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Live from Riot Fest 2019: Anti-Flag (Episode 253)

Justin and Pat from Anti-Flag talk politics, community, their 20-year history, the spirit of punk rock and the obvious trilogy that will never come to be.

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Live from Riot Fest 2019: Save Ferris (Episode 252)

The utterly charming Monique Powell of Save Ferris talks about the path her career’s taken and what the future holds for the band.

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Live from Riot Fest 2019: No Parents (Episode 251)

Zoe and Dee Dee of No Parents joined Car Con Carne backstage after their performance on day one of Riot Fest 2019.

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A doctor, a Pope and a surly frontman walk into a car: EPISODE 250 with Smoking Popes, Bollweevils and 88 Fingers Louie!

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, these are the guys you wanna celebrate with.

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Representing Chicago at this year’s Riot Fest: Sincere Engineer (Episode 249)

Sincere Engineer is on Car Con Carne before playing this year’s Riot Fest!

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He’s in John Mayer’s band! He has a must-hear solo career! He’s won a Grammy! Guitarist Isaiah Sharkey (Episode 248)

This week, guitar great/Grammy winner/John Mayer band member Isaiah Sharkey joins me for phenomenal food from Stefani Prime (6755 N. Cicero). Here’s what we discussed over steak sandwiches, risotto and…

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Greetings from the ‘swingers capital of the midwest’: Hear the Darling Suns play live! (Episode 247)

Chicago indie band the Darling Suns (Robert, Lindsey, John and Charlie) joined the show this week for for a live performance of their fantastic song “Raspberry Homecoming” (from “Midnight Feelings”)…

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Let’s talk about beer and immigration! Old Irving Brewery and immigration lawyer Fiona McEntee (Episode 246)

Trevor Rose-Hamblin (owner/head brewer, Old Irving Brewery and Fiona McEntee (owner, McEntee Law Group) are on the show for a so-crazy-it-just-might-work balance of immigration law information and beer talk. We…

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Celebrating a ‘Cruel Summer’ with KrashKarma (Episode 245)

KrashKarma (Niki and Ralf) returned to Car Con Carne as they stopped through Chicago to play a show at Live Wire (love that place)! One of the in-car highlights was…

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‘Thank you, Jesus, for taking us to BrauerHouse’: Chicago band Death and Memphis (Episode 244)

This week, Chicago band Death and Memphis met me at BrauerHouse (1000-13 North Rohlwing Road) in Lombard. We loved our food, and showed it off on camera for the Car…