Apocalypse Hoboken: Don’t call it a reunion (Episode 744)
Chicago punk favorites Apocalypse Hoboken return to the stage for two shows at Chop Shop this weekend (details below). Before those shows, ⅗ of the band (Tod, Andy and Scott) joined me at mutual favorite restaurant Epic Deli to talk…
What Can Digital Audio Learn From Traditional Media (Panel): Chicago Podcast Day (Episode 736)
This episode features the audio from a panel held at the first-ever “Chicago Podcast Day” event held at 2112 on May 21, 2022. “What Can Digital Audio Learn From Traditional Media?” was the focus, and my guests were prolific creators…
Double Door is coming back to Chicago’s live music landscape (Episode 698)
From Fat Nut to the Rolling Stones, Double Door has been one of Chicago’s premiere music venues. In a city that’s arguably overpacked with live music venues, there are a few whose names stand above the list. Double Door’s one…
The rabbits-foot-luck, discography and Chicago connections of NONPOINT (Episode 363)
Elias and Robb of Nonpoint jumped on Car Con Carne to talk about: The Quarantine Sessions What bands *should* do once touring resumes The importance of community The band’s connection to Chicago The impending 20th anniversary of “Statement” Phil Collins…
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.
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…
101 WKQX DJs Tim Virgin and Jon Manley talk COVID-19 on Quarantine Con Carne (Episode 320)
Catching up with my friends/101 WKQX afternoon and night DJs Tim Virgin and Jon Manley!
Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier on radio’s past, present and future (Episode 235)
Radio Hall of Fame member Garry Meier jumps in the Mazda CX-9 on the eve of his weeklong fill-in doing mornings on WLS-AM 890.
Nocturna Transmission: Goth DJ Scary Lady Sarah eats vegan food from Upton’s Breakroom (Episode 211)
The victims have been bled /
Red velvet lines the black box
The reunion Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath helped will into reality: Welcome back, Sidekick Kato (Episode 192)
“The punk kids didn’t like us very much… and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff… we were like ‘fart and dick joke’ guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere.”