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E99 Ego Trippin': Papa Roach and the Art of Survival

May 3, 2022

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 spot…

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E96 10 Turning 20: Our Favorite Albums of 2002

April 19, 2022

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 o…

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E93 Q1 Rock Roundup: The Violent, VRSTY, and Bloodywood

March 29, 2022

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 …

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E92 For the Love of Music with Kaz of East London Radio

March 22, 2022

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…

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E85 The 2021 Itch Awards (Part 3)

Feb. 3, 2022

This week, we're scratching the itch for awards! We made the nominations, you chose the winners. The 2021 Itch Awards are here, and we're celebrating our favorite debuts, breakthroughs, comebacks, workhorses, EPs, and single…

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E84 Top 10 Albums of 2021 (Part 2)

Feb. 1, 2022

This week, we're scratching the itch for a list! And not just any list, but our collective (and slightly contentious) list of the Top 10 Rock Albums of 2021. After so many bands put a pause on album releases in 2020 since th…

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E83 2021 Itch Awards Nominees and Top Albums (Part 1)

Jan. 25, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for rock music awards! We're bringing nominees for seven categories as part of the 2021 Itch Awards, and we're leaving the vote in your hands! Listen to the episode to hear the categories…

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E79 Fire, Flood, Beetroots, & Blood: Tom Morello's Busy Year

Dec. 14, 2021

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk about Tom Morello ! The man's been busy this year, releasing two full albums, an EP, making some guest appearances, and apparently working with 95% of all musicians in existence. …

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Real-Time Reaction: Three Days Grace's "So Called Life"

Dec. 10, 2021

We had so much fun with our first Real-Time Reaction (to Korn's " Start The Healing ") that we decided to do it again! Three Days Grace just dropped " So Called Life ", the first single from their upcoming album Explosions ,…

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E78 Fall Rock Roundup: Blacktop Mojo, Ded, & Des Rocs

Dec. 7, 2021

This week, we're scratching The Itch to recommend some recent releases with a Fall Rock Roundup! Join us as we each recommend a new album from an artist that represents our own favorite slice of The Itch's musical pie: KC's …

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E75 Custody Battles: Bad Wolves, Fuel, and the Rights to a Band Name

Nov. 16, 2021

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk about custody battles! Sometimes bands part ways or reform amicably (listen to our interview with Mike Protich of The Violent for more on that). Other times... things get messy. S…

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[Short Cuts] Real-Time Reaction: Korn's "Start The Healing"

Nov. 11, 2021

So, The Itch stayed up so late recording our latest episode that we decided to stick around for Korn's premiere of their new track "Start The Healing"... and then share it! Enjoy our first ever real-time reaction as we liste…

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E74 Dad Vibes: Limp Bizkit and the New Generation of Rap Rock

Nov. 9, 2021

This week we're scratching The Itch to finally give Limp Bizkit the episode they deserve! After returning at this year's Lollapalooza (discussed in episode 61 ), Fred Durst and the gang surprise dropped their first new album…

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E72 The Itch On Tour: Satellite (The Sequel)

Oct. 26, 2021

In this episode, we're scratching the itch to do a sequel! The first episode in our "The Itch On Tour" series, we hadn't actually SEEN the tour in question. But now that has been remedied! Join us as we discuss our experienc…

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E70 The Itch On Tour: Badflower, Teenage Wrist, & Dead Poet Society

Oct. 12, 2021

In this episode, The Itch goes to Kansas! On the strength of three great 2021 albums from Badflower , Teenage Wrist , and Dead Poet Society and a great experience seeing Badflower at Pointfest last month, KC and Aaron travel…