Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.

Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.

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Maybe my favorite Smoking Popes interview in 25 years…

This week, I’m joined by 50% of Descendents (Stephen and Bill) outside this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.

This week, Car Con Carne (sponsored by Boost Mobile) makes a trip out to Tinley Park to visit the exceptional 350 Brewing Company (7144 183rd St, Tinley Park, IL 60477). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/350_CCC.mp3 Owner Todd Randall and Director of Marketing Justin Maynard jump in the car (with room to spare) to talk about: The superior Wi-fi we’re […]

Chicago punk legends Apocalypse Hoboken are gearing up for two reunion shows at Chop Shop (July 13 & 14). That seemed like a perfect excuse to chat with Todd and Andy from the band. Joining us in the car is the source of this week’s meal: Matt Habib, proprietor of the transcendent Legit Dogs & […]

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 […]

It’s a Chicago punk rock summit as I’m joined by returning guests Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) at Dante’s Pizza. Here’s what we talk about this week: http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88_FL_and_Bollweevils_2018.mp3 Is Denis now tied for most-frequently appearing guest on the show? “I have no agenda.” Why in the hell did I say […]