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Back again, this time for good: Cinco de Gatos (Episode 701)

Cinco de Gatos is a Chicago band that started out almost 30 years ago, and just as soon as they came… they went. Then they came back again. And then they went again. Then they came back, and it stuck….

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Cold Beaches’ new album ‘Drifter’ is the right release for right now (Episode 425)

“Drifter,” the new album from Cold Beaches, is a welcome release in our time of isolation, uncertainty and stress. Sophia Nadia / Cold Beaches joins me tonight on Car Con Carne! #QuarantineConCarne Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial…

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Bad Cop / Bad Cop talks with Guest Host Gillian McGhee (Episode 406)

The members of Bad Cop / Bad Cop check in with drinks and food on a Friday night recording of Car Con Carne, guest hosted by Gillian McGhee (Hi Ho). Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

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One-woman industrial army I Ya Toyah at Gale Street Inn (Episode 306)

Ania, the woman behind Chicago industrial project I Ya Toyah, joins me for food at the iconic Northwest Chicago restaurant Gale Street Inn (4914 N. Milwaukee Avenue). We did Gale Street Inn up right, sampling their amazing ribs, crab cakes…

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Episode 301 – Yacht metal rocks! The Band Royale talks about their new album, touring and the truth about Chicago pizza

After listening to this episode, listen to the new album. It’s really good.

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Video – Blood People eat the Blood People burger

Blood People return to Car Con Carne to try the burger they created for Good Measure in River North!

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That train overhead? It’s the ‘L.’ That amazing performance? It’s the return of the War on Peace. (Episode 221)

The War on Peace (Grahm, Steven and Jeremy) returns to Car Con Carne for another hard-to-believe-it-was-done-in-a-car performance! They previewed the new song “High School” from the forthcoming EP, “Mutual Destruction” and joined me for fabulous Tacos Al Pastor from Taqueria…

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Must-hear live performance & conversation with the Inventors (Episode 198)

Meet the Inventors, and be prepared to be blown away by their in-car performance!

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‘If you don’t like the Beer Nuts now, you’ll hate them later’ – Beer Nuts end career, eat sub sandwiches (NSFW) (Episode 191)

Chicago’s hardest-partying band jump in the car before they play their final show for some hilarious (and NSFW) stories.

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Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts: From Villa Park to the Grammys and Tonys (Episode 177)

Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.