Anniversaries Episodes

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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 …

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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…

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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
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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. This episode doesn't have a play…

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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! When you're finished, check o…

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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. 31, 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. 17, 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 ! Check out this episod…

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

June 29, 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 22, 2020

This week, the guys celebrate the 20th anniversary of Deftones’ seminal album White Pony ! Along the way they touch on: How an awful thought can become a great song How to use music to end an unwanted relationship The benefits of bands sticking together How to not be just nu metal Haunted houses Li…

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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: How to mine a live album debut for a decade When funk metal makes you reconsider your career path How to use Metallica and Defton…