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Cara's Basement

Finally. A Podcast That Really Rocks.

Dec 19, 2007

I had the incredible experience of talking with Lovehammers' singer Marty Casey, bassist Dino Kourelis and drummer Bobby Kourelis in their practice studio in Chicago recently.  Unfortunately, guitarist Billy Sawilchik wasn't there because he had the flu.  I brought some beer and we just kind of hung out and chatted. ...

Dec 3, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Aimee Mann has an album of Christmas songs called "One More Drifter In The Snow" (you'll hear a snippet or two) and is back for her annual holiday tour.  We chat about that, the record industry, even the fact that she sometimes cooks a goose for Christmas.  This phone interview was originally done for

Nov 21, 2007

Jay-ZPaul SimonDavid Lee RothSmashing PumpkinsJohn Denver.  What do all of those artists have in common?  Chris Steinmetz was behind the controls when they were in the studio.  Pretty much any artist you've heard of has recorded with Chris.  He just launched his own label,  Stonecutter Records, and their...

Oct 6, 2007

I was fortunate to be part of a press conference with Amy Lee prior to the Family Values tour (which Evanescence headlined with Korn) representing The Chicago Music Guide.  It took me this long to post it only because I was so backlogged with other interviews.  She is an amazing talent.  Such a spectacular songwriter...

Sep 22, 2007

MelodicRockFest is the celebration of 10 years of one of the most awesome websites (I check it out often),

Three of the many artists that will be part of that concert are in CARA'S BASEMENTJim Peterik (ex-Survivor), Jimi Jameison  (ex-Survivor) & Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger).  Andrew McNeice, the...