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Anniversaries

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.

Short Cuts

[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 …

Interviews

A Conversation with Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze (Revisited)

Feb. 15, 2021

We're almost ready to return! In the meantime, here's one last revisit to one of our favorite episodes of last season: our conversation with Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze. Enjoy his stories about life with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and our newly recorded intro about Amends...Stripped , a colle…

Short Cuts

[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…

Album Reviews

Rock 'n' Rasslin' (Extended)

Feb. 8, 2021

When Dan went on vacation last year, KC and Aaron found the perfect topic to talk about while their Itch brother was gone: Rock 'n' Rasslin' . In fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much that we had to cut the episode down to keep it anywhere close to our standard length. So as a bonus for those who appr…

Short Cuts

[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…

Short Cuts

[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…

Tributes

Black Rock Matters (Revisited)

Feb. 1, 2021

Episode 10 was one of our early favorites. We got to research, ponder, and present a History 101 overview of some of the many black artists who have played a role in the formation of rock music as we know it, as well as in the formation of The Itch itself. In celebration of Black History Month, we'…

Album Reviews

E40 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2020 (Part 2)

Jan. 25, 2021

It's the season 1 finale of Rock Matters! The Itch is ready to reveal our top 10 albums of 2020, as well as the winners of the Itch Awards as voted on by you! We've loved creating this season and we thank you for being part of the music conversation. We're plotting season 2 and will be back in a fe…

Album Reviews

E39 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2020 (Part 1)

Jan. 18, 2021

The Itch has been building to this episode all season, and it's finally here! (Well, half of it.) We're counting down our top 20 rock albums of 2020, based on a collective vote. Find out who endorsed what (and who didn't) and, hopefully, discover some new music along the way.

Album Reviews

E38 The Itch Awards: Celebrating the Best Rock of 2020

Jan. 11, 2021

It's time! Since institutions like Pitchfork, the Grammys, and the even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame struggle to define, much less always honor rock, The Itch has taken it upon ourselves to nominate artists for prestigeless rock bragging rights and imaginary trophies. It's the first ever Itch Awa…

Tributes

E37 Gush About Rush: The Fascinating Life of Neil Peart

Jan. 4, 2021

In this episode, Rich Lamberty, an old friend and co-host, joins The Itch to discuss the winding career of Rush and the fascinating life of their late, great drummer Neil Peart . Join us to hear stories of loss, changing drum styles, and... party goats?

Guest: Rich Lamberty
Anniversaries

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!

Album Reviews

E35 Rapid Fire Reviews: Nothing But Thieves, From Ashes to New, Local H, Saul

Dec. 21, 2020

In this episode, The Itch catches up on some albums that we couldn't let slip through the cracks. Enjoy FOUR Flavors of the Week as we discuss Nothing But Thieves ' Moral Panic , From Ashes to New 's Panic , Local H 's Lifers , and Saul 's debut Rise As Equals !

Album Reviews

E34 Building an Empire: Hollywood Undead Bookends the Year

Dec. 14, 2020

In this episode, The Itch discusses two 2020 releases from Hollywood Undead , a band that brought in the new year and is now seeing it out (thank goodness). Join us for a discussion about guest rappers, fun band member names, potty humor, and ... Pauly Shore ?

Short Cuts

[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.

Tributes

E33 Hall of Fame Reframe: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Dec. 7, 2020

In this episode, The Itch runs the gamut on all things Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The election process. The 2020 class. And, of course... the snubs! And hey, you can send us voice messages now! Please use your power responsibly.

Short Cuts

[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.