This Week In St. Louis: Aug. 13 - 20, 2017

WED. AUG. 16

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5 | 21+
-Birthing Hips (Boston, MA)
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble

The Boston-based Birthing Hips crafts a wiry brand of no-wave that still manages to feel catchy and sing-songy despite its harsh and disparate demeanor. This show marks the first (and maybe only) time 18andCounting brings TheOnlyEnsemble to the narrow hall stage of CBGB. Expect a packed mid-summer fever dream. 

FRI. AUG. 18

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Radiator Greys (Washington, DC)
-Droids Blood (Chicago, IL)
-Lumpy and the Dumpers

Two St. Louis ex-pats come to town in two separate projects that aren't actually touring together but ended up on the same show. The brains behind Radiator Greys, Josh Levi, made massive contributions to St. Louis in his time here, including booking and the Flood Yr Face blog. Droids Blood is led by Scott Plant, and the group sounds like a continuation of his prior project Broken Prayer. 

SUN. AUG. 20

@ Off Broadway | 9pm
-Waveless (Minneapolis, MN)
-The Funs

On this tour, Minneapolis post-punk outfit Waveless performs with video artist Au, who will generate visuals to the band's live sound. With careful use of delay and other textural treatment, the group generates an amazing density that leaves subtle pathways for melody to creep through. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Aug. 10, 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.

Coca-Cola Death Squad “Left to Oblivion” from Brain Power II
Birthing Hips “Audrey” from No Sorry
Tunic “Shaking Hands” from Boss
Persh “Panel House” from Panel House
Drool “Test Name” from Print B
Little Big Bangs “Leech” from Star Power
Concentrator “Out of Doors” from No Known Code
Yukon “Gough” from Mortar
Multicult “S Curve” from Position Release
Colossamite “Bewilderbeast” from All Lingo's Clamor - EP
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
Fischessen “Jargon” from Köder
GUERILLA TOSS “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Bad News from Houston “Invisible River” from In the Valley...
Bad News from Houston “Confuse the Ghosts” from In the Valley...
Xbxrx “Here to Ruin The Party” from Wars
Cellular Chaos “It Kills Myself” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
What We Won't See “Would You Blues” from Blood Covered Winter
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Britches “Triangle Jerk” from Demonstration
Battles “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di
Ahleuchatistas “Mistaken Identity” from Location Location
Palm “Two Toes” from Two Toes
Passe Montagne “Dracula” from Long Play
Zevious “Attend to Your Configuration” from Passing Through the Wall
Cheer-Accident “Falling World” from Putting Off Death
Yowie “Mysterium Tremendum” from Synchromysticism