Concert Reviews

In Photos: Middle of the Map Fest kicks off supercharged weekend of local and global music acts

In Photos: Middle of the Map Fest kicks off supercharged weekend of local and global music acts

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thursday night, the annual Middle of the Map Festival in Kansas City kicked of its music lineup with a night featuring some of the best national and local acts around.

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In Photos: The Pixies and Cults at the Midland in Kansas City

In Photos: The Pixies and Cults at the Midland in Kansas City

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photographer Scott Spychalski shares photos from the Pixies’ reunion tour stop in Kansas City. Cults opened.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr creates dance party at Austin’s Emo’s with bubbles, cartoons & good tunes

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr creates dance party at Austin’s Emo’s with bubbles, cartoons & good tunes

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If you didn’t see me, then you weren’t on the dance floor…”

This may simply be lyrics from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s current single, but it’s also an apt description of what it’s like to see them live. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is quirky, funny, but above all, they are a blast to dance along with. The indie pop act brought their brand of dance music all the way from to Detroit to Austin, Texas for a night of dance fun at Emo’s.

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Lucius helps Kansas City wake up with chill, throwback sound at Kegs & Eggs

Lucius helps Kansas City wake up with chill, throwback sound at Kegs & Eggs

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past Wednesday, Kansas City’s 96.5 the Buzz threw another Kegs and Eggs concert at The Tank Room. The two bands featured were Ballyhoo! and Lucius, and the intimate venue proved a good setting for both. I spoke briefly with Afentra, 96.5 the Buzz’s morning radio host, about throwing these free concerts for their listeners.

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In Photos: Sleeper Agent, New Politics, & Magic Man at Antone’s in Austin, TX

In Photos: Sleeper Agent, New Politics, & Magic Man at Antone’s in Austin, TX

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Antone’s is moving from its current Riverside location back to downtown Austin, but they went out with a bang. The final show at the Riverside Antone’s featured New Politics, Magic Man and Sleeper Agent in a memorable finale. While the last for Antone’s, it was one of the first of many shows together for these touring bands.

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In Photos: Steel Panther at 98.9 the Rock’s Christmas Show

In Photos: Steel Panther at 98.9 the Rock’s Christmas Show

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kansas City packed the Midland to rock out with Steel Panther at 98.9 the Rock’s Christmas show. Isaac James opened.

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Sold Out The Night the Buzz Stole Xmas feat. Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Head & the Heart, Bastille & Outsides Delivers Memorable Show

Sold Out The Night the Buzz Stole Xmas feat. Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Head & the Heart, Bastille & Outsides Delivers Memorable Show

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Each year, Kansas City’s 96.5 the Buzz hosts “The Night the Buzz Stole Xmas” – a radio festival featuring a diverse lineup of bands at the Midland Theatre. This year, they really out did themselves with a lineup featuring the Arctic Monkeys, Foals, The Head & the Heart, Bastille, Nonono & homegrown artist Outsides. As […]

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In Photos: Portugal. The Man, Sporting KC & the Buzz Team Up for Last Night Out

In Photos: Portugal. The Man, Sporting KC & the Buzz Team Up for Last Night Out

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

When your hometown soccer team makes it to the MLS Cup, it calls for a celebration. So with only a few days notice, 96.5 the Buzz teamed up with Portugal. the Man and homegrown artist the ACBs to put together a last hurrah before the big Sporting KC game against Salt Lake City.

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In Photos: KGSR Anniversary Party featuring Brett Dennen, Saints of Valory & the Unlikely Candidates at Antone’s in Austin, TX

In Photos: KGSR Anniversary Party featuring Brett Dennen, Saints of Valory & the Unlikely Candidates at Antone’s in Austin, TX

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

To help celebrate 23 years of bringing music to the Austin airwaves, local radio station KGSR brought a fun lineup of local and national acts to town for a special show for its most loyal listeners. Brett Dennen, Fort Worth’s the Unlikely Candidate’s and Austin’s very own Saints of Valory joined together at Antone’s to help KGSR celebrate in style.

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In Photos: Homegrown for the Holidays Buzz Show

In Photos: Homegrown for the Holidays Buzz Show

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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