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Sep 25, 2023

This Snack comes courtesy of Chicago singer/songwriter Ron Lazzeretti. 

The song is “Count Down By Threes,” from his upcoming album “Fat Head, Sunday Paper,” which comes out Friday the 29th. He’ll follow that up with a free show at Fitzgerald's Sidebar on Sat, Sept 30 at 8:30PM.


Sep 25, 2023

The first-ever H.O.O.F. (Hands Off Our Fest) happens on Saturday, September 30 at Blue Island Beer Company (13357 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island). Appearing on the bill are:



Hayley and the Crushers

Won’t Stay Dead

Heet Death

Hi Ho

Sex Dream
Sleeping Villains

Shannon Candy


… as well as a drag show and...

Sep 21, 2023

Matt Baron of Young Man in a Hurry joins me for hot dogs at U Dawg U in Northfield.

We talk about the new album, “Actor Brought a Vice,” and the unorthodox way it was recorded and produced.


We also cover the heavy duty list of musicians who contributed to the album, the single with a strange...

Sep 18, 2023

Sadly, Hotline TNT was one of the bands that got cut on Day Three of Riot Fest due to extreme weather. Happily, Will Anderson was onsite the night before, and I took the occasion to learn more about the band and to talk about the upcoming Third Man release, “Cartwheel.”


Car Con Carne is presented by Alex Ross Art....

Sep 18, 2023

This wasn’t the interview I’d set out to have with Smoking Popes frontman Josh Caterer. Smoking Popes were set to play an early slot on Day Three of Riot Fest; unfortunately the weather had other plans for the band.

Flash flooding in the Chicago area forced Riot Fest organizers to push back the door time from 1pm -...