Song of the Week: O’Brother — “Ascension”

It’s very rare that I find a new song that I think is something special, so when I found this track while looking through the bands Circa Survive is touring with this fall, I was blown away. From the slow, building intro, to the first haunting echo of the main guitar riff, to the unexpected … Continue reading

RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack (Mission, KS)

It’s been awhile since my last restaurant post. I have month’s worth of mouthwatering food stories to share now that I have time to write again, so I guess we’ll get started with a joint I visited way back in May. For my birthday and last hurrah in Kansas City before the big move to … Continue reading

Brand New, Cursive, and An Horse — Live In Winnipeg, Manitoba

This past week, I took my first big-boy job vacation days…and went to Canada. I know, what you’re thinking – “That sounds horrible.” And it was. Driving through North Dakota and southern Manitoba may be the most painful 4 hours I have ever spent in a car. There’s nothing there, and when I say nothing, … Continue reading