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I:Scintilla singer Brittany Bindrim goes solo with ‘Vellela Velella’ (Episode 930)

Darkpop, darkwave, electropop artist Brittany Bindrim joins me to talk about her first-ever solo album, “Velella Velella” (out March 8). As we eat tacos from La Traspasada in Avondale, we also talk about: *Brittany’s non-music hobbies *Why the members of…

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Are ‘Podcasts’ Electric? The Gary Numan interview (Episode 838)

Gary Numan is an innovator, synth wizard and influence to artists and fans alike. I caught up with him backstage at the Rave in Milwaukee for a longform chat about his career and worldview. Some of the topics discussed:  …

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Night Spice eats spicy food from Beacon Tap (Episode 735)

Beacon Tap (1374 Lee, Des Plaines) was one of the last restaurants Car Con Carne visited before lockdown (March 2, 2020). Now, just over two years later, I was more than excited to return. I was joined by the talented…

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Dialogue with Howard Jones in advance of ‘Dialogue’ tour (Episode 732)

Howard Jones returns to the Greater Chicagoland area on July 2 for a show at the Des Plaines Theater (with Midge Ure!).
Photo credit – Tina Hagerling

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Beloved Chicago band Pulsars return with “largely unheard lost tracks from your favorite weirdos” (Episode 649)

Mid-90s. Chicago. Bands across the city were swept up in a record company feeding frenzy the likes of which we’d never see again. You know the names of some of the bands, as a handful were able to establish a…

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The 80s vibe of transcontinental duo Rain Rabbit (Episode 593)

Rain Rabbit is a transcontinental duo, with Kyle Brauch headquartered here in Chicago and Craig Bennett in Australia. They both came on Car Con Carne to talk about how they came together, and how they got their self-titled debut (out…