Punk Rock Tacos brings local all-ages shows back to forefront (Episode 809)
Noah Corona, creator and curator of Punk Rock Tacos, joins me for an episode about the ongoing live music series. The need for all-ages shows has never been stronger, and Punk Rock Tacos nailed it. This was my first visit,…
‘The biggest scene event of the year’ – The return of Chicago’s Cupcakes (Episode 310)
Singer Preston Graves joins me mere days before the band does their reunion show, headlining Metro on 2/29.
If you can make it in Lithuania, you can make it anywhere. Also, Fort Frances eats tacos. (Episode 225)
This week, it’s taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and indie rock, Fort Frances can comfortably live next to ANYTHING ON ANY OF YOUR PLAYLISTS.
Brothels, Chuck Berry and listener-dating: Author David Himmel is ‘The Last DJ’ (Episode 214)
Author David Himmel joins me for tacos from Turbo Taco (2050 N. Milwaukee). We talk at length about the radio business and Himmel’s excellent radio memoir, “The Last DJ: The Life and Times of a 20-Something Oldies Radio Disc Jockey.”…
Episode 212: I wanna die with my friends (and beer from Blue Island Beer Company) – Tall Doug and BIBC
Another in-car performance! Another killer Chicago area craft brewery!
47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)
“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”
Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you join me for tacos? – Queen tribute the Ready Freddies (Episode 189)
Before the Queen biopic hits theaters, spend some time with Queen tribute band The Ready Freddies!
Descendents eat tacos in a Mazda at 350 Fest (Episode 176)
This week, I’m joined by 50% of Descendents (Stephen and Bill) outside this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.
Moon is full… of tacos. Moon does first-ever acoustic performance, in my Mazda! (Episode 175)
The men of the amazing Chicago band Moon (Shen, David and Chris) jumped in the car for tacos at “Jolly Science;” or, more accurately, Taco El Jalisciense (2859 W Chicago Ave).
Poi Dog Pondering’s Frank Orrall: Conversation about food, music and Chicago at City Winery (Episode 171)
One of Chicago’s most beloved musicians, Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, jumps in the car in advance of his solo show at City Winery (8/2/18). City Winery is always a cool place to hang out. Go see a show…