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Wrong War: right band for right now (Episode 504)

There’s a time, When they will win. There’s not an answer, To every question. First shot misses. Wrong War is a new band that spits attitude and punk rock ethos. Their debut, “Fixed Against Forever” is an accomplished, loud, frantic…

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Ascot-wearing Radio Buzzkills frontman readies punk holiday comp (Episode 499)

As the world is slowly transitioning to nonstop holiday music, so too is the pop punk community. “A Gutter Pop Christmas,” a compilation of pop punk bands doing holiday songs, comes out on Cyber Monday. Zac Buzzkill of the Radio…

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T1 fest: Punk rock fest goes virtual to fight T1 diabetes (Episode 481)

T1 Fest returns this year to raise awareness in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes, and this year’s event is all online! I’ll be hosting the livestream event Saturday night at 5pm, featuring Lettermans, Hayley and the Crushers, Dan Vapid,…

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Celebrating 30 years of Pegboy (Episode 478)

30 years of Pegboy demand a celebration! The band performs in a drive-in show tomorrow night in Bridgeview (get tickets at chicagodrivein.com), and are chatting with me (and special guest Daryl Wilson of the Bollweevils) tonight for Car Con Carne!…

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Dead Bars release fantastic live album with zero edits: John Maiello (Episode 475)

Seattle band Dead Bars puts big melodies into short, fast packages that make us want to drink beer. This is well done, blue collar punk rock. Now that the band’s released the live album, “Live at White Eagle Hall,” I’m…

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YIKES! Enjoy an ice cold ‘diet punk’ with Guardrail (Episode 453)

When you want punk rock, but without all the empty calories, choose diet punk! Self-proclaimed “diet punk band” Guardrail joins me in advance of their forthcoming “YIKES” EP. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

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Shades Apart returns after 19-year hiatus with ‘Eternal Echo’ (Episode 447)

Shades Apart has been missed. The east coast band (“Valentine,” “Tainted Love,” etc.) went dormant for close to two decades, before reemerging last week with a superior new album (“Eternal Echo”). So… where have they been? Why a new album?…

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You Weren’t There: Chicago punk in the 80s with filmmakers Joe Losurdo & Christina Tillman (Episode 440)

As the east and west coast punk scenes were gathering press and attention between 77-84, the Chicago scene went largely unnoticed. The documentary film, “You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk, 1977–1984,” tells the story of that era in…

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This is a podcast about a girl: The Mr. T Experience (Episode 434)

Dr. Frank of the long-running and celebrated California pop-punk band The Mr. T Experience joins me today to talk about remastering the band’s catalog, including the new compilation “MTX Forever” and the rerelease of “…And the Women Who Love Them.”…

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Meet Chicago band Kowloon Bay (Episode 429)

Chicago band Kowloon Bay talks about their music, history and their ill-advised “Only Fans” concepts. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services