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Local H: Chicago-made and Chicago-beloved (Episode 230)

Local H rocks! Scott Lucas talks about the band’s history from the beginning through today.

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‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ (Episode 228)

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.” The cultural contributions of Wax Trax!…

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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”…

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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…

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‘(Chicago fans) would know the arcane stuff’ – Music legend Robyn Hitchcock (Episode 219)

The legendary Robyn Hitchcock talks about his music, career and that time he was in a “dislocated state”

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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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Pro tip: Don’t invite people to your home who ignite flash bombs. Exploring Baconstock with 13-Monsters (Episode 183)

13-Monsters members and co-organizers of the annual Baconstock event in Romeoville, Deb and Jamie, join me at this year’s Baconstock.

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Poi Dog Pondering’s Frank Orrall: Conversation about food, music and Chicago at City Winery (Episode 171)

One of Chicago’s most beloved musicians, Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, jumps in the car in advance of his solo show at City Winery (8/2/18). City Winery is always…

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Advice for local bands, plus 2 live in-car performances: Kevin Singleton of The Cold Mourning/Bottom Lounge (Episode 165)

This week, musician Kevin Singleton (The Cold Mourning, El Famous, Inept) joins me for a performance outside Bottom Lounge (1375 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607), the epic Chicago live…

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Marina City talks about the WKQX Piqniq and Next2Rock while devouring City BBQ’s menu (Episode 164)

Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in…