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Car Con Carne

Aug 24, 2016

Chicago pop-punk band (and newly-signed Equal Vision recording artist) Sleep On It meet up with me for tacos and horchata at their favorite hangout, Taqueria Moran (2226 N California Ave). Zech Pluister (lead vocals) and TJ Horansky (guitar/vocals) talk about why they're "basically the Al Capone of pop punk in Chicago."...


Aug 17, 2016

Burger King unveiled it's Whopperito (a Whopper made like a burrito) on August 15th, and I decided to try it during BK's launch week. Fast food's never been a Car Con Carne "thing," but sometimes I have to point the Mazda 3 in the direction of the zeitgeist. Patrick Brower, co-owner of Challengers Comics and co-host of...


Aug 10, 2016

Nikki, Lucy and Polly from Chicago punk rock band Mystery Actions join me for Taco Night at Taqueria Traspasada (3144 N California). Over tacos and Jarritos, we cover the following: *Why Nikki took a bullet before the show *Polly's fans in the foot fetish community *Lucy's conjuring up a killer Motorhead/Girlschool...


Aug 4, 2016

Just last week, I watched an early rough of the Car Con Carne TV pilot. Simply put, I can't wait for you to see it. In the meantime, here's a longform audio version of one of the segments, an interview with Chicago Sky superstar Allie Quigley. We talk about her younger days in Joliet, through her time playing basketball...


Aug 1, 2016

You're going to be blown away by this episode's in-car performance. No fair skipping ahead to hear it! Nathan Graham, frontman of Chicago band the Lucky Dutch, jumps in the front seat for a visit to Red Hot Ranch (2072 N. Western). Before he pulls out his guitar, we talk about: *Why he was kicked out a band before he...