college baseball: miami @ unc

Two, three, four. Miami won the series, 2-1, but Carolina got three quality starts and the offense woke up on Sunday. Progress.

concerts: frank turner @ greene street club

If you’ve followed me even a little on social media at any point over the last, oh, say, five years, you know that I’ve been waiting to see Frank Turner for, oh, say, the last five years. In 2009, I discovered Frank’s music and, since then, repeatedly, his music has been a balm and a…

concerts: cursive, beach slang, megafauna @ cat’s cradle

Trav is already shaking my life up, in that, on Thursday night at the Cradle, I didn’t just think, This is boring and I hate it of Cursive’s set. I paused, and I listened, and I identified what they were doing with the guitars, and then I thought, this is not boring but it is also…

concerts: great peacock @ local 506

Nashville’s Great Peacock, who put out their records on my beloved This Is American Music, came through the Thrill last week and played to a sparse but deeply interested crowd. They rock much harder than some of their twangier label mates, but any band that rocks a poncho with a bejeweled peacock on the back…

concerts: the river otters @ steel string brewery

My buddy Robinson, who used to live next door to the Cowboy, has been playing with his new band the River Otters for a while now, but I’m a terrible person who stopped leaving the house for a while. Trav and I went out Saturday night, though, and of course I wasn’t disappointed — the…

hot dogs everywhere: frank (austin, tx)

Where: Frank, in Austin, TX. What: the Carolina Pork It!, which in fact has an exclamation point in its name. A cheese-stuffed dog wrapped in bacon and deep-fried, and topped with great slaw. With whom: Allie, and her friends B. & J. Why: Deep fried. Bacon. Cheese. Slaw. The name. Grade: B+. I had some…

february snow

I’m done with winter. North Carolina, however, does not appear to be. Thursday’s snow was at least beautiful.