Everclear (Episode 918)

Art Alexakis of Everclear joins me for a special episode of Car Con Carne.

 Everclear returns to the greater Chicago area for two shows at the end of January:

  • Thursday, January 25:  Des Plaines Theatre
  • Friday, January 26:  Arcada Theatre

I’ve interviewed Art a handful of times since my early Q101 days, dating back to the “Sparkle and Fade” era. What I’ve always appreciated about talking with Art is that he’s candid, honest and authentically “him.”

Discussed in this episode:

  • ”Sing Away” (from “Live at the Whisky A Go Go”) – addressing the topics of suicide and bullying, and the emotional response parents have.
  • Why I think Art is an eternal optimist.
  • Art’s lyrics can be categorized in three distinct buckets.
  • Everclear’s first record deal in the 1990s.
  • Everclear at the Double Door in 1994.
  • Art’s guitar room.
  • The adorable bicycles Everclear rides while on the road.
  • Do full-length albums matter anymore?
  • The best way to support Everclear (and other bands).
  • Performing, touring and living with Multiple Sclerosis.

See you at the Everclear shows!



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