This Week In St. Louis: Jun. 18 - 24, 2018

FRI. JUN. 22

@ Foam | 8pm | $5
-EW (FL)
-Rainé Rainé (GA)
-Ra Child
-Aiko Tsuchida
-Liberty van Zandt
-Beauty Pageant

EW's outsider rock feels simple because these riffs are solid and effective on their own. The overall vibe here is fairly straight-forward, but there's an odd underbelly that keeps the sound moving just left-of-center. The locals on hand range from hip-hop to harsh noise, ultimately serving a hugely diverse show. 

SAT. JUN. 23

@ El Lenador | 9pm | free
-John Wiese
-Joseph Hammer & Joe Potts

If you're not hip to contemporary composer John Wiese and his enormous body of work, you might recognize his name from a show last Fall where he amassed many of St. Louis' most unique and intriguing performers for an unforgettable night of experimental music. This time, the sound artist offers an intimate solo set that is completely free charge. 

SUN. JUN. 24

@ Foam | 8pm | $7 | all ages
-Lithics (OR)
-Natural Man (Kansas City, MO)

From a new record on Kill Rock Stars to its recent tour with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Lithics is on the cusp of making post-punk a more mainstream proposition. This Portland crew has made two of the most dynamic and innovative albums under the punk umbrella in the last three years -- and seeing the band in a venue the size of Foam is a rare experience even now, when the band is already playing larger spots all throughout the country. DJ Hanime kicks off the show at 8 PM sharp.

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Wrong Division Playlist: Jun. 14, 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.

Iron Bars “War With Myself” from Iron Bars
Boreal Hills “Trash Mountain” from Wet Couch
White Moms “Bubble Gum” from White Wine
Product KF “Tape” from Product KF
Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band “Electrical Man” from Natural Man...
Sweet Knives “These Thoughts” from Sweet Knives
Lithics “Home” from Mating Surfaces
C.H.E.W. “Neuroleptics” from C.H.E.W.
Soul Glo “23” from Tour Tape 2018
Decisions “Trapped” from The Weight of the World Leaves a Broken Back
Blystex “(Nuestro Gobierno Es) Un Infierno” from Somos Salvajes
Marbled Eye “Coated” from Marbled Eye
Omni “Equestrian” from Omni on Audiotree Live
Waveless “Eight Belles” from As One More Folded Paper Crane
Water From Your Eyes “We're Set Up” from All A Dance By Water
Ovlov “Short Morgan” from TRU
Anna Altman “The Interview” from Freightliner
Shell of a Shell “To Disappear” from Already There
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
Zen Mother “Mantra” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Koenjihyakkei “Dhorimviskha Digest” from Dhorimviskha
Yowie “Absurdly Ineffective Barricade” from Synchromysticism
Hella “1-800-Ghost-Dance” from Hold Your Horse Is
Guerilla Toss “Eraser Stargazer Forever” from Eraser Stargazer
Tarngo “Semper Augustus” from Horman
ГШ (Glintshake) “Без пятнадцати пять” from ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ