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Wilmette celebrates day of EP release in bed, on Car Con Carne (Episode 461)

Wilmette’s new self-titled EP came out today (on Mutant League Records), and the band chatted from bed(?) to talk about their music, videos, and horror movies. Car Con Carne is…

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Suitable for listening after dark: Diagonal (Episode 460)

Suitable for listening after dark: The music of Diagonal. This band’s music was practically made for loud listening on a dark, late night road trip. They’re cool, psychedelic, post-punk and…

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Howling Bells frontperson Juanita Stein readies new ‘Snapshot’ album (Episode 459)

If you haven’t seen Juanita Stein’s latest video for ‘L.O.T.F,’ do yourself a favor and watch it today. The song, from her forthcoming release ‘Snapshot,’ is fantastic. The Howling Bells…

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It’s a haunted house in an abandoned casket factory: Evil Intentions (Episode 458)

Evil Intentions Haunted House is opening soon, with all sorts of safety restrictions in place. I talked with Haunt Lead Tim Stedman tonight about Evil Intentions, its certifiably creepy location…

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Turning telemarketing calls into comedy gold: Jason Batchko (Episode 457)

Telemarketers suck. In the 90s, Jason Batchko had fun with them by essentially reverse-prank-calling them. He recorded the calls and released them as a comedy album collection, “I’m So Happy…

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‘The Bill Murray of rock n roll’: Ballroom Boxer (Episode 456)

Happy Monday! Ballroom Boxer, “the Bill Murray of rock n roll,” is putting out a new EP next week. We’re talking about that, as well as other flights of fancy,…

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What does the future hold for the concert business? My chat with concert biz exec Jon Reens (Episode 455)

What’s the future of live music? How bad are things, and when will they get better? I don’t know if my guest tonight will have the answers, but I trust…

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Lost album: Vigil (S/T). Interview with Vigil bassist Gregg Maizel (Episode 454)

Ever think back to a band from your childhood that you hadn’t thought of in years? Have you had it happen where, once you remembered them, you found out that…

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YIKES! Enjoy an ice cold ‘diet punk’ with Guardrail (Episode 453)

When you want punk rock, but without all the empty calories, choose diet punk! Self-proclaimed “diet punk band” Guardrail joins me in advance of their forthcoming “YIKES” EP. Car Con…

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From Live Aid to ‘Lockdown Club’: Midge Ure (Episode 452)

Live Aid. Band Aid. Ultravox. Visage. Rich Kids. Solo. Midge Ure is a musical giant, and he joins me today on Car Con Carne. Be sure to sign up for Midge’s Backstage…