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Car Con Carne

Jun 18, 2021

It’s time to light the masks on fire, have a cold beer, listen to loud music, eat kickass food and re-embrace the concept of what ‘Saturday night’ can be. Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland) owner Louie Mendicino returns to the show, along with returning guest, artist George Zak. They preview this coming Saturday...


Jun 17, 2021

An early favorite for my 2021 “best of” list is David Singer & the Sweet Science’s new album, “Vicious Kicks.” After years of exemplary songwriting, David has outdone himself with this new release. David and I met at Roma’s on the northwest side for Italian beef. I went with the Atomic Combo, seeing as it...


Jun 14, 2021

The Mazda 3 makes it to Blue Island for an in-person, in-car recording with Mike Vanderbilt of Rock Island Public House! We talk about the fantastic drive-in schedule at RIPH (Don Knotts weekend!), eat killer food from Butter Upon Bacon (I tried the “Mike Vanderbilt” burger), and preview the Chicago podcast...


Jun 12, 2021

Record Store Day, 6/12/21: I recorded this one from the front of Siren Records in McHenry, just as the doors opened at 8 a.m. I talked with owner Bill Linquist about the state of record store retail, the pros and cons of RSD and what the interesting releases were for this...


Jun 10, 2021

Drew McIntyre is a giant among men and a giant in professional wrestling. He’s a 2-time WWE champion… former Intercontinental champion… 2 time Raw tag team champion… a Royal Rumble winner… a guy who’s worked every corner of the business and climbed his way to the very top… the Scottish Warrior joins me for...