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Oct 29, 2018

"The punk kids didn't like us very much... and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff... we were like 'fart and dick joke' guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere."

Sidekick Kato was a major force on the Chicago music scene in the 1990s, a true "band's band." I never thought I'd see the day when...

Oct 24, 2018

Chicago's favorite purveyors of bacchanalia, The Beer Nuts, are playing their final show on Halloween night this year. Before they call it a day, they jump in the Mazda to tell stories that can't be repeated at work or in uptight company. Seriously: NSFW, and not for delicate ears.

We grabbed some amazing subs from the...

Oct 22, 2018

This week, finds the Mazda at the House of Torment Haunted House in Morton Grove (8240 Austin Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053). The excellent Chicago band The Burst and Bloom joined me for the terror, and an in-car performance of "Counting" that will haunt you (Get it? Heh.).

Discussed on this week's show:

  • Santi opted for...

Oct 20, 2018

This week, I'm joined by 4/7 of Ready Freddies (John, Christine, Ann Marie and Amy), a Queen tribute band comprised of A-list Chicago musicians.

We got tacos from El Primo Chuki's on Lawrence and talked about:

  • The band's Halloween show at Martyr's
  • The impending release of the Freddie Mercury biopic...

Oct 16, 2018

Chicago band Friday Pilots Club (Caleb and Drew) jumped in the Mazda CX-9 (on loan from the spectacular team at The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston) for conversation and food from Red Hot Ranch (3057 N. Ashland). Discussed this week:

  • The Mazda CX-9 lends itself to an Iron Chef-type scenario.
  • Bands need protein.
  • Friday...