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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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Ultravox, Band Aid, Live Aid, Visage: Music legend Midge Ure (Episode 750)

Midge Ure’s career is a life of music that’s played out in front of us: Live Aid. Band Aid. Ultravox. Visage. Rich Kids. Solo. Before he took the stage of the Des Plaines Theater, the songwriting legend joined me for…

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Night Spice eats spicy food from Beacon Tap (Episode 735)

Beacon Tap (1374 Lee, Des Plaines) was one of the last restaurants Car Con Carne visited before lockdown (March 2, 2020). Now, just over two years later, I was more than excited to return. I was joined by the talented…

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Songs about being loaded *and* loaded mac and cheese pizza: The Blind Staggers at Beacon Tap (Episode 311)

The Blind Staggers (Damien & Laura) join me for an episode that features food from Beacon Tap in Des Plaines.