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

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 …

Music Reviews Concert Reviews

E108 The Itch On Tour: Teenage Wrist, Softcult, & Soul Blind

July 12, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to run it back! Aaron saw another show and we've got things to say about it! Listen to this 90s-sounding goodness as Teenage Wrist becomes the first true Itch On Tour two-timer, Softcult …

Music Reviews Concert Reviews

E107 The Itch On Tour: Sumo Cyco & Black Satellite

July 5, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to visit Cyco City! Or at least Reggie's in Chicago. Sumo Cyco finished their headlining tour with New York's Black Satellite there a couple weeks back, and The Itch's own Aaron was there…


E106 A Conversation with Cam Cole

June 28, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to keep a promise! Cam Cole won our 2nd annual March Bandness tournament, and we've owed you an episode on him ever since. But we weren't content to just talk ABOUT him. We wanted to talk…

Guest: Cam Cole
Concert Reviews Interviews

E105 A Conversation with Tonya & Cody of Lydia's Castle

June 23, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to talk about mawwiage! Tonya and Cody of Lydia's Castle join us to talk about their debut EP, their recruitment of former Staind drummer Jon Wysocki into the band, and how they built a r…

Concert Reviews

E104 The Itch On Tour: Nothing More, Atreyu, & Eva Under Fire

June 16, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch for Nothing More than a good show! And not only did we get one, but we got a couple of nice dad jokes to boot. On June 9, KC, Dan, and Dan's wife Hannah visited The Pageant in St. Louis t…


E103 A Conversation with Kevin Baldes of Lit

June 9, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to get Lit ! Affable and multi-talented bassist Kevin Baldes joins us for a great discussion spanning the band's career, from their evergreen single " My Own Worst Enemy " to their lively…

Guest: Kevin Baldes
Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] The Itch Returns to Playlist Wars!

June 7, 2022

They invited us back for more! The Itch isn't releasing a full episode today, but you can still get your fix as KC and Aaron join our friends on Playlist Wars for The Battle of 2002 Songs! Check it out, let us know who creat…

Music Reviews

E102 Flavor of the Week: Halestorm - Back From the Dead

June 2, 2022

This week, we're scratching The Itch to debut a new segment! Flavor of the Week has been a staple of our radio show for years, and album reviews have always been part of the podcast, both as part of Roundup episodes and as l…

Music Reviews Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] The Metallica Blacklist

May 31, 2022

The Itch originally had plans to record a full episode on The Metallica Blacklist when it was released last year. Alas, it didn't come to be. But as we prepare our next batch of episodes (including multiple interviews and an…

Short Cuts

[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…


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
Interviews Short Cuts

[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…


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

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…