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This is what hopelessness and despair sound like… and it’s awesome. Meet 5RVLN5 (Episode 538)

If you’re looking for spirit-lifting, celebratory music, I might suggest listening to another podcast tonight. 5RVLN5 creates dark, hopeless industrial sounds that feel like the “regret” side of a days-long bender. Chuck Clybourne of 5RVLN5 is here to welcome us…

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From KFMDM to “PAIN IS GOD”: Raymond Watts of PIG (Episode 505)

“I love the smell of rock and roll burning holes inside my soul” He is our libertine Lord of Lard… Raymond Watts of checks in from overseas, just as his newly-released “PAIN IS GOD” album has taken over all my…

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‘Graveyard Sex’ takes the prolific Chris Connelly down a deeply personal road (Episode 496)

Chris Connelly is one of the most prolific artists of our time. Beyond his early work in the 90s with Ministry and Revolting Cocks, his solo discography now stretches well beyond 20 releases. His new album, the Goth AF-named “Graveyard…

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Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke) spearheads ‘scratch and sniff’ music conference (Episode 490)

Musician Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Killing Joke) is also an accomplished educator. This weekend, he’ll be leading the Midwest Music Expo… with a twist. It’s the world’s first “Scratch and Sniff conference,” which made me curious enough to have him…

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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 of COLD WAVES. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H…

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Walking through an art auction for suicide prevention with I Ya Toyah (Episode 442)

One woman industrial army I Ya Toyah is the creative muse behind the Art Auction For Mental Health During The Times Of The Pandemic With The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (long name, I know). She joins me tonight to…

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GET THE *%$? INTO THIS INTERVIEW! Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Killing Joke, etc.) – Episode 438

Martin Atkins, post punk/industrial hero, educator and author, is back on Car Con Carne. His music list of credentials is stunning: Pigface. Public Image, Ltd. Killing Joke. Ministry, the Damage Manual and Nine Inch Nails. As an author, he’s written…

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Two bass guitarists. One undeniable post-punk, industrial-flavored sound: Bellhead (Episode 431)

Two musicians. Two bass guitars. That’s Bellhead. And it works… really well. The new EP from Bellhead, “Unicorn Bones” is a post-punk, industrial-flavored delight. Ivan and Karen join me tonight from their dark corner of the cosmos to talk about…

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Chemlab’s Jared Louche checks in from London (Episode 336)

Jared Louche of Chemlab is one of Car Con Carne’s favorite guests. We talked for a while about a great many things, including: Ultraterrestrials Dogtablet Chemlab Reading, books, etc. Chicago Why we’re all drawn to dark stuff Life in London…

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One-woman industrial army I Ya Toyah at Gale Street Inn (Episode 306)

Ania, the woman behind Chicago industrial project I Ya Toyah, joins me for food at the iconic Northwest Chicago restaurant Gale Street Inn (4914 N. Milwaukee Avenue). We did Gale Street Inn up right, sampling their amazing ribs, crab cakes…