Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.

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This week’s guest is DZ Records impresario Ben Arguelles, who’s getting ready to launch this year’s DZ Fest (July 7 & July 8). DZ Fest has become a must-attend, totally DIY, 2-day event… at his house. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/DZ_CCC.mp3 On this episode (sponsored by BOOST MOBILE), we discuss: Staging a 2-day DIY festival in his backyard: 2 […]

This week, I’m joined Dave Raymond, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the super-cool Chicago band Hidden Hospitals. He picked the location for the recording: The vegetarian taqueria Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur (2235 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). The food was really good, if not destructively spicy. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/hidden_hospitals_ccc.mp3 If you happen to be listening to this during […]

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 […]

Like Language did a killer acoustic version of their new song “Like a Drug” on the podcast. Check out the studio version here:

This week, “punk rock doctor” Daryl Wilson joins me for a beef and sausage combo from one of the greatest places on earth, Johnnie’s Beef (7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Daryl’s most famously known as the frontman for legendary Chicago punk rock band The Bollweevils. By day, he’s the EMS Medical Director […]

Denis Buckley, frontman of 88 Fingers Louie, joins me for tacos at El Cid II (2645 Kedzie). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88fl_revisited.mp3 This week’s episode is sponsored by the good people at BOOST MOBILE. Discussed this week: My first experience with El Cid, during a particularly reckless period. Denis’s celebrated return to El Cid. The long-awaited new 88 Fingers Louie […]