Anniversaries Episodes

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E41 Season Premiere: Who Is The Itch?

Feb. 22, 2021

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.

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E36 Millennium Mania: 20 Albums That Turned 20 in 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

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!

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E27 The System Is Down: Music and the Toxicity of American Politics

Nov. 2, 2020

Yep, The Itch is going there too. The election is here, and in this episode the guys discuss how art relates to politics, raising questions about the current relevance of socially-minded rock heavyweights System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine , and spotlighting a new generation of musical a…

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E18 Going for Broke: The Growth and Graduation of (Hed) P.E.

Aug. 30, 2020

In this episode, The Itch discusses the ups and downs in the career of G-punkers (Hed) P.E. , from their breakthrough album Broke to their new (and final?) release, Class of 2020 . Join us to decipher the meanings behind their name and album art, discuss a costly misstep, and wonder about their fut…

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E16 Omaha Stylees: 30 Years of 311

Aug. 16, 2020

In this episode, The Itch celebrates 311 and (give or take) three decades of anniversaries ! Along the way they discuss middle school idiocy, how to craft a concert setlist , and the ghosts of radio stations past . Plus, we debut a new playlist series, Rock Matters Revisions !

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E9 Red, White, and Foo: Dave Grohl and Songs that (Almost) Fly the Flag

June 28, 2020

This week, The Itch discusses the greatest red, white, and blue music in rock, and recognize the importance of Foo Fighters on their 25th anniversary . The conversation touches on the tension of being American, how Snoop Dogg is forever chill , Rooooooxanne , and some revisionist history for Nirvan…

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E8 The Itch and Pony Show: Deftones and Evolving Beyond Nu Metal

June 21, 2020

This week, the guys celebrate the 20th anniversary of Deftones’ seminal album White Pony ! Along the way they touch on:

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E5 Primus Time(us): Tales from the Punchbowl and Good Live Gimmicks

June 1, 2020

In this episode, the guys write a love letter to Primus on the 25th anniversary of Tales from the Punchbowl , a foundational piece of The Itch's history. Topics include: