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24 minutes | 13 hours ago
“We are stronger together than what we are divided” - Humanity is the Genre (Episode 609)
"Humanity is the Genre" is a fantastic new music compilation benefitting Haven Studios and Guitars Over Guns. Joining me to talk about it tonight are Freddie Bell (Electric Train), Add-2 (Haven Studios/Guitars Over Guns), artist Emma Young and Columbia College Internship & Career Advisor Tom Joyce.
24 minutes | 5 days ago
Giallo cinema! Hong Kong Cat 3! It’s cinephile night with Stephanie Sack (Episode 608)
What is Giallo cinema all about? What's a Hong Kong Category 3 movie? Why should you go to the Music Box Theatre Sunday night? These questions were all answered by tonight's guest, cinephile Stephanie Sack. Go see Centipede Horror, along with A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, a fantastic double feature at the Music Box on Sunday 5/23! Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry
37 minutes | 7 days ago
The Inevitables, Less Than Jake, Fueled By Ramen, Paper & Plastick: The world of Vinnie Fiorello (Episode 607)
Musician Vinnie Fiorello (The Inevitables, Less Than Jake, Paper & Plastick) is one of those people who never seems to slow down. If he'd only been the drummer and lyricist of Less Than Jake, that would have been plenty to hang his hat on. Instead, he co-founded Fueled By Ramen, launched Paper and Plastick records, started other businesses and recently introduced the world to THE INEVITABLES. We talk about his stellar career and our shared love for music in this episode! Sponsored by Siren Records McHenry
29 minutes | 9 days ago
Repo Man, Mad Max and Mother’s day: RIPH movies at the drive-in (Episode 606)
As we head into Mothers Day weekend, Rock Island Public House drive-in curator Mike Vanderbilt returns to preview this month's screenings.
37 minutes | 10 days ago
‘Tavern-style’ meets ‘speakeasy chic’ for charity: CRUST FUND PIZZA (Episode 605)
Author, marketer and foodie John Carruthers has thrown himself into pizza over the past year. Now that he’s mastered the art of making “tavern style” pizza, he’s turned his talents toward the greater good. He joins me to talk about his Crust Fund Pizza charitable efforts, and to preview his forthcoming book on pizza.
27 minutes | 13 days ago
Nightmare fuel and a cool song with a violin: The joy of DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT (Episode 604)
Their videos are nightmare fuel. Their music is heavy and haunting. Their name is vegan-enraging. Join me for a special Sunday night recording with the dark force known as DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT.
31 minutes | 15 days ago
‘Girly’ sounds: The electronic world of Julian Beeston (Episode 603)
Julian Beeston’s a visionary artist whose new project, Featured, released a fantastic full length last month called Girly. He’s been part of Nitzer Ebb, Cubanate and Die Krupps, but has finally settled into his own skin with Featured.
31 minutes | 17 days ago
‘The Surprise Restaurant Manager’ - Author/consultant Ken McGarrie talks about the hospitality business (Episode 602)
Ken McGarrie’s been in the hospitality business for decades, and his career has led him to major food locales like Ontario, Dallas and New Orleans. Here in Chicago, he was the director of operations for DineAmic Group. More recently, he opened the consulting firm Korgen Hospitality… and has shared his industry knowledge and insights in the new book THE SURPRISE RESTAURANT MANAGER.
25 minutes | 18 days ago
Happy Half-O-Ween! The Music Box of Horrors is back this weekend! (Episode 601)
The Music Box of Horrors returns to Chi-Town Movies Drive-In next weekend, featuring Halloween III, Midsommar, Alucarda, Friday the 13th Part III and Sleepaway Camp! Curator Mike Vanderbilt joins me to preview the weekend.
42 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 600 (Part Five) - Jesse Valenciana, Superkick, Guardrail, OutDREJAS and Till Morning
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by Guardrail, Jesse Valenciana (Feast City), Superkick, OutDREJAS and Mickey from Till Morning.
63 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 600 (Part Four) - Hot Doug, Dag Juhlin, David Singer, Hi Ho, Dan Dougherty and more!
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by “Beardo” creator Dan Dougherty, Gillian McGhee (Hi Ho), reporter Bob Chiarito, Hot Doug, Dag Juhlin (Sunshine Boys, Poi Dog) and David Singer.
58 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 600 (Part Three) - Fort Francis, Liar’s Club, Amy Guth, Yes Factory, Mike Bratton and more!
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by Elliott Serrano (King of Geeks), original CCC co-host Mike Bratton, Chicago media titan Amy Guth, Fort Francis frontman David McMillin, Herb Rosen of Liar’s Club, Dan Wade and Yes Factory.
63 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 600 (Part Two) - Stubhy, Local H, Daryl Wilson, Denis Buckley, Kristina Cottone and more!
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this second segment, JVO is joined by Patrick Brower (Challengers Comics & Conversation), Scott Lucas (Local H), Blood People, Kaustubh (Lucky Boys Confusion), Daryl Wilson (Bollweevils), Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie), Scott Smith (ourmaninchicago.net) and Kristina Cottone.
65 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 600 (Part One) Josh Caterer, Martin Atkins, Broken Robots and more!
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this first segment, JVO is joined by Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes), Tyler Wildey (Epic Deli), Martin Atkins (Pigface,) Broken Robots and Nathan Graham.
16 minutes | 24 days ago
Tiny Kingdoms on Car Con Carne (Episode 599)
Jake Newling of Tiny Kingdoms is on Car Con Carne to talk about the band’s most recent releases and plans for their upcoming EP.
17 minutes | 25 days ago
Eve 6’s Max Collins from the archives (Episode 598)
Eve 6’s Max Collins has become one of the must-read Twitter voices over the past year. And the band continues on, with a new EP called “Grim Value” on the way this Summer. And while I don’t have Eve 6 on the show tonight, I thought it might be fun to pull this interview out of obscurity. I talked with Max over the phone in March, 2012, shortly before the release of their fourth album, their first since reuniting, “Speak in Code.”
39 minutes | a month ago
Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews introduces ‘Elevator a Go Go’ (Episode 597)
One of Chicago's "Mount Rushmore" radio personalities, Kevin Matthews appears on Car Con Carne to catch us up on his health, happenings and insanely cool Elevator a GoGo video series. Music friends: listen to find out how to be part of Elevator a GoGo! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services!
18 minutes | a month ago
Justice Hill establishes himself in ‘Room With a View’ (Episode 596)
Earlier today, Justice Hill debuted the video for “Outta This,” the strong lead single from his forthcoming album, “Room With a View.” We talked about his career today, seven years removed from him dropping out of Berklee and living in a rental car. Justice is a fascinating, compelling performer. Get in on the ground floor here. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry
26 minutes | a month ago
The breweries of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail (Episode 595)
It's a celebration of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail's second anniversary. Joining me to talk about the south side's craft brewing business are Alan Cromwell from Blue Island Beer Company, Amy and Steve Camp from Evil Horse Brewing and John Brand from Open Outcry Brewing! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services
32 minutes | a month ago
‘S.W.A.T.’ / SoA star Kenny Johnson talks about dyslexia, arm wrestling and acting (Episode 594)
This episode is another collaboration with the non profit Brent Sopel Foundation, part of the “You Are Not Alone Series.” Brent’s a retired professional hockey player. As a defenseman, he played professional hockey in the NHL, KHL, and AHL. In 2010, he won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. Brent Sopel is dyslexic and founder of the Brent Sopel Foundation. Though known for playing professional hockey, Brent would like his legacy to be that he did everything within his power to assist dyslexic children everywhere. In this episode, we talk with the engaging Kenny Johnson, a fantastic character actor who you can currently see as Officer Dominique Luca on S.W.A.T. He’s also been on the Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Bates Motel and tons of other shows and films. He’s a fascinating guy, and the chat covers everything from dyslexia to his adventures on the pro arm wrestling circuit (seriously). This episode is edited from the original interview. To see this interview in its entirety, visit the Brent Sopel Foundation page on Facebook, or at brentsopelfoundation.org.
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