This Week In St. Louis: May 22 - 28, 2017

TUE. MAY 23


@ Blank Space | 7:30pm | free-$3 | all ages
Dubb Nubb Fest:
-Eric Dontè
-Karen Meat (Des Moines, IA)
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
+more

The Rainey sisters actually turn 25 on this day, so to celebrate a quarter century of actually staying alive and surviving as the effervescent duo Dubb Nubb, they have put together a one-night festival packed with local favorites and a few out-of-towners to boot. 

WED. MAY 24


@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Wildhoney (Baltimore, MD)
-Shady Bug
-Mark Plant Solo Noise Project
-Sundowning

Wildhoney funnels thick, full-bodied fuzz into pewter molds made of melodic leads. The band's approach to songwriting falls somewhere between the shoegaze and grunge rock camps, but its tendency for almost primal, straightforward beats lends a certain level of polish that works to great effect.

THU. MAY 25


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $7
-Bboys (NY)
-Trauma Harness
-Mirror Mirror
-BB Eye
-Deep Tape

To make one of those RIYL lists for a band like Bboys would be tedious and likely shortchange their proto-punk vibe, which feels especially fresh despite being clearly inspired by torchbearers. Bboys bounces back and forth from relaxed, hook-y riffs to hyperactive songs that cut with precision. 

SAT. MAY 27


@ Blank Space | 9pm | $5
-Spencer Radcliffe (Chicago, IL)
-Butthole (Nashville, TN)
-Horse Jumper of Love (Boston, MA)
-Concentrator (album release)
-Jane Wave

Worshiping at the altar of Unwound, St. Louis' own Concentrator means to merge art rock with prog-leaning rhythms with an almost jazz-like handling of syncopation. Their latest album, No Known Code, is proof positive of the band's approach and realizes a set of tight and nuanced songs.

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: May 18, 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.

Trauma Harness “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
B Boys “Energy” from Dada
BB Eye “Buzzsaw Breakfast” from EP
Mirror Mirror “Promisesss” from Extra Credit
Wildhoney “Slow Motion” from Your Face Sideways
Mark Plant Solo Noise Project “Careening Mess” from Split w/Liz Panella
Attic Ted “Next Time” from Parade Dust Mischief
Concentrator “Blank Day” from No Known Code
Horse Jumper of Love “Ugly Brunette” from Horse Jumper of Love
Jane Wave “Shadowbride” from Not Lit
Fresh Flesh “Intro” from Fresh Flesh
Shitstorm “Evil” from From the Depths of Shangri-la
Salty “Do the Choice!” from Preservation Blues
Closer “Rec Room” from Demo 2016
Blight Future “A Plan” from Love & Strategy
Watcher “Theme from Cats” from Taman Shud
Yowie “Ineffable Dolphin Communion” from Synchromysticism
Staer “French Erotique” from Staer
The Ex “Giant” from Knormmalities V.3 Posthumories
Lava “101” from Lava
Melkbelly “Scrupulous” from Pennsylvania - EP
The USA Is a Monster “Clay People” from Wohaw
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Normal Relations” from Colonial Donuts
Parlor Walls “birthday” from Opposites
Ga'an “Vulture of the Horn” from Ga'an
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
US Maple “Me, Digital” from Acre Thrills
Thumpy Sticky “Black Forest” from Black Forest