The Itch

The Itch

The Itch rock radio show has been on the air for 16 years. Now its hosts have entered the world of podcasting to bring 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.

Episodes

Anniversaries

30 Years of 311 (Rock Matters Revisited)

July 26, 2021

The Itch is still on vacation! But even so, we've got some nu content for you... nu metal content, that is. After appearing on our Jimmy Eat World episode a few weeks back, our friends from Podioslave invited us to join them for an episode on those early 2000s sounds that we're so fond of. Join us …

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Podioslaves to the Sound

July 26, 2021

The Itch is still on vacation! But even so, we've got some nu content for you... nu metal content, that is. After appearing on our Jimmy Eat World episode a few weeks back, our friends from Podioslave invited us to join them for an episode on those early 2000s sounds that we're so fond of. Join us …

Tributes

The Light and Legacy of Chester Bennington (Revisited)

July 19, 2021

We're still on vacation, but in the meantime, we wanted to revisit an evergreen topic we discussed in season one: mental health. It's now been four years since Chester Bennington took his own life. In this episode, The Itch reflects on his legacy, recent music from his former bandmates Grey Daze an…

Anniversaries

Red, White, and Foo (Rock Matters Revisited)

July 12, 2021

The Itch is taking a few weeks off from recording new episodes. But as we prep to launch season 3, we decided to take a trip down memory lane by revisiting a few of our favorite episodes from season 1, aka the Rock Matters Era! First up, since last week's episode on Jimmy Eat World 's Bleed America…

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Taylor Swift vs Tool (with Podioslave)

July 8, 2021

If you loved The Itch 's season finale episode with our friends from Podioslave as much as we did, you probably want a little more, yeah? Well, here you go. Listen as one of Dan's trademark rants about rock purity turns into a discussion about math and ... grapes? In case you were wondering what a …

Guest: Podioslave
Anniversaries

E60 Season Finale: Bleed American with Podioslave

July 5, 2021

It's season finale time! It's 'Murica time! And most importantly, it's twinsie time! In this episode, The Itch welcomes our friends and the podcast peanut butter to our jelly, Podioslave ! Join us for our first ever six-man roundtable as we celebrate 20 years of Jimmy Eat World 's power pop masterp…

Guest: Podioslave
Album Reviews

E59 Midyear Rock Roundup: Pop Evil, Atreyu, & Ayron Jones

June 28, 2021

We're halfway through the year, so this week The Itch is bringing you our impressions on three impressive rock albums we've come across in recent months: Versatile from Pop Evil , Baptize from Atreyu , and Child of the State from Ayron Jones . Join us for history, commentary, and KC's attempt at a …

About the Hosts

The Itch

The Itch rock radio show has been on the air for 17 years. Now its hosts have entered the world of podcasting to bring 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.

Dan

Dan co-founded The Itch in a tiny room on the campus of Lindenwood University in February 2004 with one goal in mind: to rock as much of St. Louis as the signal would allow.

KC

KC inadvertently named the show when he misheard the station manager's advice to "find a niche" as "find an itch," to which he replied: "One that needs to be scratched."

Aaron

Aaron has spent half of The Itch's existence living in a different city, but found a way to bridge the gap with his Itch brethren by producing the podcast.