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Car Con Carne

Jul 19, 2019

Music legend Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor, countless songwriting credits throughout the past 50 years) joins me for a fantastic meal provided by Revolution Brewpub (2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). When I realized the iconic Jim Peterik would be in my car, I wanted to be sure we ate at an iconic...


Chicago music/songwriting legend Jim Peterik performs outside Revolution Brewpub (Episode 242)

Jul 19, 2019

Music legend Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor, countless songwriting credits throughout the past 50 years) joins me for a fantastic meal provided by Revolution Brewpub (2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). When I realized the iconic Jim Peterik would be in my car, I wanted to be sure we ate at an iconic...


Jul 18, 2019

Showoff released their self-titled major label debut 20 years ago, and an hour before they took the stage to celebrate the anniversary at Beat Kitchen, Chris, Dan and Dave jumped into my car. Discussed in this episode:

  • Our career trajectories have fallen.
  • The last time I interviewed them was about this album, and...


Jul 13, 2019

This week, I'm joined by musician Aaron Williams, creator of the The Homegrown Arts & Music Festival, and Brian Shamie, multiplatform editor and Sound Check columnist for the Daily Herald.

We got subs from Submarine Tender and talked about this year's Homegrown Festival, happening at Basecamp in Lisle on 7/27...


Jul 10, 2019

R&B artist/rapper Bianca Shaw meets me in Hyde Park this week for conversation over Nashville Hot Chicken at the Budlong. Car Con Carne has a long and loving relationship with the Budlong, dating all the way back to Episode 48: http://carconcarne.com/2016/02/sweating-out-hot-chicken-with-the-budlongs-jared-leonard/