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Nov 20, 2022

Skeleton Key Brewery (8102 Lemont Road in Woodridge) is a fantastic craft brewery with a variety of inventive and delicious beers. That’s where this episode was recorded, as co-owner Paul Slayton and I were joined by musician Henry Scherrer (The Spectral Silhouette Radio Show, Black Bolts, Jukebox JBC).

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Nov 16, 2022

Nora O’Connor returns with “My Heart” (Pravda), her first solo album in close to 20 years. That’s not to say she hasn’t been busy, of course. We talk about her work with everyone from Decemberists and New Pornographers to Robbie Fulks and Iron and Wine.


Nora answers the question “why now?” for putting...

Nov 8, 2022

J Niimi and Greg Franco of Man’s Body join me in advance of their show at GMan on Friday, November 11.


The band recently released a live collection, “Taking the Edge off: Live at Kingsize Chicago,” which follows their second studio release,, “A Set of Steak Knives.”



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Nov 7, 2022

I love the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. In addition to being in the Cheetahs, singer/guitarist Frank Meyer is an award-winning director, producer and author. He’s also in a handful of other fantastic bands that span a variety of styles.


In this new episode, Frank and I talk about the new Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs covers...

Nov 2, 2022



Kevin Kellam returns to the podcast after many years to talk about the fantastic “Roast Battle” nights happening at the Lincoln Lodge (1st and 3rd Thursdays, 8pm).


Roast Battle pits two comedians against one another in a no-holds barred insult war. Kevin and I talk about what it means for the local...