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Car Con Carne

Aug 29, 2019

Before she plays Riot Fest 2019 in Chicago, Sincere Engineer (Deanna Belos) joins me for tacos outside Tacos Garcia on W. Armitage.

Discussed this week:

  • Playing Riot Fest this year. Any nerves involved?
  • The curse of the corn dogs. Are they to Sincere Engineer what mac & cheese is to...

Aug 21, 2019

This week, guitar great/Grammy winner/John Mayer band member Isaiah Sharkey joins me for phenomenal food from Stefani Prime (6755 N. Cicero). Here's what we discussed over steak sandwiches, risotto and charcuterie (thanks, Anthony!):

  • The best Steely Dan album.
  • Isaiah's fantastic new album, "Love is the Key...

Aug 18, 2019

Chicago indie band the Darling Suns (Robert, Lindsey, John and Charlie) joined the show this week for for a live performance of their fantastic song "Raspberry Homecoming" (from "Midnight Feelings") and hot dogs from Johnny's Red Hot Hots in Naperville.

  • Is Naperville the "swingers capital of the midwest?"
  • I didn't...

Aug 11, 2019

Trevor Rose-Hamblin (owner/head brewer, Old Irving Brewery and Fiona McEntee (owner, McEntee Law Group) are on the show for a so-crazy-it-just-might-work balance of immigration law information and beer talk. We recorded the show in advance of the Trotter Project Beer Fest kicking off on Sunday 8/11 at the Irish...

Aug 5, 2019

KrashKarma (Niki and Ralf) returned to Car Con Carne as they stopped through Chicago to play a show at Live Wire (love that place)! One of the in-car highlights was their performing an acoustic version of their cover of Bananarama's "Cruel Summer." Because of licensing, I couldn't include the performance in...