Short Cuts Episodes

March 05, 2021

March Bandness: First Round Matchups

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 ...

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February 18, 2021

[Short Cuts] Snow Stories

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 sea...

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February 11, 2021

[Short Cuts] The Greatest Wrestling Story Never Told

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 wit...

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February 05, 2021

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

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...

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February 04, 2021

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

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...

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December 10, 2020

[Short Cuts] Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

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 d...

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December 03, 2020

[Short Cuts] Accidentally Sh!tting on Shinedown

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 Sh...

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October 08, 2020

[Short Cuts] You Helped Us Make a Difference

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 ...

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September 22, 2020

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

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 c...

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August 28, 2020

[Short Cuts] Space Cat

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 co...

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August 21, 2020

[Short Cuts] The Sounds of Summer

In this bonus segment from the recording of the episode Omaha Stylees , The Itch discusses music that reminds them of summer ! And as a bonus to the bonus, Aaron has created a new Rock Matters Revision of the Best Coast album...

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July 07, 2020

[Short Cuts] A Tribute to Black Rock Artists

This is the closing to the Rock Matters episode Black Rock Matters . Each band mentioned is or has been composed, all or in part, of black artists. The list is hardly exhaustive, but it's our way of acknowledging and recogniz...

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