The Nettes perform/chat outside Perkolator in Portage Park (Episode 822)

This episode is a perfect example of what Car Con Carne tries to accomplish.

I’m joined by the Nettes (Alex, Kristina and Sonya) for a visit to Perkolator (6032 W. Irving Park) in Portage Park. Before enjoying coffee and breakfast from Perkolator, the Nettes performed a stunning, how-did-they-do-that-in-a-car, version of their song “Another Bet.”

Joe Basilone, co-owner of Perkolator, jumped in the car to talk about the cafe and roastery’s evolution, the food menu, the coffees and the importance of the local independent community.

Finally, the Nettes and I got into a chat about their music, history and otherworldly harmonies. The Nettes release their first original single, “The Loudest Voice,” on March 24. You can also see them live at Uncommon Ground on March 31!

I really enjoyed everything about this session. I hope you enjoy listening/watching!


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