Episodes

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[Short Cuts] Sorta Sh!tting on Shinedown (Again)

May 24, 2022

Well, we were planning to cover Pointfest this year and talk about Papa Roach, Halestorm, Highly Suspect, Mammoth WVH, Shaman's Harvest, Jelly Roll, and more. But then... nature. (We heard it was a rough go for Rockville too…

Interviews

E101 A Conversation with Hunter Young of Moodring

May 19, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to spotlight a great new band! Moodring 's debut album, Stargazer , drops June 10th. In this episode, frontman Hunter Young joins us to discuss his history in the heavy music scene, his u…

Guest: Hunter Young
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[Short Cuts] Hunter Young Has a Busy Day

May 17, 2022

We didn't want to take a week off before dropping episode 101, but we also needed more time to get it just right, so in the meantime we're doing something new: an interview teaser! Enjoy this introduction to Hunter Young of …

Guest: Hunter Young
Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] All of Us Keep Forgetting Stuff

May 12, 2022

The secret to a solid podcast is editing out stuff like this ... but also keeping it to use later. ;-) Hey, you should follow our New Rock Roundup playlist ... and connect with us! itchrocks.com Twitter.com/itchrocks Faceboo…

Anniversaries

E100 2 Years, 100 Episodes

May 10, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to celebrate! We started this podcast two months into the pandemic, and here we are 2 years and 100 episodes later having a blast and feeling so much gratitude towards the listeners and f…

Music Reviews

E99 Ego Trippin': Papa Roach and the Art of Survival

May 3, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to finally give Papa Roach the full episode they deserve. We've mentioned Jacoby Shaddix and the gang in so many episodes that we felt it was time to sit down and give them the whole spot…

Concert Reviews Interviews

E98 A Conversation with Joey Varela of VRSTY

April 26, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to throw on our letterman jackets and go VRSTY . Frontman Joey Varela joins the show to talk about telling his own story on their new album Welcome Home , how a metalhead became an R&B vo…

Guest: Joey Varela
Anniversaries

E97 Record Store Day Special

April 22, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to celebrate Record Store Day ! The guys took a minute to appreciate the world of vinyl by making their own hypothetical shopping lists for RSD 2022 . Check it out, and if you head out to…

Music Reviews Anniversaries

E96 10 Turning 20: Our Favorite Albums of 2002

April 19, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to wax nostalgic! 2002 was the year that all three members of The Itch graduated high school and became radio students in together in college. It was formative, transitional... and full o…

Concert Reviews Interviews

E95 Catching Up with The Dead Deads (aka "Go Daisy, Itch-ya Birthday")

April 12, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for death and darkness! The Dead Deads and The Darkness , that is. Our friend Daisy Dead returns to chat about their current tour, and it's a lot of laughs. We'll talk nicknames, giant ra…

Guest: Daisy Dead
Tributes

E94 A Tribute to Taylor with Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars

April 5, 2022

Taylor Hawkins' passing shocked the entire music world. A man who not only made music that people loved, but who exuded energy and light, suddenly gone. This week we're scratching an Itch we never want to have to, but we're …

Music Reviews

E93 Q1 Rock Roundup: The Violent, VRSTY, and Bloodywood

March 29, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for a roundup! Our first one of the year, in fact. KC, Dan, and Aaron have each brought a new rock album from the first quarter of 2022 to the table, and now it's time to sell you on why …

Music Reviews Interviews

E92 For the Love of Music with Kaz of East London Radio

March 22, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to meet a longtime virtual friend! Kaz , host of The Heavy Rock Show on East London Radio, joins us face to screen to face for the first time to discuss UK rock, music journalism, and her…

Guest: Kaz Ay
Concert Reviews

E91 The Itch On Tour: Black Stone Cherry & Naked Gypsy Queens

March 15, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to head back out to shows! Black Stone Cherry , whose album The Human Condition ranked #9 on our Top Albums of 2020 , recently hit the road with Naked Gypsy Queens , and they made a stop …

E90 March Bandness Tournament 2022 (Plus Industry Elitism & Twitter Sensitivity!)

March 8, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for tradition! It's March Bandness week! Last year's tournament was won by industry mainstays Nonpoint, and this year we have a lineup of rising rock stars battling for your love! The fir…

Interviews

E89 Rock Star PR with Amy Sciarretto of Atom Splitter Public Relations

March 1, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to explore the music industry! We're joined by the ever-dynamic Amy Sciarretto, founder of Atom Splitter PR . Amy has played a huge role in the development of numerous bands in the rock/m…

Anniversaries

E88 Itchiversary: Past, Present, and Future Favorite Artists

Feb. 22, 2022

Happy Twosday! This week, we're scratching The Itch for an anniversary! Or in our case, an Itchiversary! Today mark's 18 years to the day of The Itch's debut on KCLC-FM at our Lindenwood University stomping grounds. Now that…

Interviews

E87 A Conversation with Jason Zeilstra of Nonpoint

Feb. 15, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk dreadbeards! When last we spoke with Nonpoint guitarist Jason Zeilstra, the band had just announced the formation of their new label, 361 Degrees Records , and released " Ruthless…

Interviews

E86 A Conversation with Matt James of Blacktop Mojo

Feb. 8, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk with a Texan! Well, he is now anyway. We're talking with Matt James, vocalist of Blacktop Mojo , a rising rock band that put out one of our top albums of 2021 . They've got a new …

Guest: Matt James
Music Reviews

E85 The 2021 Itch Awards (Part 3)

Feb. 3, 2022

This week, we're scratching the itch for awards! We made the nominations, you chose the winners. The 2021 Itch Awards are here, and we're celebrating our favorite debuts, breakthroughs, comebacks, workhorses, EPs, and single…

Music Reviews

E84 Top 10 Albums of 2021 (Part 2)

Feb. 1, 2022

This week, we're scratching the itch for a list! And not just any list, but our collective (and slightly contentious) list of the Top 10 Rock Albums of 2021. After so many bands put a pause on album releases in 2020 since th…

Music Reviews

E83 2021 Itch Awards Nominees and Top Albums (Part 1)

Jan. 25, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for rock music awards! We're bringing nominees for seven categories as part of the 2021 Itch Awards, and we're leaving the vote in your hands! Listen to the episode to hear the categories…

Interviews

E82 A Conversation with Oxymorrons (Part 2)

Jan. 20, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch... to learn. We had a great time laughing in the first part of our interview with the most electrifying band in alt entertainment, Oxymorrons . The laughs continue in the second half, but…

Guest: Oxymorrons
Interviews

E81 A Conversation with Oxymorrons (Part 1)

Jan. 18, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to be outnumbered! We're kicking off the new year and the new season with our first ever interview... with an entire band. Oxymorrons are a four-piece alternative band from Queens, and th…

Guest: Oxymorrons