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YIKES! Enjoy an ice cold ‘diet punk’ with Guardrail (Episode 453)

When you want punk rock, but without all the empty calories, choose diet punk! Self-proclaimed “diet punk band” Guardrail joins me in advance of their forthcoming “YIKES” EP. Car Con…

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From Live Aid to ‘Lockdown Club’: Midge Ure (Episode 452)

Live Aid. Band Aid. Ultravox. Visage. Rich Kids. Solo. Midge Ure is a musical giant, and he joins me today on Car Con Carne. Be sure to sign up for Midge’s Backstage…

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‘Bringing comfort & joy to Chicago hospital patients through the power of live music’ -Sharing Notes (Episode 451)

Sharing Notes is “an organization devoted to bringing comfort and joy to Chicago hospital patients through the power of live music.” This Sunday, I’ll be hosting the Sharing Notes Digital…

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Brace yourself… for the MUSEUM OF TERROR (Episode 450)

 Spooky season is right around the corner!  6th Dimension Space + Gallery is hosting a horror pop-up next month: THE MUSEUM OF TERROR! 6th Dimension founder Renee joins me tonight…

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‘COLD WAVES’ festival moves online: Organizers Jason and Kelly Britton Novak (Episode 449)

COLD WAVES returns next weekend for the “Lost Weekend” virtual event.  Event organizers Jason Novak and Kelly Britton Novak join me for a preview and to talk about the history…

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Reviewing 50 Chicago hot dog joints in 50 days: Author Dennis Foley (Episode 448)

I chatted tonight with author Dennis Foley about his new book, “No Ketchup Chicago’s Top 50 Hot Dogs and The Stories Behind Them!” This episode is so authentically Chicago, it…

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Shades Apart returns after 19-year hiatus with ‘Eternal Echo’ (Episode 447)

Shades Apart has been missed. The east coast band (“Valentine,” “Tainted Love,” etc.) went dormant for close to two decades, before reemerging last week with a superior new album (“Eternal…

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The badass rock and roll artwork of Chris Pienta (Episode 446)

Rock and roll! Artist Chris Pienta puts his distinct style on iconic musicians, and tonight we’re going to walk through some of his best music-related pieces. Grab your Labor Day…

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My strange little party with 8-bit crEEps (Episode 445)

Happy Friday night! Happy Labor Day weekend! Tonight, it’s 8-bit crEEps, who make weird, wonderful, synthy and fuzzy melodic music. Check out the interview, then listen to (and buy) their…

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First colon cancer, then possible eviction: The fund to help JBTV’s Jerry Bryant (Episode 444)

JBTV mainman Jerry Bryant has produced close to 10,000 episodes of JBTV, turning many of us on to dozens of new artists through the years. Expenses, coupled with the realities…