Episodes

Interviews

E130 A Conversation with Sam Bam Koltun of Dorothy, Faster Pussycat, & Budderside

Dec. 6, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk with a triple threat! Sam Bam Koltun LOVES playing guitar. So much so that the man is part of no less than three bands, while still finding time for more gigs on the side! Join us…

Interviews

E129 A Conversation with Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin

Nov. 29, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to go solo! Keith Wallen is a member of Breaking Benjamin , but he's also a solo artist and sought-after collaborator. His debut solo album This World Or The Next came out last year, and …

Guest: Keith Wallen
Clipisodes Interviews

E128 Clipisode: Leftovers III

Nov. 25, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for gratitude! We've put together a collection of short bonus clips from each of our 2022 interviews as a way to reflect on all the fun we've had learning from and about people in the mus…

Concert Reviews

E127 The Itch On Tour: Dirty Honey, Dorothy, & Mac Saturn

Nov. 22, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to get dirty! Well, Dirty Honey at least. In the promised follow-up to last week's Dorothy interview, we're discussing our experience seeing the two aforementioned artists on tour at Red …

Interviews

E126 A Conversation with Dorothy

Nov. 15, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a spiritual experience! Dorothy joins us to talk about her amazing new album Gifts From the Holy Ghost , battles of the soul, and learning a lesson about performance from a surprising…

Guest: Dorothy
Interviews

E125 A Conversation with Myles and Layne Ulrich of Taipei Houston

Nov. 8, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to explore a tennis legacy! And maybe a musical one as well. Myles and Layne Ulrich of Taipei Houston join us to talk about their debut album Once Bit Never Bored , as well as their exper…

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] The Itch On Voting

Nov. 7, 2022

Election day is almost here! Finally, a temporary break from vapid smear campaigns and scare tactics that demonize the opposition instead of presenting novel ideas for how to care for people! Ahem. What were we saying? Oh, r…

Interviews

E124 A Conversation with Francesca Ludikar of 361 Degrees Records

Nov. 1, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a new interview series! Francesca Ludikar , Creative Director and co-founder of 361 Degrees Records alongside the band Nonpoint , joins us to explore the non-musical side of music as …

Concert Reviews

E123 The Itch On Tour: AWOLNATION, Badflower, The Mysterines, & Hyro the Hero

Oct. 25, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a cameo! On a lineup that included AWOLNATION , Badflower, and The Mysterines , somehow it was the artist not on the bill who made The Itch's night! Who's that, you ask? We wouldn't s…

Interviews

E122 A Conversation with Mitch Swanger of Silent Theory

Oct. 18, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to go silent... but only for a few seconds. Mitch Swanger of Silent Theory joins us for an enlightening conversation about the search for the right singer, questionable treatments for sta…

Guest: Mitch Swanger
Concert Reviews

E121 The Itch On Tour: Pointfest & Riot Fest II

Oct. 11, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to run it back! Last year KC and Dan went to Pointfest in St Louis on the same day Aaron went to Riot Fest in Chicago. This year the fests weren't on the same day, but they had the same a…

Interviews

E120 A(nother) Conversation with Eva Marie of Eva Under Fire

Oct. 4, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to catch up with a friend! Eva Marie of Eva Under Fire joined us twice last year in anticipation of their album Love, Drugs & Misery . Now the album is finally here, and it's capping a fa…

Guest: Eva Marie
Concert Reviews

E119 The Itch On Tour: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Sept. 27, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to get weird! He's made many a cameo in previous episodes, but "Weird Al" is finally getting an Itch episode to himself! Lifelong fan KC recently got to see the Weird One for the first ti…

Concert Reviews

E118 The Itch On Tour: Set It Off, Oxymorrons, Rain City Drive, & Concrete Castles

Sept. 20, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for THE BEST CONCERT EXPERIENCE EVER. Are we exaggerating? Not really, no. Eight months after our bonkers interview with Oxymorrons , we finally got to see NYC's prettiest boy band live o…

Concert Reviews

E117 The Itch On Tour: Dayseeker, The Word Alive, & Moodring

Sept. 13, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a sadness sandwich! We've been clamoring to see Moodring ever since frontman Hunter Young joined us in episode 101 . We finally got our chance, as they came through Red Flag on tour w…

Interviews

E116 A Conversation with Skye Sweetnam of Sumo Cyco

Sept. 6, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to visit Cyco City! Following up on episode 107 , creative whirlwind Skye Sweetnam of Sumo Cyco joins us to talk about her journey from pop star to rock star, our mutual love of Skindred …

Guest: Skye Sweetnam
Music Reviews

E115 Nu Rock Roundup: I Prevail, Hollywood Undead, Blind Channel

Aug. 30, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a segue! We enjoyed our time with Blind Channel so much that we decided to include their album Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous among a couple of bands you could definitely call the…

Interviews

E114 A Conversation with Niko & Joel of Blind Channel

Aug. 23, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to head north! We've got the most streamed rock band in Finland with us to kick off a new recurring interview series: Itch International! Blind Channel made waves in 2021 after appearing …

Guest: Blind Channel
Music Reviews

E113 Flavor of the Week: Bad Omens - The Death of Peace of Mind

Aug. 16, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to go back in time! Bad Omens released The Death of Peace of Mind earlier this year and, well, we just didn't get to it until now. But that's not because the album isn't worthwhile. Rathe…

Concert Reviews

E112 The Itch On Tour: Cam Cole

Aug. 9, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for an overdue follow-up! KC took a road trip to Chicago to see Itch favorite (and Ted Lasso's own) Cam Cole at Martyrs ! Along the way we'll discuss live show setups, what to do when you…

Concert Reviews

E111 The Itch On Tour: Des Rocs (featuring Filthy Animals Heidi and Kai!)

Aug. 2, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to get EVEN FILTHIER! After our interview with Des Rocs , KC had the chance to see him live at Delmar Hall in St Louis. But he wasn't alone! He ran into a couple of Itch friends, who made…

Guests: Heidi , Kai
Interviews

E110 A Conversation with Des Rocs

July 26, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to get filthy! Des Rocs, whose album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place took home our 2021 Debut Album of the Year award and earned a spot on our 2021 Top 20 Albums, joins us to talk …

Guest: Des Rocs
Music Reviews

E109 Q2 Rock Roundup: Dorothy, Nova Twins, & The Warning

July 19, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a Roundup! It's been a while. An entire quarter, in fact. And while there were a ton of albums worth talking about in Q2, we opted to zero in on one of our favorite topics: women who …

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Kids'll Make You Modest

July 14, 2022

This short cut was part of last week's recording session, but it foreshadows a couple of topics we touch on in next week's episode, so we had to give it to you for advance context and hopefully a couple of laughs. Enjoy the …