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

MON. JUL. 16

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Period Bomb (Miami, FL)
-HWY! (Los Angeles, CA)
-Killakee Kat (Kansas City, MO)

The noise rockers in Period Bomb join a tight three band bill with LAs party-rocking HWY! and the KC-based hardcore outfit Killakee Kat. The hometown heroes in Waterproof glue the show together with its infectious post-punk. 

TUE. JUL. 17

@ Foam | 9:30pm | $7
-Peace Talks (Pittsburgh, PA)
-SLIP (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Newt Patrol

Peace Talks' fast and frantic songs are supported by a thick underbelly of bass riffing. From ideas to execution, everything here feels very tightly wound. The band does have gloomy undertones, but that doesn't take away from the high-energy vibe throughout the set. 

WED. JUL. 18

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Royal Brat (MN)

Royal Brat brings a buoyant kind of punk that bounces between sarcastic and snotty. Catchy choruses and a penchant for driving repetition cements the band's pop-sensible sound while taking leaps and bounds over the pitfalls of being totally accessible. Shux and Kiki play the first of two shows that take place in the same venue, two days in a row. 

THU. JUL. 19

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Mentira (Kansas City, MO)
-Mirror Mirror

Mentira's approach to mid-tempo hardcore is darkened, even burnt to a crisp. It's a sound that seems almost indigenous to Kansas City. St. Louis power trio Mirror Mirror returns after a lengthy hiatus for a short summer tour -- and this is the kick-off. 

FRI. JUL. 20

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5
-Stella (OH)
-Dirt Trio

Forget minimalism -- Stella opts to fit in as much sound as possible. The band backs up its stringy no-wave with a wall of static and hum, making for a full-on sensory overload. Featuring members of Pineapple RNR, nebulosa and more, the newcomers in Kids close out the night with their second show to date. 

SAT. JUL. 21

@ El Lenador | 8pm
-Little Big Bangs (album release)
-Adderall (Asheville, NC)
-Jane Wave

With solid songwriting at its core, Little Big Bangs opts to distort and disrupt by pushing its songs through the thick and noisy mesh of grunge rock. Less of a callback than a continuation, the band's new album I Like It Here is full of songs that make you feel nostalgic for something that hasn't happened yet. The hardcore heavies in Adderall were just added to the show, bringing local favorites Mom in tow. 

SUN. JUL. 22

RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin, TX)

Austin legend Daniel Francis Doyle has been known to perform clean cut indie rock gems with a full band or noisy loop-based songs as a solo artist. On this show, he opts to do the latter by employing a kind of musical smoke and mirrors to craft layered songs on stage in real time. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Jul. 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.

Jane Wave “Brute Fury/Visitor” from Brute Fury/Visitor
Protoculture “Dual Colony” from ProtoDump
Killakee Kat “Isolator” from Katz Are Back In Town
Dentist “Control Freaky” from Whole Hand In Your Mouth
Mentira “Humano” from Demo
Period Bomb “Macho Bird” from Bleeders/Period Bomb Blood Spill Split
Bathroom Laws “Moi Void” from Pyss In Peace
Royal Brat “Full Tilt Disaster” from Eyesore
Mirror Mirror “Promises” from Extra Credit
Shux “Not a Not Nazi” from Demo
Media Jeweler “Motivate” from 1-800-SUCCEED
Sewingneedle “234” from User Error
IE “Amulet” from Pome
Double Dagger “The Mirror” from 333
Clikatat Ikatowi “The Trials and Tribulations of Diana Smith” from River of Souls
Lithics “Burn On Burn” from Borrowed Floors
Black Eyes “Cough Cough/Eternal Life” from Cough
Dane Rousay “A Disruption” from An Inevitable Solution (tTo)
Melkbelly “R.O.R.O.B” from Nothing Valley
Delia Rainey Excerpt from The Blue and Red Gummy Worm
Curt Oren “Moab” from For Sam, Forever Ago
Waveless “Eight Belles” from As One More Folded Paper Crane
Star Club “Nightmare” from Sixth Avenue Motel
Control Top “Type A” from Type A
Collate “Phone Call” from Material Inspection
The Ex “New Blank Document” from 27 Passports
The Dreebs “QAC” from Forest of a Crew
Horse Lords “Time Slip” from Interventions
Ahleuchatistas “Rincon Pio Sound” from Arrebato
Ora Iso “Ora Iso” from Bathcat