Category Archives: Live performances

August 04

Chicago band Parker ignores the smell of I-94 to perform live in the Mazda 3

Up-and-coming Chicago band Parker (Devin, Trevor, Patrick) jumps in the Mazda 3 outside the iconic Chicago hot dog stand Jim’s Original (1250 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60607). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Parker_CCC.mp3 Discussed in this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile (the official cell provider of Car Con Carne): Every time I say the band name, I want to […]

July 07

Bury Me in Lights buried in Burger Moovment burgers: Live performance & music chat in Elmwood Park

Chicago scene stalwarts Bury Me in Lights jump in the car for a visit to the phenomenal Burger Moovment in Elmwood Park (Go there immediately: 7512 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Friendly people, great vibe, killer food. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BMIL.mp3 (Note: There have been issues reported when trying to use this player from a shared […]

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 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 […]

April 11

Kristina Cottone performs in-car, eats delicious Mexican food from El Metro Catina

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE Kristina Cottone (along with Honey & the 45s guitarist Jon Gould) joins the show for a stunning in-car performance and a magnificent Mexican dinner fromĀ El Metro Cantina (1959 Chicago Avenue, Chicago). Kristina and Jon play two songs in the Mazda 3: A solo Kristina song (“Ukelele Summer Love Song”) and a […]

March 15

KrashKarma: Live performance and interview over Chicago deep dish pizza

This week, it’s an in-car performance and interview with KrashKarma (Ralf Dietel-singer/guitarist, Niki Skistimas-drums/vocals)! In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we find ourselves at local favorite The Art of Pizza (3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/krash_karma_ccc.mp3 Heard on this show: The band plays their new song, “Stranded,” in the car. They also explain what […]

March 04

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The episode starts with a killer acoustic performance of the new song “Like a Drug,” which is easily one of the best you’ll hear on this […]