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‘Pace yourself, or you’ll die’: Baconfest preview with Honey Butter Fried Chicken’s Christine Cikowski (Episode 98)

Baconfest founder Seth Zurer returns for Car Con Carne’s annual preview of Baconfest 2017 (March 31 & April 1 at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt). You need to go,…

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From Billy Corgan and wrestling to burger carnage in a Mazda: Musician Sheri Shaw (Episode 94)

This week, it’s wrestling talk with wrestling entrance theme-writer Sheri Shaw at wrestling-themed restaurant The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/303992684-carconcarne-ccc-sheri-shaw-squared-circle-final.m4a DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher The food was…

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Chicago band-to-know My Gold Mask eats Carnivale Food Truck’s menu (Episode 90)

This week’s mouth watering food comes courtesy of the Carnivale Food Truck . With Chicago band-on-the-cusp My Gold Mask (Jack and Gretta) in the back seat, Carnivale’s Chef Rodolfo sits…

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The smarmy side and high points of modeling: Loop Rock Girl April Rose (Episode 84)

“Am I allowed to eat while we’re doing this?” “That’s kinda the thing.” Model and radio/TV star April Rose jumped in the Mazda 3 while Game 2 of the NLCS…

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Slutter, the all-female KISS cover band, celebrates Taco Tuesday (Episode 83)

The all-female KISS tribute band Slutter jumps in the car for Taco Tuesday at El Comalito (2234 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). We talk about: *Slutter history *How they…

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Columbia College alum crushes it at Riot Fest (Live at Riot Fest)

By the time you hear this episode, Jessica Hernandez may already be an international superstar. It sure feels like it’s going to happen soon. The Detroit star turned heads and…

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The end of Dillinger Escape Plan (live at Riot Fest)

Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan talks about the end of the band just before he hits the stage at Chicago’s Riot Fest event! What does he think the band’s…

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Candlebox from the Archives (Car Con Carne Bonus)

Candlebox is coming to town next week with Buckcherry at the Arcada Theatre (9/14), and that inspired me to pull this four-year-old interview with frontman Kevin Martin off the shelf….

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‘The full Beverly experience’ given by ‘media gadfly’ Scott Smith (Episode 68)

“Media gadfly” Scott Smith (@ourmaninchicago) greeted me at the Original Rainbow Cone on S. Western Avenue with a bag of burgers from nearby Top Notch Burgers. He wanted to make…

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The war on cargo shorts, the proliferation of spandex and ‘Fatty’: Actor Matt Nikkila (Episode 67)

Don’t flick your Bic, ‘Matches’ is in the mix! Translation: Comedic actor Matt Nikkila jumps in the front seat for a trip to Weiner’s Circle, the infamous Chicago hot dog…