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Chicago media personality James VanOsdol (JVO) visits new restaurants every week with a guest sitting shotgun. They eat and talk in James's Mazda 3... and sometimes the guest even performs in the car.

Chicago media personality James VanOsdol (JVO) visits new restaurants every week with a guest sitting shotgun. They eat and talk in James's Mazda 3... and sometimes the guest even performs in the car.

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Chicago media personality James VanOsdol (JVO) visits new restaurants every week with a guest sitting shotgun. They eat and talk in James's Mazda 3... and sometimes the guest even performs in the car.

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Episodes

Eve 6’s Max Collins from the archives (Episode 598)

4/20/2021
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.”

Duration:00:10:50

Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews introduces ‘Elevator a Go Go’ (Episode 597)

4/19/2021
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!

Duration:00:30:15

Justice Hill establishes himself in ‘Room With a View’ (Episode 596)

4/16/2021
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

Duration:00:12:55

The breweries of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail (Episode 595)

4/15/2021
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

Duration:00:20:05

‘S.W.A.T.’ / SoA star Kenny Johnson talks about dyslexia, arm wrestling and acting (Episode 594)

4/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:23:30

The 80s vibe of transcontinental duo Rain Rabbit (Episode 593)

4/14/2021
Rain Rabbit is a transcontinental duo, with Kyle Brauch headquartered here in Chicago and Craig Bennett in Australia. They both came on Car Con Carne to talk about how they came together, and how they got their self-titled debut (out Friday) off the ground. Sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:24:51

Trauma, struggle, treatment and hope: Djunah’s Donna Diane (Episode 592)

4/13/2021
"I only recently got the treatment I needed, and I’m glad I did because it saved my life" - that sentence stopped me in my tracks when I saw Djunah's Instagram feed last week. Donna Diane of Djunah has wrestled with C-PTSD for a long time. She came on Car Con Carne tonight to share her story of treatment, while offering encouragement for others who are struggling. We talked about the stigmas that still exist around discussing mental health and suicide, what C-PTSD is and how we can help...

Duration:00:27:30

MAKS the Fox returns after 5 years with stunning album ‘That We Exist’ (Episode 591)

4/12/2021
MAKS the Fox returns with a new album (That We Exist) on 4/23, and Kori, Marlon and Rachel are on Car Con Carne to talk about it! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:16:13

The Rotten Drapes on Car Con Carne (Episode 590)

4/9/2021
Michael Vallez of the Rotten Drapes is tonight's guest. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:08:50

The sonic growth and prolific past year of Marina City (Episode 589)

4/8/2021
The night before they drop their new song, "Undone," Ryan Argast of Marina City returns to Car Con Carne to catch up on everything the band’s been writing and working on over the past year. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:22:13

PRAVDA Records: Profile of an enduring indie label with Kenn Goodman (Episode 588)

4/7/2021
Pravda Records has been a part of the independent music scene since the 80s, with a mighty talent roster including names like Matt Wilson, Josh Caterer, Wake Ooloo, Green, Cheer-Accident, The Slugs, New Duncan Imperials, The Diplomats of Solid Sound and Susan Voelz. I caught up with Pravda head Kenn Goodman tonight to talk about the label, the business and our shared love of music.

Duration:00:25:34

Making dystopias fun again with 'Utopia PR' author Adam Bender (Episode 587)

4/6/2021
Author Adam Bender jumps on Car Con Carne to talk about his new book, "Utopia PR," "A sci-fi satire about a public relations rep seeking work-life balance while managing crisis after crisis for a dystopian American president." Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:17:31

Baseball, goth and Orson Welles: April at the Rock Island Public House drive-in (Episode 586)

4/5/2021
Rock Island Public House drive-in movie curator Mike Vanderbilt returns to talk about the upcoming schedule! This weekend (4/9-4/11), it’s baseball movies: Major League (4/9), A League of Their Own (4/10) and The Sandlot (4/11). Next weekend, it’s Orson Welles’ high and lows: Citizen Kane (4/16), Touch of Evil (4/17) and… Transformers: The Movie (4/18). Finally, it’s a GOTHSPLOITATION weekend at the end of the month: The Craft (4/23), The Crow (4/24) and Lost Highway (4/25).Car Con Carne...

Duration:00:31:13

Unearthing sports-related music treasures with Rick Gieser (Episode 585)

4/1/2021
Rick Gieser has the largest collection of sports-related songs anywhere, and he joins Car Con Carne tonight with tons of obscure and fascinating releases that you likely weren’t aware even existed! This is a fun one for record collectors, music fans and especially sports fans. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:28:39

Bubbles Erotica: Proof that Morton Grove rocks (Episode 584)

3/30/2021
Rolling out of their new video, "While You Wait," Bubbles Erotica joins Car Con Carne for a live conversation. Since the band has roots in Morton Grove, it doesn't take long for Pequod's to come up in conversation. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:12:41

Artist George Zak previews Odd Kid Art's Andersonville Galleria showcase (Episode 583)

3/29/2021
Artist George Zak (Odd Kid Art) is back with another round of originals to show off in advance of Saturday’s art show at Andersonville Galleria (5247 N. Clark). We’re going to be looking at literal dozens of new works and getting the stories behind each … and unveiling George’s latest JVO-inspired creation! Support George’s work at oddkidart.com Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:30:37

‘Surrealist’ is the perfect showcase of OK COOL’s raw, reflective indie rock (Episode 582)

3/26/2021
OK COOL returns with a new EP today! “Surrealist” finds Haley Bloomquist and Bridget Stiebris (also of Weekend Run Club) running rings around their melancholy, with lyrics resonant enough to be familiar and obtuse enough to be noncommittal. Car Con Carne is sponsored by SIREN RECORDS McHENRY

Duration:01:03:18

‘Quantum Mirror’: Mind-blowing subversion off the Mag Mile (Episode 581)

3/24/2021
“Quantum Mirror,” by new media artist Adrian Stein and co-creator Zac Hall, absolutely blew my mind. Watch this video to see what I mean ... I can't wait to see it in person. It's brilliant, disorienting and sneakily subversive. I am awed by Adrian and Zac's creative minds. See Quantum Mirror at ARTSPACE 8 on the third floor of 900 N. Michigan Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm. COVID safety guidelines are in place: register for free at looneystein.com. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren...

Duration:00:17:39

Liquid Soul’s groove returns: The Mars Williams interview (Episode 580)

3/23/2021
Grammy-nominated Chicago band Liquid Soul has resurfaced with “Lost Soul, Vol. 1,” a new collection of previously unreleased, buried treasures from the band. Liquid Soul leader/saxophonist/composer Mars Williams joins me tonight to talk about Liquid Soul’s unique history in the Chicago scene, from the band’s formation through their legendary residencies at Elbo Room and Double Door. And yeah, I’ll probably ask him about his work with Psychedelic Furs, too. Car Con Carne is sponsored by...

Duration:00:26:53

Evanston’s Temperance Beer Co. talks community, music and fire pits (Episode 579)

3/22/2021
Temperance Beer Co. founder Josh Gilbert joins Car Con Carne to talk about the craft brewery scene and Temperance’s new “Where I’m From” beer. Support Temperance: 2000 West Dempster in Evanston Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:22:21