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Jim DeRogatis takes on R. Kelly while Vortis takes on greasy tacos (Episode 220)

The band Vortis jumps in my car, and I spend some extra time talking with music journalist friend Jim DeRogatis about the R. Kelly story he broke

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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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‘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).

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‘Someone’s a Car Con ***hole’ – Talking punk rock with Daryl Wilson (Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) (Episode 153)

It’s a Chicago punk rock summit as I’m joined by returning guests Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) at Dante’s Pizza. Here’s what we talk about…

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Thanking 88 Fingers Louie singer Denis ‘for being a friend’ (Episode 123)

Denis Buckley, frontman of 88 Fingers Louie, joins me for tacos at El Cid II (2645 Kedzie). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88fl_revisited.mp3 This week’s episode is sponsored by the good people at BOOST MOBILE. Discussed…

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‘It’s still a man’s world out there’: Mystery Actions tear up Chicago punk scene (Episode 76)

Nikki, Lucy and Polly from Chicago punk rock band Mystery Actions join me for Taco Night at Taqueria Traspasada (3144 N California). Over tacos and Jarritos, we cover the following:…

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Rise Against bassist Joe Principe shares a pizza in a strip mall lot (Episode 49)

Rise Against’s Joe Principe sits shotgun for a trip to Chicago suburb Downers Grove. We visit Dan’s Pizza, an awesome mom & pop carry-out pizza place tucked into a nondescript…

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‘Dripping glistening grease’ with 88 Fingers Louie’s Denis Buckley (Episode 43)

For this episode, James is joined by 88 Fingers Louie’s lead singer Denis Buckley. They meet up at Taqueria El Tapatio on the west side of Chicago, which leads to…