Episodes

March 29, 2021

E46 A Conversation with Matty Madiro of From Ashes to New

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 par...

Interviews

March 22, 2021

E45 The Unknown Future of Chevelle

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...

Album Reviews

March 17, 2021

[Short Cuts] Finding Love at Flogging Molly

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 specifical...

Short Cuts

March 15, 2021

E44 A Conversation with Blake Bedsaul of SAUL

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...

Interviews

March 08, 2021

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

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 fo...

Interviews

March 05, 2021

March Bandness: First Round Matchups

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 ...

Short Cuts

March 01, 2021

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

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 fir...

Album Reviews

February 22, 2021

E41 Season Premiere: Who Is The Itch?

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 ...

Anniversaries

February 18, 2021

[Short Cuts] Snow Stories

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 sea...

Short Cuts

February 15, 2021

A Conversation with Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze (Revisited)

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 L...

Interviews

February 11, 2021

[Short Cuts] The Greatest Wrestling Story Never Told

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 wit...

Short Cuts

February 08, 2021

Rock 'n' Rasslin' (Extended)

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 ...

Album Reviews Tributes

February 05, 2021

[Short Cuts] Eve 6 (and a Half or So)

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...

Short Cuts

February 04, 2021

[Short Cuts] A Tribute to Black Rock Artists (Revisited)

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...

Short Cuts

February 01, 2021

Black Rock Matters (Revisited)

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 th...

Tributes

January 25, 2021

E40 Season Finale: Top 20 Rock Albums of 2020 (Part 2)

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 o...

Album Reviews

January 18, 2021

E39 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2020 (Part 1)

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...

Album Reviews

January 11, 2021

E38 The Itch Awards: Celebrating the Best Rock of 2020

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...

Album Reviews