Mission of Burma brought their post-punk act to Columbia last night with a stop at Mojo’s. The Riverfront Times music blog indicates that prior to this tour, Mission of Burma’s sole Missouri performance was at Mizzou’s Springfest in 2004. That’s a rather unflattering statistic for our state since the band has trekked across the states on a number of tours over the three and a half decades of its existence (granted, the band was on hiatus for 20 years). I expected a large crowd to come out for such a widely respected group, but there was actually plenty of breathing room inside Mojo’s. Perhaps that should be expected when a late 70s-era punk band plays a college town. After all, Mizzou freshman were only 9 years old when Mission of Burma reached their second peak in popularity after their reformation in 2002.