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.
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.
Mumford & Sons’ final gig touring in support of Babel was also their first gig in Kansas. The band learned this valuable geography lesson about the Kansas City region when they played the Missouri side of the border a few years ago. For that Kansas City, Missouri show, they were playing a venue with a 200 person capacity. Now, they were playing a sold out amphitheater with thousands of fans — many of which had come from out of town to join for this one last show before the band takes a much deserved break.
The country act Court Yard Hounds might have fit in better on Saturday’s more folk-heavy LouFest lineup than Sunday’s electronica indie pop day, but the audience still cheered for this violin-wielding act born out of the Dixie Chicks. Though they were a genre outlier, the Court Yard Hounds quickly charmed the crowd. Check out our photo gallery of Court Yard Hounds at LouFest.