Review: Brockhampton Brings the ‘Gold’ to KC


Sophia Belshe

Hip-hop boy band Brockhampton performed at The Truman in downtown Kansas City, MO Feb. 21.

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

Texas-born hip hop group Brockhampton proved that they really are “the best boyband since One Direction” at their Feb. 21 show at Kansas City’s The Truman.

While it may have been freezing outside, The Truman heated up as fans came out in throngs, despite the ice storm, for this Wednesday night show.

With no opener, the group came out swinging to “Boogie,” one of the most upbeat songs from their latest album, “Saturation III.” The group’s setlist was a great combination of 18 (21 if you count the encore) fan favorites from their 3 “Saturation” albums, and their live performance was dynamic and fun, as well as audibly impressive.

They made time for audience interaction as well, taking an intermission of sorts to answer questions and talk to the crowd. They even added a song not usually included on the Love Your Parents Tour setlist, at the crowd’s request. The crowd was eclectic and energetic, singing, dancing and jumping along to every song.

A relatively new venue to the KC music scene, The Truman was the perfect location for this band, given that it accommodated the crowd, but still gave the show an intimate feel. There’s not really a bad place to stand when the standing room capacity is just 1,400.

Overall, this was a great show, especially for the $25 ticket price. I’d highly recommend catching this band on their Love Your Parents US tour, if you can, or at least checking them out on iTunes, Spotify or Apple Music.