Album Reviews

E6 Declaration Against the Machine: Red and Artists Against Injustice

June 8, 2020

This week, a Rock Matters episode gets its very own permanent Spotify playlist ! In this episode, the guys discuss: The value of a good group text grandson , Tony Baker and how to use a platform to speak against injustice Tom Morello ’s resume George Michael Bluth Red ’s new album Declaration and D…


E5 Primus Time(us): Tales from the Punchbowl and Good Live Gimmicks

June 1, 2020

In this episode, the guys write a love letter to Primus on the 25th anniversary of Tales from the Punchbowl , a foundational piece of The Itch's history. Topics include: How to mine a live album debut for a decade When funk metal makes you reconsider your career path How to use Metallica and Defton…

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E4 AWOLstation: Aaron Bruno and How to Stylize a Band Name

May 25, 2020

In this episode, KCLC remains closed, but Dan gets a new mic! Also, the guys discuss: Nothingmore and the art of good merchandising Gratitude to supporters and a bit more on our vision for Rock Matters Concerning developments from the 2020 NHL All-Star game A breakdown of AWOLNATION 's new album An…

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E3 Mother of All: In This Moment, Censorship, and Owning a Cover Song

May 18, 2020

In this episode, The Itch does a deep dive review of In This Moment ’s new album Mother , and discusses a profound question about Pearl Jam, Mother’s Day , potty-mouth children, Red Hot Chili Peppers , and the difference a lineup change can make. Also, The Itch sells out and tries half-heartedly to…

Album Reviews

E2 A Gigaton to Talk About: Pearl Jam and Connecting in Quarantine

May 9, 2020

In this episode, The Itch reviews Pearl Jam 's Gigaton , discusses the joy of experiencing an album from start to finish, explores how artists are connecting with audiences virtually, and shares in the world's love for Prince and Weird Al ! [Note: If the sound quality of these early episodes bother…

E1 Rock Matters: An Introduction to The Itch's New Podcast

May 9, 2020

In the introductory episode, the guys discuss who we are, what The Itch is, when this show came to be, where it's from, and why it’s called Rock Matters ... also how. [Note: If the sound quality of these early episodes bothers you, stick around. It gets better!] Connect with us! Twitter: https://tw…