This Week In St. Louis: Jan. 14 - 20, 2019

MON. JAN. 14

@ Flood Plain | 8pm | $5-$7
-Bobb Hatt (OH)
-Janet Xmas
-Ethiks Mind
-Dave Stone
-Alex Cunningham
-Brain Transplant

Using little more than a saxophone, Bobb Hatt is able to bend the vibe of a room to his whims. He has a magnetic presence despite letting loose an often harsh and tense squalor. The local lineup is a long list of St. Louis favorites, making this show a good starting point for 2019 whether you're new to avant garde shows or firmly in the know. 

WED. JAN. 16

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5
-Sea Priestess

CRT blends a blown out, distorted drum machine with hard synth lines that lean into post-punk territory. Everything here is cranked and bathed in static, making for dense and synthetic set of songs. By performing with progression in mind, Sea Priestess is a storyteller who tells tales through buoyant pop and sculpted noise in equal measure. 

SAT. JAN. 19

@ Link Auction Galleries | 8pm
New Music Circle presents:
-Sarah Davachi
-Lea Bertucci

The first big New Music Circle event of 2019 brings Sarah Davachi and Lea Bertucci to St. Louis as solo performers, each offering a nuanced approach to synthesizer and saxophone, respectively. In Davachi's case, she carries with her a master's degree in electronic music along with years of experience playing in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Bertucci is equally compelling, offering up slow burning saxophone pieces through use of feedback and extended technique. 

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

Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 10, 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.

Drool “Shoes” from Drool II
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Sewingneedle “Whirlybird” from User Error
Kids “People” from 7 Nation Army
Bobb Hatt “Side β” from 12121518
Shux “Wolfman's Eyeballs” from Demo 2018
CHUD “Tie My Shoes” from Demo June 2015
Perverts Again “Blockbusted” from Friday Night Light
Sediment Club “My Dungeon Shook” from Stucco Thieves
Made in Mexico “Face of the Earth” from Zodiac Zoo
Animal Lover “High Noon” from Stay Alive
Melkbelly “Doomspringa” from Pennsylvania
Miscomings “Ding Dong” from Bag of Knives
Black Eyes “Drums” from Cough
Die Monitr Batss “Girls of War” from Girls of War
Blank Spell “Red Teeth” from Miasma 
The VSS “Lunar Weight” from Nervous Circuits
Terms “Heal My Borings” from Terms
Cheval de Frise “Connexion Monstrueuse Entre un Objet Et Son Image” from Cheval de Frise
Man or Astroman? “Song Of The Two Mile Linear Particle Accelerator” from A Spectrum of Infinite Scale
Dead Tenants “Asterisk” from Lp II
Cellular Chaos “Gaslight” from Dirty Girl
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
The Channels “Double Negative” from Double Negative
Neptune “Fig. II” from Cave Drawings
Don Gero “Fire Ball I” from Wizarding
Normal Love “Electrolytes in the Brine” from Survival Tricks
The Conformists “Reverse Alchemist” from Divorce
Yowie “Absurdly Ineffective Barricade” from Synchromysticism
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt “Double Bind” from Brace Up!
Horse Lords “Stay on It” from Mixtape IV