Posted in burlesque Wrigleyville

Taking a sex-positive approach to ‘Wizard of Oz’: PS Burlesque (Episode 238)

The women of PS Burlesque join me this week in advance of their new show, “Dorothy Does Oz,” a Wizard of Oz-themed nerdlesque. Trash Bandicooch (PS Burlesque marketing, improperly referred…

Posted in DJs

DJ Chanté Linwood: ‘If you want something, you’ll do it… you’ll find a way to get it done.” (Episode 237)

DJ/actor/comedian Chanté Linwood joined me for amazing food from Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). And yes, Haymarket is a Car Con Carne favorite! Chanté is a very busy…

Cirque du Soleil Volta
Posted in Dance Out of the car

Backstage at Cirque du Soleil “VOLTA” (Episode 236)

Cirque du Soleil “VOLTA” is, on the surface, a circus; a big top amalgam of a number of circus-type acts and feats. But it seems reductive to leave the description…

Posted in downtown River North

Hard Rock Cafe: Love All Serve All, Music for Life, Take Time to Be Kind, All is One (Episode 234)

Hard Rock Cafe: Chicago has been in River North for 33 years; its sign is one of the most iconic landmarks in downtown Chicago. Now, decades into the chain’s history,…

Posted in Actors Theater guests

From unrequited love to ‘first-time man sluts’: ‘I Saw You’ reads Chicago personal ads (Episode 232)

Download here “I Saw You” is a gut-busting, live performance comedy show of real Chicago personals held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Town Hall Pub…

Posted in Bridgeport Media guests Public Service

‘When you’re on the street, you’ve got a millisecond to make a decision’ – The Chicago PoPo Report joins me for cop talk (Episode 226)

Paul Ciolino and Lupe Aguirre of The Chicago PoPo Report (Saturdays 7-9 p.m. on WLS-AM 890) jump in my car to talk about crime and punishment.

Posted in vinyl

Record-making and taco-eating in Chicago: Smashed Plastic (Episode 217)

Chicago has its own record-pressing plant… and it’s awesome!

Posted in bacon Logan Square

Episode 216 – The 4th annual Baconfest preview, with Logan Square restaurant Twain and Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer

BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON

Posted in Christmas Halloween Melrose Park

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.

Posted in Off Topic

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

Repeat offenders in record stores’ clearance bins