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The future looks bright: Teen band Neptunes Core (Episode 471)

Meet Neptunes Core. They’re younger than you (by a lot), and already an accomplished local band. The two pairs of sisters that make up the band join me tonight to talk about their musical identity, goals and plans. Car Con…

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Scenes from the pandemic: Author Bill Hayes (Episode 470)

It’s been a helluva year so far. Writer Bill Hayes captured the emotions, sights and tone of the first few months of living during a pandemic in his excellent and highly-relatable new book, “How We Live Now: Scenes from the…

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Skateboarding royalty Manny Santiago previews The Downtown Open SKATE Championship (Episode 469)

One of the best skateboarders anywhere, Manny Santiago, joins me tonight! He’s here in advance of competing tomorrow night in the Downtown Open SKATE Championship (which will be streamed live 5-7p).  No face plants… only face time. Car Con Carne…

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Blues on a Monday: Dave Specter and Billy Branch (Episode 468)

Internationally acclaimed bluesman Dave Specter and blues harp icon Billy Branch join me tonight to talk about their recent collaboration (“The Ballad of George Floyd”), blues history (Willie Dixon, Little Walter), live gigs and more. Car Con Carne is sponsored…

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“I love you, and you’ll learn to love me, too” – The Honeymoon Phase (Episode 467)

October is the month when it’s imperative to watch every horror movie possible. Start today by checking out the newly-released film “The Honeymoon Phase,” a thriller that offers an unsettling look into the nature of relationships. “Honeymoon Phase” director Phillip…

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New music releases previewed with Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) -Episode 466

Music curation is a lost art. It’s hard to cut through the crap and find stuff worth listening to. My friend Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) has evolved into a fantastically reliable curator, and is rolling through some of his…

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Band to know: The Head of a Girl (Episode 465)

Tonight’s guest is RIYL artists like NIN, Portishead, Depeche Mode and Peter Gabriel. The music of The Head of a Girl is haunted. It’s haunting. It’s atmospheric and designed to bore into your skull and stay there. Glenn A.D. and…

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The global reach of the blues: Johnny Burgin and Stephanie Tice (Episode 464)

The blues are everywhere! The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man Johnny Burgin turned his “No Border Blues” album concept into an ongoing video series (with producer Stephanie Tice). From the home of the blues… we’re talking blues, tonight on Car…

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Don’t You Just Hate That? – Author Scott Cohen (Episode 463)

It’s the little things in life that make you crazy. Life’s many tedious annoyances are spelled out by author Scott Cohen in his re-released book, “Don’t You Just Hate That?” We’re talking about all the annoying things in life on…

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Church frontman Steve Kilbey talks 40 years of music, new solo album ‘Eleven Women’ (Episode 462)

Songwriters don’t get much more prolific than Steve Kilbey, frontman for the Church. Besides decades of anchoring mood- and mindscapes for the Church, Kilbey’s carved out a busy, creatively fertile solo career for himself. His latest release, “Eleven Women,” recorded…