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Album Reviews

E35 Rapid Fire Reviews: Nothing But Thieves, From Ashes to New, Local H, Saul

Dec. 21, 2020

In this episode, The Itch catches up on some albums that we couldn't let slip through the cracks. Enjoy FOUR Flavors of the Week as we discuss Nothing But Thieves ' Moral Panic , From Ashes to New 's Panic , Local H 's Lifers , and Saul 's debut Rise As Equals ! When you're through, check out this …

Album Reviews

E34 Building an Empire: Hollywood Undead Bookends the Year

Dec. 14, 2020

In this episode, The Itch discusses two 2020 releases from Hollywood Undead , a band that brought in the new year and is now seeing it out (thank goodness). Join us for a discussion about guest rappers, fun band member names, potty humor, and ... Pauly Shore ? Spoiler that you'll have to listen to …

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

Dec. 10, 2020

The Itch had a serendipitous interaction while preparing for episode 33 . So if our introductory overview of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whet your appetite for more, Who Cares About the Rock Hall? is here to satisfy your drive for a deeper dive! Enjoy. Hey, you can send us voicemails on our webs…

Tributes

E33 Hall of Fame Reframe: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Dec. 7, 2020

In this episode, The Itch runs the gamut on all things Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The election process. The 2020 class. And, of course... the snubs! And hey, you can send us voice messages now! Please use your power responsibly. Or don't. Check out this episode's playlist , and then connect with u…

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Accidentally Sh!tting on Shinedown

Dec. 3, 2020

In this Short Cut, The Itch corrects the context of a comment from episode 32 (which you should listen to immediately if you haven't yet). But despite the correction of our intention... we may accidentally end up insulting Shinedown anyway. Listen to find out, and then let's talk! Twitter: https://…

Album Reviews

E32 Death of an Optimist: Grandson's Grand Debut

Nov. 30, 2020

In this episode, The Itch discusses Death of an Optimist , the upcoming debut album from grandson . We've been snacking on every grandson single, EP, and guest spot for the past few years, and now we're ready to feast on his first full-length offering. (Sorry, still thinking Thanksgiving.) Join us …

Clipisodes

E31 Clipisode: Leftovers

Nov. 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We published this week's planned episode a few days early, and we wanted to give you something to tide you over until next week's, so here's a little treat! We're grateful for the 30+ episodes we've been able to produce, and for every person who listens and interacts with us abo…

Guest: Ronnie Cobb
Interviews

E30 A Conversation with Arya Goggin of Skindred (Part 2)

Nov. 20, 2020

We couldn't wait to share the rest of our conversation with Arya Goggin of Skindred , The Itch 's official favorite band™, so this episode is here early! In part 2, Arya discusses a trifecta of events that cursed their global touring plans, how to structure a setlist, and the state of rock in the U…

Guest: Arya Goggin
Interviews

E29 A Conversation with Arya Goggin of Skindred (Part 1)

Nov. 16, 2020

In this episode, guys have the pleasure of speaking with Arya Goggin, drummer of Skindred , The Itch's official favorite band™. In part 1 of our conversation, Arya discusses the differences between finding success in the US and the UK, the challenges of socially distanced musical collaboration, how…

Guest: Arya Goggin
Album Reviews

E28 Humored Condition: Black Stone Cherry and Music That Makes Us Happy

Nov. 9, 2020

In a bit of unintentional forward thinking, The Itch knew that, one way or another, people would need some happy music this week. So in this episode, we're checking out Black Stone Cherry 's new album The Human Condition and discussing music that brings us joy! Come enjoy with us, and then add to o…

Anniversaries

E27 The System Is Down: Music and the Toxicity of American Politics

Nov. 2, 2020

Yep, The Itch is going there too. The election is here, and in this episode the guys discuss how art relates to politics, raising questions about the current relevance of socially-minded rock heavyweights System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine , and spotlighting a new generation of musical a…

Album Reviews

E26 No Place Like Ohms: How Deftones Redeemed Themselves (and 2020)

Oct. 26, 2020

In this episode, The Itch dissects one of the most anticipated rock releases of the year: Deftones ' Ohms . Join us to discuss Stephen Carpenter's return to form, how a band can incorporate old sounds into new music, and a questionable method of sneaking into shows! Plus, Aaron's mic drops out and …

Interviews

E25 A Conversation with Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze

Oct. 19, 2020

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of Linkin Park 's game-changing debut Hybrid Theory , The Itch has the pleasure of speaking with the multi-talented Sean Dowdell of Grey Daze , who just released the album Amends , featuring vocals by his late friend Chester Bennington . Join us as we discuss: …

Guest: Sean Dowdell
Album Reviews

E24 10 Years and Counting: Multi-Instrumentalists and the Numbers Game

Oct. 12, 2020

In this episode, The Itch explores the new 10 Years album Violent Allies , touching on how bands can improve over time, the role of instrumental tracks in rock, and how sometimes one man can do it all. And since we love counting so much (and frankly, need the practice), we decide to play a game inv…

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] You Helped Us Make a Difference

Oct. 8, 2020

For the month of September, The Itch made a commitment in honor of Suicide Prevention Month . Because of your help, we'll be sending $60 to ChangeDirection.org to promote mental health. Thank you for listening and sharing in this with us. Let's connect and continue to make a difference. Twitter: ht…

Album Reviews

E23 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2019 (Part 2)

Oct. 5, 2020

The Itch is back to wrap up our trip to 2019, when the world felt a little less crazy. In this episode, we'll count down our 10 favorite albums of the year. We've got pop punkers, nu metal vets, and even a bit of the blues. But who ended up in the #1 spot? After you listen, we'd love to hear your 2…

Album Reviews

E22 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2019 (Part 1)

Sept. 28, 2020

In this two-part episode, The Itch revisits our top rock albums from 2019. From veterans to up-and-comers, prog metal to reggae rock, and brooding angst to goofball weirdness, albums 20 through 11 should have something for everyone! After you listen, we'd love to hear your predictions on 2019's top…

Short Cuts

[Short Cuts] Damn the Man! Save the Empire!

Sept. 22, 2020

In this extended clip from episode 21, The Itch celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of our favorite music movies of all time: Empire Records ! Along the way we discuss DVD purging, concert decorum, and another surprising cult classic, and we plot out a future episode! Connect with us! Twitter: h…