Category Archives: Chicago

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 […]

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 […]

October 09

Stabbing Westward: ‘All I wanted to do was drink beer and sing songs and maybe have sex’

Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward jump in the Mazda 3 for conversation before taking the stage at Metro to headline Cold Waves 2017 at Metro. This episode is lovingly powered by Boost Mobile. While I’m on the topic, pick up a phone at Boost and call a friend to let ’em know […]

May 24

Hot Doug is the Alec Baldwin of Car Con Carne

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE! Hot Doug’s: The Movie is coming, and the guys behind the documentary are fantastically talented old friends of mine, Chris and Nick Markos. Along with the titular Hot Doug, Chris and Nick jumped in my car for gyros at Hub’s (You like-a the juice? The juice is good, eh?). We talked […]

April 12

Backseat performance of new Mutts song ‘Tin Foil Hat’ from Mutts’ Mike Maimone

This week, I’m joined by Mutts main man Mike Maimone (hooray for alliteration). It was Taco Tuesday, so we went to Lindo Michoacan (3148 W Lawrence Ave). Before an exclusive in-car performance of the new Mutts song “Tin Foil Hat,” we covered: *My embarrassing placement of “the” in front of Mutts *Mike’s political stance (“I […]

April 04

High school reunion? ‘I would say f*** that’: Taco Tuesday with Chicago glam-rockers V Sparks

Alan Lewis and Prescott Kagan from the amazing glam-rock Chicago band V Sparks join me for Taco Tuesday at Tacos Garcia on Armitage in Logan Square. We talk about the band’s history, including its too-long hiatus and return this year. We also talk about: *The need to go back into the restaurant for more tacos […]

February 13

A blazing performance from Chicago’s Blood People (and a food challenge)

OH MY GOD, this episode was fun to do. I’m joined by 3/4 of Blood People (Aly, Mickey and Jeff) for tacos at the much-celebrated L’ Patron (3749 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). Blood People is a band you need to know… truly one of the best independent bands in Chicago right now. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/307636481-carconcarne-a-blazing-performance-from-chicagos-blood-people-and-a-food-challenge.mp3 DOWNLOAD […]