Twin Cities album release party w/ Kill Vargas and Postboy​

THE WALNUT STREET GALLERY which has hosted so many excellent ALL AGES shows in the past is opening its doors again for the album release party of the most choice TWIN CITIES. Also joined by young rippers KILL VARGAS and the pristine dreamy indie pop POSTBOY.

ALL AGES // $3 // 7:30 // NOV 6
112 S Walnut, Wichita KS in Delano

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Christian Dior at Kirby’s TONIGHT (Sun Oct 25)

It seems like the last few years there have been an increasing number of completely excellent shows, so much to the point that I sometimes I have to stop and wonder if the music is really getting better or if I suddenly just started liking everything I hear. I’m pretty sure there are just a lot of killer bands out there, and I’m pretty sure tonight is going to be another one of those magical nights where I experience something my brain and heart can hardly handle. I rarely say ‘don’t fuck up by missing this show!’ but seriously,

DON’T FUCK UP BY MISSING THIS SHOW.
Tonight at Kirbys B. Store​. The best possible of times, for the sweet sweet price of $$$tip$$$.

SUNDAY NIGHT FUN NIGHT!
10PM // TIP$ // BRING FRIENDS!

SAURA MANDALA
CHRISTIAN DIOR (MADISON)
FLOWER OF FLESH AND BLOOD

Madison duo Christian Dior works in a grimy blur of immediacy, swinging from shoegaze tenderness to snide punk outbursts on the new Patriot Glass/Dioria tape. Each side has only three tracks but functions as its own separate EP, one produced by guitarist/vocalist Spencer Bible and the other by drummer Mike Pellino. While the whole tape’s an admittedly lo-fi, that doesn’t mean production was an afterthought: “Iodine,” on Pellino’s more layered, digitally produced side, builds its melody through quiet, morose swells and a restrained vocal from Bible, whereas “Tarsands,” on Bible’s side, uses a stripped-down, one take approach to create a sense of nullifying claustrophobia.

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds w/ Charlie Megira, Domestic Drone and Postboy Live at Barleycorn’s

9PM // 21+ // $10

Kid Congo Powers
Ex guitarist for The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and The Gun Club.

ALSO FEATURING!
Charlie Megira charliemegira.bandcamp.com

and locals
Domestic Drone domesticdrone.bandcamp.com
Postboy postboy.bandcamp.com

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

Waking from a nap in the swamps of outer space, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ride a geisterbahn into the hypnagogic, a place between sleep and consciousness also known as the “Haunted Head”. “Haunted Head” is the third LP Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds has oozed out for In The Red Records. Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and long time cohorts, bassist Kiki Solis (Knife In The Water), drummer Ron Miller (Up The Academy), and guitarist Jesse Roberts (Sandrider, The Ruby Doe) take matters into their own mitts by having Jesse engineer and Ron mix the record at the now well-known Harveyville Project High School in Kansas. “Haunted Head” reflects the band at its purest distillation. The Pink Monkey Birds create a cocktail of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats, soulful strut bass lines, and sonic ambrosia from beyond. The trip of your dreams includes the “cheap and tawdry” in a tribute to dearly departed actress Susan Tyrell (“Su Su”), the morphing of Jerry Lee Lewis with Phyllis Diller (“Killer Diller”) and the plain ol’ insanity of romantic love (“Dance Me Swamply”). The band will also tell you how they LIKE “the mondos and the cholos and the weirdos and he freaks” on the rollicking track “Let’s Go!” and how they DON’T LIKE “neocons in square back suits” and “throwing up in a dirty phone booth “ on the punky proclamation “I Don’t Like”. I mean, who does? In the title ballad “Haunted Head”, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ask the listener “What’s inside your Haunted Head? Are you alive or are you dead? Are you kissing and a huggin? Are you pushin’ and a shoving? “. Perhaps only in dreams could you answer such a question.

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Fairness

Slyly meandering from complex and offbeat buildups to soaring post-rock interludes, Fairness draws the listener into an ultimately contemplative musical experience. The Wichita four-piece favors variety and experimentation, allowing songs to blend frenzied parts with hypnotizing instrumentation.

CATCH FAIRNESS TONIGHT AT 10PM!

by Thea Pajunen

Major Games

The first word that comes to mind upon listening to Major Games’ 2015 self-titled full length LP is dynamic. Each song is layered richly with skillful precision, the album oscillates from psych-tinged shoegaze to moodier alternative rock to groove-laden, more unpredictable tracks. Topped with equally versatile vocals, Major Games cover varied territory deftly to create a cohesive, atmospheric record whose layers reveal themselves with each repeat listen.

Hear Major Games at ICT FEST 2015 Friday September 4 at 10pm!

by Thea Pajunen

ICT FEST 2015 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY SEP 2 PRE-PARTY @ BARLEYCORNS – 9:30PM – FREE!!
Maria Elena
Mystery Blood
Iron Octomoms

THURSDAY SEP 3 AFTER-PARTY @ BARLEYCORNS – 10:30PM – FREE!!
Photonwives
Golden Living Room
Twin Cities

FRIDAY SEP 5 AFTER-PARTY @ KIRBY’S BEER STORE – 10:30PM – FREE!!
Hosmer
Bluehealer(KC)

THURSDAY
5:30pm Mammoth
6pm Shefford
6:30pm Yellow King
7pm Darjeeling
7:30pm Raunchy Dead
8pm Approach
8:30pm 69noses
9pm Dead Shakes
9:30pm Filius Sol
10pm Postboy
10:30pm Vehicles

FRIDAY
5pm Semiotic Weapons
5:3pm Evasive Flowers
6pm Godhat
6:30pm Obsidian Sword
7pm Roachblunt
7:30pm The Great Plains
8pm CJ Boyd
8:30pm Aseethe
9pm Knifewound
9:30pm Living Ghost
10pm Major Games
10:30pm Kill Vargas
11pm Varma Cross
11:30pm mr. and the mrs.
12pm World Palestine

SATURDAY
5:3pm Aksel Henderson
6pm Animal Parade
6:30pm Bluehealer(KC)
7pm Daddyos
7:30pm Domestic Drone
8pm Young Readers
8:30pm Lewelheds
9pm Lich
9:30pm Ebony Tusks (KC)
10pm Fairness
10:30pm Who and the Fucks
11pm New Wave Hookers
11:30pm Bummer
12pm DEAD SHAKES (TULSA)

ICT FEST 2015 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!

AT EL VAQUERO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WICHITA KS

ALL AGES // $20 FOR A THREE DAY PASS OR $12 PER DAY

45 BANDS // LOCAL AND REGIONAL // ALL DOPE

SEPTEMBER 3/4/5 5PM-MIDNITE

LINEUP:
SHAHMAN (TORONTO)
YOUNG READERS (OK)
CJ BOYD (THE ROAD)
ROACHBLUNT (KC)
RAUNCHY DEAD (ALABAMA)
MAJOR GAMES (LAWRENCE)
APPROACH (LAWRENCE)
69NOSES
RUPERT ANGELEYES (MN)
DADDYOS (OK)
WHO AND THE FUCKS (OK)
YELLOW KING
MYSTERY BLOOD
EBONY TUSKS (LAWRENCE)
WORLD PALESTINE
DARJEELING
MARIA ELENA
GODHAT
GREAT PLAINS
VARMA CROSS (LAWRENCE)
RAW SPACE (MN)
IRON OCTOMOMS
SLIME FLOWER
BRIDEGEIST
LEWELHEDS
KILL VARGAS
SHEFFORD
POSTBOY
FILLIUS SOL
LIVING GHOST
DEAD SHAKES (OK)
KNIFEWOUND
EVASIVE FLOWERS
VEHICLES
SEMIOTIC WEAPONS
MR AND THE MRS (LAWRENCE)
ASEETHE (IOWA)
NEW WAVE HOOKERS (MN)
BUMMER (KC)
MAMMOTH
LITCH (CO)
DOMESTIC DRONE
FAIRNESS
OBSIDIAN SWORD (IOWA)