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


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

Articles Interviews

Watch: I Heart Local Music interviews Andrew W.K., The Black Lips, and more at SXSW

by Fally Afani In addition to watching, photographing, and loving hundreds of acts at this year’s SXSW music festival, the I Heart Local Music staff


Nature Boys / U.S. Americans lead diverse lineup at the Replay

The night began with a mellow tone when folk act Jack Grelle took the stage. The St. Louis-based musician was added late to the bill,


I Heart Local Music’s Top Ten Shows of 2012

Our music cup truly runneth over this year. It seems like promoters, venues, and enthusiastic locals worked harder than ever to make this a memorable


Photo Gallery: Karma Vision / Plains / Gucci Dan / Baby Jessica / Andrea Perdue at SeedCo

Halloween weekends are often a colorful affair in Lawrence. That experience is enhanced when a saturated Final Fridays event is thrown in. Five acts took


Shows you should see this weekend: May 4-5

This weekend Lawrence will be a fountain of hard and heavy rock. We suggest you head to at least one of these shows for a


Shows you should see this weekend: February 17-18

You can hit the dance floor in a prom dress or a salsa dress this weekend. The Lawrence scene is playing host to a diverse


New music madness

Spring means new albums, loads of shows, and exciting tours for local bands. It also means winter is the season for testing the waters. Here’s