Posted in Brewpub Episodes Old Irving Park

Let’s talk about beer and immigration! Old Irving Brewery and immigration lawyer Fiona McEntee (Episode 246)

Trevor Rose-Hamblin (owner/head brewer, Old Irving Brewery and Fiona McEntee (owner, McEntee Law Group) are on the show for a so-crazy-it-just-might-work balance of immigration law information and beer talk. We recorded the show in advance of the Trotter Project Beer…

Posted in Episodes Mexican food

Celebrating a ‘Cruel Summer’ with KrashKarma (Episode 245)

KrashKarma (Niki and Ralf) returned to Car Con Carne as they stopped through Chicago to play a show at Live Wire (love that place)! One of the in-car highlights was their performing an acoustic version of their cover of Bananarama’s…

Posted in Episodes Lombard

‘Thank you, Jesus, for taking us to BrauerHouse’: Chicago band Death and Memphis (Episode 244)

This week, Chicago band Death and Memphis met me at BrauerHouse (1000-13 North Rohlwing Road) in Lombard. We loved our food, and showed it off on camera for the Car Car Con Carne Facebook account, should you want to watch…

Posted in Backstage Bass guitar Episodes

The Alice Cooper family: Backstage with Calico Cooper and bass monster Chuck Garric of Beasto Blanco (Episode 243)

Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric and Alice’s daughter Calico talk about their band, Beasto Blanco, and “Ol’ Black Eyes.”

Posted in Brewpub Classic rock Episodes Legends Live performances

Chicago music/songwriting legend Jim Peterik performs outside Revolution Brewpub (Episode 242)

Music legend Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor, countless songwriting credits throughout the past 50 years) joins me for a fantastic meal provided by Revolution Brewpub (2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). When I realized the iconic Jim Peterik…

Posted in Episodes pop punk punk rock

‘You could tell our career was doomed from that day forward’: Showoff celebrates 20th anniversary of major label debut (Episode 241)

Showoff released their self-titled major label debut 20 years ago. With only an hour to go before taking the stage to celebrate the album’s anniversary at Beat Kitchen, Chris, Dan and Dave jumped into my car. Discussed in this episode:…

Posted in Episodes Live performances Media guests

Previewing the Homegrown Arts and Music festival with Aaron Williams and the Daily Herald’s Brian Shamie (Episode 240)

This week, I’m joined by musician Aaron Williams, creator of the The Homegrown Arts & Music Festival, and Brian Shamie, multiplatform editor and Sound Check columnist for the Daily Herald.

Posted in Episodes Hyde Park R&B South side

R&B star on the rise: Bianca Shaw at Budlong Hot Chicken (Episode 239)

R&B artist/rapper Bianca Shaw meets me in Hyde Park this week for conversation over Nashville Hot Chicken at the Budlong. Car Con Carne has a long and loving relationship with the Budlong, dating all the way back to Episode 48

Posted in burlesque Episodes Wrigleyville

Taking a sex-positive approach to ‘Wizard of Oz’: PS Burlesque (Episode 238)

The women of PS Burlesque join me this week in advance of their new show, “Dorothy Does Oz,” a Wizard of Oz-themed nerdlesque.

Posted in DJs Episodes

DJ Chanté Linwood: ‘If you want something, you’ll do it… you’ll find a way to get it done.” (Episode 237)

DJ/actor/comedian Chanté Linwood joined me for amazing food from Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). And yes, Haymarket is a Car Con Carne favorite!