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Car Con Carne

Jan 19, 2020

Tony Lovato of Mest joined me for a conversation on the release of the new album "Masquerade," which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Mest album "Wasting Time." The band headlined two shows at the 350 Brewing Company's Insanity Factory in Tinley Park over the weekend. On a related note, 350 remains one of...


Jan 14, 2020

The Band Royale's new, self-titled, album is fantastic, starting with the explosive "Loose Lips Sink Ships." I was excited to have the brothers Bauman (Joel, Nate and Zach) in the car for pizza at Big G's in Wrigleyville. Discussed:

  • Chicago secretly prefers party cut to deep dish.
  • Party cut is the Baby Yoda of...


Jan 8, 2020

This week, I'm joined by 4 members of Rockford band Yes Factory (Ian Zander, Brennan Reiter, Hannah Hovland and Kelen Price-Snowden). Before we ate delicious hot dogs at the legendary Superdawg, the band played two new songs in the car ("You Never Finish What You Start," "Someone I Love").

Discussed on the show:

  • The...


Dec 23, 2019

Plain White T's frontman Tom Higgenson is a popsmith. The dude knows his way around a melody. He jumped in my car before headlining the MS Sucks charity event at Bottom Lounge in Chicago.


Dec 23, 2019

Adam, Jason and Ryan of Lucky Boys Confusion jump in the car at the MS Sucks event started by their bandmate Stubhy, who was recently diagnosed with MS. We talk about how the diagnosis affected the band, and what it means for the future.

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