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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 …

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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
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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…

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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
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[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…

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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…

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[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…

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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…


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
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[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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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 …

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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 …

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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
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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…