Posted in Artists beer Episodes

Lagunitas Tap Room and the art curation of Chris Pienta (Episode 313)

Lagunitas Tap Room is an oasis. It’s an adult wonderland. And if you haven’t been there, you must make plans to spend a night there. It’s super easy to get…

Posted in Episodes Live performances Pizza St. Patrick's Day

Getting shamrocked outside Dante’s Tavern: Live music from The Avondale Ramblers (Episode 312)

Irish-flavored songs performed live in a tiny Mazda 3!

Posted in Country Music Des Plaines Episodes Pizza punk rock Suburbs

Songs about being loaded *and* loaded mac and cheese pizza: The Blind Staggers at Beacon Tap (Episode 311)

The Blind Staggers (Damien & Laura) join me for an episode that features food from Beacon Tap in Des Plaines.

Posted in Episodes Mexican food tacos

‘The biggest scene event of the year’ – The return of Chicago’s Cupcakes (Episode 310)

Singer Preston Graves joins me mere days before the band does their reunion show, headlining Metro on 2/29.

Posted in donuts drugs Episodes Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras paczki

The path from addiction and jail through recovery and music-making: Broken Robots at Delightful Pastries (Episode 309)

Broken Robots, specifically Kat and Tony, went through hell to get to where they are today.

Posted in burger joints Episodes metal

Burgers! Metal! It’s a Kuma’s Fest preview with The Atlas Moth (Episode 308)

Defining The Atlas Moth’s sound is like “nailing Jell-O to a wall.”

Posted in Episodes Grammy winner

Grave Podcaster’s Union: Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, from ‘Runaway Train’ to published author (Episode 307)

A for-real alternative legend joins Car Con Carne!

Posted in Episodes industrial music ribs steak

One-woman industrial army I Ya Toyah at Gale Street Inn (Episode 306)

Ania, the woman behind Chicago industrial project I Ya Toyah, joins me for food at the iconic Northwest Chicago restaurant Gale Street Inn (4914 N. Milwaukee Avenue). We did Gale…

Posted in Episodes South America vegan vegetarian

SIAMÉS does their first U.S. interview inside a car (Episode 305)

Get this band on your radar!

Posted in alcohol Authors Entrepreneurs Episodes

Zero-proof whiskey and gin: ‘We literally cannot make this fast enough for demand’ (Marcus Sakey of Ritual Zero Proof) – Episode 304

I’m not drunk… YOU’RE DRUNK.