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Americana artist Karen Shook joins me for tacos (Episode 962)

This episode finds me outside El Vado in McHenry (929 Front St.) for a chat over tacos with Americana singer-songwriter Karen Shook. As I mentioned early in the interview, her sound is more “Nashville” than “McHenry” (though what, really, is…

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Episode 900 – Sincere Engineer, Plain White Ts, Smoking Popes and Bollweevils at Epic Deli

Welcome to Episode 900, presented by Alex Ross Art. Chicago podcast Car Con Carne celebrates its 900th episode! For this landmark moment, I hosted a roundtable of friends at Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL): Deanna Belos of Sincere…

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Apocalypse Hoboken: Don’t call it a reunion (Episode 744)

Chicago punk favorites Apocalypse Hoboken return to the stage for two shows at Chop Shop this weekend (details below). Before those shows, ⅗ of the band (Tod, Andy and Scott) joined me at mutual favorite restaurant Epic Deli to talk…

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The reunion Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath helped will into reality: Welcome back, Sidekick Kato (Episode 192)

“The punk kids didn’t like us very much… and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff… we were like ‘fart and dick joke’ guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere.”

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‘I feel like we’re trying the whole menu tonight’ – Return to Epic Deli in McHenry (Episode 168)

Repeat guest Tyler Wildey, proprietor of Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) is my guest for 4th of July week. We talk about his restaurant, the restaurant business, music and the insanely delicious food that comes out of…

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Evil Engine talks about lead singer’s reality TV experience, mystery album cover body parts and fried pickles (Episode 138)

This week, Chicago band Evil Engine jumps in my car for delicious appetizers from Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) In this episode (lovingly sponsored by Boost Mobile), we discuss: Band history: Evil Engine has that “new…

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The Atlas Moth at Epic Deli: This could ‘very well be the death of us’ (Episode 120)

Stavros from Chicago metal band The Atlas Moth joins me for hedonistic, belly-stretching, food-challenge-worthy indulgence at one of Car Con Carne’s favorite places on earth: EPIC DELI. In this fine episode (brought to you by Boost Mobile), Stavros and…