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88 Fingers Louie visits Krampus haunted house before heading to Costa Rica (Episode 199)

Chicago punk heroes go to a holiday-themed haunted house and eat burrito bowls in a Mazda CX-9.

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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!

Posted in Off Topic

Off topic: Record collecting and the most-frequently found budget LPs

Repeat offenders in record stores’ clearance bins

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‘I don’t want another kid to feel the way I do’ – Stanley Cup winner and dyslexia-awareness crusader Brent Sopel (Episode 197)

Ex-Blackhawk talks about winning the cup and the profound personal struggles he’s wrestled with

Posted in Loop vegetarian

Sunshine Boys eat vegan food under the ‘L’ tracks, talk about ‘Blue Music’ (Episode 196)

Ex-members of Blake Babies, Slugs and Big Hello make it another Car Sin Carne episode

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47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)

“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”

Posted in Puerto Rican food TV

WGN-TV’s Marcus Leshock at Borinquen Lounge: He’s won Emmys, and now he reeks of garlic (Episode 194)

This week, I’m joined by super-talented WGN-TV anchor/host/personality Marcus Leshock (a multiple Emmy winner! A WGN Employee of the Month!). Gaby from Borinquen Lounge (3811 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL…

Posted in Next generation West Loop

The name will get your attention; the music will make you a fan. Singer-songwriter Lilly Winwood at Haymarket (Episode 193)

Yes, her dad is *that* Steve Winwood, but Lilly Winwood’s making music that’s really good, and entirely her own.

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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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‘If you don’t like the Beer Nuts now, you’ll hate them later’ – Beer Nuts end career, eat sub sandwiches (NSFW) (Episode 191)

Chicago’s hardest-partying band jump in the car before they play their final show for some hilarious (and NSFW) stories.