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Feb 16, 2020

KUMA'S FEST is coming to Brands Park on the Northwest side on June 27, 2020! Check out this line-up: Anthrax, Converge, Russian Circles, the Atlas Moth and Indians! To preview Kuma's Fest, returning favorite Stavros from the Atlas Moth joins me for conversation over... what else?... Kuma's burgers.

Discussed this...

Feb 14, 2020

Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum has long been a favorite of mine. On this new episode, we talk about:

  • The band's longevity.
  • Soul Asylum playing Clinton's inauguration.
  • Dave's first book.
  • The propulsive force of the live show.
  • Wait... who makes the setlists?
  • The new Soul Asylum album.
  • That time when Soul Asylum purposefully...

Feb 7, 2020

Ania, the woman behind Chicago industrial project I Ya Toyah, joins me for food at the iconic Northwest Chicago restaurant Gale Street Inn (4914 N. Milwaukee Avenue). We did Gale Street Inn up right, sampling their amazing ribs, crab cakes and spicy chicken tomatillo soup. Discussed this week:

  • The timelessness of Gale...

Jan 31, 2020

SIAMÉS visited Chicago on their first-ever U.S. tour. If you haven't discovered the band yet, listen to this interview first, then get yourself over to YouTube and lose yourself down their animated video rabbit hole.

Discussed this week:

  • Their first impressions of Chicago, from Lower Wacker Drive to Union Station.
  • Who...

Jan 30, 2020

Celebrated crime author-slash-entrepreneur Marcus Sakey joins me this week to talk about Ritual Zero Proof, the new company he launched in September.

Ritual Zero Proof makes totally delicious alcohol-free whiskey and gin, perfect for mixing into your favorite cocktail recipes! We sampled Old Fashioneds and Gin & Tonics...