Spencer & Rains

Genre: Folk/Bluegrass Members:Tricia Spencer and Howard Rains Website: https://www.spencerandrains.com/ Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains are both fiddlers, guitar-players, and singers who preserve and build upon

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The Top Ten Most Badass Things We Saw From Local Bands in 2017

Last week we went over the top ten most badass things we saw in live music, but with touring bands. Today, we’re going over the

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Album Review: Varma Cross – “Reunion Balloons”

Quick and lethal, Varma Cross’ Reunion Balloons is like a switchblade; the five tracks spring out with a sharp shimmer and strike with a viciousness.

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Mommy Dearest: Local musicians and the mothers who support them

It doesn’t matter how many people turn out to their shows or how big their stages are… for many local musicians, their #1 fan will

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Photo Gallery: Psychic Heat / Middle Twin / Forrester at the Jackpot

Thursday night was a Stop Day Eve to remember at the Jackpot. I Heart Local Music threw an event for the students to celebrate the

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Photo Gallery: SXSW 2014

From nationally known acts to local favorites, I Heart Local Music was there to capture it all this year. Acts such as Foster the People

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Photo Gallery: I Heart Local Music Showcase with BaioWolf / Destroy Nate Allen / Something and the Whatevers

Comedy was the name of the game Saturday night at the Jackpot. After a full weekend of the Busker Festival, Lawrencians enjoyed a night of

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Listen: Quiet Corral on Daytrotter

Quiet Corral’s Daytrotter session is now up. You can listen by clicking on this link. The session was recorded last year, but is just now

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The Comeback Kids: Local bands return to the stage years later

The name of the game for the final night of Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest was “Comebacks.” Notice how we said “Comebacks,” not

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Photo Gallery: 2013 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 1

Crowds were strong and excited at Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest Thursday night. We caught The Author and The Illustrator, Fullbloods, and Millions