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Waukegan in Your Footsteps: Stewart Copeland comes to Chicago area (Episode 839)

(Rejected episode headlines: “Next to Stew,” “Driven to Cheers”) The legendary Stewart Copeland joins me for an interview in advance of his Chicago area performance of “Police Deranged for Orchestra” at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on May 19. Discussed…

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Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion ready for ‘Metamorphosis’ at Harris Theater (Episode 835)

“Metamorphosis,” featuring Third Coast Percussion, makes its Chicago premiere at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, May 2. Joining me to preview the event is Third Coast Percussion’s Sean Connors, Ensemble member and Technical Director. Third Coast Percussion is a remarkable…

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Grave Podcaster’s Union: Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, from ‘Runaway Train’ to published author (Episode 307)

A for-real alternative legend joins Car Con Carne!

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He’s in John Mayer’s band! He has a must-hear solo career! He’s won a Grammy! Guitarist Isaiah Sharkey (Episode 248)

This week, guitar great/Grammy winner/John Mayer band member Isaiah Sharkey joins me for phenomenal food from Stefani Prime (6755 N. Cicero). Here’s what we discussed over steak sandwiches, risotto and charcuterie (thanks, Anthony!): The best Steely Dan album. Isaiah’s fantastic…