Episodes

Anniversaries

30 Years of 311 (Rock Matters Revisited)

July 26, 2021

The Itch is still on vacation! But even so, we've got some nu content for you... nu metal content, that is. After appearing on our Jimmy Eat World episode a few weeks back, our friends from Podioslave invited us to join them for an episode on those early 2000s sounds that we're so fond of. Join us …

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Podioslaves to the Sound

July 26, 2021

The Itch is still on vacation! But even so, we've got some nu content for you... nu metal content, that is. After appearing on our Jimmy Eat World episode a few weeks back, our friends from Podioslave invited us to join them for an episode on those early 2000s sounds that we're so fond of. Join us …

Tributes

The Light and Legacy of Chester Bennington (Revisited)

July 19, 2021

We're still on vacation, but in the meantime, we wanted to revisit an evergreen topic we discussed in season one: mental health. It's now been four years since Chester Bennington took his own life. In this episode, The Itch reflects on his legacy, recent music from his former bandmates Grey Daze an…

Anniversaries

Red, White, and Foo (Rock Matters Revisited)

July 12, 2021

The Itch is taking a few weeks off from recording new episodes. But as we prep to launch season 3, we decided to take a trip down memory lane by revisiting a few of our favorite episodes from season 1, aka the Rock Matters Era! First up, since last week's episode on Jimmy Eat World 's Bleed America…

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Taylor Swift vs Tool (with Podioslave)

July 8, 2021

If you loved The Itch 's season finale episode with our friends from Podioslave as much as we did, you probably want a little more, yeah? Well, here you go. Listen as one of Dan's trademark rants about rock purity turns into a discussion about math and ... grapes? In case you were wondering what a …

Guest: Podioslave
Anniversaries

E60 Season Finale: Bleed American with Podioslave

July 5, 2021

It's season finale time! It's 'Murica time! And most importantly, it's twinsie time! In this episode, The Itch welcomes our friends and the podcast peanut butter to our jelly, Podioslave ! Join us for our first ever six-man roundtable as we celebrate 20 years of Jimmy Eat World 's power pop masterp…

Guest: Podioslave
Album Reviews

E59 Midyear Rock Roundup: Pop Evil, Atreyu, & Ayron Jones

June 28, 2021

We're halfway through the year, so this week The Itch is bringing you our impressions on three impressive rock albums we've come across in recent months: Versatile from Pop Evil , Baptize from Atreyu , and Child of the State from Ayron Jones . Join us for history, commentary, and KC's attempt at a …

Album Reviews

E58 The Weezer Episode with Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars

June 22, 2021

It's time for a double dose! This week we're joined by our friend Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars to discuss the ever-polarizing Weezer! And we're not just doing it once, but twice! The Itch is here to disagree about 2021's Van Weezer and OK Human, and Brian and his co-host Gomez were kind enough to…

Guest: Brian Colburn
Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Dude, Where's My Episode?

June 21, 2021

Hey, The Itch releases new episodes every Monday, right? Right! ... except for this Monday. We're releasing this week's episode on Tuesday to coincide with something special. Listen to this Short Cut, check our social media feeds, or check back in tomorrow to find out what. We're pretty hyped. In t…

Interviews

E57 A Conversation with Dan Murphy of All Good Things

June 14, 2021

All Good Things is a band you may not have heard of, but you probably have heard . And despite the fact that their upcoming Better Noise Music release is functionally their proper band debut, they've been churning out bangers for years. How does any of this make sense, you ask? Find out in our conv…

Guest: Dan Murphy
Album Reviews

E56 Trouble's Coming: Royal Blood and the Evolving Sounds of Rock

June 7, 2021

Royal Blood recently released Typhoons , their third full-length album. In it, they move slightly away from their riffy blues rock roots into a sound that will make you tap your toes as often as you bang your head. So is that for better or worse? And is Royal Blood just repeating the trajectory of …

Interviews Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Bands Talking Bands with Nonpoint

June 3, 2021

As a thank you to every listener who made our conversation with Robb Rivera and Jason Zeilstra of Nonpoint our most popular episodes to date, we're milking that chat juuuust a bit more! Enjoy a bonus segment where Robb and Jason gush about some of their favorite artists, albums, live acts, and song…

Interviews

E55 A Conversation with Robb & Jason of Nonpoint (Part 2)

May 31, 2021

The Itch 's conversation with Robb Rivera and Jason Zeilstra of Nonpoint continues! Join us as we discuss how Jason joined the band, the response to their new single "Ruthless ", the value of record stores and album liner notes, and the origins of their famous cover of Phil Collins' " In the Air To…

Interviews

E54 A Conversation with Robb & Jason of Nonpoint (Part 1)

May 24, 2021

The Itch is about to get Ruthless ! Nonpoint dominated our March Bandness tournament, and then proceeded to announce not just a brand new, bangin' single , but their own independent record label, 361 Degrees ! Oh, and that single was the theme for AEW's Blood and Guts match . And the band started a…

Album Reviews

E53 What Is Classic Rock? with Chill Pill Liz

May 17, 2021

In this episode, The Itch calls back to episode 49 , when we posed the question "What IS classic rock?" To help us explore (and answer?) that question, we've enlisted the help of our old radio friend Chill Pill Liz and our new friend John from the Well Disguised podcast ! Along the way, we discuss …

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…