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Ovef Ow eats tacos in advance of ‘Vs. the Worm’ release (Episode 868)

Marites Velasquez (bass, vocals) and Nick Barnett (guitar) of Ovef Ow, an eclectic and cool Chicago band, jump in the car for this episode. Ovef Ow will release their first full-length album, “Vs. the Worm,” and will play a free…

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Guardrail delivers ‘Content’ at Evanston Mexican go-to La Principal (Episode 853)

Days before their career-best new release “Content” comes out, Kevin, Alyssa and Ken of Guardrail join me for a fantastic dinner interview at Southeast Evanston’s go-to Mexican restaurant, La Principal (700 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202, Joining us for…

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Punk Rock Tacos brings local all-ages shows back to forefront (Episode 809)

Noah Corona, creator and curator of Punk Rock Tacos, joins me for an episode about the ongoing live music series. The need for all-ages shows has never been stronger, and Punk Rock Tacos nailed it. This was my first visit,…

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Musician/graphic novelist Dan Dougherty joins me for Lebanese/Mexican food from Evette’s (Episode 722)

Let’s get this out of the way: We ate insanely good food tonight. Thanks to Mitchell Abou Jamra for his hospitality and menu selections from Evette’s in Lincoln Park (352 W. Armitage). Mitchell jumped in the car to talk about…

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‘The biggest scene event of the year’ – The return of Chicago’s Cupcakes (Episode 310)

Singer Preston Graves joins me mere days before the band does their reunion show, headlining Metro on 2/29.

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A doctor, a Pope and a surly frontman walk into a car: EPISODE 250 with Smoking Popes, Bollweevils and 88 Fingers Louie!

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, these are the guys you wanna celebrate with.

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Representing Chicago at this year’s Riot Fest: Sincere Engineer (Episode 249)

Sincere Engineer is on Car Con Carne before playing this year’s Riot Fest!

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Celebrating a ‘Cruel Summer’ with KrashKarma (Episode 245)

KrashKarma (Niki and Ralf) returned to Car Con Carne as they stopped through Chicago to play a show at Live Wire (love that place)! One of the in-car highlights was their performing an acoustic version of their cover of Bananarama’s…

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If you can make it in Lithuania, you can make it anywhere. Also, Fort Frances eats tacos. (Episode 225)

This week, it’s taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and indie rock, Fort Frances can comfortably live next to ANYTHING ON ANY OF YOUR PLAYLISTS.

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That train overhead? It’s the ‘L.’ That amazing performance? It’s the return of the War on Peace. (Episode 221)

The War on Peace (Grahm, Steven and Jeremy) returns to Car Con Carne for another hard-to-believe-it-was-done-in-a-car performance! They previewed the new song “High School” from the forthcoming EP, “Mutual Destruction” and joined me for fabulous Tacos Al Pastor from Taqueria…