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June 24

2 days, 2 stages and 40 bands: Talking DZ Fest with Ben Arguelles (and eating subs from Peppo’s)

This week’s guest is DZ Records impresario Ben Arguelles, who’s getting ready to launch this year’s DZ Fest (July 7 & July 8). DZ Fest has become a must-attend, totally DIY, 2-day event… at his house. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/DZ_CCC.mp3 On this episode (sponsored by BOOST MOBILE), we discuss: Staging a 2-day DIY festival in his backyard: 2 […]

June 16

Do you know what it’s like to be p***ed on? DO YOU? The return of Apocalypse Hoboken (recorded at Legit Dogs & Ice)

Chicago punk legends Apocalypse Hoboken are gearing up for two reunion shows at Chop Shop (July 13 & 14). That seemed like a perfect excuse to chat with Todd and Andy from the band. Joining us in the car is the source of this week’s meal: Matt Habib, proprietor of the transcendent Legit Dogs & […]

June 10

Advice for local bands, plus 2 live in-car performances: Kevin Singleton of The Cold Mourning/Bottom Lounge

This week, musician Kevin Singleton (The Cold Mourning, El Famous, Inept) joins me for a performance outside Bottom Lounge (1375 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607), the epic Chicago live music venue he manages. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Bottom_Lounge.mp3 Kevin plays two awesome Cold Mourning songs (“Hopeless,” “Tombstone”) before we bring food into the car from the spectacular Bottom […]

June 01

Marina City talks about the WKQX Piqniq and Next2Rock while devouring City BBQ’s menu

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). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Marina_City_CCC.mp3 Let the record show: The food at City Barbeque is amazing. I’m already planning […]

May 21

‘Car Con Carne is my social life’ – Dinner with new friends TAKE THE REINS

The phenomenal suburban Chicago band Take the Reins joins me for dinner at Hamburger Heaven in Elmhurst (281 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126). Before you listen to this episode, make sure to listen to their recently-released “Addiction by Subtraction” album! http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Take_the_Reins.mp3 In this episode, sponsored by BOOST MOBILE, we discuss: The bitter blood feud […]

May 14

Vegetarian Mexican food with Chicago alt band Hidden Hospitals

This week, I’m joined Dave Raymond, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the super-cool Chicago band Hidden Hospitals. He picked the location for the recording: The vegetarian taqueria Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur (2235 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). The food was really good, if not destructively spicy. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/hidden_hospitals_ccc.mp3 If you happen to be listening to this during […]

May 08

Hollywood calling: Author Emily Belden talks ‘Hot Mess’ and why the new book is perfect for TV

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE Emily Belden, author of “Hot Mess,” jumps in the Madza 3 for a new episode/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Emily_Belden.mp3 We got tacos from El Potosi (Spanish for “The Potosi”) this week. Spoiler warning: Not so much. We also talked about: El Potosi had some confusing items in the cooler, including not-for-sale Coronas and a […]