Stacked bill happening tonight (5/29) at PiG SLOP (2700 Cherokee Street)
8 PM / $5 / ALL AGES

JAPANTHER (Brooklyn, NY) pictured above
Little Big Bangs
Bo and the Locomotive
The Corrigan Brothers

Pig Slop is dissolving on August 1st. This may be one of the last hurrahs for a venue that's hosted its fair share of fukt noise, punk, no-wave, hardcore, rock and the lot. Pig Slop has been a quality home to many performances and undoubtedly picked up the slack after Cranky Yellow shut its doors nearly one year ago. Thanks to Chloe Bethany and the other SLOPPERS for having us strangers come defecate on their home turf.

Little Big Bangs opened the gates on their new EP today. The Easter Egg Demo comes fresh from the confines of Glenndonia, recorded by The Union Electric's Glenn Burleigh (you might know him from THE ADVERSARY WORKERS). This thing sounds raw and unhinged, but makes for good sunny-day jams. Czech it:

For the softies out there, Bo and the Locomotive are set to record with DAYTROTTER real soon, and if that doesn't entice you to check out their 3/4 rhythms and reverb drenched sing-songs, remember that the CORRIGAN BROTHERS bring a harsh guitar noise; the polar opposite of anyone who could be considered an "indie-darling." Pig Slop has something for everyone tonight, get off your screen and hit the warehouse. 2700 Cherokee St. Saint Louis, MO.

Us here at WRONG DIVISION also make noise rock. Check out BRAINING.

Recommended Shows the Week of 5/21/12 - 5/27/12


No Milk (Tampa)
Frances with Wolves
Larva Lu
Dinner Music
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
An aural backdrop of drum machines, effects generators and reverb-drenched vocals set the stage for an evening showcase of complex solo songwriting.


Arrington de Dionyso/Thollem McDonas/Eric Hall
@ Laumeier Sculpture Park / 12580 Rott Rd.
6 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Arrington de Dionyso/Thollem McDonas
Raglani/Ghost Ice
Kevin Harris/Eric Hall
@ Floating Laboratories
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Pianist Thollem McDonas along with woodwind yielding Arrington de Dionyso bring their virtuosic free jazz mastery to St. Louis, musing at two of St. Louis' most intriguing performance settings. Catch them along with collaborations between some of the Lou's finest.


STARRING (Brooklyn, NY)
Bobby Conn (Chicago, IL)
Skarekrau Radio
@ 2720 Cherokee
9 p.m. / $8-10 / 21+ / FB
The psychedelic sing-song of STARRING, pop-rock of Bobby Conn, no wave of SKR and one man band Googolplexia round out an awesomely eclectic variety show that's sure to please.

Mares of Thrace (Calgary)
Swells (Denver, CO)
Remedios (Denver, CO)
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Fans of sludge, screamo, and all-around tough sounds oughtta flock to this one.


Ghosts I Have Been
Baba Yaga
@ Family Visions Center
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Haunting sounds both stark and subtle fill Family Visions, ranging from folk to ambiance and noise.

Weed (Vancouver, BC)
The Night Grinder
The Little Big Bangs
Sleepy and the Bedtimes
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Enjoy garage rock prepared three different ways along with a noise set from The Night Grinder.


Cülo (Chicago, IL)
Wild Child (MN)
Totally Gay Cop
Pink Sock
@ Joy Junction
7 p.m. / $5 / all ages
"Totally Gay Sock Canceled Tour Beach Party." Punk times.

Spanyurd (Chicago, IL)
Jack Buck
@ Mangia Italiano / 3145 S. Grand Blvd.
10 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Brutal, loud, twisted noise rock sounds invade Mangia late Saturday night.

Sign Off (OH)
You'll Live (FL)
@ Nice Age
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Emo influence taken three different ways resonates through the loft at Nice Age.


Gas Chamber (Buffalo, NY)
Shaved Women (featured in above video)
@ Bad Dog Bar & Grill / 3960 Chouteau Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Crushing hardcore from Buffalo meets its St. Louis punk counterparts.

**For even more shows going on this week, check out our sidebar listing.**

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
5/21: Dylan Ettinger, Ra Cailum, Wamhoda VS Radiator Greys, NNN Cook @ Negative Control
5/23: Arrington de Dionyso, Thollem McDonas, Eric Hall (trio) @ Laumeier Sculpture Park
5/23: Arrington de Dionyso / Thollem McDonas, Raglani/Ghost Ice, Kevin Harris/Eric Hall @ Floating Laboratories
5/26: Bunnygrunt, Magic City, Tone Rodent, Doomtown, Maximum Effort + More @ Schlafly Tap Room
5/30: Bedroom Sons, Stonechat, Soccer Moms. The Top Grossing Films of 1984
6/2: Carriage House, The Ciphers, Corpse Pose @ Mangia Italiano
6/5: Profligate, Father Finger, Marble, Harris+Cook+Weaver @ Negative Control
6/20: Whores (Atlanta, GA), Pillow Talk @ Fubar
6/22: White Lung (Vancouver), Autonomy (Carbondale, IL), Doom Town, Overdoser @ Apop Records

Recommended Shows the Week of 5/7/12 - 5/14/12


Vånna Inget (Malmö, Sweden)
Doom Town
Bruiser Queen
Trauma Harness
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Start the week off with infectious, feel-good pop-tinged punk with a bill stuffed to the brim with crunchy guitars, charismatic croons and driving drumbeats.


Fecal Dam
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Violent electronic music fills all the dark corners and crevices at Apop for an extensive evening of harsh noise.

@ Black Bear Bakery / 2639 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Folk, punk and folk punk converge appropriately at Cherokee Street's collective-run bakery.


@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive Blvd. 
8 p.m. / $12-15 / all ages / tix
An organ, drum machine and accompanying maracas and puppets flood the Firebird's stage with the most dance-worthy dirges you've ever heard. Noise rock weirdos Britches open.

Fister (record release)
Sine Nomine
Everything Went Black
Iron Hills
@ Fubar / 3108 Locust St.
7 p.m. / $8 / all ages / FB
Get a load of a couple of the RFT's nominees for best metal band along with their brooding buddies during Fister's release of their latest album, The Infernal Paramount.


The Busty Friends
Dark Blue Dark Green (Columbia, MO)
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
"Sexual nap time!"


Brain Tumors (Minneapolis, MN)
@ Bonerville
$5 / 5 p.m. / all ages / FB
Punk, punk, punk, goose.

Tower Groove Records Release feat.:
The Skekses
Fred Friction
Bug Chaser
@ Mangia Italiano / 3145 South Grand Blvd.
1 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This Sunday installment of the weekend-long series of activities associated with local music collective Tower Groove Records' official compilation release ranges from the soulful singing to hard rock.

**For more shows going on this week, check out our sidebar listing.**

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
5/17: Sharpwaist, Corephallism, Epauettes, Fecal Dam @ Apop Records
5/17: Little Big Bangs, Hobosexuals, The Barons of Tang (Australia) @ Black Bear Bakery
5/17: Dude Magnets (Athens, GA), Hatches, Understood, Over., Soccer Moms @ Lemp Arts Center
5/20: Brain Tumor (Minneapolis, MN), Overdoser, WFC?, Gluebag @ Bonerville
5/22: No Milk (Tampa), Frances with Wolves, Larva Lu, Dinner Music @ MOMO
5/22: Fake Boys (Lowell, MA), Humanoids, Better Days, Breakmouth Annie @ Rue 13
5/24: Sleepyhead (MN), Worst Case Ontario, Pink Sock, The Mondales @ Lemp Arts Center
5/26: Sign Off (OH), Badgerhunt, You'll Live (FL) @ Nice Age
6/3: The Spit (Columbia, MO), Gran Mal (Columbia, MO), Trauma Harness @ Lemmons
6/16: The Lion's Daughter (CD Release), Everything Went Black, Jack Buck, Black Fast @ The Firebird
6/29: Diners (AZ), The Balloons (AZ), Sinbad (AZ), Dem Scientist @ Cheddr Den

Recommended Shows the Week of 5/7/12 - 5/13/12


9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
A new local post-punk outfit opens up an evening guaranteeing plenty of testosterone-laden jams in support of angular noise-pop-rock from Baltimore featuring ex-members of Double Dagger.


+many more
6:30 p.m. / $20 / all ages / FB
KDHX's annual party brings plenty of bands, booze and burlesque to the City Museum.


Jeremy Kannapell (film, featured in above video)
NMC's final concert of the 2011-2012 season highlights the Lou's finest experimental music mavens along with Chicagoan contemporary composer Olivia Block, all followed up by a celebratory after-party.


8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
The second edition of this zine/dvd anthology ushers in a calvalcade of awesomely weird atrocities including live performances, art, psychedelic projections and tons of free fun.

Pig Slop hosts yet another evening of experimental electronic eclecticism including surreal sounds from the south.

Pillow Talk
Via HaikuLou
Whispered Sweet nothings
As from a rusty chainsaw -
Scary lullaby.

Recent adds to the WD calendar: 
5/14: Vånna Inget (Malmö, Sweden), Doom Town, Bruiser Queen @ El Lenador
5/29: Japanther (Brooklyn, NY), Little Big Bangs, Bo & the Locomotive, The Corrigan Brothers @ Pig Slop Studios
6/3: Iron Hills, Claps, The Funeral and the Twilight, Durango @ Lemp Arts Center