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‘The Surprise Restaurant Manager’ – Author/consultant Ken McGarrie talks about the hospitality business (Episode 602)

Ken McGarrie’s been in the hospitality business for decades, and his career has led him to major food locales like Ontario, Dallas and New Orleans. Here in Chicago, he was the director of operations for DineAmic Group. More recently, he…

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Happy Half-O-Ween! The Music Box of Horrors is back this weekend! (Episode 601)

The Music Box of Horrors returns to Chi-Town Movies Drive-In next weekend, featuring Halloween III, Midsommar, Alucarda, Friday the 13th Part III and Sleepaway Camp! Curator Mike Vanderbilt joins me to preview the weekend.

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Episode 600 (Part Five) – Jesse Valenciana, Superkick, Guardrail, OutDREJAS and Till Morning

“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by Guardrail, Jesse Valenciana (Feast City), Superkick, OutDREJAS and Mickey…

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Episode 600 (Part Two) – Stubhy, Local H, Daryl Wilson, Denis Buckley, Kristina Cottone and more!

“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this second segment, JVO is joined by Patrick Brower (Challengers Comics & Conversation), Scott Lucas…

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Episode 600 (Part One) Josh Caterer, Martin Atkins, Broken Robots and more!

“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this first segment, JVO is joined by Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes), Tyler Wildey (Epic Deli),…

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Tiny Kingdoms on Car Con Carne (Episode 599)

Jake Newling of Tiny Kingdoms is on Car Con Carne to talk about the band’s most recent releases and plans for their upcoming EP.Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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Eve 6’s Max Collins from the archives (Episode 598)

Eve 6’s Max Collins has become one of the must-read Twitter voices over the past year. And the band continues on, with a new EP called “Grim Value” on the way this Summer. And while I don’t have Eve 6…

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Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews introduces ‘Elevator a Go Go’ (Episode 597)

One of Chicago’s “Mount Rushmore” radio personalities, Kevin Matthews appears on Car Con Carne to catch us up on his health, happenings and insanely cool Elevator a GoGo video series. Music friends: Watch to find out how to be part…

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Justice Hill establishes himself in ‘Room With a View’ (Episode 596)

Earlier today, Justice Hill debuted the video for “Outta This,” the strong lead single from his forthcoming album, “Room With a View.” We talked about his career today, seven years removed from him dropping out of Berklee and living in…

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The breweries of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail (Episode 595)

It’s a celebration of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail’s second anniversary. Joining me to talk about the south side’s craft brewing business are Alan Cromwell from Blue Island Beer Company, Amy and Steve Camp from Evil Horse Brewing and John…