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Toadies celebrate ‘Rubberneck’ anniversary with Chicago show (Episode 783)

At last, the Toadies have taken the “Rubberneck” 25th anniversary tour on the road, a tour that lands at Metro in Chicago on October 9th. Bassist Doni Blair called in just as the band was set to take the stage…

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Solo Episode: Podcast updates, cool new music and Spooky Season (Episode 782)

I hadn’t gone solo on Car Con Carne in a very long time. Since I had some down time on a quiet Monday night, I decided to go live on Facebook. In this episode, I talk about what’s happening with…

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History of modern music shown in photographer Paul Natkin’s new book (Episode 781)

The music photography of Paul Natkin has, for decades, been the gold standard for how musicians should be captured on film. It’s been a long time coming, but Paul’s most iconic and interesting work is finally collected in a gorgeous…

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Event preview: Smashed Plastic Live Vol. 1 (Episode 780)

Smashed Plastic provides an essential service to the fans and interviewees of Car Con Carne, as the only record pressing facility in the state of Illinois. Smashed Plastic has put together a massive live music/record show event on October 1:…

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Riot Fest 2022: Treaty of Paris (Episode 779)

Phil, Dan and Chris from reunited Chicago band Treaty of Paris talked with Car Con Carne after their set on Day Three of Riot Fest 2022. Among the many things discussed… new music is on the way! Also, the music…

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Riot Fest 2022: Night Spice (Episode 778)

Chicago band Night Spice kicked off the Radicals stage on Day Three of Riot Fest, and Kevin Singleton from the band came by after their set to talk about the amazing year they’ve had… and the fact that Kevin swallowed…

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Riot Fest 2022: Rock photographer Bobby Talamine (Episode 777)

Photographer Bobby Talamine is a true pro, and I’ve been circling his orbit for years/decades. I asked him about what the life of a photographer is in a festival situation, and what his strategy is for capturing the most iconic…

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Riot Fest 2022: Bad Religion (Episode 776)

Bad Religion guitarists Brian Baker and “The Serb” Mike Dimkich joined me backstage at Riot 2022 before their “big font” set (that will make more sense when you listen). Things discussed: -How does Bad Religion break through to “the unconverted?”…

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Riot Fest 2022: Alexisonfire (Episode 775)

Jordan from Alexisonfire talked backstage at Riot Fest about the band’s new path forward. Car Con Carne’s featured sponsor is SopelSolar.com. Now is the time to go solar! Introducing Transparent Solar. With zero money down, you can go solar and…

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Riot Fest 2022: Skating Polly (Episode 774)

I 💖 Skating Polly! Kelli and Peyton of Skating Polly talked with Car Con Carne right after performing on Day Two of Riot Fest. We talked about their deep Chicago ties (Veruca Salt! Brad Wood), plans for a double album,…