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Best of Chicago 2023 – Car Con Carne

Thank you for your ongoing support of Car Con Carne. I’m proud to share that Car Can Carne was named “Best Music Podcast” in the Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago” survey for 2023. I appreciate you, and never take…

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Podcast collab with Barguments (Episode 976)

Remember DC’s “World’s Finest” comics, where Superman would join forces with Batman? Or Marvel’s “Marvel Team-Up,” where Spider-Man would be paired with a new hero every month? That’s kinda like what this episode is all about. This episode’s content is…

James VanOsdol (Car Con Carne) poses with guests KC Gulbro (FoxFire, Geneva) and author KL Doty
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Author K.L. Doty (Jack Russell/Great White biographer) at FoxFire in Geneva (Episode 975)

Jack Russell of enduring rock band Great White gets the deep dive treatment in a new autobiography written by local author K.L. Doty, “The True Tale of Mista Bone: A Rock + Roll Narrative.” K.L. Doty joins me in Geneva…

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Music and craft beer come alive on ‘Malt Row’ – Ravenswood on Tap (Episode 974)

Like craft beer? Ravenswood on Tap comes to Ravenswood & Berteau on Chicago’s north side on July 20-21. “Malt Row” will be well-represented with a list of participants, including Begyle Brewing, Cultivate by Forbidden Root, Demo Brewing Company, Dovetail Brewery,…

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They’re still having fun: yacht rock heroes Orleans (Episode 973)

Yacht rock comes to the Car Con Carne podcast! See Orleans, Peter Beckett (Player) and Walter Egan: Des Plaines Theatre on July 27! ## Orleans’ first album came out 51 years ago … and the band still exists in the…

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Congrats to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champ! (CLIP)

Congrats to Chicago’s own Pat Bertoletti, winner of this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest! Pat was a guest back in 2018, when he was running Taco in a Bag restaurant in Lincoln Square. @carconcarne Congratulations to Chicago's own Pat…

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Celebrating two years of SW suburban brewing: Flipside Brewing (Episode 972)

I’m back in Tinley Park for a chat with Flipside Brewing owner Erik Pizer. As Flipside revs up its second anniversary plans, we chat about the business and beer while eating from Flipside’s menu (my order of smash burger and…

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wht.rbbt.obj at Village Inn Pizzeria (PERFORMANCE/INTERVIEW) – Episode 971

wht.rbbt.obj performs and chats outside The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill (8050 N. Lincoln in Skokie), bringing “femme fatale-fronted roadhouse raunch” to the Mazda 3. Frank, River, Mike and AC all crammed in the car for an acoustic…

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Devon Kay and the Solutions at Q101’s PIQNIQ / Taste of Randolph (Episode 970)

I last interviewed Devon Kay at Riot Fest 2021. Since then, Devon Kay & the Solutions have put out lots of music and done lots of things. This catch-up was long overdue. Unlike our Riot Fest chat, we’re joined this…

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Sincere Engineer at Taste of Randolph (Episode 969)

Deanna Belos of Sincere Engineer returns for a backstage conversation from Q101’s PIQNIQ at the Taste of Randolph. Deanna’s one of the most authentic, enthusiastic and positive forces I’ve met in the scene, and that energy carries through to this…

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Local H at Taste of Randolph (Episode 968)

Before Local H headlined the second night of Q101’s PIQNIQ at Taste of Randolph, Scott Lucas returned to Car Con Carne for a quick catch-up. Scott gives an update on the reissue of “Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles,” chats about…