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Guest Host Herb Rosen (Liar’s Club) chats with 8 different music guests in one show! (Episode 407)

Liar’s Club owner Herb Rosen guest hosts Car Con Carne tonight, and has lined up a full bench of guests to join him: Scott Lucas / Local H Mike O’Connell / Rights of the Accused, Beer Nuts, Delilah’s, Liar’s Club…

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Bad Cop / Bad Cop talks with Guest Host Gillian McGhee (Episode 406)

The members of Bad Cop / Bad Cop check in with drinks and food on a Friday night recording of Car Con Carne, guest hosted by Gillian McGhee (Hi Ho). Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

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GUEST HOST WEEK – Dr. Daryl Wilson interviews Rise Against’s Joe Principe (Episode 403)

Guest Host Week kicks off with host Dr. Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils), a frequent guest, friend and exceptional dude. His guest is bassist Joe Principe of Rise Against, one of the most significant bands to ever call Chicago home (I’m…

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‘Real World’ alum Andre Comeau delivers rocking new EP, live performance (Episode 402)

Andre Comeau just put out a rocking new EP called “Wrong Within” that’s sleazy, bluesy and full of attitude. Gen Xers may recognize him instantly from the very first season of MTV’s “Real World,” when he was living in Soho…

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Michael McDermott asks ‘What in the World’ on new album (Episode 401)

Michael McDermott’s next gig is a live stream event on Sunday: “The American in Me” will run at 10am on StageIt that morning. I’ve long believed (as so many would agree) that Michael’s one of our greatest songwriters, and it’s…

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‘Records’ truly is his middle name: Radio Hall of Famer John Landecker (Episode 400)

The first radio disc jockey whose name I remembered as a child was John Records Landecker. He’s a Radio Hall of Famer and recent inductee to the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His autobiography, “Records Truly is My…

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KOVAL Distillery is a groundbreaking Chicago treasure (Episode 399)

The north side is home to the much-awarded, much-beloved KOVAL Distillery. KOVAL President Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart talked with me tonight about getting the distillery off the ground, getting into the hand sanitizer business, and why cranberry gin is always appropriate.

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From the streets of Harvey to the stratosphere with Frank Sinatra: Legendary comedian Tom Dreesen (Episode 398)

Tonight’s episode was like an entertainment history lesson. Comedian Tom Dreesen talked about his career, his Illinois roots, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tim Reid and (naturally) Frank Sinatra. To get more insight (and stories) from Tom Dreesen, check…

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Xoe Wise: From scooter pop-ups to the new album “Air” (Episode 397)

Singer/songwriter Xoe Wise has been keeping busy during the pandemic. Beyond readying a new album (“Air”), coming out next month, she spent a lot of time fundraising and helping people throughout the Chicago community. Xoe returns to Car Con Carne…

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Local H live from the 1st of 2 sold-out drive-in shows (Episode 396)

Scott Lucas of Local H joined me for a quick chat before launching into the first of two sold-out drive-in concerts at Harvest Moon Drive-In in Gibson City, Illinois. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services