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Kali Masi’s Sam Porter talks about new music, old demos and playing Riot Fest (Episode 414)

Chicago band Kali Masi has been a band to watch for the past few years, and Sam Porter talked with Car Con Carne about what’s coming next from the band….

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Blood People unbox their namesake burger at Good Measure (Episode 289)

Blood People are back on the podcast after a couple years away! We recorded at the fantastic River North restaurant Good Measure (226 W. Chicago Avenue), and Chef Matt joined…

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He plays in all the bands and eats all the BBQ. Jason Narducy: From Verboten to Split Single (and all points in between) – Episode 281

Jason Narducy (Bob Mould, Split Single, Superchunk, Verbow, Verboten, Jason and Alison, so much more) met me for conversation and THE MOTHERLOAD at City Barbeque in Park Ridge (123 N…

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GALLERY: The Hu at Riot Fest 2019

HU. HU. HU. HU. HU. Pictures by Zach Spangler.

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Live at Riot Fest 2019: White Reaper (Episode 261)

White Reaper is a wonderful band you need to discover.

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Live from Riot Fest 2019: No Parents (Episode 251)

Zoe and Dee Dee of No Parents joined Car Con Carne backstage after their performance on day one of Riot Fest 2019.

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Naked Raygun’s Jeff Pezzati: A Chicago music icon (Episode 182)

Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.

Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.

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‘Waiting for that career-ending F-bomb’: Catching up with Tony from MEST at 350 Fest (Episode 179)

In this episode, I sit down with Tony Lovato of Mest in the parking lot of this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.

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‘You can take the band out of Hawaii… ” Yesod from Pepper (Live at Riot Fest)

“You can take the band out of Hawaii, but you can’t take the Hawaii out of the band…” Pepper drummer Yesod Williams from Pepper sat down with me at Riot…

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Girls Against Boys – ‘The future of the band is… a work in progress’ (Live at Riot Fest)

Girls Against Boys are one of the coolest-sounding bands I’ve ever heard, with a menacing bottom-heavy rhythm section, swaggery vocals and a crisp, lacerating guitar that cuts through it all….