Episode 900 – Sincere Engineer, Plain White Ts, Smoking Popes and Bollweevils at Epic Deli

Welcome to Episode 900, presented by Alex Ross Art.

Chicago podcast Car Con Carne celebrates its 900th episode! For this landmark moment, I hosted a roundtable of friends at Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL): Deanna Belos of Sincere Engineer, Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes, Daryl Wilson of the Bollweevils and Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts.

As we eat each others’ signature sandwiches (an idea that came from Josh Caterer), we talk at length about food and music. No questions or topics were prepared for this episode… this is simply an honest, authentic chat with some of Chicago’s most revered music makers.

Thanks to Tom, Daryl, Josh and Deanna for joining me. Thanks also to Tyler and the team at Epic Deli for the hospitality.

Video footage captured, edited and produced by Zach Spangler. His production work made this episode one million times better.


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Car Con Carne is also sponsored by Loud Pizza Records. Meet the Plain White Ts at Loud Pizza on 11/19/23 at 2pm!

Loud Pizza is located in Chicago’s northern suburbs in Downtown Highland Park and is a pizza-themed record store.

Each LP is a slice ready for take out. If you dig the 80s post punk, alternative music, punk rock, indie rock or even emo… then check out Loud Pizza Records. Always fresh and always loud: LOUD PIZZA RECORDS.

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