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World-class FoxFire steakhouse approaching 20th anniversary in Geneva (Episode 827)

This episode finds me at FoxFire (17 W. State St., Geneva, IL) for a conversation with owner/chef K.C. Gulbro. Chef Gulbro talked about the restaurant’s longevity in the Geneva area, the only “right” cooking temperature for steak, the FoxFire menu…

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Michelles – ‘Walk by the Lake’ (SNACK – 3/23/23)

Today’s Snack is “Walk by the Lake,” from Michelles. The song comes from Michelles’ latest album, “The Empty Promises of Rock and Roll.” Enjoy your snack!

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The Academy Is returns for Wrigley Field, UK shows (Episode 826)

Adam T. Siska of the Academy Is… is my guest this week! He joined me for a chat over dumplings from the Joong Boo Wang Mandoo stand outside Joog Boo Market on the northwest side. It’s one of Chicago’s best-kept…

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Pino Farina Band – ‘Guilty’ (SNACK – 3/21/23)

Today’s snack is “Guilty” from Pino Farina Band’s 2018 release, “Start Over Again.” See Pino Farina Band at RocHaus in West Dundee on April 8!

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One Arm Giant – ‘The Verge of Our Collapse’ (Snack 3/16/23)

Today’s Car Con Carne Snack comes from One Arm Giant. The song is “The Verge of Our Collapse,” from their full-length release, “Start Tomorrow.” Enjoy your snack!

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Challengers Comics celebrates 15th anniversary at Club Lago (Episode 825)

This episode sees the return of longtime friend and Challengers Comics + Conversation co-owner Patrick Brower! For this conversation, we met at Club Lago in River North (331 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654). Owner GianCarlo was kind enough to…

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8-bit crEEps – ‘I Lose’ (Snack – 3/14/23)

8-bit crEEps are from Chicago, and self-described as “a psych-wave quartet in a polygamist marriage with new-wave synths, fuzzed-out guitars and driving beats.” I hope you love this band as much as I do. “I Lose” is taken from the…

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Art-rock band FACS returns with ‘Still Life in Decay’ (Episode 824)

Brian Case (singer/guitarist) of FACS joins me for a chat in advance of their new release, “Still Life in Decay.” We met for hot dogs at Red Hot Ranch, ate depression dogs and talked about: *FACS capturing the moment with…

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Touched By Ghoul – ‘Cancel the World’ (Snack – 3/9/23)

Touched By Ghoul (Episode 696) killed it on their second album, “Cancel the World.” I think you’re going to like the title track.

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Brother Derek – ‘Tom Cruise Leaves Self’ (Snack – 3/7/23)

Today’s Snack is “Tom Cruise Leaves Self” by Brother Derek. See the band at International Pop Overthrow at Montrose Saloon next month!