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Turning telemarketing calls into comedy gold: Jason Batchko (Episode 457)

Telemarketers suck. In the 90s, Jason Batchko had fun with them by essentially reverse-prank-calling them. He recorded the calls and released them as a comedy album collection, “I’m So Happy…

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Band to know: Chicago’s Ballroom Boxer (Episode 456)

Happy Monday! Ballroom Boxer, “the Bill Murray of rock n roll,” is putting out a new EP next week. We’re talking about that, as well as other flights of fancy,…

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What does the future hold for the concert business? My chat with concert biz exec Jon Reens (Episode 455)

What’s the future of live music? How bad are things, and when will they get better? I don’t know if my guest tonight will have the answers, but I trust…

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Lost album: Vigil (S/T). Interview with Vigil bassist Gregg Maizel (Episode 454)

Ever think back to a band from your childhood that you hadn’t thought of in years? Have you had it happen where, once you remembered them, you found out that…

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YIKES! Enjoy an ice cold ‘diet punk’ with Guardrail (Episode 453)

When you want punk rock, but without all the empty calories, choose diet punk! Self-proclaimed “diet punk band” Guardrail joins me in advance of their forthcoming “YIKES” EP. Car Con…

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From Live Aid to ‘Lockdown Club’: Midge Ure (Episode 452)

Live Aid. Band Aid. Ultravox. Visage. Rich Kids. Solo. Midge Ure is a musical giant, and he joins me today on Car Con Carne. Be sure to sign up for Midge’s Backstage…

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‘Bringing comfort & joy to Chicago hospital patients through the power of live music’ -Sharing Notes (Episode 451)

Sharing Notes is “an organization devoted to bringing comfort and joy to Chicago hospital patients through the power of live music.” This Sunday, I’ll be hosting the Sharing Notes Digital…

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Brace yourself… for the MUSEUM OF TERROR (Episode 450)

 Spooky season is right around the corner!  6th Dimension Space + Gallery is hosting a horror pop-up next month: THE MUSEUM OF TERROR! 6th Dimension founder Renee joins me tonight…

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‘COLD WAVES’ festival moves online: Organizers Jason and Kelly Britton Novak (Episode 449)

COLD WAVES returns next weekend for the “Lost Weekend” virtual event.  Event organizers Jason Novak and Kelly Britton Novak join me for a preview and to talk about the history…

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Reviewing 50 Chicago hot dog joints in 50 days: Author Dennis Foley (Episode 448)

I chatted tonight with author Dennis Foley about his new book, “No Ketchup Chicago’s Top 50 Hot Dogs and The Stories Behind Them!” This episode is so authentically Chicago, it…