‘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.
First, the horror. Then, the live performance: The Burst and Bloom at House of Torment (Episode 190)
A live performance from The Burst and Bloom follows a horrifying run through the House of Torment haunted house.
Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you join me for tacos? – Queen tribute the Ready Freddies (Episode 189)
Before the Queen biopic hits theaters, spend some time with Queen tribute band The Ready Freddies!
They won the national #next2rock championship, scored a record deal and rubbed elbows with stars… now Friday Pilots Club eats burgers in a gorgeous Mazda CX-9 (from the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston)
‘I got pretty high and Googled how to make hot sauce’: Trying the delicious varieties of Soothsayer hot sauce (Episode 187)
Kyle from Soothsayer Hot Sauce joins me for pizza from the thrice-visited Dante’s Pizza (2825 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618).
‘This car doubles as an iron lung’ – Eating vegan food with author Ashlee Piper (Give a S*it) (Episode 186)
Car Con Carne, presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston, heads to the Ravenswood area to meet up with author/vegan/sustainability expert Ashlee Piper. Given Ashlee’s background, it made sense to meet at Urban Vegan (1601-1603 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613).
‘Journalists afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted’ -Journalist Charlie Meyerson (Episode 185)
Veteran (seasoned?) Chicago journalist Charlie Meyerson (currently of Chicago Public Square & Rivet, ex- of Chicago Tribune, WGN, WNUA and WXRT) joins me for subs and news talk at Submarine Tender (200 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130.) Just to get it out of the way, the restaurant’s name isn’t “Submarine Tenders,” as wrongly stated early in the episode by your intrepid host.
Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.
Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.
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.