This Week In St. Louis: Aug. 20 - 26, 2018

WED. AUG. 22

-Bach Tang (Minneapolis, MN)
-Big Bo Peep
-Pineapple RNR
-Sex Bam Bam

Bach Tang makes loose, hooky post-punk with tongues planted firmly in cheek. It's not often that two bands play their first ever sets at the same show, but Big Bo Peep and Sex Bam Bam will both make their debut on this night. Pineapple RNR is the obvious icing on this cake. 

FRI. AUG. 24

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Grün Wasser (Chicago, IL)
-Sea Priestess

The Chicago duo of Grun Wasser embodies a goth vibe with a flexible, intangible set of synth hymns headed by harrowing vocal leads. With a core of swampy synth lines, the overall feel is very weighty without relying on the use of volume or extreme contrast. 

SAT. AUG. 25

9:30pm | all ages
-Slüsk (Columbia, MO)
-Acid Leather (Columbia, MO)
-Lumpy and the Dumpers

Slusk hits every item on whatever checklist might exist for a good hardcore band. Sharp no-frills drumming, dark chords and a gritty voice all make for a blood-boiling set of songs. Lumpy and the Dumpers don't play as often as they used to and they might actually be the least heavy band on the show. More than enough reasons to go. 

SUN. AUG. 26

@ El Lenador | 9pm
-Sissy Spacek (Los Angeles, CA)
-Ghost Ice

For the most part, Sissy Spacek is a pulverizing powerviolence duo that makes use of electronics in its quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it songs. The chaos is controlled by one John Wiese who, not only a year ago, came to St. Louis to head an large improvisational ensemble. Toto, formerly known as DJ Dog Dick, lends a party vibe with, you probably guessed from the name, a DJ set. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Aug. 16, 2018

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

BB Eye “Headcheese Heartthrob” from Headcheese Heartthrob
Janitor Scum “Gummequin” from Janitor Scum
Bach Tang “Crystal or My Sin” from A Lad Insane
Pineapple RNR “Teenager” from Pineapple Rik n Roll EP
Mentira “La Tregua” from Toda Tu Vida Es Una Mentira
Blank Spell “echo chamber” from Miasma
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter LP
The Sediment Club “B and the electric kill” from Kicked Back Into The Crypt
The Dreebs “Marble Head” from Forest of a Crew
Chat Logs “Turned Heel” from Am I Right or am I Right?
Weakwick “Curl” from Whistle Along
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
Gnarwhal “Marathon Ripper” from Crucial
Parlor Walls “Isolator” from EXO
Cellular Chaos “Diamond Teeth Clenched” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Sojii “adagio” from Sojii
Guerilla Toss “Meteorological” from Twisted Crystal
Yellow Magic Orchestra “Solid State Survivor” from Solid State Survivor
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Benbelo” from Are Euphoria
Yowie “Eternally Collapsing Object” from Damning With Faint Praise - EP
Fischessen “Ein Traum in Blau” from Der Tote Winkel
Hasps “Tape Side B” from Hasps
Neptune “Triple Your Money” from Silent Partner
Ahleuchatistas “Power With” from Arrebato
Black Pus “Hear No Evil” from All My Relations (Bonus Track Version)
Arvid Noe “Silverfish” from Rock and Roll Circus
Birthing Hips “I Want This Place Impeccable” from Urge to Merge