This Week In St. Louis 9/26/16 - 10/2/16


Buck Gooter (Harrisonburg, VA)
Animal Lover (Minneapolis, MN)
Phantom Head (Kansas City, MO)
Trauma Harness

@ Foam / 3359 South Jefferson

9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
In passing, I've heard Buck Gooter described as "this dude in his 60s, playing this crazy noise rock." These are harsh and biting songs via metallic guitar and a stabbing drum machine. Kansas City's Phantom Head combines dark, stringent punk in mostly half-time with snarky vocals and an overall noisy vibe, while Animal Lover sates the Shellac-obsessed with amps loud enough to crack asphalt. Trauma Harness opens in the back room -- check its new release right here.


The World (Oakland, CA)
Warm Bodies (Kansas City, MO)
The Stranger
The Wad
9 p.m. / $5-$7 / all ages
The World and Warm Bodies' recent dual live tape is a match made in MRR punk heaven. The World errs more on the side of sax-laden no-wave, yet its songs carry an optimistic and upbeat party-vibe. Be first in line to catch the Wad, another new band a la south city.

Cyrus Pireh (Duluth, MN)
Beauty Pageant
Mike Herr
The Goes
9 p.m. / 21+
Cyrus Pireh merges complex loops of harsh guitar with modular synthesizer in pieces that slowly unfold to reveal disparate melodies. The video above is decidedly lo-fi, yet it provides a preview of his singular approach that is absolutely dense but still wholly accessible.


Public Memory (NY)
9 p.m. / all ages
On its latest release on 4AD, Merchandise displays a gloomy shoegaze layered with huge, vibrant drumming and an uncanny sense of melody. Riffs feel as if they're being pulled down from outer space yet retain a semblance of structure inside the tight rhythm section. Hot off the release of his latest self-titled album and a recent tour, Hylidae opens the show.


New Music Circle presents:
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn duo
7 p.m. / $10-$20
Accomplished improviser and renowned pianist Kris Davis just released an album titled Duopoly. On this recording, Davis performs in duos with eight different artists making one composed song and one improvised piece each. One of these duos is with performer Craig Taborn, and this event is your shot at seeing the two live -- a stellar kick-off for New Music Circle's 2016-2017 season.

Typesetter (Chicago, IL)
The Hurt Ensemble (RI)
Early Worm
9 p.m. / $5-$7 / all ages
Chicago's Typesetter blends shoegazing songs with the volume and intense approach of a post-hardcore band. Every little part feels magnified with little to no restraint. Staghorn provides local support with its slow-burning, post-apocalyptic, post-rock songs featuring new drummer, Max Sandza.


Flamingo (Berlin/Denmark)
Thumpy Sticky
Eric Hall
Gaslight hosts a free-jazz event featuring players from Berlin and Denmark in the trio Flamingo. Thumpy Sticky offers the quartet of Drew Gowran, J.J. Hamon, Chris Powers and Dave Stone. Eric Hall will perform a solo electronic set to open the evening.

See the calendar side bar for more shows happening this week including the next edition of Bruxism, Terror Pigeon at Chill Dawg Cove, GCADD Exhibition 7 in Granite City, Tory Starbuck at Mangia Italiano and Jack Wright at Foam with Ghost Ice and others.

Wrong Division Radio Show Backlog

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11PM to 1AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

We recently took a break from the weekly live broadcast of Wrong Division. On September 8, KDHX aired a pre-recorded show and on September 15, DJ Swan subbed for us, giving a preview of his new show on the station, the Freaker's Ball. Here are the playlists for those two weeks:

September 8:
Curt Oren “I Love My Dog” from Curt Oren
This is My Condition and Dan Kozak “This Mission Pt. 1” from This Mission
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
The Flying Luttenbachers “kkringg Number One” from Systems Emerge from Complete Disorder
Ahleuchatistas “Unfolding” from What You Will
The Conformists “Tax Deduction” from Three Hundred
Dazzling Killmen “Painless One” from Face of Collapse
Nick Millevoi “Bruxer” from Black Figure of a Bird - EP
Big Black “kerosene” from Pig Pile
Xbxrx “Center Where Sight” from Wars
Gumbi “Dave Roepke Is A Bad Trip” from Untitled EP
New England Patriots “Ribbit Ribbit” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Telomere Repair “Javier” from Telomere Repair II
Animal Lover “Garage Wolves” from 7"
Multicult “Repeating Decimal” from Position Release
Pink and Brown “famous anus” from Shame Fantasy II
Skimask “Tempurpedic Mattress” from Cute Mutant
Zs “Nobody Wants to Be Had” from Buck
Many Arms “Snakes in the Grass” from Palabras Malas
Oxes “Bees Won” from Oxxxes
YUKON “Totem Pole” from Medallion
Upsilon Acrux “Expiration Date (Alaska, My Darkness)” from Galapagos Momentum
Lightning Bolt “Ride the Skies” from Ride the Skies
Hella “1-800-Ghost-Dance” from Hold Your Horse Is

September 15: 
Dilemma “Leichentanz” from Die Vizeweltmeister
Gang Of Four “Guns Before Butter” from Entertainment!
APB “Palace Filled With Love” from Something to Believe in
Kleenex “Heidi's Head” from 1977-1983
Lizzy Mercier Descloux “Wawa” from Press Color (Deluxe Edition)
Liquid Liquid “Optimo” from Liquid Liquid
Reasonable Strollers “Tools For Africa” from Tools For Africa 7"
Simply Saucer “Mole Machine” from Cyborgs Revisited
The Fall “Before the Moon Falls” from Dragnet
Husker Du “What's Going On (Inside My Head)” from Zen Arcade
Jerry's Kids “Raise the Curtain” from Is This My World?
Die “Pressure” from Vexed EP
Normal Love “Breathe Through Your Skin” from Survival Tricks
Cadaver Eyes “Powerless Emperor” from The Acquisition Of Power Over / No Time To Haste
Captain Beefheart “The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole” from Ice Cream for Crow
No Trend “Tear You Apart” from A Dozen Dead Roses
John Cale “Heartbreak Hotel” from Slow Dazzle
The Feederz “Terrorist” from Jesus 7"
Immortal Bird “To a Watery Grave” from Empress / Abscess
Government Warning “Executed” from Executed
Geza X “We Need More Power” from You Goddam Kids
The Hospitals “Getting Out Of Bed” from Hairdryer Peace
Up-Tight “Falling In Love” from Five Psychedelic Pieces
Grand Ulena “Total Joplin” from Gateway to Dignity
Public Image Limited “Banging the Door” from The Flowers of Romance
This Heat “The Fall of Saigon” from This Heat
Kuro “Who The Helpless” from Who The Helpless 7"

Wrong Division Playlist 9/23/2016

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11PM to 1AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

Cyrus Pireh and Honduras “If I Can Play Fast Enough It Will Turn into Food and Shelter” from Cyrus Pireh and Honduras
Deerhoof “This Magnificent Bird Will Rise” from Reveille
Yowie “Shriners Sure Do Cuss a Lot” from Damning With Faint Praise
Animal Lover “Dreamhouse” from Stay Alive
Phantom Head “My War” from Let the Miracles Begin
Ex-Cult “Mister Fantasy” from Mister Fantasy / Through the Blinds - Single
Buck Gooter “Stainless Steel Mirrors” from Stainless Steel Mirrors
The Bug “Buzz” from What's Buggin You?
Blight Future “Honest Moments” from Love & Strategy
Pryss “Dark and Mysterious” from I Fear No Man
Warm Bodies “Turn Me Into Gel” from Demo
The World “In Pieces” from Managerial Material - Ep
Profligate “Abbreviated Regime: Vol. 1” from Profligate
ICE “Vanity UND​~​H2O” from Scream Club
Cave “Hunt Like Devil” from Hunt Like Devil
Horse Lords “Encounter I / Transfinite Flow” from Interventions
Curt Oren “Everything's Gonna Be OK” from Curt Oren
Ahleuchatistas “Future Trauma” from Heads Full of Poison
Jealousy Mountain Duo “NEED MONEY FOR ACID” from Jealousy Mountain Duo No 3
US Maple “Me, Digital” from Acre Thrills
Smother Party “Horse Lift” from Casa Limon
Dead Rider “Mother's Meat” from The Raw Dents
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 1st Movement” from Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere)
Dazzling Killmen “Staring Contest” from Face of Collapse