Sludgeworth gets overdue ‘Losers of the Year’ vinyl release (Episode 798)
Chicago punk pioneers Sludgeworth (Dan Schafer- vocals, Adam White – guitar, Brian Vermin – drums) joins Car Con Carne right as their 1995 compilation album, “Losers of the Year,” is set for vinyl release (Red Scare) for the very first…
Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (Episode 788)
It’s been said that you can’t truly judge a politician’s worth until you watch them being interviewed in a 10-year-old car while eating pizza. Paul Vallas is the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and former budget director for the…
Touched By Ghoul releases new album, ready for NYE at Liar’s Club (Episode 696)
Touched By Ghoul is one of Chicago’s more celebrated independent bands, and they recently delivered their much delayed and anticipated second album, “Cancel the World.” They join me tonight… just about 24 hours before headlining Liar’s Club for New Years…
Tiffany brings sunlight and joy while promoting ‘Shadows’ (Episode 624)
I think we’re online now…
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 Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services
From ‘Terrifier’ to Marilyn Manson: Guitarist/composer Paul Wiley (Episode 413)
Marilyn Manson guitarist Paul Wiley has deep Chicago roots. He also scored one of my favorite recent horror movies, “Terrifier” (watch it on Netflix!). We’re talking Manson, Paul’s solo project Devereaux, Terrifier, Terrifier 2, Chicago history and more! Car Con…
Kansas lead singer Ronnie Platt talks band history and ‘The Absence of Presence’ (Episode 410)
Kansas history from 1974-the new album out tomorrow (“The Absence of Presence”) with Chicago native/Kansas frontman Ronnie Platt
KOVAL Distillery is a groundbreaking Chicago treasure (Episode 399)
The north side is home to the much-awarded, much-beloved KOVAL Distillery. KOVAL President Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart talked with me tonight about getting the distillery off the ground, getting into the hand sanitizer business, and why cranberry gin is always appropriate.
Alive Rescue founder Kristen Gerali (Episode 356/Animal Week)
Animal Week continues on Car Con Carne, and for this episode, I chatted with Alive Rescue founder Kristen Gerali and her adorable dog Baguette.
Vegan cooking demo with Plant-based TV chef and online show host Elysabeth Alfano (Episode 329)
Elysabeth Alfano, mult-platform vegan personality, joins me for a live demo on how to make vegan Italian beef. Want to try it at home? Click here. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.