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Car Con Carne

Sep 20, 2022

Smashed Plastic provides an essential service to the fans and interviewees of Car Con Carne, as the only record pressing facility in the state of Illinois. 


Smashed Plastic has put together a massive live music/record show event on October 1: Smashed Plastic Live Vol. 1. Joining me to talk about the must-attend event are Smashed Plastic co-owners Andy Weber and Steve Polutnik. We chatted on the Smashed Plastic loading dock, which will also serve as the stage for the event!


See you there for:



  • TAR
  • ONO


  • American Dreams
  • Chicago Research
  • Drag City
  • Trouble in Mind
  • International Anthem
  • Born Yesterday
  • Alona's Dream
  • Storm Chasers
  • Mississippi
  • Orindal
  • Pravda
  • Polyvinyl
  • Jump Up
  • Sooper
  • Corbett vs Dempsey
  • What's For Breakfast
  • Council Records
  • Delmark
  • Hausu Mountain
  • Forge Again
  • dBpm
  • Feeltrip
  • Fire Talk
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Round Trip Records

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Car Con Carne is also sponsored by Ninety Days in the 90s: A Rock N Roll Time Travel Story. It's the ultimate novel about the '90s and Chicago's music scene.


Join record store owner Darby on her trip back to 1990s Chicago as she jumps on the Grey Line to time travel back to her carefree twenties, soaking up all the pop culture and rock n roll nostalgia you could ever imagine. To learn more, go to and get a signed copy of Ninety Days there, or pick it up on or wherever you buy books.