Episodes

Album Reviews

E52 Let The Bad Times Roll: The Long-Awaited Return of The Offspring

May 10, 2021

It's our one-year podiversary! For the 52nd episode of the show, The Itch celebrates the return of The Offspring and their long-awaited new album, Let The Bad Times Roll . Join us reminisce about the history of the band and discuss their place in the current rock landscape. And enjoy as Dan makes a…

Short Cuts

[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…

Tributes

E51 Songs About Your Mom

May 3, 2021

It's almost Mother's Day! So in honor of our mothers, your mothers, and all you mothers, we're carrying on an Itch tradition with a celebration of the mamas. Join us as we talk about your mom for 45 minutes, diving in on a few of our favorite songs about moms and a few that remind us of our own. It…

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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…

Clipisodes

E50 Clipisode: Burps & Botches

April 26, 2021

The Itch has reached a milestone! Since we try to run a (semi) professional ship, we decided to celebrate 50 episodes by releasing a collection of our LEAST professional moments! Whether it's bodily functions, Dan forgetting the intros, or Aaron's penchant for strange and distracting sounds, we hop…

Guest: Ronnie Cobb
Tributes

E49 Classic Rock Block: Defining The Artists That Defined Us

April 19, 2021

Finally, The Itch gets back to what brought us here! After playing our beloved classic rock artists weekly for 16 years on the radio, we've largely neglected them for 48 episodes of the podcast. Well, NO MORE! In this episode, we give some love to a few of the bands who taught us about talent, tast…

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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 …

Album Reviews

E48 Rock Roundup: Teenage Wrist, Foo Fighters, Rob Zombie, & Serj Tankian

April 12, 2021

It's time to catch up on some recent rock releases! We each came to the mic with a 2021 album that's impressed and tried to sell each other on its merits! Aaron's got Teenage Wrist 's Earth Is a Black Hole , KC brought Foo Fighters ' Medicine at Midnight , and Dan's in with Rob Zombie 's The Lunar …

Short Cuts

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…

Tributes

E47 Movies That Rock and Garbage Films With Great Soundtracks

April 5, 2021

We must'n't dwell... not on Rex Manning Day ! (It's April 8th, specifically, so put that in your brain forever.) In this episode, The Itch follows through on a half-joking idea from six months ago to use the legendary Empire Records event as an excuse to talk about some of our favorite movies that …

Interviews

E46 A Conversation with Matty Madiro of From Ashes to New

March 29, 2021

In this episode, The Itch is joined by Matty Madiro, the drummer of From Ashes to New , whose third album Panic appeared on our Top 20 Albums of 2020 . Matty shares his fascinating journey from joining Trivium to becoming part of FATN , how Linkin Park changed his taste in music, and the forward-th…

Guest: Matty Madiro
Album Reviews

E45 The Unknown Future of Chevelle

March 22, 2021

In honor of Chevelle 's winding, space travel-themed new album NIRATIAS , The Itch presents its most unconventionally formatted episode yet! Join us to talk aliens, interludes, inspiration, and awful politicians! And once you've given NIRATIAS a listen, check out our Rock Matters Revision version o…

Short Cuts

[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…

Interviews

E44 A Conversation with Blake Bedsaul of SAUL

March 15, 2021

SAUL 's Rise As Equals was not only one of the best debut albums of 2020, but it was one of our top ten albums overall. So we were thrilled to have a chance to talk with vocalist Blake Bedsaul about making the album, being in a band with family, good nicknames for a band's fanbase, and what records…

Guest: Blake Bedsaul
Interviews

E43 Boston Punk and Beyond with Trev Allen of The Struggling Artist

March 8, 2021

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, The Itch is joined by our friend Trev Allen of The Struggling Artist Podcast to discuss the Boston music scene, punk rock, and how the Dropkick Murphys were a gateway to both! It's a fun follow-up conversation after our recent appearance on his show! Check out ou…

Guest: Trev Allen
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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…

Album Reviews

E42 Death By Rock & Roll: The Pretty Reckless and Life at 27

March 1, 2021

Within a single year, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless was faced with the deaths of both her rock hero and her musical muse. Her downward spiral and climb back from the brink led to Death By Rock and Roll , one of the first great albums of 2021. In this episode, The Itch explores the album, as …

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. This episode doesn't have a play…