Showing posts from September, 2018

plaza art fair 2018

This little trip was really only on Saturday the 22nd.  It was the perfect day to get out and have a look around. Much of Kansas City had similar notions and the streets of the Plaza were loosely crowded, with just enough space to move about freely. Local public radio station KKFI hosted a stage right in the heart of it all.  We paused there for a bit, but we had only just arrived and were anxious to see the offerings. Heading west along the line of booths, at the time of day we arrived was a little rough, with the sun blazing down on what had been an otherwise cool day. There were quite a few standards about covering nearly every genre one could think.  Jewelry, furniture sculptured works were peppered in with assortment of unique prints, drawings, and paintings. Backtracking along the other side of the street encouraged viewing. The shadow of the buildings to the south enabled sanctuary from the sun and a less blinding journey down the road. It w

toadies in favor of house

We had never seen Toadies live and really only a knew a few of their tracks, but headed down for the free show anyhow.  We did not have anything better to do, and it was a free show. Arriving early enough to snag parking right across the street from Crossroads, we were instantly distracted by a deep and steady beat coming from across the parking lot.  House.  It lured us in, curious as to who might be spinning up these sounds. It seems that MOD Gallery does a regular 1st & 3rd Sunday Groove in the parking lot out back.  Quite the family friendly event too, a variety of ages chilled in late evening, enjoying the sounds of summer fading into fall. We still do not know who was playing just then, but were happy to see a lot of familiar faces, and hear that Tony Markham would playing later on.  Toadies were slipping away. Hearing things go quiet across the street Crossroads, we decided to head over there.  Toadies would be going on soon.  We had come for that

bon appétit featuring ya-le

Shaun Frank is back with an up-tempo house record titled “Bon Appétit,” following the massive success of his latest release “Tokyo Nights” with Digital Farm Animals & Dragonette.  Out now on Ultra Music, this track features the catchy and upbeat vocals from developing artist YA-LE. “Bon Appétit” is a delicious house track loaded with electrifying kicks and powerful synths, bringing Shaun Frank back to his melodic house music roots. The track begins with the a catchy vocal hook that pulls you in and then releases into a high-energy drop filled with Shaun Frank’s signature infectious melodies. Shaun is hot off the heels of his massive “Rave Dad Road Trip” tour, which crossed North America in the first half of 2018. He recently took the stage with a huge performance at Îlesoniq Music Festival in Montreal, and will soon be seen performing at Breakaway Music Festival in Nashville. And a  quick glance at his Facebook page indicates he has no intention of slowing down eith