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Car Con Carne

May 26, 2022

“Garage-punk-rock grrls will make your head slam and your feet shake. And then there's the music”

The Darts play Liar’s Club on May 28 (along with Mystery Actions and the Rumours). In advance of that, Nicole Laurenne from the Darts jumps on Car Con Carne to talk about the band’s eerie beach party vibes, the new...

May 20, 2022

Howard Jones returns to the Greater Chicagoland area on July 2 for a show at the Des Plaines Theater (with Midge Ure!)The legendary synth pop hitmaker joined me for an episode that talked about his decades of music excellence, from “Human’s Lib” through this summer’s “Dialogue” album.

Howard Jones is a...

May 14, 2022

Two weeks from the day this episode was recorded, Lucky Boys Confusion will play a sold-out 25th anniversary show at Bottom Lounge. Didn’t get tickets in time? No worries: The band was just announced as part of this year’s Riot Fest lineup!   

My guest is longtime friend Stubhy of LBC. We talk about the LBC shows...

May 11, 2022

PravdaFest celebrates the 38th anniversary of Chicago-based Pravda Records on June 24 & June 25. Sketchbook in Skokie is playing host to epic Pravda reunions and performances, including:

FRIDAY 6/24 -Boom Hank, Hushdrops, Steve Dawson, Josh Caterer

SATURDAY 6/25 -Handcuffs, Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Service, The...

May 3, 2022

A podcast guest canceled at the last minute, but the show must go on … I’m podcasting tonight from the home office/studio. I talk at length about podcasting and Chicago Podcast Day (happening 5/21/22 at 2112 in Chicago), my record collecting sickness, live music events I’m looking forward to, the state of radio...