Music

by Mike Marlett | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

The Terry Quiett Band will perform a special concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. The night will feature three sets: acoustic, power trio and big band. This will be a show from him like he has never done before.

Quiett, a Winfield native who played Wichita extensively early in his career, has been touring nationally and has shared the stage and toured with such legends as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter, Tab Benoit, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and .38 Special.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Thursday, Oct. 30 saw one of KNOBs biggest crowds show up early and stay late for all three performers. Opening, Francis Moss (David Lord) played through a few short solo guitar pieces announced dryly from the stage. Getting up in between each piece to talk into the microphone, Lord elicited oddly aimed laughter after each song announcement. The sound was sometimes jazz, sometimes abstract harmony but didn't feature the multitude of effects and loops normally present in a Francis Moss set.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Wichita's Wrong Kata Trio has released its latest 12" vinyl, Come Morning, with its sights set on destroying the common practice of downloading MP3s or even purchasing a CD. With download cards included to lead the vinyl purchaser to a digital copy rendered in lossless 24 bit, there is no sound excuse to not pick up the record that will be available opening night of KNOBfest at their first performance since the release. But, does it sound good?

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by Mike Marlett | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

In the fall of every year since 1998, Mark Foley, professor of bass at Wichita State University, and a band of like-minded individuals organize and execute the KNOB Festival of New Music at the Fisch Haus.

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Abode Venue hosts an event for sneaker lovers.

by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

The third edition of I Got Sole is prepped to keep your eyes fixed directly at a shoegaze. Wichita sneaker enthusiasts will, again, get a chance to share their love for a footwear that has enticed many since its inception starting with Keds, then Converse's creation of the original Chuck Taylor, on through the expansion of the craft from Adidas to Pumas.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Wichita Symphony Orchestra hosted their first ever Media Day event and Wichita Symphony Music Director Don Reinhold and Conductor Daniel Hege was there to greet press and welcome them to the stage inside Century II Concert Hall. Seated on stage with a performers eye view of the hall, I listened to Maestro Hege lead us through the upcoming season for WSO.

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by Will Darrah | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

This weekend the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Hege, will shine its light on Wichita's own. It is sure to be a show worth seeing for all the talents that will be responsible for putting it together, but we at F5 would like to introduce you to WSO principal bassist Dr. Mark Foley.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

The artwork for Truck or Dead Horse's newest release, a 7" vinyl pressing, features a series of five-digit numbers layered on and appears to be a code of some sort. I am certain the numbers are a farce. These jokers aren't above sending a would-be puzzle enthusiast down a dark hole for a few hours to no avail. The cover is two pieces of paper, printed (maybe photocopied) in black and white and loose inside the 7" plastic protective sleeve. This release is about as DIY as it gets.

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Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

by CJ Harries

charries@f5paper.com

When was the last time you bloodied your knuckles? I'm not talking about when you accidentally cut yourself changing a spark plug; I'm talking about vicious hardcore that brings out your primal instincts. You're in luck. Heretic, from Dallas, will bring the pit on Monday, Oct. 6.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Starting gentle and quiet, Twin Cities disarms the listener on The Things You Say You Just Went Through just long enough to cause one to reach for the volume knob. Loads of distorted guitar follow on the first track, "Face the Facts," of this download-only release written by Ryan Stoldt and Josh Erickson. Being used to guitars getting louder in songs, it's a surprise to hear the drums (Will Erickson) get cranked along with the guitar solo midway through the opening song.

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by Will Darrah | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Run on Sentence is the jam, and they are bringing it to Wichita this Sunday, Oct. 5. The band is touring as Dustin Hamman on guitar, Dan Galucki on drums and Kyle Reid on bass. Their sound is a great match for the intimate atmosphere of the Fisch Haus, 524 S. Commerce.

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Solagget reunites and DVA introduces itself at the Fisch Haus.

by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Saturday, Sept. 13, was a cool night, and the sun set in radiant yellows, golds and turquoises outside the Fisch Haus on south Commerce Street. Francis Moss opened the show; Solagget would perform a reunion show next; and, then, a Czech sibling duo named DVA would fill the room with sound.

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by Mike Marlett | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Every year about this time, F5 nearly shuts down as the entire staff disappears to Winfield as part of a flood of RVs, campers, food trucks, tents and cars to nestle down in the Winfield Fairgrounds and along the banks of the Walnut River.

The Walnut Valley Festival is a Mecca for bluegrass musicians around the globe. What started as the National Flat-Picking Championships 42 years ago has grown and grown and grown into a four-day long celebration of bluegrass and folk music.

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And Solagget returns after a long absence.

by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

When was the last time you saw a Czech band perform in Wichita? Yeah, neither have I. Here's our chance. This Saturday, Sept. 13, DVA will be playing at Fisch Haus with Solagget and Francis Moss, and it will be an all-ages event.

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Wait, no, it wasn't like that at all.

by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

"So what do you do when a major electrical crisis happens at your venue (Parker's Grotto) the day before the event you've spent a year planning? KEEP HAVING FUN," an announcement read from the ICTfest main website the day the festival was set to begin.

Acting fast, promoter Matthew Clagg had help from many friends finding new locations to continue the event.

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by Erik Mallory | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

I strolled into Spektrum Music last week on a late Saturday afternoon to pick up an album I'd ordered a few weeks back. On the platter was some great '60s-sounding psychedelic rock. I flipped though the used bins, paying more attention to what I was hearing than what I was looking at. I asked Adam Phillips who he was playing, and it was the new Ty Segall album, Manipulator.

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Prepare to get band-fever and one of the worst bangovers of your life.

by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Fans of do-it-yourself music festivals are excited for this year's ICTfest and are looking forward to the always-eclectic and sometimes-gritty, up-close-and-personal live music performances that the fest is known for. At the helm again, Matthew Clagg has taken ICTfest to several different venues since taking over booking but has decided to stay at Parker's Grotto in Delano for a second year. (An electrical problem on Thursday afternoon forced last-minute venue changes. Thursday's lineup will play at Lucky's Everyday, 1217 E. Douglas. Friday's and Saturday's events will be at 622 S.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Some big names are coming to town over the next few months, and we have many promoters to thank for working together to make it happen.

Fine Swine Productions, HaverHill Studios, Naymlis and Buffalo Productions all sound a bit big and formal, but it's just a handful of individuals behind them that get these musical acts to town. Joining forces is not something rare for these fellas — Kenny Ballinger, Alex Thomas, Kyle Dick and Jared Parson are making a more concerted effort to use their synergy to up the ante and bring bigger live performances to Wichita.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Project H's We Live Among the Lines, produced by Duane Trower and Ryan Heinlein, is a crowd-funded release that starts with a simple keyboard phrase expounded on with horns, then filled in with drums and bass. This opener, "Not a Person," has a bit of an Eastern sound and is a short, meditative start to the band's third CD.

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by Torin Andersen | Thursday, November 13 | Posted in Music

Friday, Aug. 15, Kirby's Beer Store played host to a trio of rock groups that were original, inspired and still hungering for new sound. Audiences at Kirby's attend for just those reasons — that and the cheap drinks at this culture rich hole-in-the-wall next to the WSU campus.

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