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
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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

#allagesict

Maybe it was always there right beneath the surface, maybe it was just disconnected, but the all ages scene in ICT is undoubtedly here, and what’s coming out of it completely rules. Last night the Ryan Stoldt of Twin CitiesWalnut Street Gallery, hosted their first event in seven years. In 2007 the gallery / event space hosted both Murder By Death and Ian Mackaye’s The Evens. So what happened? Apparently, no one asked to do shows there in all that time. Everyone got comfortable doing shows at bars, and everyone under 21 during that time missed out on several hundred extraordinary and inspiring shows.

So what?

So here’s the thing. Music, like any art, suffers in a vacuum. If you haven’t stood toe-to-toe with your hero, seen her equipment, felt the vibration coming from the amps, witnessed the emotion in every cell of the band’s collective being while they play the song that means so much to YOU, and then talked to them after the show–you haven’t had the experience that drives so many of us into our basements and garages every night to obsessively do the work to find the sound that means so much to US. Put it this way–its super hard to make excellent music without first witnessing excellent music. And without a place to play your music in front of friends and strangers, the whole thing gets a different feel. And not a good one. Things fizzle out, fade. And thats what happened. Thats what shouldn’t happen in Wichita anymore.

Thanks to a grip of brave souls risking the wrath of cops and putting on house shows, to a handful of shops like The Donut Whole and R Coffee House allowing people to get in there and share what they have to share and experience the magic of live music, something is starting to happen. The groundswell is coming back. All ages means something in ICT. There are now a shitload of young bands that totally rip that you should go see. Does your band play exclusively bars? Change that! Find a band that can’t play a bar and ask them to play a show, and ask them where they want to do it. Teach them what you know about gear, promotion, making records. Invite them into your studio to record, collaborate with them. This is a community, embrace it. Watch it grow. Have fun.

See you at the show.

#allagesict

The Donut Whole
Rock Island Live
Mead’s Corner
WSU Shift Space Gallery
Walnut Street Gallery
R Coffee House
The Workroom
South Lulu Temple of Doom
Lime Green Scream
Tomb of Toons
Fairview Palace
Crown Uptown
The Cotillon

Did I miss one? Let me know-leave it in the comments below!

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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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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

So you want to book a show in Wichita?

So you want to book a show in Wichita? Its pretty easy if you make sure you cover all the bases. Lineup, promotion, and location are your primary concerns. If you have the work done three weeks before the show, you can use the time leading up to it to do word of mouth promotion and relax knowing the show will go well.

1.) Lineup
The best possible lineup will be two local bands and one touring band with the touring band always playing second. Find two local bands with friends that will would be into both the touring band and the other local bands’ jams, and ideally find two locals with draws from different groups of people. This is how you will attract 60% of your crowd.

2.) Promotion
Promotion gets you the other 40% of possible attendees. The best possible promotion is to only book shows that you are extra-stoked to be booking. If you aren’t that into the band, its more than likely that no one you know will be either.

Aside from that, you need to make sure you get the word out through all the channels available. These include:

a.) A Facebook event with band names, venue location, date, door cost, age restriction, link to music / videos, and some sort of description about the band. This can be four paragraphs or one colorful adjective.

Make sure to send the event link to all the local band members in a group message to peer pressure them into inviting all of their friends. You should share the event on any Facebook group for local music you can find, as well as repeatedly on your own Facebook page, twitter feed, etc. Also let ICT FEST know about it and we’ll share it on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, because if you are booking shows we like you a lot.

b.) Flyers and Handbills. Don’t ever not make flyers or hand out handbills (into actual hands, not lying on a shelf in a coffee shop) unless you want no one to come to your show. If you are ever at a show and you find yourself whining about how no one is there, please ask yourself, did I hand out handbills into 100-200 hands? If your answer is no, then you should shut up and do a better job next time.

c.) Word of mouth. This is the most important and why you should only book bands that you personally know are 1000% dope. You need to tell everyone you know in person that they should come to this show, because you really believe that their life will be at least a little bit more rad if they are there.

3.)Location
Every show has a proper venue. This is determined by day of the week and what bands are playing. If you are booking everyones’ favorite band in the world, don’t book it at a house show. If you want young people to come to the a show with a band playing their first tour, book a house show. Always try to book a space that will feel full with whatever number of people come. At a Kirby’s show or house show, if you get 20 people out the band will feel like champs. That same number at a larger venue like Barleycorns or Rock Island will feel empty, which does not often equate to fun.

Wherever you pick, make sure you know when load in is, when set times are, who is in charge, what the money situation is, and what the size / quality / condition of the pa is. If you are doing a house show do NOT depend on them having a pa, because they definetly don’t have a pa.

Theres a lot more to learn, and I’ll write more posts down the road with more detail on all these topics, but if you follow these basic steps and actually give a shit you will know that no matter how the show goes down you did everything you could to make it as easy and fun as possible, which is a good feeling. The main thing is to always have fun. No matter the turnout, no matter anything, just keep have fun and things will go well. Its only a bummer when you decide it is.

THE BLIND SHAKE(MNPLS) IS PLAYING ICT FEST 2014!

The Blind Shake 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.

-theblindshake.com

 

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THE ESCATONES(TX) ARE PLAYING ICT FEST 2014

The Escatones of Houston, TXThe 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.

-Mason Monigold