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Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan have a new podcast! Come join two (not so) ordinary family guys in the basement (or on the deck) as they talk about their lifelong obsessions with music. Now ... 5 days a week!

Rockin' the Suburbs Rockin' the Suburbs

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    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan have a new podcast! Come join two (not so) ordinary family guys in the basement (or on the deck) as they talk about their lifelong obsessions with music. Now ... 5 days a week!

    April New Music Mega Blast!

    April New Music Mega Blast!

    They said it couldn't be done. They said it would be foolish to try. They called it flying too close to the sun. 

    Did we listen? Heck no. 

    Here is the first-ever, one-of-a-kind, super spectacular April New Music Mega Blast! 
    That's right, every new music submission we got for April 2022 rolled up into one amazing mix. 

    If you have the courage to hit play, you will hear from... (deep breath)... Steven Routledge, Brad Maylor, Charlie Mack, Roger Grace, Kevin Porter, Liam McIndoe, Niklas Nygårds, Urb Fernandez, Vasant Ramamurthy, Harris King, Walt Falconer, Mackensi Crenshaw, Enrique Cruz, Jay Ignacio, Sunny Varney, Jason Goebel and Scott Isom. 

    As a bonus, if you listen to the whole episode in one sitting, it's free! 

    Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends.

    Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com

    Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com

    Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod

    If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984.

    Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What Was First: Flying Nun Records

    What Was First: Flying Nun Records

    You knew it had to happen soon or later.

    Here's the story of the first release on New Zealand's Flying Nun label, which we may have talked about a little bit on this podcast in the past.

    Thanks to a pair of Nicks and one Liam for this suggestion. Hit play and get ready to dance on the head of a pin.

    Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends.

    Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com

    Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com

    Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod

    If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984.

    Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com

    • 14 min
    What Was First: SST Records

    What Was First: SST Records

    We wrap the week with the story of the first release on one of the most iconic indie labels of all time, California's SST Records. 

    We fly the flag for a raging slab of punk rock that came roaring out of Hermosa Beach and blazed a trail for countless non-conformists to follow. 

    Hit play and dive into the pit. 

    Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends.

    Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com

    Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com

    Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod

    If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984.

    Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com

    • 19 min
    What Was First: Bloodshot Records

    What Was First: Bloodshot Records

    We are back on the What Was First bus today, with an episode suggested by some weird guy from the suburbia, a Mr. Jim Lenahan. 

    We travel back in time to Chicago in the year 1994 to hear the story of the very first release on Bloodshot Records. 

    Hit play and get ready to live a life of sin. 

    Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends.

    Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com

    Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com

    Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod

    If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984.

    Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com

    • 18 min
    Dylan & Hoffman II

    Dylan & Hoffman II

    Tim Hoffman leads the second part of our discussion of Bob Dylan's albums from the controversial 1976 -1981 era. 

    The bottom line?  "Shot of Love" is a very key Dylan album. 

    Hit play to hear us gush. 

    Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends.

    Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com

    Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com

    Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod

    If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984.

    Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com

    • 34 min
    Dylan & Hoffman Part One

    Dylan & Hoffman Part One

    Tim Hoffman takes us on the Bob Dylan journey we all needed to open our minds. 

    Believer or non-believer, the music wins out in the end. 

    Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeart, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts and share it with your friends.

    Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com

    Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com

    Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod

    If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984.

    Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

WillRams ,

Loved the Tom Petty Wildflowers and all the Rest conversation.

An update regarding availability of the song “Something Could Happen” (one of quite a few previously unreleased gems): Apple Music has had it available for online streaming as part of the 70 song Super Deluxe version since Friday’s release for its subscribers/trial memberships.

Thanks to this informative podcast. Have a few of the other questions up for future listens. These guys are thoughtful in their discussion and obviously avid listeners of music.

Matt@THEATL ,

Enjoy Them But....

Really enjoy their lighthearted look at some of my favorite bands like The Replacements. Will say, they should probably avoid reviewing bands like Genesis. I feel like they got in over their heads and were dimisive of a lot of important events that transpired in the band-as well as not being aware of their early history which made for a disappointing result.

Benjie Ignacio ,

great no nonsense podcast about rock n roll

Longtime listener since its inception, and of its predecessor podcast, Dad Rock. Thoughtful, spirited conversation, often revelatory and always lighthearted (except when they do an RIP episode, which sadly happens now again). Like cracking a beer at a picnic table with a couple of your music fan friends.

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