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Feb 27, 2020

Cupcakes are back! In case you're unfamiliar, Cupcakes (Preston Graves, Greg Soran, Sol Snyder, Matt Walker) were the proverbial "next big thing" out of Chicago in 2000 when their eponymous album came out. The band imploded before they ever had a real shot, and most of the members moved on to higher-profile gigs...

Feb 21, 2020

Broken Robots (Kat Baker, Tony Baker, Lonnie Phillips) jump in the car for delicious paczki graciously provided by Delightful Pastries (5927 W. Lawrence).

Broken Robots, specifically Kat and Tony, went through hell to get to where they are today. They survived heroin addiction, homelessness, jail and plenty of related...

Feb 16, 2020

KUMA'S FEST is coming to Brands Park on the Northwest side on June 27, 2020! Check out this line-up: Anthrax, Converge, Russian Circles, the Atlas Moth and Indians! To preview Kuma's Fest, returning favorite Stavros from the Atlas Moth joins me for conversation over... what else?... Kuma's burgers.

Discussed this...

Feb 14, 2020

Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum has long been a favorite of mine. On this new episode, we talk about:

  • The band's longevity.
  • Soul Asylum playing Clinton's inauguration.
  • Dave's first book.
  • The propulsive force of the live show.
  • Wait... who makes the setlists?
  • The new Soul Asylum album.
  • That time when Soul Asylum purposefully...

Feb 7, 2020

Ania, the woman behind Chicago industrial project I Ya Toyah, joins me for food at the iconic Northwest Chicago restaurant Gale Street Inn (4914 N. Milwaukee Avenue). We did Gale Street Inn up right, sampling their amazing ribs, crab cakes and spicy chicken tomatillo soup. Discussed this week:

  • The timelessness of Gale...