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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,…

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Riot Fest 2022: Destroy Boys (Episode 773)

Destroy Boys join Car Con Carne for a backstage chat at Riot Fest 2022. 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: Lucky Boys Confusion (Episode 772)

Stubhy and Adam of LBC talk to Car Con Carne after their triumphant hometown set at Riot Fest 2022. Car Con Carne’s featured sponsor is SopelSolar.com.  Now is the time to go solar! Introducing Transparent Solar. With zero money down, …

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Riot Fest 2022: Boston Manor (Episode 771)

Mike from Boston Manor talks backstage at Riot Fest 2022 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 enjoy benefits like a…

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Riot Fest 2022: Wargasm UK (Episode 770)

Sam Matlock and Milkie Way of Wargasm UK talk backstage at Riot Fest 2022 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: Sincere Engineer (Episode 769)

Deanna of Sincere Engineer talks to Car Con Carne after playing an emotional set in front of a hometown crowd. Car Con Carne’s featured sponsor is SopelSolar.com. Now is the time to go solar! Introducing Transparent Solar. With zero money…

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Destination: 1990s Chicago. Exploring ‘Ninety Days in the 90s’ with author Andy Frye (Episode 768)

Chicago-based writer and author of “Ninety Days in the 90s,” Andy Frye is the guest on this episode. We talk at length about the inspiration behind his first fiction book: The Chicago music scene of the 1990s. We get into…

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Live performance/interview: TAR at Smashed Plastic (Episode 767)

John Mohr of the legendary Chicago indie band TAR jumps in the car for a special episode recorded on the loading dock of Smashed Plastic. After our chat, he grabbed his guitar and was joined by guitarist John Symanski for…

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How I spent my holiday weekend: Lollygagger and Bizarro & Son outside Liar’s Club (Episode 766)

Chicago band Lollygagger (Matt, Michael & Kinsey) and Chris from family-run kitchen Bizarro & Son joined me the night before Labor Day for a fun (and funny) chat about food and music (the Car Con Carne cornerstones). We talked about…