Kansas City is the kind of place that visiting European musicians tend to skip in favor of bigger middle-country destinations such as Chicago or Denver. Not SvenSson. The French sonic auteur brings his band and its ethereal hybrid of Britpop and French art rock to the Foundation Room (1221 Union, 816-283-8990) tonight at 9. The gig is one of only six that SvenSson is scheduled to play this spring on his first American outing. Before the year ends, he'll hit at least two more continents — Asia and Australia — on the Cyprine World Tour 2010. The tour is named for SvenSson's new album, Cyprine, which features the perfect bad-day track "Fucking Shit." Get in for $7.
Wed., April 14, 9 p.m., 2010