Category Archives: Live performances

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 from 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 […]

December 31

The Best of Car Con Carne – The Performances (Volume Two)

This is the second of a two-part special featuring the best of the in-car performances, sponsored by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BEST_OF_VOLUME_2_final.mp3 Featured in this episode are show-stopping performances from: Michael McDermott “Willow Springs” (7/4/16) Turnspit “Walk Away” (6/5/17) Them Guilty Aces “Last Straw” (6/11/17) Lucky Boys Confusion “Stormchaser” (4/19/17) Jon Langford “Walking on Hell’s Roof Looking […]

December 25

The Best of Car Con Carne – The Performances (Volume One)

Happy Holidays! This is the first of a two-part special just in time for holiday listening! It’s the best of the in-car performances, sponsored by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BEST_OF_VOLUME_1.mp3 Featured in this episode, show-stopping performances from: Josh Caterer “Need You Around” (12/1/15) The War on Peace “High Rise Lies” (10/29/17) Heligoats “My Camping Trip from Hell” […]