Category Archives: Live performances

October 02

‘Where did all the Busch beer come from?’ – Live performance from Black Bear Rodeo

This week, the Boost Mobile-sponsored Car Con Carne finds me driving to Oak Lawn to meet Chicago band Black Bear Rodeo at Grassano’s (5651 W 87th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453). Grassano’s pizza puffs are ginormous and delicious, and their reputation on the south side is well-deserved. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Black_Bear_Rodeo_CCC.mp3 The band started the podcast with a […]

August 20

Epic Deli decadence and a live performance from August Hotel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/August_Hotel_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE The gentlemen of August Hotel jump in my car for an episode recorded at my favorite place on earth, Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050). We start by eating some of Epic’s best appetizers: Elotes in a Frito bag Chorizo poppers Poutine Mashed Potato balls (they’re mashed potatoes… […]

July 02

Going solo after Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns and Lovehammers: Marty Casey

Chicago superstar Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS, L.A. Guns) and band members Mike and Matt join me for “Dope Tacos” at Taqueria Traspasada 2 (thanks for the recommendation, Jake). Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Marty_Casey.mp3 This week, we talk about: ROCK STAR: INXS. What would Marty’s life have been like if […]

June 25

“It’s like a burrito, but with the masculine ‘he’ in front of it” – Jibaritos with the Evictions

(SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE) Johnny and Will from Chicago band The Evictions jump in the Mazda 3 for jibaritos from Borinquen Lounge (3811 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). They also did an amazing in-car performance, but before that happened we talked about: *How dwarfism kept the third member of the Evictions from participating *The […]

June 11

Rockabilly with Them Guilty Aces! Hot dogs at Gene and Jude’s!

This week, it’s distinctly American sounds played in parking lot of distinctly Chicago (ish) hot dog joint. This week, Boost Mobile presents Car Con Carne, featuring Chicago rockabilly/doo-wop/soul band Them Guilty Aces. Somehow, I managed to cram four band members and myself into the Mazda 3. Things got a little tricker when the band played […]

March 10

What’s in a name? Bad Bad Meow play live

Chicago band Bad Bad Meow met me at Jimmy’s Red Hots (4000 W. Grand) for old school Chicago dogs and fries. We talk about the band’s history, that questionable band name and why most of the band members were surprised to learn Car Con Carne was a food podcast. And then… they jammed in the […]

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 […]