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Family dysfunction for all: Tony and Tina honeymoon in a Mazda 3 (Episode 117)

This week, it’s the stars of Tony & Tina’s Wedding: Rory Zacher and Concetta Rose (Tony and Tina). They jump in my Mazda 3 to eat Mexican food from La Pasadita (1140 N. Ashland Ave.) http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Tony_and_Tina_CCC.mp3 The show is one of…

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Going solo after Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns and Lovehammers: Marty Casey (Episode 114)

Chicago superstar Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns) and band members Mike and Matt join me for “Dope Tacos” at Taqueria Traspasada 2 (thanks for the recommendation, Jake). Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Marty_Casey.mp3 This…

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Ralph’s World/Bad Examples musical genius Ralph Covert shares new song and talks Chicago music, goat tacos and Grammys (Episode 111)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Covert.mp3 Ralph Covert (Ralph’s World, Bad Examples) jumps in my car to eat goat tacos from Taqueria Atontonilco in Pilsen (1637 S Blue Island Ave). Ralph’s an incredibly talented songwriter, and we cover a lot of ground: The early days of Bad…

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Backseat performance of new Mutts song ‘Tin Foil Hat’ from Mutts’ Mike Maimone (Episode 104)

This week, I’m joined by Mutts main man Mike Maimone (hooray for alliteration). It was Taco Tuesday, so we went to Lindo Michoacan (3148 W Lawrence Ave). Before an exclusive in-car performance of the new Mutts song “Tin Foil Hat,”…

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A blazing performance from Chicago’s Blood People (and a food challenge) (Episode 96)

OH MY GOD, this episode was fun to do. I’m joined by 3/4 of Blood People (Aly, Mickey and Jeff) for tacos at the much-celebrated L’ Patron (3749 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). Blood People is a band you need…

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Testing Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa with ManBQue’s John Carruthers (Episode 95)

This week, I’m joined by John Carruthers, co-founder of meat social club ManBQue (manbque.com) and co-author of two must-own ManBQue cookbooks. We take a trip to a northwest side Taco Bell on the day of the national release of the…

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Slutter, the all-female KISS cover band, celebrates Taco Tuesday (Episode 83)

The all-female KISS tribute band Slutter jumps in the car for Taco Tuesday at El Comalito (2234 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). We talk about: *Slutter history *How they got on KISS’s radar (and why they’re better than the…

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‘We have real blood at our show’ – Taco Tuesday with the Noise FM (Episode 80)

This week, it’s a “Taco Tuesday” recording at Masa Azul (2901 W Diversey Ave) with Austin and Alex from Chicago band The Noise FM. What does the band sound like? “Beat-driven indie rock: We’re not rewriting the playbook here.” We…

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‘This band literally runs on Taqueria Moran, High Life and the occasional bottle of Jameson’ – Pop-punkers Sleep On It (Episode 78)

Chicago pop-punk band (and newly-signed Equal Vision recording artist) Sleep On It meets me for tacos and horchata at their favorite hangout, Taqueria Moran (2226 N California Ave). Zech Pluister (lead vocals) and TJ Horansky (guitar/vocals) talk about why they’re…