeling so much gratitude towards the listeners and friends we've encountered along the way.

We had a handful of ideas for how to celebrate, most of them interviews, and we just kept running into roadblocks and frustrations. And you came to our rescue. In...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to finally give Papa Roach the full episode they deserve. We've mentioned Jacoby Shaddix and the gang in so many episodes that we felt it was time to sit down and give them the whole spotlight. And not a moment too soon, because their new album Ego Trip is definitely worth a conversation. So join us to discuss the band's history, our connections, and how they've weathered the sto...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to throw on our letterman jackets and go VRSTY. Frontman Joey Varela joins the show to talk about telling his own story on their new album Welcome Home, how a metalhead became an R&B vocalist, and how sometimes the best ideas arrive while you're not wearing pants. He's a genuine and humble dude and we think you'll like getting to know him.

After that, The Itch closes the show...

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April 22, 2022 25 min

This week, we're scratching The Itch to celebrate Record Store Day! The guys took a minute to appreciate the world of vinyl by making their own hypothetical shopping lists for RSD 2022. Check it out, and if you head out to shop, chime in and let us know what you picked up!

And hey, when you're done, follow our New Rock Roundup playlist and then connect with us!

itchrocks.com

Twitter.com/itchrocks

Facebook.com/itchrocks

Inst...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to wax nostalgic! 2002 was the year that all three members of The Itch graduated high school and became radio students in together in college. It was formative, transitional... and full of great rock. KC, Dan, and Aaron each picked three albums to represent the year, and collectively agreed on a tenth to represent the group. Enjoy a trip 20 years in the past as The Itch celebrates some rock ...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch for death and darkness! The Dead Deads and The Darkness, that is. Our friend Daisy Dead returns to chat about their current tour, and it's a lot of laughs. We'll talk nicknames, giant rats, and jokes that are so bad they're great. Or possibly still bad. You decide. Then The Itch checks in with our experience at the St Louis tour stop at Pop's, where we attempted to deliver a ...

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Taylor Hawkins' passing shocked the entire music world. A man who not only made music that people loved, but who exuded energy and light, suddenly gone. This week we're scratching an Itch we never want to have to, but we're not doing it alone. Our friend Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars joins us to revisit some of our favorite Taylor performances with Foo Fighters, which you can listen to here. Along the way, we'll he...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch for a roundup! Our first one of the year, in fact. KC, Dan, and Aaron have each brought a new rock album from the first quarter of 2022 to the table, and now it's time to sell you on why you should hear it! KC's choice, The Violent, released their long-awaited debut EP on March 11. Dan's choice, VRSTY, dropped the album Welcome Home back in January, and Aaron's choice, Bloody...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to meet a longtime virtual friend! Kaz, host of The Heavy Rock Show on East London Radio, joins us face to screen to face for the first time to discuss UK rock, music journalism, and her new gig with Emerging Rock Bands! Along the way we'll spotlight some of these emerging artists, taking a deeper dive into Kaz's interview with Malxolm Brixkhouse and her love for Black Lakes and thei...

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This week, we're scratching The Itch to head back out to shows! Black Stone Cherry, whose album The Human Condition ranked #9 on our Top Albums of 2020, recently hit the road with Naked Gypsy Queens, and they made a stop in St Louis at the Red Flag. Dan and KC were in attendance at their first show of the year, and they're stoked to give you the rundown.

Plus, enjoy another instance of pretentious music industry elitism!

An...

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