Last night I made my first trip over to Lawrence, KS to catch Pretty Girls Make Graves playing at the Bottleneck. The band was minus one guitar player who had to leave the tour since he had a baby due, but they still were just as impressive as I’d been hoping. From the sound of what I heard their next album should be quality stuff too, so I’m looking forward to that. The Bottleneck is a pretty cool venue, but it, along with the rest of Lawrence, just seem a little strange to me. I guess it’s because I’ve only been used to an urban campus at OSU that it seems odd to see something that looks like High Street with all its bars, bookstores, and record shops outside of the context of a large city. Much cleaner too.