Homegrown Festival hits milestone 10th anniversary (Episode 754)
10 years is a long time. When it comes to music festivals, it’s a really big deal. The 10th Annual Homegrown Festival is happening on July 30th at BaseCamp in Lisle (5750 Lakeside Drive). 20 bands and 12 acoustic artists…
Guest host Stubhy (Lucky Boys Confusion) revisits ‘Songs From a Scene’ with a roundtable chat (Episode 405)
Songs From a Scene: Guest host Stubhy of Lucky Boys Confusion leads a roundtable of familiar faces and names (Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts, Pat Gilroy of the Hoodie Life, Adam Krier of Lucky Boys Confusion and AM Taxi,…
Songs about being loaded *and* loaded mac and cheese pizza: The Blind Staggers at Beacon Tap (Episode 311)
The Blind Staggers (Damien & Laura) join me for an episode that features food from Beacon Tap in Des Plaines.
Mest: Growing up and moving forward (Episode 302)
Mest is back!
Three bands. Two Brothers Roundhouse. One podcast. (Episode 215)
Three different artists perform live in the car after talking and eating off the fantastic menu at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora!
Why craft brewing is like ‘giving medicine to the sick’: Metal Monkey Brewery (Episode 184)
This week, Dan and Jason of Metal Monkey Brewing (515 Anderson Drive in Romeoville) jump in my car as the annual Baconstock festival in Romeoville was going on in the background. Metal Monkey is a beer fan’s favorite… especially in the Romeoville area.
Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts: From Villa Park to the Grammys and Tonys (Episode 177)
Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.
‘Abe doesn’t deserve to eat here’ – Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy at the phenomenal Chicago Culinary Kitchen (Episode 170)
This is a glorious episode, as returning guests/friends Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy meet me at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) to try the restaurant’s Baltimore Pit Beef special. Returning guests/CCK co-owners Greg and…
Bury Me in Lights buried in Burger Moovment burgers: Live performance & music chat in Elmwood Park (Episode 169)
Chicago scene stalwarts Bury Me in Lights jump in the car for a visit to the phenomenal Burger Moovment in Elmwood Park (Go there immediately: 7512 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Friendly people, great vibe, killer food. (Note:…
‘I feel like we’re trying the whole menu tonight’ – Return to Epic Deli in McHenry (Episode 168)
Repeat guest Tyler Wildey, proprietor of Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050) is my guest for 4th of July week. We talk about his restaurant, the restaurant business, music and the insanely delicious food that comes out of…