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
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!
6:30pm Yellow King
7:30pm Raunchy Dead
9pm Dead Shakes
9:30pm Filius Sol
5pm Semiotic Weapons
5:3pm Evasive Flowers
6:30pm Obsidian Sword
7:30pm The Great Plains
8pm CJ Boyd
9:30pm Living Ghost
10pm Major Games
10:30pm Kill Vargas
11pm Varma Cross
11:30pm mr. and the mrs.
12pm World Palestine
5:3pm Aksel Henderson
6pm Animal Parade
7:30pm Domestic Drone
8pm Young Readers
9:30pm Ebony Tusks (KC)
10:30pm Who and the Fucks
11pm New Wave Hookers
12pm DEAD SHAKES (TULSA)
ICT FEST this year is going to be a week of fun. Starting August 31 with shows at Barleycorn’s AND Kirby’s.
We are excited to welcome very special guests Beach Slang and Cayatena at Barleycorn’s August 31, who will be joined by Wichita own super-rippers The Travel Guide. Get your tickets now for this do-not-miss show!
9pm | 21+
$5 adv / $8 at the door
Get tickets: https://beachslangcayetana.eventbrite.com
Invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/529782627169706
A three-piece from Philadelphia, PA, formed a band and a great friendship in early Fall 2011, creating indie punk poppy jams full of raw sound and energy.
Guitar, bass and drums. Played loudly. We make good trouble.* And better listeners. Your Mom will think we’re sweethearts. We kind of are. We hardly talk. So we make records.** And it feels good to feel like you finally belong. *James also plays in Weston, Ed also plays in Crybaby and JP also plays in Ex Friends. **Last Saturday, my friend Caroline told me, “You guys sound like what I imagine a one-night stand between The Psychedelic Furs and The Replacements would sound like.” I really kind of adore her for that.
Minneapolis riff-scientists The Blind Shake have been troweling out detuned psych-noise
for a poor man’s decade. Known for murderous live sets and polite post-show interactions, the trio has gained the respect of dive bar owners, bookies, clergy, and no-name snitches nationwide. They have collaborated with psychedelic legend Michael Yonkers as well as downstroke warrior John Reis.
The Escatones are supposedly a psychedelic-surf/garage rock band – but don’t expect a farfisa organ or strobe light timed to the tremolo pedal. The Escatones choose artistry over artifice 100% of the time. They draw on a wide range of influences that lets them ride a fresher wave than most neo-psych bands and garage/surf revivalists without straying far from the roots of the genre.
A band with their killer chops and damn good songs has no real need for live gimmicks, but that doesn’t stop the Escatones from regularly stripping down for a mid-performance dance party as you may have seen at their local Kirby’s and Eagles Lodge shows. The Escatones have put out a steady stream of solid records on the Artificial Head label. “So Long, Norman” is their latest release.