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47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)

“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”

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WGN-TV’s Marcus Leshock at Borinquen Lounge: He’s won Emmys, and now he reeks of garlic (Episode 194)

This week, I’m joined by super-talented WGN-TV anchor/host/personality Marcus Leshock (a multiple Emmy winner! A WGN Employee of the Month!). Gaby from Borinquen Lounge (3811 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL…

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The name will get your attention; the music will make you a fan. Singer-songwriter Lilly Winwood at Haymarket (Episode 193)

Yes, her dad is *that* Steve Winwood, but Lilly Winwood’s making music that’s really good, and entirely her own.

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The reunion Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath helped will into reality: Welcome back, Sidekick Kato (Episode 192)

“The punk kids didn’t like us very much… and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff… we were like ‘fart and dick joke’ guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere.”

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‘If you don’t like the Beer Nuts now, you’ll hate them later’ – Beer Nuts end career, eat sub sandwiches (NSFW) (Episode 191)

Chicago’s hardest-partying band jump in the car before they play their final show for some hilarious (and NSFW) stories.

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First, the horror. Then, the live performance: The Burst and Bloom at House of Torment (Episode 190)

A live performance from The Burst and Bloom follows a horrifying run through the House of Torment haunted house.

Posted in Episodes Mexican food tacos Tribute bands

Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you join me for tacos? – Queen tribute the Ready Freddies (Episode 189)

Before the Queen biopic hits theaters, spend some time with Queen tribute band The Ready Freddies!

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Meet the band ready to put Chicago back in the national spotlight: Friday Pilots Club (Episode 188)

They won the national #next2rock championship, scored a record deal and rubbed elbows with stars… now Friday Pilots Club eats burgers in a gorgeous Mazda CX-9 (from the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston)

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‘I got pretty high and Googled how to make hot sauce’: Trying the delicious varieties of Soothsayer hot sauce (Episode 187)

Kyle from Soothsayer Hot Sauce joins me for pizza from the thrice-visited Dante’s Pizza (2825 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618).

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‘This car doubles as an iron lung’ – Eating vegan food with author Ashlee Piper (Give a S*it) (Episode 186)

Car Con Carne, presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston, heads to the Ravenswood area to meet up with author/vegan/sustainability expert Ashlee Piper. Given Ashlee’s background, it made sense to meet at  Urban Vegan (1601-1603 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613).