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ICT Fest Bandvan

ICT Fest Bandvan

Need a band van? ICT Fest has got one for you!

Matthew Clagg, current dean of ICT Fest, is trying something new for Wichita. Clagg wants to make a van available for rent to the music and arts community. What this means for the musical community here, Clagg confirms himself as an altruistic idealist, "ICT Fest got a van; that means you got a van. Need to go out on tour? Need to move gear across town?

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This time, Grandpa's house

This time, Grandpa's house

I've been to plenty of house shows. They're a cornerstone of the DIY community. Usually some dudes in a band move in together and start putting on shows or some kid convinces an adult that 60 teens plus bands in the basement den is a really good idea. Wichita has had its share of both good and bad house venues spread all over town with myriad backstories.

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Virgin Mary Satellite on final orbit

Virgin Mary Satellite on final orbit

The accidental band is finally releasing its swan song.

Formed by literally drawing names out of a hat, Virgin Mary Satellite has out lasted five of its members' previous bands, including Science Rocket, Black Gasoline (Helvis), Dead Silos, In the Wake and Elephant Gun. Brought together by a band swap that occurred in July 2006, VMS had five songs (two over the requirement) ready to go in under a month of rehearsal before the showcase.

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Locals will make aggressive bill shine

Locals will make aggressive bill shine

Allow me to suggest an alternative Final Friday this month: KC's Too Bar and Grill for a fast-paced, aggressive night. On Friday, April 24, four amazing Kansas bands are going to show some touring dudes how to play music. For $12, you can't beat the quality of music you'll see with Shatter The Memories, The Grammaton Cleric, Forget About Tomorrow and Limits. A Skylit Drive plays too.

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Parr returns with new Americana

Parr returns with new Americana

Charlie Parr is known the world around, but he is visiting the Shamrock Lounge on Thursday, April 16, to perform his renowned brand of folksy country-blues.

In the same vein as Blind Willie Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Dock Boggs, Parr continues the tradition by adding his own ingredients and brewing a mix of eclecticism that should delight a myriad of fans, old and new.

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