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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

I’m joined by the members of Chicago band The War on Peace for a podcast recorded in October outside the House of Torment haunted house in Morton Grove. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/War_on_Peace_-_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 They played an absolutely spectacular version of “High Rise Lies” in my Mazda 3 and talked about their music and history as a band.  This week’s […]

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]