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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…

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Going solo after Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns and Lovehammers: Marty Casey (Episode 114)

Chicago superstar Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns) and band members Mike and Matt join me for “Dope Tacos” at Taqueria Traspasada 2 (thanks for the recommendation, Jake)….

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“It’s like a burrito, but with the masculine ‘he’ in front of it” – Jibaritos with the Evictions (Episode 112)

(SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE) Johnny and Will from Chicago band The Evictions jump in the Mazda 3 for jibaritos from Borinquen Lounge (3811 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). They…

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Ralph’s World/Bad Examples musical genius Ralph Covert shares new song and talks Chicago music, goat tacos and Grammys (Episode 111)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Covert.mp3 Ralph Covert¬†(Ralph’s World, Bad Examples) jumps in my car to eat goat tacos from Taqueria Atontonilco¬†in Pilsen (1637 S Blue Island Ave). Ralph’s an incredibly talented songwriter, and we…

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Rockabilly with Them Guilty Aces! Hot dogs at Gene and Jude’s! (Episode 110)

This week, it’s distinctly American sounds played in parking lot of distinctly Chicago (ish) hot dog joint. This week, Boost Mobile presents Car Con Carne, featuring Chicago rockabilly/doo-wop/soul band Them…

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Meet and listen to a band to know: Turnspit (Episode 109)

This week, I’m joined by Turnspit members Gillian McGhee and Jason Swearingen for hummus and falafel from Sultan’s Market (2057 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE…

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Hot Doug is the Alec Baldwin of Car Con Carne (Episode 108)

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE! Hot Doug’s: The Movie is coming, and the guys behind the documentary are fantastically talented old friends of mine, Chris and Nick Markos. Along with the…

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‘I’ve never worried about the guys in Megadeth listening to this’ – Phoenix band Doll Skin eats tacos, talks music (Episode 107)

I love Doll Skin (Sydney Dolezal, Alex Snowden, Nicole Rich, Meghan Herring). They have great music, hooks, harmonies and swagger. It was a pleasure meeting them in Crest Hill before…

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Horror? Sci-Fi? Thriller? ‘Yes’ to all: Talking ‘Chicago Rot’ with writer/star Brant McCrea (Episode 106)

Rejected headline/episode quote: “That guy was masturbating in my dad’s suit.” My guest this week is Brant McCrea, writer and star of the indie horror/sci-fi film Chicago Rot (available for…

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Lucky Boys Confusion rocks car, eats hot dogs (Episode 105)

Jason Schultejann and Kaustubh Pandav of Chicago band Lucky Boys Confusion jump in the Mazda 3 for a trip to Fatso’s Last Stand (2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622)….