Kirk Saffle’s new “Pain And Passion” EP is one of the favorite collections of music I’ve heard this year. This is a short review/preview. If you’d like to attend the EP release party on 9/21 at the Acorn Theater, you can get tickets at the link below:

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Veseria is a great 4 piece rock band from Indianapolis. I am a big fan and was excited to talk to Patrick about the band and the new album, RLTVTY. Check out Veseria at Ignition Music in Goshen, IN on August 11 with Brother O’ Brother opening. This is going to be a great show!

Follow Veseria on Facebook:

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Ignition Music in Goshen, IN is having a Comedy Night on June 2nd. Steve is organizing, Joni is supervising, and Chris & I are along for the ride. We talked about lots of stuff including karaoke, Lenny Kravitz, & pants! Come out to the event and listen to this podcast. There’s a special message in the intro!

Get tickets for the Comedy Night and all of Ignition’s other great shows here:

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I’ve been doing some open mics when my schedule permits. In the process, I’ve met some very fun comics. I thought it would be a good idea to do something to showcase local comics in a panel discussion about stuff. This is that. I’ll be doing this on a semi-regular basis (as stated in the title) so that new local comics can come in and give their perspectives. My inaugural comedy roundup featured Chris Rahe and Jim Kliss, two very funny comics who both came from a good distance to be on the show.

This episode has mature language and mature themes. If you don’t like that kind of stuff, skip it and come back for my next interview.

You can find Jim Kliss and his podcast, 2 Guys, a Girl, & a Goblin here:

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You can find Chris Rahe at local open mics and as a featured performer at The Drop Comedy Club

Marshall King’s “Dining Ala King” column appears in the Goshen News and South Bend Tribune every week. In this episode, we find out how Marshall started his foray into food writing and where he’d like to go next in his writing career. This was a fun interview. It was cool to meet the guy who inspired me to eat at some of my favorite local restaurants.

You can always find Marshall’s latest articles here:

Hungry Marshall Website

Marshall is very prolific on Twitter as well:

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And, check out his Facebook page here:

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Linsay Kelly & Rus Stanford make up the musical duo Linsay & Russell John. We find out how they met and how Rus was steadfast in his efforts to get them to make beautiful music together. We also learn that they are not married to each other! Rus is happily married and Linsay is happily single. Keep listening for an exclusive rendition of “Every Now and Then” at the end of the episode.