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Car Con Carne

Oct 29, 2023

With Halloween fast approaching, I made a visit to the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb (135 North Second Street) to interview directors/cast members of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” “shadow cast.”


I’m joined by Elliot Lubicz, Josh Chesser, and returning favorite Birdy Vee (of Chicago punk band Sweetie).


Oct 23, 2023

All October long, Car Con Carne is featuring Halloween-related interviews and locations. This episode finds me back at 13th Floor Haunted House (5050 River Road, Schiller Park). Joining me for a trip through the haunt is returning guest Patrick Brower, co-owner of Challengers Comics + Conversation (1845 N. Western,...

Oct 18, 2023

Get ready for a live event unlike anything else happening in Chicago this season: Sideshow Villains’ Deviant Cabaret is happening at Alhambra Palace (1240 W. Randolph) on Sunday, October 22.

Described as “a mix of dance, circus, and cabaret acts designed to disturb and delight,” the show will feature Sideshow...

Oct 14, 2023

Plus-sized Kiss tribute band Phat Kiss plays Livewire (3394 N. Milwaukee) Halloween night. Half the band joined me at Cobra Lounge to talk about the show, and everything relating to Kiss.


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Oct 10, 2023

Cinephile/Giallo expert Stephanie Sack returns to Car Con Carne to talk about some Giallo events happening in Chicago during this Halloween season.


The centerpiece of that list is a special appearance by “Suspiria” actress Barbara Magnolfi at Chicago’s horror-themed cafe, the Brewed. Ms. Magnolfi will be there...