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Car Con Carne

Aug 27, 2018

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. We talked at length about the band's excellent new release, "Parallel Universe," as well as:

  • Villa Park is like primordial soup.
  • How important...

Aug 25, 2018

This week, I'm joined by 50% of Descendents (Stephen and Bill) outside this year's 350 Fest in Tinley Park.

Discussed on this episode:

  • The perils of prejudging tacos.
  • Touring smart in the present day.
  • There's no shortage of smartypants guys in punk rock. (Stephen): "I always thought that was true."
  • Car-based podcasting...

Aug 23, 2018

The men of the amazing Chicago band Moon (Shen, David and Chris) jumped in the car for tacos at "Jolly Science;" or, more accurately, Taco El Jalisciense (2859 W Chicago Ave). Before playing a killer acoustic version of their new song "Wish List," we discussed:

  • David's blinding eating speed.
  • I should only book trios for...

Aug 14, 2018

Kyle and Brandon of Chicago band (and Chicago #next2rock finalist) Midwave join me at Budacki's Drive In (4739 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) for hot dogs and conversation.

Come to Cubby Bear on August 30 to see Midwave, Like Language, Friday Pilots Club, Take the Reins and the Giving Moon compete in the local...

Aug 5, 2018

Up-and-coming Chicago band Parker (Devin, Trevor, Patrick) jumps in the Mazda 3 outside the iconic Chicago hot dog stand Jim's Original (1250 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60607). Discussed in this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile (the official cell provider of Car Con Carne):

  • Every time I say the band name, I want to say...