Posted in Celtic Episodes St. Patrick's Day

Car Con Blarney with THE TOSSERS (Episode 933)

It’s Car Con Blarney! Tony Duggins, Aaron Duggins and Mike Pawla joined us for a chat from Million Yen Studios on Chicago’s Northwest Side. (Thanks to Andy Gerber for the hospitality.) In advance of the Tossers’ annual St. Patrick’s Day…

Posted in Announcements Best Of

Best of Chicago 2023 – Car Con Carne

Thank you for your ongoing support of Car Con Carne. I’m proud to share that Car Can Carne was named “Best Music Podcast” in the Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago” survey for 2023. I appreciate you, and never take…

Posted in Episodes Harp factories movies

Cinephile Stephanie Sack shares cineplex alternatives for March (Episode 932)

Cinephile Stephanie Sack returns to the podcast to promote cool, non-mainstream, movie events for you to check out in March! Car Con Carne (a Q101 podcast) is presented by Alex Ross Art. Visit Alex Ross on YouTube (@TheAlexRossArt) to keep…

Posted in bars Episodes

#Blessed: Liar’s Club introduces ‘Sunday Church’ (Episode 931)

Liar’s Club (1665 W. Fullerton) just kicked off “Sunday Church with Reverend Herb,” a weekly event aimed at “old schoolers, Sunday day drinkers, saints and sinners.” Returning favorite (and Liar’s Club owner) Herb Rosen joined me just as the first…

Posted in Avondale darkwave Episodes Goth synth pop

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…

Posted in 80s Backstage Episodes pop stars

Catching up with superstar Tiffany (Episode 929)

Tiffany’s one of my favorite people to interview, and I was delighted to catch up with her after her recent show at Austin’s Fuel Room in Libertyville. We talked a lot about her approach to club shows, which I told…

Posted in Episodes German food

Sybris at DMen Tap (Episode 928)

Chicago favorites Sybris have returned! I’m joined outside DMen Tap (2849 W. Belmont Ave.) by all four members of the band: Angela Mullenhour (vocals, guitar) Phil Naumann (guitar) Shawn Podgurski (bass) Clayton DeMuth (drums) We talk about their soon-to-be-released, many-years-delayed,…

Posted in Episodes Experimental music World music

Rami Atassi brings eclectic sounds and influence to Forest Park (Episode 927)

Chicago Magazine says Rami Atassi’s music shows an “eclectic range of influences—desert guitar, jazz, Tropicália, samba, Arabic folk music, and Afrobeat.” And it’s true: Rami is one of a kind, making truly unique world-flavored music. Rami met me at Gene…

Posted in Episodes Wicker Park

Meet ‘first listen’ Chicago band Friko (Episode 926)

Friko was a “first listen” band for me… a band that’s pop smart, experimental, noisy, contemplative, bombastic and shoegazy… sometimes within the same 4-5 minute song. And the vocals… oh man. Niko Kapetan (vocals/guitar) of Friko joins me for Thai…

Posted in Episodes Milwaukee Wisconsin

From Juiceboxxx to Rustbelt: John Chiaverina (Episode 925)

I’m joined by John Chiaverina (FKA Juiceboxxx), as his new project, Rustbelt, is taking off. I met the Milwaukee-based star at an appropriately “Wisconsin” locale: A Milwaukee Culver’s parking lot. Discussed in this episode: *Why John moved away from his…