After building anticipation to great heights with an aborted '05 tour and a subsequent hiatus, Garbage finally made its way back to the Show Me State. Touting an excellent new album and a sold-out show, the band eclipsed expectations as the first song's chords rang out.
Sun shines fierce on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. The business district bustles with affluent types and prom-goers.
Of Mice and Men's ectomorphic lead singer, Austin Carlile, strode on stage and perched atop one of three platforms a group of roadies had set up moments earlier. He smiled a toothy smile as the rest of the band slinked on stage.
After a seven-hour sojourn with stops at Williamsburg's Crane's Country Store, the inimitable Ozarkland and Columbia, Mo. for alcoholic slushies from Tropical Liqueurs, the crew of Stephen Baier and Nick Blackburn of Dots Not Feather, Joel Burton of Bear Hive and myself find our hotel room in the Hilton Garden Inn.