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Three bands. Two Brothers Roundhouse. One podcast. (Episode 215)

Three different artists perform live in the car after talking and eating off the fantastic menu at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora!

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Why craft brewing is like ‘giving medicine to the sick’: Metal Monkey Brewery (Episode 184)

This week, Dan and Jason of Metal Monkey Brewing (515 Anderson Drive in Romeoville) jump in my car as the annual Baconstock festival in Romeoville was going on in the background. Metal Monkey is a beer fan’s favorite… especially in the Romeoville area.

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Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts: From Villa Park to the Grammys and Tonys (Episode 177)

Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.

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‘Abe doesn’t deserve to eat here’ – Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy at the phenomenal Chicago Culinary Kitchen (Episode 170)

This is a glorious episode, as returning guests/friends Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy meet me at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) to try the…

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Bury Me in Lights buried in Burger Moovment burgers: Live performance & music chat in Elmwood Park (Episode 169)

Chicago scene stalwarts Bury Me in Lights jump in the car for a visit to the phenomenal Burger Moovment in Elmwood Park (Go there immediately: 7512 W North Ave, Elmwood…

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‘I feel like we’re trying the whole menu tonight’ – Return to Epic Deli in McHenry (Episode 168)

Repeat guest Tyler Wildey, proprietor of Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) is my guest for 4th of July week. We talk about his restaurant, the restaurant business,…

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2 days, 2 stages and 40 bands: Talking DZ Fest with Ben Arguelles (and eating subs from Peppo’s) (Episode 167)

This week’s guest is DZ Records impresario Ben Arguelles, who’s getting ready to launch this year’s DZ Fest (July 7 & July 8). DZ Fest has become a must-attend, totally…

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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…

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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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‘Car Con Carne is my social life’ – Dinner with new friends TAKE THE REINS (Episode 163)

The phenomenal suburban Chicago band Take the Reins joins me for dinner at Hamburger Heaven in Elmhurst (281 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Before you listen to this episode,…