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‘Chair’ comes off the bench for Sister Soleil (Episode 919)

This episode marks the return of Sister Soleil (Stella Katsoudas). Back in the mid-late 90s, Sister Soleil exploded on the Chicago scene, selling out shows (and thousands of copies of the independent release “Drown Me In You”) A major label…

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Filter exposes ‘The Algorithm’ (Episode 875)

Richard Patrick and Jonny Radtke of Filter talked with Car Con Carne before the Tinley Park date of the “Freaks on Parade” tour (Rob Zombie / Alice Cooper / Ministry / Filter). The conversation happened weeks after the release of…

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90s alt rock favorites Too Much Joy coming back to Chicago (Episode 865)

Too Much Joy returns to the Chicago area for the first time since the late 90s! The band plays Blue Island Beer Company on September 16 for a can’t-miss show that also includes a performance from Jon Langford and Sally…

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Louise Post (Veruca Salt) prepares for Chicago homecoming – Episode 854

Veruca Salt’s Louise Post just released the very personal and very powerful “Sleepwalker,” her first solo album. Louise returns to Chicago for a concert at Lincoln Hall on July 20. In advance of that, we talked about the songs from,…

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Ugly Kid Joe on 1st US tour in 27 years (Episode 840)

It seems crazy, but Ugly Kid Joe hasn’t toured the states in 27 years. On the eve of the band’s appearance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ugly Kid Joe shredders Klaus Eichstadt and Dave Fortman join me for…

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Triple Fast Action returns with self-titled rarities collection (Episode 830)

One of the most revered Chicago bands from the 1990s, Triple Fast Action, returns with a collection of demos and rarities, appropriately titled “Triple Fast Action.” The 3-record, 2-CD, collection is available on 4/21 (preorders are happening now on Bandcamp)….