This Week In St. Louis: May 20 - 26, 2019

THU. MAY 23


@ Foam | 9pm | $10/$13 | all ages
-The Spirit of the Beehive (Philadelphia, PA)
-Strange Ranger (Philadelphia, PA)
-Camp Counselor
-Frankie Valet
-Joss Barton

The Spirit of the Beehive blends shoegazey pop with an indie-rock pace. The gain seems dialed back for a cleaner blend of strings, which clearly brightens all the rhythmic interplay in the guitars. While they're not minimalist, the band does take a less-is-more attitude, opting for a constant sense of dynamics. It's the kind of approach that pays off big in a live setting and Foam's more intimate space is the best place to hear them.

FRI. MAY 24


@ The Record Space | 7pm | $7 | all ages
-Laffing Gas (IN)
-Public Acid (NC)
-Q
-Newt Patrol

It's hard to beat a setting like the Record Space's arcade-filled record shop for a show. Laffing Gas' ripping punk spins out and changes direction on a whim, but everything is kept together by solid downbeats. Tourmates Public Acid bring a darker vibe with a ton of quick songs that clock in right around a minute. 

SAT. MAY 25


@ Off Broadway | 8pm | all ages
New Music Circle presents:
-Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society (Chicago, IL)
-Bitchin Bajas (Chicago, IL)

The combination of Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society and Bitchin Bajas is sure to make for a dense, slow-burner of a set as repetitions are used for an almost hypnotic effect. Off Broadway has been host to some of the more lively New Music Circle shows and this will be no different as the St. Louis institution caps off 60 years of amazing shows. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: May 16, 2019

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.

Prism #1 "Shake" from Channels of Unlimited Resistance
Fried Egg "Bite My Tongue" from Square One
Nibiru "Intermission" from Etiolation
The Hussy "I See Just Fine" from The Hussy
Bigpig "Why Would You?" from Bigpig
Shitstorm "Bathroom Wall" from Tomb
The Spirit Of The Beehive "Hypnic Jerks" from Hypnic Jerks
Wild Firth "Eyes" from Lawn Memory
The Funs "Instinct" from Alienated
Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen "Abyssal Grenadier" from See Creatures
Alex Cunningham "Beside Her On the Grass" from Knell
Chris Pitsiokos Unit "Dalai Lama's Got that PMA" from Silver Bullet...
Olivia Neutron-John "(death/tango)" from (death/tango)
New England Patriots "Like A Rope" from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Arrington De Dionyso "Mencerminkan Mani Malaikat" from Malaikat dan Singa
The USA Is a Monster "God Is Red" from Wohaw
Human Monster "The Humanoids" from Demos 2018-2019
Golden Oriole "The Granitoid Panics" from The Granitoid Panics
Nicoffeine "Holy Hell of a Himmel" from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Sea Moss "Appease the Peas, Please" from Bidet Dreaming
The Channels "Triplet" from Double Negative
Cellular Chaos "Hysterical" from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Neptune "The Lighthouse" from Patterns
Nonzoo "Spambot Ringer" from Wazoo
Lair "Bojangles Out of Orbit" from Test
Shimmer "Do It Dead" from Shimmer
Palberta "Ink of Truth" from Roach Going Down
Ed Schrader's Music Beat "Radio Eyes" from Party Jail
Trauma Harness "Organ Donor" from Walt's Crawlers
Kudzu "Defeated" from Defeated
Shoppers "Viii" from Silver Year
BBJr "Under the Sun" from BBJr / Painted Faces Split
Blank Spell "Red Teeth" from Miasma