The warm holiday spirit was alive at the Midland for 9.65 the Buzz’s Homegrown for the Holidays event that featured local acts The Beautiful Bodies, Making Movies, and Rev Gusto with semi-local band The Mowglis and their tourmates Royal Teeth.
At long last, Janelle Monae seems to finally be getting the attention that she deserves. Hot off an SNL performance, the singer brought her sci-fi thematic show back to her hometown of Kansas City.
Josh Groban’s ‘In the Round’ tour is called such for several reasons. The most obvious reason is the circular stage design that Groban’s team had assembled in the middle of Houston’s Toyota Center. Another big reason is because this tour really shows how full circle Groban has come. The young singer has almost become larger than life — not only singing on his albums and selling out arenas, but also making guest appearances on TV shows and major award events. Yet on this tour, Groban reminds everyone of his humble beginnings and how thankful he is to his mentors who gave him a break, and his fans for their undying support. Groban also completes the circle by bringing a fresh, rising singer on tour with him as his opener, offering Judith Hill the same support that he received when he was just starting out before he grew into his current legendary status.
Despite some differences in age and typical fanbase, these two bands are a perfect compliment to each other on their current tour.
Kansas City raised a glass to the National’s evening under the stars concert at Starlight Theater.
96.5 the Buzz brought another stellar lineup to town for its Buzz Halloweenie Roast. The sold out event featured The Naked + Famous, Portugal. The Man, The 1975, The Colourist and Crystal Fighters and photographer Scott Spychalski was there to capture these photos from the night:
The sultry ZZ Ward returned to Kansas City for her first headlining show at the Midland theater and photographer Brandon Waldrop was there to capture the event.
Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand crossed the great pond to pay Lawrence, Kansas, a visit. It had been a few years since the four-piece was last in town and even longer since they had headlined in Kansas, so the crowd was ready to dance the night away with the band after a long wait.
Photographer Scott Spychalski shares these photos from the night:
Many have said that you couldn’t have an alternative music festival in the middle of the country, but on Friday, 17,000 Buzz listeners proved those naysayers wrong by flocking to Kansas City’s Riverfront Park for Buzz Beach Beall: an alternative music festival featuring Phoenix, Hanni El Katib, Radkey, Daughter, Awolnation, Kitten, Cage the Elephant and more.