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Talking ‘100 Days to Live’ w/ the twisty thriller’s lead actress, Heidi Johanningmeier (Episode 569)

(Image copyright: Nicholas Puetz) Filmed in Chicago, 100 Days to Live is a fast-moving, suspenseful psychological thriller. Heidi Johanningmeier (Dr. Rebecca Church in the movie) joins me to talk about the film’s suicide themes, overall twistiness and the making of…

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The highly listenable, instrumental, post rock/metal/progressive sounds of Coyote Man (Episode 568)

With hints of post rock and metal, south siders Coyote Man are an instrumental band worthy of your attention. They join me tonight on Car Con Carne. Car Con Carne is sponsored by my home away from home, Siren Records…

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St. Patrick’s Day flicks, Italian movies & Kiss Meets the Phantom: RIPH drive-in curator Mike Vanderbilt (Episode 567)

Movie time! Rock Island Public House in Blue Island is rolling out its March drive-in schedule, and I’m talking about the upcoming flicks with beloved Car Con Carne guest and RIPH movie curator Mike Vanderbilt! March 5 – Student Bodies…

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‘Spaghetti western garage rock operetta inspired by the character Chong Li from the martial arts film Bloodsport’ – Devils Teeth (Episode 566)

Elevator pitch of the year: “spaghetti western garage rock operetta inspired by the character Chong Li from the martial arts film Bloodsport.” That’s how Devils Teeth describes their forthcoming release, La Leggenda Di Chong Li. They announced the details of…

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Spawn’s journey from the Image explosion through the Spawn Universe: Editor Thomas Healy (Episode 565)

Fan-favorite comic book character Spawn made his comic book debut in 1992, part of an independent creator revolution that turned the industry upside down. As the Spawn universe continues to grow under Todd McFarlane Productions, Thomas Healy (Editor-Spawn comics; Publishing…

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Electro-pop duo Butcher and the Florist (Episode 564)

Electro-pop duo Butcher and the Florist (Jody & Kendel) slinks into the show tonight, on the heels of their “Quiet Beasts” song/video release.

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Badfinger, the Beatles and ‘Breaking Bad’ – Guitarist Joey Molland (Episode 563)

Here in the midwest, power pop is a strong, pervasive influence on music. One of power-pop’s architects, Guitarist Joey Molland of Badfinger, joins me tonight. Joey’s career is fascinating and enmeshed with rock and roll history. From Badfinger’s signing to…

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Vintage finds at the sustainable, charitable Capucine (Episode 562)

The sustainable, charitable vintage store Capucine was created to “promote sustainable design, to serve the community, to draw attention to local women- and minority-owned businesses and to provide employment opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Owner Kate Reavy joins me tonight…

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Claudia restaurant has a new ‘forever home’ for Chef Trevor Teich’s culinary innovations (Episode 561)

Award-winning chef Trevor Teich is opening a new, permanent location for his celebrated restaurant, Claudia, in Bucktown this summer. He joins me tonight to talk about Claudia’s path from its pop-up beginnings through the present. Be prepared to drool as…

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They live on take-out food, sing about it and talk about it: Fuzzbucket (Episode 560)

Every now and then, a song hits you because it accurately reflects your world at that moment. Enter Fuzzbucket and their song, “Take Out” (“I can live off take out food. I don’t even need to leave my room”). Hashtag…