Sunday, December 01, 2019

the night the buzz stole xmas 2019 - night 1

Local radio station 96.5 The Buzz kicked off the Christmas season with their annual bash at the Midland, featuring K. Flay, Meg Myers, Hembree, Mess.  

Arriving a bit late, we missed the first act (Mess).  Everyone assured us they had played quite well, and we should have been there.  I guess there is always next time.  Hembree was next act up, and they put on an impressive performance.  They are definitely much better live, and we will be on the lookout for their next show in town.

Meg Myers followed up with an excellent performance.  She did not miss a beat of the dark sorrow and angst commonplace in her particular style.  It proved an interesting contrast with the next act, but not particularly well matched.

K.Flay took the stage 9:30 pm sharp, just as promised in her Twitter feed, and immediately launched into an array of tunes from her latest release "Solutions."  Maybe it was the mostly bluer tone set by the prior performer, but the energy did not feel quite the same as the last show of hers we witnessed at The Truman.  It was still an awesome performance, and we enjoyed every moment of it, looking forward to her next show in KC.

The photos from the evening are not the greatest.  We were a bit farther away from the stage than the phone was capable of dealing with, but there are few good ones.

by todd & sherri

Friday, November 22, 2019

slushii watch yo back tour kc

The Watch Yo Back Tour featuring Slushii landed in Kansas City at Mosaic Ultra Lounge, with an opening set by local resident Eric Coomes.

It looked to be a warm reception for the relatively new American musician, DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. Based in Los Angeles, Slushii is likely best known for working with various artists such as Marshmello, Ookay and Jauz. Most notably, recent support from musician and Owsla-record label founder Skrillex, has helped to move Slushii into the spotlight.

by brian

Saturday, November 09, 2019

intricacy absolute kc w/ alex distefano

At a stop into a different venue, Brain gives us a peek inside Intricacy Absolute KC, featuring Alex Di Stefano, Carlos Arteaga , Alfred Clayton, and Michael Ryan.

by brian

Friday, September 27, 2019

15 years identity tour kc

A few photos and video from a little visit to the tour party at Mosaic featuring Sander van Doorn on his 15 Years Identity Tour!


by brian

Saturday, September 21, 2019

autumnal equinox celebration


A brief visit to a little party in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, featuring Alexis Tucci, Tito Fuego, and Coughman.

by brian

plaza art fair 2019

Quite randomly, a friend and I headed down to the Plaza Art Fair.  The skies were threatening rain, and even sprinkled a bit on the way there, but avoided soaking us until after we left.

The selections were good, but not much different from my visit last year.  We may have to abstain for a few years in order to get some fresh works in the mix.  That is not to say there were not any, just that most of them were still too familiar.  Below are a few that captured my attention.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

rhythm foundation after hours

A peak inside the little after party for Rhythm Foundation featuring Cool Bananas, Diamond Club, Elle Vulf, Leonightus, Spinstyles, and Tito Fuego.

by brian

Friday, August 30, 2019

motel something on the thirtieth

Since Mark Farina didn't make it to town, Brian dropped in on a little event at Motel Something, featuring DJ Coughman, Jametatone, Sister Zo, and Whorxata.

by brian

Friday, August 16, 2019