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Advice for local bands, plus 2 live in-car performances: Kevin Singleton of The Cold Mourning/Bottom Lounge (Episode 165)

This week, musician Kevin Singleton (The Cold Mourning, El Famous, Inept) joins me for a performance outside Bottom Lounge (1375 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607), the epic Chicago live music venue he manages. Kevin plays two awesome Cold Mourning…

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‘Car Con Carne is my social life’ – Dinner with new friends TAKE THE REINS (Episode 163)

The phenomenal suburban Chicago band Take the Reins joins me for dinner at Hamburger Heaven in Elmhurst (281 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Before you listen to this episode, make sure to listen to their recently-released “Addiction by Subtraction”…

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Kristina Cottone performs in-car, eats delicious Mexican food from El Metro Cantina (Episode 156)

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE Kristina Cottone (along with Honey & the 45s guitarist Jon Gould) joins the show for a stunning in-car performance and a magnificent Mexican dinner from El Metro Cantina (1959 Chicago Avenue, Chicago). Kristina and Jon play two…

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KrashKarma: Live performance and interview over Chicago deep dish pizza (Episode 152)

This week, it’s an in-car performance and interview with KrashKarma (Ralf Dietel-singer/guitarist, Niki Skistimas-drums/vocals)! In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we find ourselves at local favorite The Art of Pizza (3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/krash_karma_ccc.mp3 Heard on this…

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Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos (Episode 150)

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The episode starts with a killer acoustic performance of the new…

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The Best of Car Con Carne – The Performances (Volume Two) (Episode 140)

This is the second of a two-part special featuring the best of the in-car performances, sponsored by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BEST_OF_VOLUME_2_final.mp3 Featured in this episode are show-stopping performances from: Michael McDermott “Willow Springs” (7/4/16) Turnspit “Walk Away” (6/5/17) Them Guilty Aces…

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The Best of Car Con Carne – The Performances (Volume One) (Episode 139)

Happy Holidays! This is the first of a two-part special just in time for holiday listening! It’s the best of the in-car performances, sponsored by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BEST_OF_VOLUME_1.mp3 Featured in this episode, show-stopping performances from: Josh Caterer “Need You Around”…

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The War on Peace joins me for CAR CON CARNAGE at a haunted house (Episode 131)

I’m joined by the members of Chicago band The War on Peace for a podcast recorded in October outside the House of Torment haunted house in Morton Grove. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/War_on_Peace_-_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 They played an absolutely spectacular version of “High Rise Lies” in…

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‘Where did all the Busch beer come from?’ – Live performance from Black Bear Rodeo (Episode 126)

This week, the Boost Mobile-sponsored Car Con Carne finds me driving to Oak Lawn to meet Chicago band Black Bear Rodeo at Grassano’s (5651 W 87th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453). Grassano’s pizza puffs are ginormous and delicious, and their…

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Epic Deli decadence and a live performance from August Hotel (Episode 121)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/August_Hotel_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE The gentlemen of August Hotel jump in my car for an episode recorded at my favorite place on earth, Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050). We start by eating some of Epic’s best…