The Itch Podcast

The Itch Podcast

The Itch rock radio show has been on the air for 17 years. Now its hosts have entered the world of podcasting to bring you rock news, reviews, and interviews exploring the deep connection between people and music. If it gets your head banging and your blood flowing, we're here to scratch that itch. Because rock matters.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 43 min

We're back and we're mildly rebranded! While we put the finishing touches on everything from guest spots to new art, we're here to celebrate our Itchiversary with a mission statement, a few teases about what's to come, and a bit of bro love to top it all off. Enjoy.

This episode doesn't have a playlist, but it does have a companion episode! Check out our first time being interviewed with Trev Allen on The Strugg...

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February 18, 2021

Alright, so this conversation has virtually nothing to do with music. But since it's snowing everywhere and we're excited for our official return this coming Monday, we decided to share a little side conversation from our season premiere recording that was prompted by Dan asking about our favorite snow memories. Enjoy, and feel free to share your memories with us!

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We're almost ready to return! In the meantime, here's one last revisit to one of our favorite episodes of last season: our conversation with Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze. Enjoy his stories about life with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and our newly recorded intro about Amends...Stripped, a collection of acoustic versions of Amends tracks using alternate takes of Chester Bennington's vocals.

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Alright, so even after releasing the extended version of our Rock 'n' Rasslin' episode, KC and Aaron STILL had one more bit left over to share. If you can ignore the lower audio quality (that's the last time we experiment with a recording service called "Cleanfeed") and turn on your imagination, you'll discover the endless possibilities that could have been ... with The Greatest Wrestling Story Never Tol...

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February 8, 2021 80 min

When Dan went on vacation last year, KC and Aaron found the perfect topic to talk about while their Itch brother was gone: Rock 'n' Rasslin'. In fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much that we had to cut the episode down to keep it anywhere close to our standard length. So as a bonus for those who appreciate the show and appreciate wrestling, we're releasing the extended version of this episode as a primer for the Road t...

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February 5, 2021 11 min

After months of garnering attention with his impressive and amusing consistency on Twitter, Max Collins and Eve 6 finally announced a release date for their new EP, Grim Value, and dropped Black Nova, their first new track in nearly a decade. And even though The Itch is still on break to plan for season 2, we couldn't resist getting together to talk about it. And our feelings on everything are... mixed. So enjoy this off-the-cu...

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In case you missed it the first time or haven't listened to the full episode yet, this is the closing segment of our Black Rock Matters episode. We hope it serves to honor a few of the countless artists we love, as well as to introduce listeners to their music, which can be found on episode 10's playlist. Give it a listen, and then connect with us and let us know which rockers of color have made an impact on your life!

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February 1, 2021 46 min

Episode 10 was one of our early favorites. We got to research, ponder, and present a History 101 overview of some of the many black artists who have played a role in the formation of rock music as we know it, as well as in the formation of The Itch itself. In celebration of Black History Month, we're revisiting it to celebrate this rich history. Enjoy!

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It's the season 1 finale of Rock Matters! The Itch is ready to reveal our top 10 albums of 2020, as well as the winners of the Itch Awards as voted on by you! We've loved creating this season and we thank you for being part of the music conversation. We're plotting season 2 and will be back in a few weeks with fresh new ideas, but stick around, because we have a few bonuses from season 1 to tide you over while you wait.

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January 18, 2021 53 min

The Itch has been building to this episode all season, and it's finally here! (Well, half of it.) We're counting down our top 20 rock albums of 2020, based on a collective vote. Find out who endorsed what (and who didn't) and, hopefully, discover some new music along the way.

Check out this episode's playlist to hear songs from all the nominees, then vote for the Itch Awards and connect with us!

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It's time! Since institutions like Pitchfork, the Grammys, and the even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame struggle to define, much less always honor rock, The Itch has taken it upon ourselves to nominate artists for prestigeless rock bragging rights and imaginary trophies. It's the first ever Itch Awards, and YOU will choose who wins! After you've finished the episode, we'd love to hear your voice.

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In this episode, Rich Lamberty, an old friend and co-host, joins The Itch to discuss the winding career of Rush and the fascinating life of their late, great drummer Neil Peart. Join us to hear stories of loss, changing drum styles, and... party goats?

Check out this episode's all-Rush playlist, and then connect with us!

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In this episode, The Itch travels through time to revisit the rock albums that brought in the new century! Join us as Aaron explains the dangers of Christian rock, teenage Dan’s band chooses a bold cover song, and KC speaks the name of The Band That Shall Not Be Named!

When you're finished, check out this episode's playlist, and then connect with us!

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In this episode, The Itch catches up on some albums that we couldn't let slip through the cracks. Enjoy FOUR Flavors of the Week as we discuss Nothing But Thieves' Moral Panic, From Ashes to New's Panic, Local H's Lifers, and Saul's debut Rise As Equals!

When you're through, check out this episode's companion playlist and then connect with us!

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In this episode, The Itch discusses two 2020 releases from Hollywood Undead, a band that brought in the new year and is now seeing it out (thank goodness). Join us for a discussion about guest rappers, fun band member names, potty humor, and ... Pauly Shore?

Spoiler that you'll have to listen to understand: It looks like Hollywood Undead's Wikipedia page can't be edited... but Deuce's can. ;-)

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The Itch had a serendipitous interaction while preparing for episode 33. So if our introductory overview of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whet your appetite for more, Who Cares About the Rock Hall? is here to satisfy your drive for a deeper dive! Enjoy.

Hey, you can send us voicemails on our website now!

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In this episode, The Itch runs the gamut on all things Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The election process. The 2020 class. And, of course... the snubs! And hey, you can send us voice messages now! Please use your power responsibly.

Or don't.

Check out this episode's playlist, and then connect with us!

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In this Short Cut, The Itch corrects the context of a comment from episode 32 (which you should listen to immediately if you haven't yet). But despite the correction of our intention... we may accidentally end up insulting Shinedown anyway.

Listen to find out, and then let's talk!

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In this episode, The Itch discusses Death of an Optimist, the upcoming debut album from grandson. We've been snacking on every grandson single, EP, and guest spot for the past few years, and now we're ready to feast on his first full-length offering. (Sorry, still thinking Thanksgiving.) Join us to ponder the hope, activism, and introspection of this genre-bending record!

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November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We published this week's planned episode a few days early, and we wanted to give you something to tide you over until next week's, so here's a little treat! We're grateful for the 30+ episodes we've been able to produce, and for every person who listens and interacts with us about them. So we've put together a collection of outtakes, asides, and other extra-episode clips as a bonus to...

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