Over the years, Kansas City’s alternative radio station, 96.5 the Buzz, has influenced their listeners in a way that bonds the city. The first show of their summer concert series, Buzz Under the Stars, was no exception. Featuring Lo Moon, BROODS, Miike Snow, and, the city’s favorite, Glass Animals, bands and concertgoers alike endured the heat for a well-deserved night of jamming.
Long before the show started, hate group Westboro Baptist Church protested the event, only to be met with a pride flag signed by the members of Glass Animals. The band took advantage of the conflict to celebrate pride month at the concert.
Lo Moon kicked off the night. Many members recalled their recent stop in K.C. a few months ago with MUNA. Their set consisted of calming tracks, including “Loveless”. Hailing from New Zealand, BROODS followed up, also no stranger to the city. Frontwoman Georgia Nott has a presence that is anything but passive, running around on stage in 90-degree weather without missing a beat. Miike Snow came next, with a set that had a large group of audience members doing the Macarena. Glass Animals concluded the evening with an endless wave of love, laughs, and living in the moment. Their energy was top-notch from start to finish.