Photo gallery by Anna Selle, Story by Steven Ervay, Poster by Jess Bonniwell
In a gutsy move, Sofar Sounds KC held their 32nd event on one of the most celebrated days of the year: Halloween. The wild dance party that ensued halfway through was a sure-fire sign the attendees made it to the right party. Nestled into the residential lounge of the Park Central apartment complex, Scott Collins (Austin, TX), The Brummies (Nashville, TN) and local boys Pink Royal provided the evening’s soundtrack.
Coming in from a long haul on tour, Scott Collins kicked the night off. Draped with a M&M’s costume, the folk singer immediately drew the attention of the crowd with his powerful voice and jaunty guitar. Joking between sets, something that’s ingrained in Collins’ personality, the Austin, Texas singer/songwriter made fans out of the packed crowd.
Adorned with wacky wigs and a bright attitude, the Brummies turned Sofar into a full blown dance party. After their first song, singer and guitarist Jacob Bryant proclaimed, “why don’t you all get up and come closer!”, and that’s just what the crowd did. The high-energy pep of the Brummies’ set ignited that spark in every audience member, including the guy in the shark costume.
Closing out the night, and somehow maintaining the gusto and energy of the Brummies was Kansas City’s own Pink Royal. The groove pop band blends the best parts of indie rock with funk, soul, and whole lot of groove. From sultry serenades to intricate guitars and, for real, a keytar, the quintet certainly knew how to make a lasting impression on the crowd.