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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…

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The Atlas Moth at Epic Deli: This could ‘very well be the death of us’ (Episode 120)

Stavros from Chicago metal band The Atlas Moth joins me for hedonistic, belly-stretching, food-challenge-worthy indulgence at one of Car Con Carne’s favorite places on earth: EPIC DELI. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Atlas_Moth_Epic_Deli.mp3 In this…

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Epic Deli decadence and a live performance from August Hotel (Episode 121)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/August_Hotel_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE The gentlemen of August Hotel jump in my car for an episode recorded at my favorite place on earth, Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry,…

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The joy of ‘Fake Sex’: Chicago band Post Child (Episode 119)

This week’s show is sponsored by the excellent people at BOOST MOBILE! Post Child (well, Bryan and Mustafa from the band) meet me at Zacatecas (5037 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL…

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He’s a comics creator! He’s a musician! He’s both! Dan Dougherty at Billy Goat (Episode 115)

Dan Dougherty has talents in multiple areas. His self-published comics (Beardo, Touching Evil) are must-reads, and his band (On the Off Chance) is on the rise in Chicago (wait until…

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‘This car is the clean plate club’ – Singer Fiona Grey joins me for sausage at Roma’s (Episode 114)

Household-name-waiting-to-happen pop singer Fiona Grey joins me for an Italian sausage at Roma’s Italian Beef & Sausage (4237 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641). I had the Hot Doug’s Atomic…