Dunkirk - Movie Review

July 18, 2017

Harry Styles and the 'One Direction' boys are stranded on the world's worst "Sandals" resort and Bane tries to not fly his glider into them.  Yep, that makes about as much sense as this movie really does.  Check out the Crew's take on Christopher Nolans most recent film about Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France who are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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BLVDIA Minisode #5 - Central Standard Brewing

July 17, 2017

Just before Taps & Tastes opened, the Crew had the chance to sit down with Ian Crane and Nathan Jackel of Central Standard Brewing.  As co-owners (along with Andy Boyd and their wives, Emily and Sumer), they relay their experience in starting a business into what many hobbyists aspire to be...a full-fledged brewery.  They also discuss what makes, not just their brews, but entire company different than so many others in the industry.

Located in Wichita, Kansas you can also check them out at www.centralstandardbrewing.com

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Spam, Spam, Spam, Boulevardia & Spam

July 12, 2017

The Crew met up with Angela Muir at the Spam Tiny House of Sizzle during Boulevardia.  Angela is a local KC food blogger, owner of Lilo's Shaved Ice, and was recruited by Spam to rep and innovate some new recipes for the company.

The SPAM® brand is bringing big flavor to America’s backyards and kitchens this summer with the SPAM® Brand Tiny House of Sizzle Tour. Measuring 185.37 square feet, the Tiny House aims to bring communities together around food, with the Tiny SPAM®kitchen serving as the heart of the home. The Tiny House will travel coast to coast, sharing delightful dishes and simple recipes served right from the Tiny SPAM® kitchen, proving what SPAM® lovers already know – nothing beats the sound, smell and taste of SPAM® brand products sizzling in the frying pan.

Highlighting the brand’s versatility to be paired in many different ways, the Tiny House’s menu will feature unique, on-trend recipes created by locally-recognized chefs and influencers alongside SPAM® brand favorites such as SPAM® Musubi and SPAM® sliders. The tour’s signature dish will be a Spicy SPAM® Breakfast Burrito recipe created by standout celebrity Chef Jordan Andino. Additional local chef and influencer partners include Hawaii native Chef Bradley Lum and noted Detroit influencer Lori Yates from Foxes Love Lemons.

“The SPAM® Brand Tiny House of Sizzle Tour encourages you to indulge your 5 senses – hear the sizzle; see the dish come to life; touch, smell and of course, taste various SPAM® dishes in their finest form - sizzled to perfection,” said Resha Hovde, SPAM® brand manager. “We’re inviting everyone to join us as we celebrate summer – hanging out at the Tiny House with friends and family, playing games and enjoying good food.”

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Sci-Fi Sesame Street & The Psychology of Can City

July 10, 2017

On another pointless episode of Can City...the Crew skews off on the dark sci-fi version of sesame street, plays a rapid fire psychology game, and someone gets on the subject of illegal trans fats.

Told ya it was pointless...have fun!

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Chris Haghirian: THE concert guy in KC

July 5, 2017

When it comes to outdoor music events in KC, there's very little Chris ISN'T involved with.  From his radio show on 90.9 The Bridge (www.bridge909.org), to Ink Magazine, to Middle of the Map Fest...Chris has become THE concert guy in Kansas City.

When the Crew had the chance to sit down with him at the Boulevardia festival, Chris relayed some behind-the-scenes info on what goes into putting an event like that together, some career highlights, and his take on the local KC music scene.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming - Movie Review

June 29, 2017

While trying to scrub their brains free from seeing the trainwreck that is Despicable Me 3...the Crew relays their thoughts on Marvel's new movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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BLVDIA Minisode #3 - Steve Dresler, Sierra Nevada’s Legendary Brewmaster

June 27, 2017

Minutes before "Taps & Tastes" opened, the Crew had the chance to sit down with the legendary Steve Dresler.  If you're even slightly familiar with the craft brew industry at all...more than likely, you've heard about Steve.  Many would consider him a pioneer in his field.  Steve relays some of the highlights of his career, thoughts on the industry as a whole, and why he felt 2017 was the right time to retire.

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KcGeeks.com, Marvel Movie Trivia & Introducing ROOMBATRON!!!

June 26, 2017

Angie Pederson from KC Geeks joins the Crew on this episode.  KCGeeks.com is a website "promoting and nurturing geek culture in Kansas City".  Then, to really delve into their geekdom, Josh spouts off Marvel movie trivia questions to the group.

Plus Josh finally reveals his big project to the world...Roombatron!  A self-aware, AI robot that's basically just an iPhone 6 taped to a Roomba that wears a normal human lab coat.  Prepare to be amazed (or extremely disappointed).

Visit www.kcgeeks.com

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Boulevardia Minisode #2 - “Run With It” Interview

June 20, 2017

'Run With It' is an alternative rock band trio based in Kansas City. The guys had the chance to sit down with them after their set at Boulevardia and dig a bit into their backstory, the band's hustle, and some elements that inspire their music.

The band consists of Miguel - lead vocals & guitar, Daniel - drummer & background vocals, and Ben - bass, keyboard, & background vocals.

Check them out online at www.runwithitband.com and social media @runwithitband

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Boulevardia Minisode #1

June 19, 2017

The Crew was generously granted media access to different parts of Boulevardia.  While most interviews were scheduled for the 2nd day of the festival, they decided to knock out somewhat of an 'intro' episode on the first day.

For those that haven't been, Boulevardia is a family-friendly festival that was held in the Stockyards District of Kansas City.  An eclectic festival highlighting a variety of beer, music, and food...Boulevardia 2017 was an absolute blast!

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