To be fair, there have been some pretty horrible local bands playing throughout the pandemic in pandemic-friendly suburban venues.
Of course there are some bright spots and of course we have our favorites . . . But for the most part the Kansas City music scene is atrocious for a town this size with only one or two exceptions which prove the rule.
Accordingly, we offer a more hopeful take to balance our cynicism and snark . . .
As afternoon turned to evening on Friday, Shenya Robinson and two friends sat in lawn chairs under the skybridge in the shadow of Union Station. It was Robinson's birthday, and she celebrated with her first live concert since the COVID-19 pandemic changed nearly everything for everybody.