WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE: SIN LENGUA

Watching Sin Lengua will overload your brain if you try to focus on everything happening on stage at once. The brutally fast and supremely precise drumming of Skylar Marshall(Pink Mister, Self Mutilator, Low Oriole, Hosmer) paired with the speed-shredding of Johnny Chucho (Ghost Town Strays) and the harsh upon harsh vocals of Brandon Adams (Hosmer) create not just a wall of sound but a tidal wave that sucks you in and hold you in its grip until the crushing gravity of the song expires itself, usually within two minutes or less.

Sin Lengua is one of those bands that you at first think you can put in a box and put a label on, but a few seconds later the label starts melting, catches on fire, and burns the box to the ground. The creativity of these three collaborators has led to a truly one of a kind sound that can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of taste or style due the quality, originality, and craftsmanship they have put into developing their songs.

To put it plainly, it’s just GOOD. Extremely good. Made over long hours with extraordinary attention to detail, exploring ideas and sounds that all three are deeply concerned with. Catch them as soon as possible. Every show is bound to be better than the last, and you don’t want to miss a single one.

See them FRIDAY SEP 2 at ICT FEST 2016
ictfest.com/schedule

ICT FEST 2016 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

ICT FEST 2016
TWO DAYS // 24 BANDS // INFINITE FUN
ALL AGES // BRING EVERYONE
$20 / WKND OR $12 / DAY
KIDS TWELEVE AND UNDER ARE FREE!

HOSTED BY WALNUT ST. GALLERY
112 S. WALNUT ST IN DELANO

SPONSORED BY:
MIDWEST DRUM AND PERCUSSION
ELEKTRIK CHAIR
42 BELOW
BICYCLE EXCHANGE
PHIL UHLIK MUSIC

FRIDAY
5:30 STEF CHURA
6:00 FILLIUS SOL
6:30 OLD MAN CREAKY BONES & THE ASTRAL PLANS WALKER
7:00 LEWELHEDS
7:30 KILL IT WITH FIRE
8:00 DEAD SHOES
8:30 GNARLY DAVIDSON
9:00 SIN LENGUA
9:30 JESUS CHRIS AND THE BEETLES
10:00 MYSTERY BLOOD
10:30 SHAHMAN
11:00 J FERNANDEZ
11:30 KILL VARGAS

SATURDAY
6:00 PALLET TOWN
6:30 REI CLONE
7:00 ARC FLASH
7:30 JORGE ARANA TRIO
8:00 CS LUXEM
8:30 ROBUST WORLDS
9:00 PSYCHIC HEAT
9:30 TIDEWAY
10:00 LIVING GHOST
10:30 AMERICAN CREAM
11:00 ANIMAL LOVER
11:30 FAIRNESS

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)

Young Punk Takeover

From what remains of the all-ages scene in Wichita, two badass punk bands, Kill Vargas and Slime Flower, have emerged to remind everyone that you don’t need to be old enough to get into a bar to rock and roll and melt peoples faces.

Kill Vargas is punk of the pop variety, but you can hear a wide range of influences driving the music that keep it from feeling prepackaged or fake. I saw them at the LuLu Temple of Doom last month with the Serpent Overlord, Bastard Glow, and the Earth Dies Screaming and they definitely held their own. The vocals, more often than not, owe an obvious debt to Billie Joe Armstrong, but can easily veer off into Sex Pistols territory and beyond. The drums and bass bring it hard, but with Nirvana-esque intensity/volume drops that lull you back into a song only to burst back with a primitive garage rock stomp or classic punk rhythm. Kill Vargas talk a lot about riffs, and interestingly, the bass seems to take the load of the riffage responsibilities in the band. The guitar is definitely a presence but is sometimes meandering and thin, filling in the top end of the bands sonic space but only occasionally shining through. The most important thing I can tell you about Kill Vargas is that these boys are in it 100%. There is hardly a moment in the show where the teenage energy isn’t coming through not only in the music but in the gyrating, head banging, and general punk-rock-style-body-moving (lol) that brings to mind the on stage antics of the Blind Shake. These dudes obviously care about their music – and the awesome songs they’re putting out make it easy to care right along with them. Should you go see Kill Vargas? Yes! Today at 5pm at ICT Fest!

Slime Flower, who played the opening night of ICT Fest, are more of a garage punk/shitgaze band. Not nearly as tightly honed as the pop-punk of Kill Vargas, Slime Flower’s more primal delivery manages to become the musical embodiment of the raging teenage hormones that punk aspires to. Probably because they aren’t trying for it, they’re just living it. The guitar is featured instrument in this band, from big chugging power chords while the bass is riffing, to crazy angular solos equal parts beautiful and dissonant. The bass playing is increasingly more solid with every performance and never fails to get the job done. Not every drum fill, at the moment, seems to start or end exactly as planned but that just makes it sound that much sweeter when they really nail it. In a genre where exactitude can threaten to kill the soul of the music, Slime Flower are riding the wave of imperfection into the hearts of everybody that sees them. Cath their awesome, perfect, and totally botched take on the Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Keep your eye out for show announcements from both bands and be sure to catch Kill Vargas today next to the the Skate Park at 5pm for ICT Fest!

For more info check: https://www.facebook.com/KillVargas and https://www.facebook.com/slimeflower

-mason monigold

ICT FEST 2014 SCHEDULE

$12 / day or $20 for the weekend.

9/4/14 Thursday – 10 bands
7pm: Postboy
7:30pm: Coriander
8pm: Wonder Revolution
8:30pm: Hosmer
9pm: Slime Flower
9:30pm: Domestic Drone
10pm: The Travel Guide
10:30pm Faux Reality
11pm: Bridegeist
11:45pm: Suuns

9/5/14 Friday – 12 bands
5pm: Driver
5:30pm: Ryan Windham
6pm: Lewelheds
6:30pm: The Serpent Overlord
7pm: Soleb Theory
7:30pm: Brother Rabbit
8pm: Escatones
8:30pm: Living Ghost
9pm: Josh Huber
9:30pm: Hwy Lions
10pm: Semblance
10:30pm:Truck or Dead Horse
11pm: CJ Boyd
11:30pm: Tjutjuna
12:15pm: The Blind Shake

9/6/14 Saturday – 16 bands
4pm: Evasive Flowers
4:30pm: Kill Vargas
5pm: Deathblack Flowers
5:30pm: Mr. and the Mrs.
6pm: Cy J. Hamilton
6:30pm: Daddyo’s
7pm: Twin Cities
7:30pm: Money Badger
8pm: Expo 70
8:30pm: American Cream
9pm: Animal Lover
9:30pm: Foul Tip!
10pm: Darto
10:30pm: Shahman
11pm: Dead Rider
11:45pm: STNNNG

FREE WITH WRISTBAND:
After party at Lucky’s Everyday: Flower of Flesh and Blood + The Ghouled’s DJ Goth Dance Party!

LINEUP + SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ICT FEST 2014 LINEUP

September 4, 5, 6 // Parker’s Grotto 123 N. Sycamore // $12 per day or $20 weekend


ICT FEST 2014 Lineup Announce

SUUNS
STNNNG
CJ Boyd
Darto
Animal Lover
Deathblack Flowers
Truck or Dead Horse
Cy J. Hamilton
Brother Rabbit
Shahman
Mr. and the mrs.
Escatones
DaddyOs
American Mourning
Expo 70
Hwy Lions
Foul Tip!
Dead Rider
American Cream
Semblance
Tjutjuna
Blind Shake
Josh Huber
$badger
Domestic Drone
Hosmer
The Serpent Overlord
Plaguebot
Kill Vargas
Bridegeist
Living Ghost
Postboy
Slime Flower
Soleb Theory
The Travel Guide
Lewelheds
Faux Reality
Twin Cities
Coriander
Ryan Windham
Driver
Evasive Flowers
Wonder Revolution