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Evanston’s Temperance Beer Co. talks community, music and fire pits (Episode 579)

Temperance Beer Co. founder Josh Gilbert joins Car Con Carne to talk about the craft brewery scene and Temperance’s new “Where I’m From” beer. Support Temperance: 2000 West Dempster in Evanston Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

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Suburban thrash band Having Kittens readies new album (Episode 578)

How about a little thrash for your Sunday night? Meet Having Kittens, “Illinois’ premier PURRVIOLENCE band. We are all about friendship, Satan, cats and having a good time.” If that doesn’t check all the boxes for you, I don’t know…

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Celebrating 50 years of Chicago pizza legend Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (Episode 577)

Lou Malnati’s is 50! One of Chicago’s most well-known restaurants is celebrating the occasion with a series of special events and activities. Owner Marc Malnati joins me to talk about Lou’s history. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records…

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Studio time with Soundmine Studios’ Dennis Tousana (Episode 576)

If Soundmine Studios *isn’t* the last jazz recording studio in the area, it’s definitely one of the last. Studio partner/head engineer Dennis Tousana joins me to talk about what it takes to make a great album, how his studio operates…

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Celtic rockers Avondale Ramblers give me one for the ditch (Episode 575)

With St. Patrick’s Day only days away, it’s the perfect time to check in with Celtic/folk rockers Avondale Ramblers! Sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

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Craft beer for mental health: THINGS WE DON’T SAY IPA (Episode 574)

Even more reasons to enjoy a delicious IPA: Hope for the Day Partnerships Director Joel Frieders joins me to talk about Hope for the Day’s “Things We Don’t Say” IPA initiative. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

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The ‘lost album’ from Chicago’s Urban Idols (Episode 573)

20 years after Urban Idols recorded a “lost” album, it’s been rediscovered and released by Punk Head Records. “Urban Idols: Revisited” is a healthy slice of turn-of-the-century Chicago punk rock, and bassist/vocalist Jason Baygood joins me to talk about it!…

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‘The horrors you’re about to witness cannot be unseen’ – PSYCHO GOREMAN writer/director Steven Kostanski (Episode 572)

Psycho Goreman is available on DVD/Blu Ray on 3/16/21!

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Time to get fit: Enter CHI-SOCIETY (Episode 571)

The pandemic has found me leaning on some bad eating habits that I’m anxious to undo before I rejoin the general population. CHI-SOCIETY is a locally-based fitness streaming platform, and co-founders Bobby Gouse and Sye Young join me tonight to…

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50 years of Alligator Records: Owner Bruce Iglauer and award-winning blues musician Shemekia Copeland (Episode 570)

Alligator Records is 50! To celebrate, watch ‘Sweet Home Chicago-An Online Blues Celebration,’ a streaming event featuring Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Shemekia Copeland, Li’l Ed Williams and Toronzo Cannon. It’s a ticketed event, and it starts Saturday,…