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E15 Regeneration X: Static-X and the Rebirth of Evil Disco

Aug. 10, 2020

In this episode, The Itch reviews Project Regeneration, Vol. 1 , the new album from a reincarnated (or possibly reanimated?) Static-X . Along the way they discuss the complicated nature of band harmony, a slew of exciting up…

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E14 HU's the Boss: The Gereg, Guest Stars, and the Language of Music

Aug. 3, 2020

In this episode, The Itch reviews the new deluxe edition of The HU 's debut album The Gereg . Along the way they touch on communicating through language barriers, choosing good collaborators, and how quarantine and Mulan don…

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E13 Only in Darkness: Stitched Up Heart and 2020's Top Rock Releases

July 27, 2020

In this episode, The Itch checks in on some of 2020's top rock releases to date and reviews Stitched Up Heart 's album Darkness . As a bonus, enjoy this adorable supergroup photo of The Itch with Stitched Up Heart (aka Itche…

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E12 Making Amends: The Light and Legacy of Chester Bennington

July 20, 2020

It's been three years since the world lost Chester Bennington . In this episode, The Itch reflects on his legacy, new music from his former bandmates Grey Daze and Mike Shinoda , and the future of Linkin Park . Check out thi…

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E7 Father of All: Green Day, Fatherhood, and Art vs the Artist

June 15, 2020

In the Father's Day episode, the guys discuss: How our fathers influenced our musical taste One of the Itch’s fondest memories Dan’s experience with the BMG Music Service Green Day 's Father of All... Barfing rainbow unicorn…

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E6 Declaration Against the Machine: Red and Artists Against Injustice

June 8, 2020

This week, a Rock Matters episode gets its very own permanent Spotify playlist ! In this episode, the guys discuss: The value of a good group text grandson , Tony Baker and how to use a platform to speak against injustice To…

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E4 AWOLstation: Aaron Bruno and How to Stylize a Band Name

May 25, 2020

In this episode, KCLC remains closed, but Dan gets a new mic! Also, the guys discuss: Nothingmore and the art of good merchandising Gratitude to supporters and a bit more on our vision for Rock Matters Concerning development…

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E3 Mother of All: In This Moment, Censorship, and Owning a Cover Song

May 18, 2020

In this episode, The Itch does a deep dive review of In This Moment ’s new album Mother , and discusses a profound question about Pearl Jam, Mother’s Day , potty-mouth children, Red Hot Chili Peppers , and the difference a l…

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E2 A Gigaton to Talk About: Pearl Jam and Connecting in Quarantine

May 9, 2020

In this episode, The Itch reviews Pearl Jam 's Gigaton , discusses the joy of experiencing an album from start to finish, explores how artists are connecting with audiences virtually, and shares in the world's love for Princ…