This Week In St. Louis: Jan. 16 - 22, 2017

FRI., JAN. 20

@ Joe's Cafe | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-Iva Bittova (Czech Republic)
-Hamid Drake (Chicago, IL)

The first New Music Circle event of 2017 offers world-renowned percussionist Hamid Drake, whose body of work features collaborations with Peter Brotzmann, Pharaoh Sanders, William Parker and Michael Zerang among many more. On this night, he performs alongside violinist Iva Bittova, who accompanies strings with vocal work that reminisces East European music. 

@ The Sinkhole | 8:30pm | $5-$10
Benefit for Latinos en Axión:
-Trauma Harness
-Newt Patrol

This anti-inauguration show offers a mix of St. Louis bands in benefit of Latinos en Axión. The organization's mission statement: "We are a grassroots organization created by and for Latino Immigrants and their families. We seek to promote individual transformation as well as build engagement in our work for social and economic justice."

SAT. JAN. 21

@ Beatnik Bob's | 8pm | all ages
-Zak M

Remember Cranky Yellow? The spirit of the now-defunct storefront and venue on Cherokee Street has moved into the City Museum via Beatnik Bob's. Zak M will bring his baritone voice backed up by busy fingerstyle guitar to the freshly decorated space for a longform solo performance. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 12, 2017

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.

Ultraviolents” from Everything Sucks and I Wanna Die
Pigeon “I Wanna Be Your Homophobe” from Windows and Orphans
Kenshiro's “She Wants the D” from Grownup Music
ICE fka Black James “Cut 2 See” from I'm A Miracle
Mirror Mirror “Promises” from Extra Credit
Catholic Guilt “Tongue 'n Groove” from Beyond Pleasuredome
Sediment Club “Band the Electric Kill” from Guerilla Toss/Sediment Club Split
Mount Shasta “Walkathon” from Put The Creep On
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “We Are All Bob Marley” from Colonial Donuts
Cellular Chaos “It Kills Myself” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Eula “Noose” from Wool Sucking
Gang Of Four “Anthrax” from Entertainment!
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
The USA Is a Monster “Clay People” from Wohaw
Brise-Glace “Host of Latecomers” from when in Vanitas...
Yukon “Mt. Pleasant” from Mortar
Many Arms “extraction” from Missing Time
Timeghost “On Airs, Waters, & Places” from Cellular
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Upsilon Acrux “Oaxaca” from Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
Imelda Marcos “Dresses the Colors of Crayons” from Isa
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Lines” from Dots
Battles “Hi / Lo” from EP C / B EP