Tiffany is an internationally beloved singer, songwriter, actress and teen icon. In this week’s episode, she and guitarist/producer Mark Alberici jumped in a Mazda CX-9 to have lunch with me after playing two sold-out shows at the Allstate Arena for the “Mixtape Tour” (along with NKOTB, Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature and Salt n Pepa).
From unrequited love to ‘first-time man sluts’: ‘I Saw You’ reads Chicago personal ads (Episode 232)
“I Saw You” is a gut-busting, live performance comedy show of real Chicago personals held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Town Hall Pub (3340 N. Halsted).
We wore our fat pants for the recording. No regrets.
Local H rocks! Scott Lucas talks about the band’s history from the beginning through today.
Stellar West has racked up a solid list of credits and acknowledgments over their relatively short career. AP said they were an “under 21” band to watch. They played Riot…
Julia Nash and husband Mark Skillicorn join me this week to talk about their superb documentary film,”Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.”
Listen to a live musical preview of ‘Take Me’ with Jon Langford and actors Nicole Bloomsmith and Carmine Grisolia (Episode 227)
“Take Me” debuts at the Strawdog Theatre Company on May 20. Co-created by the team of Mark Guarino and Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons, lots of amazing things), “Take Me” is “a comic fantasia about searching the vast universe for answers when all along they may be found inside.”
‘When you’re on the street, you’ve got a millisecond to make a decision’ – The Chicago PoPo Report joins me for cop talk (Episode 226)
Paul Ciolino and Lupe Aguirre of The Chicago PoPo Report (Saturdays 7-9 p.m. on WLS-AM 890) jump in my car to talk about crime and punishment.
If you can make it in Lithuania, you can make it anywhere. Also, Fort Frances eats tacos. (Episode 225)
This week, it’s taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and indie rock, Fort Frances can comfortably live next to ANYTHING ON ANY OF YOUR PLAYLISTS.
‘Porno movies watered down for 13 year olds’ – Author Mike McPadden talks coming-of-age movies over Gino’s East Pizza (Episode 224)
Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL – A CRUCIBLE OF COMING-OF-AGE COMEDIES FROM ANIMAL HO– USE TO ZAPPED! joins me for fantastic pizza from Gino’s East River North (a true Chicago classic). We tackled a fantastic deep dish “Gino’s Supreme” and had scant few leftovers to speak of by the time we left the car!