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 […]

Alan Lewis and Prescott Kagan from the amazing glam-rock Chicago band V Sparks join me for Taco Tuesday at Tacos Garcia on Armitage in Logan Square. We talk about the band’s history, including its too-long hiatus and return this year. We also talk about: *The need to go back into the restaurant for more tacos […]

The all-female KISS tribute band Slutter jumps in the car for Taco Tuesday at El Comalito (2234 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). We talk about: *Slutter history *How they got on KISS’s radar (and why they’re better than the all-little-people tribute band Mini-KISS!) *What Peterless Criss and I have in common *The band’s Ankh-free […]

This week, it’s a “Taco Tuesday” recording at Masa Azul (2901 W Diversey Ave) with Austin and Alex from Chicago band The Noise FM. What does the band sound like? “Beat-driven indie rock: We’re not rewriting the playbook here.” We talk about: *How incredibly good the tacos are. Handmade tortillas? Hell yes. *Austin and Alex […]