This Week In St. Louis: Jan. 15 - 21, 2018

WED. JAN. 17

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5 | 21+
-Buck Gooter (Harrisonburg, VA)
-Morgan Garrett (Philadelphia, PA)
-Skin Tags
-Flexible Metal

The duo in Buck Gooter commits guttural guitar rock on the bent back of a harsh drum machine. Coarse vocals flow over top jagged songs made somewhat surreal by the contrast of the band's two members (being more than 20 years apart in age). With more than twenty releases and a decade's worth of sharpening its digital noise rock, Buck Gooter is a well-seasoned anomaly having played both Boston Hassle Fest and Cropped Out. 

@ Flood Plain | 8pm
-Crazy Doberman (MI)

"Side project" is a relative term but make no mistake, John Olson's Crazy Doberman isn't some offshoot of Wolf Eyes. The now meme-fied weblord travels from city to city committing both solo gesticulations and collaborative works. This night is one half of a double header here in St. Louis that ends on Thursday with a free show/live recording as Gaslight Studio. 

THU. JAN. 18

@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Drool (Chicago, IL)
-Little Big Bangs

Chicago's Drool makes a cutting kind of punk that breaks between odd clamor and sharp, pointed hooks. There's a pop vibe buried beneath its aliening indie rock, which is made all the more immersive with the addition of a third member dedicated solely to noise and sound manipulation. Plus, the band does an insane cover of Devo's "Praying Hands."

FRI. JAN. 19

@ RKDE | 7pm | donation$
Piss On Cis:

If "Piss On Cis" wasn't enough of a hint of what to expect, hit the video above to see a sample of Pryss' harrowing hardcore. A benefit for a local musician's top surgery, this show offers up a wide range of heavy and heartfelt sets by some of St. Louis' strongest songwriters period.

SAT. JAN. 20

@ Pizza Head | 9pm | free
-Bummerville (Chicago, IL)
-Trauma Harness
-Daytime Television

Pizza and punk is the backdrop for a fuzzed out and feedback drenched lineup lead by Chicago's Bummerville. This is surf rock riding on a tsunami of sludge in a nuclear wasteland with a few bright riffs peaking through the sunken gunk. Trauma Harness returns for a rare show after a months-long hiatus -- who knows when they will play again?

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 11, 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.

G.N.A.T. “Idols” from Demo Teaser
Livin' Thing “Rubber Spine” from It's A Livin' Thing
Q “QUS” from Relaxed Mike
Datenight “Too Good” from Datenight/Spodee Boy Split
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Drool “Terminal” from Print A
Salvation “I Don't Want You” from Sore Loser
Buck Gooter “Stainless Steel Mirrors” from Stainless Steel Mirrors
Connor Kirby “The Birth of a Brand New Tree” from Lonesome Sort
Morgan Garrett “2nd Song About Love” from Songs About Love
Crazy Doberman “Ypsi Afternoon 2 August 2017” from Ypsi Afternoon
Zen Mother “Strange Mother” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Noveller “A Pink Sunset for No One” from A Pink Sunset for No One
Parlor Walls “Birthday” from Opposites
La Misma “Martiz E Vidro” from Kanizadi
Trauma Harness “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
Old Maybe “Walking” from Oblio
High Castle “Swamp Thing” from Spirit Of The West
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Pity the Monster” from Colonial Donuts
Animal Lover “Life on Earth” from Stay Alive
Running “Thanks for the Input” from Vaguely Ethnic
Running “Wanna Weekend” from Vaguely Ethnic
Ex Models “Headlines” from Chrome Panthers 
Noxagt “Mek It Burn” from Turning It Down Since 2001
Roji “1 1=3 (feat. Susana Santos Silva)” from The Hundred Headed Women
Nicoffeine “Milf & Honey” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Heavy Medical “No Brainer” from Threats EP
Bloarzeyd “New Song” from The Shape of Noise to Come Vol.01
Many Arms “Purple Better One” from Palabras Malas
Black Eyes “Cough Cough/Eternal Life” from Cough
Horse Lords “Intervention III” from Interventions
Goat “Ghosts Part 1” from Rhythm & Sound