E208 A Conversation with Jake Crawford and Luke Caley of Unpeople
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by The Itch
1d ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch for riffs! And boy do our guests have them in spades! Jake Crawford and Luke Caley of Unpeople (and formerly of Press to MECO) join us for a delightful chat that covers the disbandment of their old band, the formation of their new one, the ingredients that make them so dynamic, and a whole bunch of pure music nerdery... which is the best kind of nerdery. The Unpeople EP comes out Friday, April 19. We've been riding for it for weeks, and we're so excited for the world to discover this incredible new act. If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us eve ..read more
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E207 New Rock Roundup: Dead Poet Society, Blind Channel, & Kid Kapichi
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by The Itch
1w ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch for albums! We're filling you in on three of our favorite records from the first quarter of 2024: Dead Poet Society's "FISSION," Blind Channel's "Exit Emotions," and Kid Kapichi's "There Goes the Neighborhood." Enjoy, as Dead Poet Society completes the trifecta of having an album review episode, a live review episode, and an interview episode! (For those keeping score, Blind Channel now has two album review episodes and an interview episode, while Kid Kapichi now has two album review episodes... sort of. Hopefully we'll see them both live this year!) If you ..read more
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E205 A(nother) Conversation with Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin
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by The Itch
3w ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch to run it back! Keith Wallen becomes a repeat guest, joining us to talk about his upcoming album Infinity Now and our collective Shiprocked experience. We'll discuss gratitude, loss, how Keith challenges himself as solo artist outside of Breaking Benjamin, and a surprising journey that inspired one of his new tracks. Enjoy! If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night broadcasting rock to the masses from 6-9pm CST on KCLC-FM. If you're not in the St. Louis area, you can stream the show from 891thewood.com, TuneIn, Radio.net, and Onl ..read more
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E204 Booking Shiprocked + The Itch On Tour: Beartooth, The Plot In You, Invent Animate, & Sleep Theory
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by The Itch
1M ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch to lie to you (but just a little)! We've got a smidge more Shiprocked-related business to take care of in the form of booking the 2025 lineup. (Alan, if you're listening...) Plus, Dan saw a show featuring two acts from Shiprocked 2024 in Beartooth and episode 180 guests Sleep Theory, as well as two bands he was less familiar with in The Plot In You and Invent Animate. What was the verdict? And what cardinal rule of Itch Etiquette was broken at the show? Listen, find out, and enjoy. And don't forget: Voting is open for The Itch's March Bandness 2024 Final Fo ..read more
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E203 March Bandness Announcement + The Itch On Tour: Mammoth WVH and Nita Strauss
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by The Itch
1M ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch for a tradition! March Bandness returns, and we've got an 8-artist field vying for the prize of their very own dedicated Itch episode! Visit the polls below to vote on the first round, and check back later, as the link will stay updated with each current round. Plus, one artist gets a bonus preview, as KC and Dan saw and show recently! Enjoy. March Bandness 2024 Elite Eight Voting: bit.ly/2024mb8 If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night broadcasting rock to the masses from 6-9pm CST on KCLC-FM. If you're not in the St. Louis are ..read more
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E202 20 Years, 202 Episodes, and More Shiprocked
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by The Itch
1M ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch for ... more culmination? Not content to summarize Shiprocked in one episode, we're back with part two of our recap. And we sandwiched an interview in between! Shiprocked 2024 was something we'll never forget, and after this episode, you might not either. Thank you for whatever part of this journey you've been a part of. Let's keep sailing the seas (of cheese?) together. If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night broadcasting rock to the masses from 6-9pm CST on KCLC-FM. If you're not in the St. Louis area, you can stream the show ..read more
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E201 Shiprocked: The Artist Experience with Eva Marie of Eva Under Fire
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by The Itch
1M ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch for an intermission! When we last left our heroes, The Itch was at halfway through recapping our Shiprocked adventure. Eva Under Fire had an adventure of their own at this point in the story, so this week vocalist and part-time Itch co-host Eva Marie joins us to discuss Shiprocked from the artists' perspective. We'll hear tales of soundchecks gone awry, wholesome singalongs, and staying ready so you don't have to get ready. Plus, Eva discusses her new collaboration with Lyell and Hyro the Hero, and The Itch discovers the real princess in Eva Under Fire... H ..read more
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E200 20 Years, 200 Episodes, and Shiprocked
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by The Itch
2M ago
This week, we're scratching The Itch for a culmination! After 20 years as a radio show and 200 episodes of a podcast, The Itch finally celebrated in the most fitting way possible: by spending a week stuck on a boat with about 30 bands, including about 10 we've had as guests! Shiprocked 2024 is in the books, and it was the perfect storm... literally. Join us for tales of endless concerts, friendships old and new, and what makes a festival on a boat the best kind of festival. Plus: The Itch crashes Jamaica... literally. Enjoy. If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night ..read more
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Shiprocked Replay: A Conversation with Sam Bam Koltun
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by The Itch
2M ago
While The Itch is on vacation, we're sharing past interviews with our current Shiprocked sea mates. Next up is Episode 130: A Conversation with Sam Bam Koltun of Dorothy, Faster Pussycat, & Budderside, originally published December 6, 2022. Enjoy. If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night broadcasting rock to the masses from 6-9pm CST on KCLC-FM. If you're not in the St. Louis area, you can stream the show from 891thewood.com, TuneIn, Radio.net, and OnlineRadioBox! And if you have the itch to hear brand new rock tracks every Friday, follow our New Rock Roundup p ..read more
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Shiprocked Replays: A Conversation with Dorothy
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by The Itch
2M ago
While The Itch is on vacation, we're sharing past interviews with our current Shiprocked sea mates. Next up is Episode 126: A Conversation with Dorothy, originally published November 15, 2022. Enjoy. If you like what you hear, you can hear more of us every Sunday night broadcasting rock to the masses from 6-9pm CST on KCLC-FM. If you're not in the St. Louis area, you can stream the show from 891thewood.com, TuneIn, Radio.net, and OnlineRadioBox! And if you have the itch to hear brand new rock tracks every Friday, follow our New Rock Roundup playlist! For any and all friendship, questions, inqu ..read more
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