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LBC 25, Riot Fest and Mr. Ms. & the Infusions: Stubhy (Episode 731)

Two weeks from the day this episode was recorded, Lucky Boys Confusion will play a sold-out 25th anniversary show at Bottom Lounge. Didn’t get tickets in time? No worries: The band was just announced as part of this year’s Riot…

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BLACKSTARKIDS at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 664)

(photo credit: Jake Kelly) Cruisin’ down Chicago / I just won the lotto BLACKSTARKIDS (Thebabegabe, Deiondre, Tyfaizon) are new, and you need to keep your eyes on them. They chatted with Car Con Carne about the vibes behind their music,…

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Melkbelly at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 663)

Miranda Winters (guitar/vocals) of Chicago’s Melkbelly talked with Car Con Carne backstage at Riot Fest 2021.

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Airstream Futures at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 662)

Devon Carson (vocals) and Jeff Dean (guitar) of Airstream Futures catch up with Car Con Carne after kicking off the Rebel Stage earlier in the day on Day Four of Riot Fest 2021.

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Riot Fest 2021 Day Three – The interview highlight reel

I cherry picked some moments from yesterday’s chats and consolidated them into this quick highlight reel!

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Gymshorts at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 660)

She is the Jeff Gordon of our generation…she’s good at being bad… she is Sarah Greenwell of Gymshorts! Sarah and the band joined me backstage at Riot Fest, where they were hanging out the day before their performance.

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Les Savy Fav at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 659)

Seth Jabour and Harrison Haynes of Les Savy Fav chatted with Car Con Carne before the band tore up the Roots Stage at Riot Fest! They talked about 90s music, classic Touch & Go artists, playing after being away for…

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Hepcat returns, right when we need them most-RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 658)

The members of Hepcat played a fantastic Riot Fest set on a picture-perfect Chicago afternoon. The band checked in with me backstage before their performance.

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‘Not a bad day to be day drinking’: Devon Kay and the Solutions at RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 657)

Devon Kay was one of my favorite interviewees at this year’s Riot Fest. He’s super fun, self deprecating and funny. And his new EP (The Space In Between) is awesome.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones co-founding member Johnny Vegas talks RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 656)

Johnny Vegas (Tim Burton) of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones talks about the 90s, the new album (“When God Was Great”) and why their horn section kicks so much ass.