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[Short Cuts] A Perfect Circle, P.O.D., and a Mother's Faith

May 6, 2021

Maynard James Keenan of Tool & A Perfect Circle and Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. went through similar, life-changing experiences with their mothers ... and wrote very different songs about those experiences. If you're looking for a bit of food for thought this Mother's Day, Aaron's got you covered with…

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The Funko Pop Prelude: We're Gonna Make Them Care

April 29, 2021

Dan's Funko Pop obsession, about which he gives Aaron and KC frequent updates in Itch episode pre-game talk, was a secret to the public until episode 50. Now, on the heels of its revelation, The Itch felt that we had no choice but to tell, piece by piece, the long, esoteric tale of Dan's other grea…

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[Short Cuts] Nirvana's Brighter Timeline

April 15, 2021

In this week's episode , we pondered some of the eternal questions about Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, and what could've been if Kurt Cobain were still with us today. And it reminded us that we had an unused bonus chat along similar lines from alllll the way back in the recording of episode 9 …

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March Bandness: And The Winner Is...

April 8, 2021

The results are in, the upsets left us shook, and March Bandness is complete! Over the last month, you voted on Twitter to make a champion out of 1 of 32 bands The Itch has played often but never podcasted about. Now we have a winner and an episode about them already on the calendar! Thank you to e…

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[Short Cuts] Finding Love at Flogging Molly

March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patty's from The Itch! We hope you enjoyed our chat with The Struggling Artist on Boston music and punk rock in episode 43 . For some further Irish goodness, here's a clip we cut from episode 36 and saved specifically for this day! It's a quick tale about how Aaron's experience at a Flogg…

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March Bandness: First Round Matchups

March 5, 2021

We're doing a totally original and not-at-all-derivative thing! The Itch has decided that it's time for a listener-voted tournament to crown a winner of the prestigious "Future Episode Recipient" title. We've chosen 16 bands that got frequent airplay on our radio show but have yet to be discussed o…

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[Short Cuts] Snow Stories

Feb. 18, 2021

Alright, so this conversation has virtually nothing to do with music. But since it's snowing everywhere and we're excited for our official return this coming Monday, we decided to share a little side conversation from our season premiere recording that was prompted by Dan asking about our favorite …

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[Short Cuts] The Greatest Wrestling Story Never Told

Feb. 11, 2021

Alright, so even after releasing the extended version of our Rock 'n' Rasslin' episode, KC and Aaron STILL had one more bit left over to share. If you can ignore the lower audio quality (that's the last time we experiment with a recording service called "Cleanfeed") and turn on your imagination, yo…

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[Short Cuts] Eve 6 (and a Half or So)

Feb. 5, 2021

After months of garnering attention with his impressive and amusing consistency on Twitter , Max Collins and Eve 6 finally announced a release date for their new EP, Grim Value , and dropped Black Nova , their first new track in nearly a decade. And even though The Itch is still on break to plan fo…

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[Short Cuts] A Tribute to Black Rock Artists (Revisited)

Feb. 4, 2021

In case you missed it the first time or haven't listened to the full episode yet, this is the closing segment of our Black Rock Matters episode. We hope it serves to honor a few of the countless artists we love, as well as to introduce listeners to their music, which can be found on episode 10's pl…

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[Short Cuts] Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

Dec. 10, 2020

The Itch had a serendipitous interaction while preparing for episode 33 . So if our introductory overview of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whet your appetite for more, Who Cares About the Rock Hall? is here to satisfy your drive for a deeper dive! Enjoy. Hey, you can send us voicemails on our webs…

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[Short Cuts] Accidentally Sh!tting on Shinedown

Dec. 3, 2020

In this Short Cut, The Itch corrects the context of a comment from episode 32 (which you should listen to immediately if you haven't yet). But despite the correction of our intention... we may accidentally end up insulting Shinedown anyway. Listen to find out, and then let's talk! Twitter: https://…

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[Short Cuts] You Helped Us Make a Difference

Oct. 7, 2020

For the month of September, The Itch made a commitment in honor of Suicide Prevention Month . Because of your help, we'll be sending $60 to ChangeDirection.org to promote mental health. Thank you for listening and sharing in this with us. Let's connect and continue to make a difference. Twitter: ht…

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[Short Cuts] Damn the Man! Save the Empire!

Sept. 21, 2020

In this extended clip from episode 21, The Itch celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of our favorite music movies of all time: Empire Records ! Along the way we discuss DVD purging, concert decorum, and another surprising cult classic, and we plot out a future episode! Connect with us! Twitter: h…

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[Short Cuts] Space Cat

Aug. 27, 2020

This week marks the 10th anniversary of an all-time great album cover... at least to one of The Itch guys. If you can't wait to find out what it is, here's the album and the photo it was based on. Enjoy! Oh, and we want to connect with you! Twitter: https://twitter.com/itchrocks Facebook: http://ww…