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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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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.”

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From rabbits in hats to rabbits in sausage: Chicago Magic Lounge at Hot ‘G’ Dog (Episode 209)

Close-up magic done by one of the best, while eating gourmet sausage in a Mazda CX-9!

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Hard-working, super-talented Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan eats Byron’s hot dogs, talks movies/TV (Episode 207)

“Chef Dan” from “The Chi” returns to eat Chicago dogs from Byron’s!

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Must-hear live performance & conversation with the Inventors (Episode 198)

Meet the Inventors, and be prepared to be blown away by their in-car performance!

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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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Chicago band The Giving Moon is given encased meats (Episode 180)

Chicago indie band the Giving Moon joins me this week for encased meets from Jr’s Red Hots (2345 W. Armitage).

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The difficult-to-describe, coming-through-in-the-clutch, Chicago band Midwave eats hot dogs (Episode 174)

Kyle and Brandon of Chicago band (and Chicago #next2rock finalist) Midwave join me at Budacki’s Drive In (4739 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) for hot dogs and conversation. PRESENTED…

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Chicago band Parker ignores the smell of I-94 to perform live in the Mazda 3 (Episode 173)

Up-and-coming Chicago band Parker (Devin, Trevor, Patrick) jumps in the Mazda 3 outside the iconic Chicago hot dog stand Jim’s Original (1250 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60607). PRESENTED BY…

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Do you know what it’s like to be p***ed on? DO YOU? The return of Apocalypse Hoboken (recorded at Legit Dogs & Ice) (Episode 166)

Chicago punk legends Apocalypse Hoboken are gearing up for two reunion shows at Chop Shop (July 13 & 14). That seemed like a perfect excuse to chat with Todd and…