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Sludgeworth gets overdue ‘Losers of the Year’ vinyl release (Episode 798)

Chicago punk pioneers Sludgeworth (Dan Schafer- vocals, Adam White – guitar, Brian Vermin – drums) joins Car Con Carne right as their 1995 compilation album, “Losers of the Year,” is set for vinyl release (Red Scare) for the very first…

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9 lessons learned from 800 podcast episodes

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Marina City enters ‘the Simulation’ (Episode 797)

Ryan Argast and Eric Somers-Urrea of Marina City return to Car Con Carne to chat about the making of their current release, “The Simulation.” We chatted outside Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery on 31st and dined on “Yerminators” and pizza puffs….

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‘Dedicated’ diabetes benefit coming to Blue Island Beer Company 12/10/22 (Episode 796)

Chris Castaneda joins me for a preview of DEDICATED – A Benefit for the American Diabetes Association, happening at Blue Island Beer Company (13357 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island) on Saturday, December 10. Featured at the event are Sonic45 (White…

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Episode 800 trailer

Here’s a preview of Episode 800, debuting as an audio and video episode on 12/12/22. For this anniversary episode, I’m featuring 10 memorable moments from the almost-nine years of the show. I intentionally don’t refer to the moments as the…

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Skeleton Key Brewery visited by the Spectral Silhouette (Episode 795)

Skeleton Key Brewery (8102 Lemont Road in Woodridge) is a fantastic craft brewery with a variety of inventive and delicious beers. That’s where this episode was recorded, as co-owner Paul Slayton and I were joined by musician Henry Scherrer (The…

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Episode 800 is coming: Sponsor one of the “top ten” moments!

I’ve been thinking for a while about what to do for Episode 800 (landing early December, 2022). Since Car Con Carne has been rolling for close to ten years, I thought I’d use the anniversary moment to take inventory of…

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Singer/solo artist Nora O’Connor steps back into the spotlight (Episode 794)

Nora O’Connor returns with “My Heart” (Pravda), her first solo album in close to 20 years. That’s not to say she hasn’t been busy, of course. We talk about her work with everyone from Decemberists and New Pornographers to Robbie…

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Hit the bricks with Man’s Body! (Episode 793)

J Niimi and Greg Franco of Man’s Body join me in advance of their show at GMan on Friday, November 11. The band recently released a live collection, “Taking the Edge off: Live at Kingsize Chicago,” which follows their second…

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The best music chat you’ll hear all week: Frank Meyer of the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs -Episode 792

I love the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. In addition to being in the Cheetahs, singer/guitarist Frank Meyer is an award-winning director, producer and author. He’s also in a handful of other fantastic bands that span a variety of styles. In this new…