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May 28, 2021

Alex Botkin of Lavasocks Records joins me to talk about the rerelease of 80s punk comp “The Thing That Ate Floyd” and the forthcoming Rancid tribute “And Out Come the Lawsuits.”


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May 27, 2021

Letdown is the next band to break big out of Chicago. Half a million TikTok users can’t be wrong…

Blake Coddington of Letdown returns to Car Con Carne just as the podcast makes its return to recording in the car! As we talk about Blake’s career, we share dinner at Byron’s Hot Dogs at 1701 W. Lawrence (thanks to...

May 25, 2021

The music of Illinois is on display in Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in the “State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois” exhibit. I made the trip there to record a special episode of Car Con Carne from the studio created especially for the exhibit. Joining me in a deep dive into various...

May 25, 2021

Has it really been 20 years since Lucky Boys Confusion released their breakthrough album, "Throwing the Game?" As the band readies a live stream performance for Thursday at 8pm, they join me to reflect on Throwing the Game.

May 21, 2021

The first "Situation Chicago" benefit album is out of print, and a new one is on the way! Trey Elder of Quiet Pterodactyl returns alongside Shawn and Brian of Miirrors to preview Situation Chicago 2, a benefit album of Chicago notables including Miirors, Umprhey's McGee, Jeff Parker, Robust and more!