I Heart Local Music’s “SXSW Bound” Festival scheduled for February

Get pumped, I Heart Local Music’s “SXSW Bound” is coming to the Jackpot! The annual, two-day event draws hundreds of attendees every year and helps


Fare thee well, Cowboy Indian Bear

The following is an opinion piece expressed by the editor of I Heart Local Music. The time has finally come to say goodbye to Cowboy


Something Worth A Damn: local musician plotting Kid Congo commotion in Lawrence

You could call Ron Miller the busiest musician in Lawrence. Spewing a fountain of endless ideas and talents, the Up the Academy frontman and drummer


Skating Polly Loves Lawrence

Skating Polly returns to the Replay this Friday, and we caught up with the young rockers down in Austin at this year’s SXSW music festival.


Iron Reagan Fuels Frenzy at Thrasher Death Match 2014

Words and photos by Mitch Jones Holy hell, Iron Reagan. Have you heard these guys? I walked up to the front of the indoor stage


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


Photo Gallery: Diarrhea Planet / Broncho at SXSW

Words and photos by Mitch Jones When a band begins a set by offering free shirts to anyone who crowd surfs, you know things are


Kid Congo throws outlandish birthday bash at SXSW

Editor’s Note: Lawrence’s own Ronald Miller (of Up The Academy) was instrumental in helping out with this event) Words and photos by Mitch Jones To


SXSW Success Story: The 1975

Words and photos by Lillian Wright Smith There are so many musicians at SXSW, it would be easy to attend each year without ever seeing

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Watch: Ume relies on fans to keep momentum going

Lauren Langner Larson knows just how to thrill an audience with her guitar. The frontwoman for Ume is a fireball, masked under a whipping blonde