Coyote Riot (pronounced “KEYE-OAT,” not “KEYE-oaty,” like I say throughout the episode) joins me for amazing cheesy beefs from Pop’s (10337 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60655). More amazing, they play a blistering version of “I Was Born to Take It Easy” in my car. Yep… bluegrass performed live in a Mazda 3. So freaking […]

This week, “punk rock doctor” Daryl Wilson joins me for a beef and sausage combo from one of the greatest places on earth, Johnnie’s Beef (7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Daryl’s most famously known as the frontman for legendary Chicago punk rock band The Bollweevils. By day, he’s the EMS Medical Director […]

Household-name-waiting-to-happen pop singer Fiona Grey joins me for an Italian sausage at Roma’s Italian Beef & Sausage (4237 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641). I had the Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage Combo and fries… and holy crap, it was good. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Fiona_Grey_CCC.mp3 Here’s what we covered: Fiona’s cool jacket from Barcelona and my $12 shirt from […]

Comedian Pat McGann meets me at Pop’s in Mt. Greenwood at 10337 S Kedzie Ave, where I have the wettest, dense-est cheesy beef ever. We chat about: *Pat’s two appearances on Letterman *Pat’s starring role alongside Tony the Tiger *The key ingredient to launching into stand-up comedy *The challenges of trying out new material *His […]

Martin Atkins played with Johnny Rotten/Lydon in Public Image, Ltd. He was a member of Killing Joke. He created the industrial rock supergroup Pigface (now celebrating its 25-year anniversary). He’s played with Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He’s written indispensable books about the music industry (Tour:Smart, Band:Smart and Welcome to the Music Business: You’re F****d!). […]