The creator of I Heart Local Music speaks up about Lawrence’s house-show past and KC’s festival future
A site garnering buzz on the interwebs is nothing new, but when it’s a local site about local bands for local fans, the buzz effect compounds — fast. I Heart Local Music, a blog aiming to cover all things burgeoning in the Kansas City and Lawrence scene, went live last Monday. Its mission statement calls it “a free flow of ideas for the music community.” In short, that means its coverage is comprehensive instead of curated, and egalitarian instead of egotistic. The blog’s creator and editor, Fally Afani, spoke with The Pitch about everything scene and heard, from Lawrence’s house-show past to KC’s festival future.