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The sonic growth and prolific past year of Marina City (Episode 589)

The night before they drop their new song, “Undone,” Ryan Argast of Marina City returns to Car Con Carne to catch up on everything the band’s been writing and working on over the past year. Car Con Carne is sponsored…

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PRAVDA Records: Profile of the enduring indie label with President Kenn Goodman (Episode 588)

Pravda Records has been a part of the independent music scene since the 80s, with a mighty talent roster including names like Matt Wilson, Josh Caterer, Wake Ooloo, Green, Cheer-Accident, The Slugs, New Duncan Imperials, The Diplomats of Solid Sound…

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Making dystopias fun again with ‘Utopia PR’ author Adam Bender (Episode 587)

Author Adam Bender jumps on Car Con Carne to talk about his new book, “Utopia PR,” “A sci-fi satire about a public relations rep seeking work-life balance while managing crisis after crisis for a dystopian American president.” Car Con Carne…

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Baseball, goth and Orson Welles: April at the Rock Island Public House drive-in (Episode 586)

Rock Island Public House drive-in movie curator Mike Vanderbilt returns to talk about the upcoming schedule! This weekend (4/9-4/11), it’s baseball movies: Major League (4/9), A League of Their Own (4/10) and The Sandlot (4/11). Next weekend, it’s Orson Welles’…

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Unearthing sports-related music treasures with Rick Gieser (Episode 585)

Rick Gieser has the largest collection of sports-related songs anywhere, and he joins Car Con Carne tonight with tons of obscure and fascinating releases that you likely weren’t aware even existed! This is a fun one for record collectors, music…

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Bubbles Erotica: Proof that Morton Grove rocks (Episode 584)

Rolling out of their new video, “While You Wait,” Bubbles Erotica joins Car Con Carne for a live conversation. Since the band has roots in Morton Grove, it doesn’t take long for Pequod’s to come up in conversation. Car Con…

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Artist George Zak previews Odd Kid Art’s Andersonville Galleria showcase (Episode 583)

Artist George Zak (Odd Kid Art) is back with another round of originals to show off in advance of Saturday’s art show at Andersonville Galleria (5247 N. Clark). We’re going to be looking at dozens of new works and getting…

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‘Surrealist’ is the perfect showcase of OK COOL’s raw, reflective indie rock (Episode 582)

OK COOL returns with a new EP today! “Surrealist” finds Haley Bloomquist and Bridget Stiebris (also of Weekend Run Club) running rings around their melancholy, with lyrics resonant enough to be familiar and obtuse enough to be noncommittal. Car Con…

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‘Quantum Mirror’: Mind-blowing subversion off the Mag Mile (Episode 581)

“Quantum Mirror,” by new media artist Adrian Stein and co-creator Zac Hall, absolutely blew my mind. Watch this video to see what I mean … I can’t wait to see it in person. It’s brilliant, disorienting and sneakily subversive. I…

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Liquid Soul’s groove returns: The Mars Williams interview (Episode 580)

Grammy-nominated Chicago band Liquid Soul has resurfaced with “Lost Soul, Vol. 1,” a new collection of previously unreleased, buried treasures from the band. Liquid Soul leader/saxophonist/composer Mars Williams joins me tonight to talk about Liquid Soul’s unique history in the…