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Pita Inn with singer/songwriter Rachel Drew (Episode 936)

Singer/songwriter Rachel Drew joins me for falafel and hummus at Pita Inn (Skokie) as we talk about her new release, “Old Sky New,” and preview her upcoming show at Fitzgerald’s (3/28). Car Con Carne (a Q101 podcast) is presented by…

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Whatever: The Slugs return for Pravda Fest (Episode 739)

The Slugs are one of Chicago’s most enduring indie rock bands, and they’re reuniting for Pravda Fest at Sketchbook Brewing Co. (4901 Main St., Skokie, lineup below). Dag and Gregg Juhlin came together to talk about the band’s long history…

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“Why would I want to kill you? Is it because I’m Black?” – Behind the viral “racist Karen in Winnetka” video (Episode 432)

Otis Campbell talks about the racist incident that’s now gone viral

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‘Our band van is horrific’: Tour stories and music chat with Sean Lenart of Victorian Halls (Episode 63)

What do you do when your band guest is vegetarian? Feed him falafel. Sean Lenart, frontman of Victorian Halls joined me in Skokie for a conversation over Middle Eastern food at Pita Inn. We talked about the band’s long history,…