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Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue founder Carolyn Giannopoulos (Episode 355 / Animal Week)

Animal Week kicks off with Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue president and founder Carolyn Giannopoulos. We talk about public perceptions of pits, what led her to start the rescue, and where things stand during the pandemic. Car Con Carne is sponsored…

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Chicago musician Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, Prairie Cartel, Forgotten Species) talks about his battle with COVID-19 (Episode 354)

Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, Prairie Cartel, Forgotten Species) checks in with Car Con Carne to talk about how he’s been struggling with COVID-19 since mid-March.

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The man whose work’s been heard on Lego Batman, Weezer, CeeLo and Austin & Ally: Oh, Hush (Episode 353)

I knew Oh, Hush back in the early 00s, when he was in the ascendant Chicago band Escape From Earth. The second we lost touch, he became super successful (draw your own conclusions). He’s a twice-Grammy nominated artist and has…

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This band is catnip for all men: HUNTSMEN (Episode 352)

just released what is the best concept album of 2020, and we still have 8 months to go. “Mandala of Fear” is a sprawling, 80-minute set of metal that melds a variety of sounds, styles and techniques into something fresh…

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Yes Factory checks in from quarantine (Episode 351)

Yes Factory returns to Car Con Carne! It was a full house of Yes Factory members: Brennan Reiter, Ian Zander, Kelen Price-Snowden, Hannah Hovland, Emily Suzanne and Sarah Fischer all joined in the chat. We caught up with the band’s…

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There’s no better time than the present to learn the guitar: Fender Guitars’ Mary Keenan (Episode #350)

At my late and tender age, I’m *finally* learning how to play the guitar. To explain the benefits of learning an instrument, I went right to someone who knows the topic inside and out: Fender’s Director of Product for Digital…

Posted in Episodes Live performances Quarantine Con Carne

New song alert! Fort Frances debuts ‘From Lake Michigan, With Love’ on Car Con Carne (Episode 349)

David McMillin of Fort Frances returns to Car Con Carne for a fun, informal chat about playing guitar, Ozark, his Lithuanian fanbase and creating while in quarantine. The podcast ends up with a live performance of a fantastic, Chicago-centric new…

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Chicago venue roundtable on weathering COVID-19: CIVL action (Episode 348)

Chicago venue owners Katie Tuten (Hideout), Chris Bauman (Patio Theater, Avondale Music Hall), Robert Gomez (SubT, Beat Kitchen) and Cole Brice (Cole’s Bar) join me to talk about CIVL (Chicago Independent Venue League) and its efforts to keep Chicago venues…

Posted in Episodes Live performances Quarantine Con Carne

Girl Named Nino performs on Podcast Named Car Con Carne (Episode 347)

Girl Named Nino (Nino Arobelidze) is tonight’s guest for #QuarantineConCarne. We talk about her childhood in Georgia (the country), how she’s occupying time during the pandemic and her new music. The show ends with her performing “Am I Enough” live…

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Car Con Carne Extra – Felix Da Housecat from 2003

Felix was named the “It 80s revivalist” by EW around the time of this chat