Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in Berwyn (7108 W. Cermak Road Ste B2, Berwyn, IL 60402).
Let the record show: The food at City Barbeque is amazing. I’m already planning my next visit. I loved it all, but especially the ribs and collard greens.
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- City Barbeque’s magnificent “Motherload,” which includes every imaginable smoked protein.
- I needed to have the chicken removed from my plate out of necessity.
- Piqniq on June 30: Marina City is on the bill with AWOLNATION, Dashboard Confessional, Greta Van Fleet and more.
- The feeling of being part of this year’s Piqniq line-up.
- The Next2Rock competition and Marina City’s “mic-drop” moment.
- “The things that backseat has seen… “
- Marina City has seen the previous dearth of napkins in the Mazda 3, and planned accordingly.
- The crisp, clean smell of moist towelettes.
- Why our dinner interview could seem like a murder-suicide.
- The sweet scent of Marina City.
- Josh Caterer gets more praise for the “Car Con Carne” theme song.
- More praise for the vinyl format. I’m hooked.
- Why is the cassette resurgence a thing?
- The Marina City sound: Pop-smarts and dark edges. “There’s no light; it’s very very dark and depressing.” “It’s a payoff when you arrive at the light.”
- “I was like, dang, get it.”
- The collard greens (“we can say we had a vegetable with dinner!”)
- Why Marina City is like a fluffer.
- The joy that banana pudding brings.
- “I’m literally just eating to eat right now.”
- A dude sprinted past the car like a criminal. Wait… was he a criminal?
- The interview lasted forever, only because it took so long to eat all the City Barbeque food.
- New segment: TRASH RUN!
- “I look distinguished as I’m eating a mountain of banana pudding in the front seat of my car.”
- The moment when Marina City vocalist Ryan saw my reaction after the band’s Next2Rock performance.