This Week In St. Louis: Apr. 16 - 22, 2018

FRI. APR. 20

@ The Nest | 9pm | $7
-Nectar (Champaign, IL)
-Vanilla Beans
-Jane Wave
-Frankie Valet

Nectar is classic Champaign, IL pop punk done good by way of a new release through Infinity Cat Records (JEFF the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet). Catchy hooks dig deep and stay stuck thanks to vocals that land somewhere between melodic and straight-up smarmy. A sure bet and upbeat gig full of bright songwriting.

SAT. APR. 21

@ Dugan Haus | 9pm | $7-$10
-nebulosa (tape release)
-Lil Smokie
-Deep Shit
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray
-Skin Tags

The owner and proprietor of GrownUp Music, one Julio Prato moonlights as nebulosa (that's all undercase letters on purpose). This St. Louis transplant via Venezuela offers up a terse and minimalist sound informed by eastern European dance music with monotone and innocuous vocals at the fore. 

@ Flood Plain | 9pm | $5
-Kudzu (Springfield, MO)
-Wombglow (Fayetteville, AR)
-Sea Priestess

With post-punk as a starting base, Kuzu pushes toward a dark, more industrial vibe with its treatment of tone and texture. The back beats come off like dense cannon fire while strong vocal leads propel the songs forward. Flood Plain hosts a full night of electronic music that is both experimental and exploratory in equal measure. 

SUN. APR. 22

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Mardou (Cincinnati, OH)
-Crime of Passing (Cincinnati, OH)

Cincinnati's best post-punk exports are represented between both Mardou and Crime of Passing. While the genre itself (post-punk) is quickly becoming a trend, these two groups precede newcomer bands with their own distinct vibes, ranging from sharp and percussive to cool and lackadaisical. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Apr. 12, 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.

The Stranger “Ripe Grape” from Ripe Grape
Mom “Clam Fam” from Demo
Tramopline Team “I Don't Wanna” from Make It Faster
Enoch Ramone and the Ebola Boys “Bath Salts” from S/T
Nebulosa “Shell” from Shell
Not for You “It Can't See” from Drown
Headroom “Millers Pond” from Head in the Clouds
A Leaf In the Street “Sell Out” from Studies On the "Pocket"
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas
Ora Iso “Florida” from Bathcat
Skimask “Re-Apply” from Apes Beneath the Valley of the Dolls
Space Streakings “Kai Kai Scratch” from Space Streakings
Soft Shoulder “Repeat #4 aka Warbled Practice” from Repeat #4...
Die Monitr Batss “White Shock” from Girls of War
Harco “Green” from Influential Noise Band
Times Beach “Dust Miner” from Raw Pop
Daniel Francis Doyle “Old Lives” from We Bet Our Money on You
Lithics “Specs” from Mating Surfaces
Preening “Associated Press” from Greasetrap Frisbee
Mock Identity “Hymn” from Paradise
Royal Brat “Swim” from Eyesore
Constant Insult “Constant Insult” from Constant Insult
Mozart “Miserable Adult” from Nasty
Fitness Womxn “Living Hell” from Living Hell
Bugs and Rats “Love Still Exists” from Get That Fucking Light out of My Face
New England Patriots “Ribbit Ribbit” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Guerilla Toss “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Normal Love “Lend Some Treats” from Survival Tricks
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
Many Arms “Thoughtscreen” from Missing Time
Multicult “Landfill” from Position Remote
Brise-Glace “Host of Latecomers” from When In Vanitas...
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Benbelo” from Are Euphoria