Cara's Basement
Finally. A podcast that REALLY rocks. Eavesdrop on casual conversations with rock stars, actors, authors, comedians...any one who entertains. Your host is longtime Chicago radio personality Cara Carriveau.

Devo performs at The Arcada Theatre in St Charles, IL Saturday June 21, 2014.  This show is a benefit for the family of Robert Casale, Gerald's brother, who passed away suddenly earlier this year.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo perform the legendary experimental music the band created between 1974-1977.  This is the first time in 30 years many of the songs have been performed live.

In this conversation in Cara's Basement Gerald Casale talks about losing his brother, about his winery, golf, Devo's experience jamming at Lollapalooza and what to expect at the show this Saturday!

Direct download: Devo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02 PM

The Violent Femmes play Riot Fest in Chicago this Saturday (9/14/13).  They come on stage right after Blondie.  OMG!!  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Violent Femmes first album...where did the time go?

Listen to this quick conversation in the middle of a band rehearsal and you will find out what to expect during Riot Fest (surprise!) and the future of the band, among other things.  Great songs, great band, and a great interview!

Direct download: Violent_Femmes.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 6:08 PM

Eddie Money plays an unplugged show at City Winery in Chicago Friday, August 9, 2013.  

Direct download: Eddie_Money_Interview.mp3
Category:musician -- posted at: 8:23 PM

Jack Hues from Wang Chung finally explains what it means to Wang Chung tonight!!!

Wang Chung has a new album out, TAZER UP...get info at www.WangChung.com

Wang Chung plays with The Fixx at the Arcada Theatre in St Charles, IL Friday July 26 2013

Direct download: Wang_Chung_1.mp3
Category:musician -- posted at: 9:09 PM

Nazareth is an amazing band, in from Scotlant to play a live show Friday, June 7 2013 at The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL.  Tickets start at only $29.

In this conversation with the lead singer Dan McCafferty you will find out the only country on the planet that Nazareth has never played, his whiskey recommendations and also the backstory on two of the greatest rock songs of all time: Love Hurts and Hair Of The Dog.

Direct download: Nazareth.mp3
Category:musician -- posted at: 7:58 PM

Wow, for the second time in 6 months....a conversation with pop culture/music icon Adam Ant!  His new album "Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter" has been released (in fact a double-vinyl edition came out just this week).  He is currently on tour.  He played Chicago back in October but in this conversation spills the beans about coming back!

Listen to find out who Adam would like to play him in a movie about his life, how he suprised everyone (including himself) by moving to Tennessee, who he idolizes, if/when his documentaries (yes, there's TWO) will be released, if he'd get plastic surgery, and more.  One very lucky fan, Sandy Maxx, even got to sit in on this interview.

I must apologize for the poor sound of my mic (technical issues arose but I didn't want to cancel this interview!).  Adam sounds fine, though!  :)

Direct download: Adam_Ant_2013.mp3
Category:musician -- posted at: 10:27 PM

UFO happens to be one of my favorite bands so it was a thrill to have a conversation with Paul Raymond as their recent tour kicked off in Chicago!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:48 AM

Cougar Town is back!  The season premiere is Tuesday night, 1/8/13, at 10/9c on a brand new network...TBS Very Funny.

This is a show where you'll want some wine and your girfriends nearby to share the laughs.  Courteney Cox plays Jules, who newly remarried mother who has the craziest and most awesome neighbors ever.  

These interviews took place in Napa Valley, where the cast and writers of Cougar Town hung out and pounded grape with DJ's from all over the country.  It was an amazing weekend...see pictures HERE.

Direct download: Cougar_Town_Cast_Interview.mp3
Category:actor -- posted at: 5:19 AM

John Taylor - founding member of  Duran Duran - just released a brand new autobiography: "In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran".

Wow.  Such a great book.  If you are a Duranie you will get a more indepth peak inside the mind of one of the wisest and most honest rock stars of our generation.

Besides great writing, there are a ton of rare photo's in this book.

Be sure to come to the reading/signing by John Taylor at City Winery Chicago on October 30 at 5:30pm!

Direct download: John_Taylor_Duran_Duran.mp3
Category:musician -- posted at: 11:33 PM

Marty Casey and Dino Kourelis chat with Cara Carriveau about their upcoming gig opening for Slash, their new album, and preview their new song "Drugs". (song starts at 7:34)

See Lovehammers live:
9/28/12.....Riviera Theatre, Chicago (opening for Slash)
12/1/12.....Joes, Chicago (CD Release Party)

More from Lovehammers: www.Lovehammers.com

Direct download: Lovehammers_Marty_Dino.m4v
Category:musician -- posted at: 1:54 PM