KA$H and other news

Although the KASH, Conformists and Transmontane show tonight sits on our list of recommended events for the week, I'd like to share a swell e-mail straight from Chris Dee himself, telling you in no simple terms why you should attend.

KASH are good friends of ours. They hosted us when we played their hometown in Europe last year on tour. They fed us rabbit, prosciutto with melon, and a bleu cheese that makes men weep. It has been nearly ten years since they have played St. Louis. They are Italian. They are experts at love-making and rock 'n roll-making. The bassist's name is Luigi -- I couldn't make this stuff up.

Transmontane is one man named Ryan Duncan. He runs the Chicago-based label Sick Room Records like it's no big deal. He sings and plays sad songs on an acoustic-electric guitar.

The Conformists are here. They didn't break up, so stop saying that.

KASH Sick Room Records label page
KASH facebook page (in Italian)
KASH wordpress page (in Italian)
Transmontane facebook page
Transmontane bandcamp page
The Conformists inter-site
The Conformists bandcamp page

This show is located at the Schlafly Tap Room | 2100 Locust St.
9:00 / Free / All Ages

Special Guests on Wrong Division Radio Show all Summer
Last week FEMALE DEMAND (Houston, TX) hit the station for an interview and a spin of their new album Across The Universe. This Thursday night we'll continue our series of special guests with Josh Coll (formerly of Hunter Gatherer) to discuss local music, his favorite records and his performance space Nice Age located downtown on Locust Street.

As always, KDHX keeps a podcast of all broadcasts for two weeks after the air date. Check out Wrong Division on KDHX.org for details and comprehensive playlists.

Recommended Shows the Week of 6/25/12 - 7/1/12


Slugz (VA)
Totally Gay Cop
Rat Heart

@ No Coast / 4260 Manchester
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Punk rock skate shop shakedown with copz and ratz and slugz.


Diners (AZ)
The Balloons (WA)
(featured above)
Falsetto Boy
@ Foam / 3359 Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Southwest and Northwest pop meet up with Midwest melody makers for a quality quaint coffee shop show.

The Conformists
Kash (Italy)
Transmontane (Chicago, IL)

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This Schlafly showcase features Sick Room Records artists (including owner Ryan Duncan himself), each with their own brand of brooding sounds. Brett-tested. Albini-approved.


Black for a Second
(featured above)
DJ Ryan Snowden
Black Panties

@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Useless Eaters canceled, but the show goes on with a diverse local line-up that ranges from garage to psych to punk and more.


Listener (Atlanta, GA)
Red Zero
Heavy Horse
(featured above)
@ Chuck's Fancy Theatre
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Head to Hazelwood to hear spoken-word, indie rock, hip hop and Refused-influenced post-hardcore.

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

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
6/27: Slugz (VA), Rat Heart, Totally Gay Cop @ No Coast
6/29: Black for a Second, Brainsteams, DJ Ryan Snowden, Kisser, Black Panties @ El Lenador
6/30: Little Big Bangs, Pink Sock, Troubadour Dali, Salvation @ El Lenador
6/30: Pillow Talk, Ellen the Felon, Bass Amp & Dano, Chill Dawgs @ Mangia Italiano
7/6: R6 Implant, Cave of Swords @ Plush
7/6: Hatches, Explosive Space Modulator, The Pat Sajak Assassins @ Schlafly Tap Room
7/9: Justin Rhody, Chizmo, Kevin Harris, Rick & Larva @ Momo
7/19: Britches, A Place to Bury Strangers (NY), Hunters (NY) @ The Firebird
7/20: Adaje (Memphis, TN), Sine Nomine, Places We Slept (Omaha, NE), Thunderbolts (Lincoln, NE), The Red Squad, Anodes @ Lemp Arts Center
7/20: R&P MPO @ Webster University
7/21: Falsetto Boy, Dogbreth (Phoenix, AZ) @ Bowen House
7/22: Tiny Moving Parts (MN), BFF (IL), Marco Polo (IL) @ Nice Age
7/27: Pillow Talk, Dibiase, CokeDickMotorcylceAwesome (Lansing, MI), Operation Buster @ Lemmons
7/28: Darin Gray Vs. Bill Horist, Ghost Ice Vs. Radiant Husk, Larva @ Schlafly Tap Room
8/2: River City Tanlines (Memphis, TN), Boom Chick, Bruiser Queen @ El Lenador
8/4: Dinofight!, Red Squad, Little Big Bangs @ Schlafly Tap Room
8/5: Psychic Paramount (NY) @ Cicero's
8/7: Russian Circles (Chicago, IL), Chelsea Wolfe (Los Angeles, CA), Marriages (Los Angeles, CA) @ The Firebird
8/17: Wiccans (Austin, TX), Cruddy (Austin, TX) @ Apop Records
8/18: Tone Rodent, Kisser, Dibiase @ Schlafly Tap Room
9/2: Dan Deacon, Height with Friends @ The Firebird

Recommended Shows This Weekend 6/21/12 - 6/24/12


Female Demand (Houston, TX)
Red Squad
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
RIYL: Lightning Bolt & Death from Above 1979. Rock and roll prevails tonight with fuzzy bass tones, danceable tunes and melodic riffs that will be hard to forget.

Cardiac Arrest
Shaved Women
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Yet another hardcore show in St. Louis' busiest basement brings in Hoax all the way from Western Mass to rattle bones and destroy ear drums.


White Lung (Vancouver
Autonomy (Carbondale, IL)
Doom Town
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Aggressive, catchy punk prevails at Apop with some of the best female vocalists out there today leading the way.


Return of the Son of Noise feat.:
Beauty Pageant (featured in above video)
Corrigan Brothers
Dave Stone
What We Won't See
Baba Yaga
@ Pig Slop
8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This noisy improv family continues to procreate, this time with a couple of live bands in the mix. Catch this Pig Slop party before the doors close later this summer.

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

Sup Hump - June 20th

Wednesday the 20th presents door #1 and door #2, two very different shows, both wild and sweaty times for a mid-June hump day. Only one is an all-ages option, so if you're not a potential (and legal) alcoholic, Lemp Arts serves up a happy alt-night to Fubar's line up of angry cretins.

Whores @ Fubar
Whores (Atlanta, GA) featured in the video above
Pillow Talk
Cathedral Fever

@ Fubar | 3108 Locust Street
8 p.m. / $8-10 / 21+ /
Vicious post-metal mingles with mangled psych rock for angered howling amidst vile guitar sounds. Perfectly amplified shadow music through Fubar's intense house P.A.

Army of Infants @ Lemp Arts

Army Of Infants (Dayton, OH) featured in the video above
Little Big Bangs
Sleepy and The Bedtimes

@ Lemp Arts Center | 3301 Lemp Ave
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Musty garage rock to go with a large glass of St. Louis humidity. The upbeat smashing of melodic guitars compliments the swinging of sweaty hippie hair. Britches augments the bill with a flavor of sour noise rock, cool and chilled next to hot pop-rock.

FEMALE DEMAND from Houston, Texas is coming through on Thursday night and hitting the Heavy Anchor for a wild slurry of noise rock. Tune into KDHX (88.1 FM in St. Louis) on Thursday evening / Friday morning from 1-3 AM for a comprehensive interview and preview of Female Demand's upcoming full length.

Female Demand at Summerfest 2011:

Recommended Shows the Weekend of 6/14/12 - 6/17/12


Useless Eaters (Memphis, TN)
The Funs (Chicago, IL) (featured in above video)
@ CBGB / 3163 Grand Blvd.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Head to South Grand's favorite dive for a night of stripped down raw rock'n'roll of the garage and minimalist persuasion.


Forget the Times (Kalamazooo, MI)
Problems That Fix Themselves (Chicago, IL)
Beauty Pageant
@ Pig Slop Studios
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Corrosive and calming aural textures and noisy frequencies penetrate Pig Slop during a poignant evening of full band improv vs composition.

The Lion's Daughter (CD Release)
Everything Went Black
Jack Buck
Black Fast
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive St.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Metalheads unite for a show of dudely debauchery and heavy, pulse-pounding sounds.


Private Estate
Fagettes (Columbia, MO)
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
We dare you to not dance during this sweet Sunday set of synth jams and bombastic drum machine beats.

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

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
6/14: Hatches, Dell Brothers, Worst Case Ontario @ Cafe Ventana
6/14: The Blind Eyes, Old Lights, Big Science @ Plush
6/17: Outmode, Private Estate, Fagettes (Columbia, MO) @ Apop Records
6/21: Female Demand (Houston, TX), Volcanoes @ The Heavy Anchor
6/29: Paleo, Dubb Nubb, Airglow @ Foam
7/3: Nautical Almanac, Brain Transplant w/Josh Levi, Global Distance, Kevin Harris @ Floating Laboratories
7/12: Bikini Acid, Black James, Attic Ted (TX), Skarekrau Radio @ Pig Slop Studios
7/18: Tone Rodent, Catholic Guilt, Pillow Talk, Violations @ El Lenador
7/26: Syna So Pro, CJ Boyd, XXO @ Foam
7/28: The Union Electric, Middle Class Fashion @ Off Broadway

Recommended Shows the Week of 6/4/12 - 6/10/12


Life In Vacuum (Waterloo, IL)
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Youngin post rockers meet post punk from Waterloo, IL while cavorting with danceable bass and drum jams from Volcanoes.

Bongonya (WI)
Holy Doldrums
@ Family Visions Center
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Bongonya brings its psychedelic space jams from the North to a south city living room near you. Local openers bring the noise, but not the funk.


Tenement (Appleton, WI
Shaved Women
Masculine Journey
@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
The fuzzed out pop punk of Tenement makes another STL pit stop sandwiched between two dense slices of STL punk. Prepare to carbo load.

Father Finger
Harris+Cook+Weaver (Kevin Harris featured in above video)
@ Negative Control
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
This cybernetik dance party promises plenty of dream-pop and electro-fused beats to move your feets.


Pedestrian Deposit (CA)
Worm Hands
Radiant Husk
Wamhoda VS Marble
@ Floating Laboratories
9 p.m. / $6 / all ages / FB
CA-based Pedestrian Deposit stitches together electroacoustic noise collages featuring bowed cello with plenty of other soundscapes during this evening of controlled noise, including the return of Worm Hands featuring Josh Levi of Flood Yr Face.

The Skekses (CD release)
Lonesome Cowboy Ryan
@ The Heavy Anchor
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Catch a few of St. Louis hardest working and enchanting folk-infused acts during this special CD release show.


Bomb Banks (Chicago, IL)
The Hecks (Chicago, IL)
Global Distance
Melanympha and The Lost Meatdawl
@ Pig Slop
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Noisy rock'n'roll from Chicago gets accompanied by fun-filled experimental performance duos.

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

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
6/7: The Vanilla Beans, Soccer Moms, The Top Grossing Films of 1984 @ Cafe Ventana
6/23: Bug Chaser, Violations, Overdoser @ PT's Sports
6/30: Volcanoes, Listener @ Chuck's Fancy Theatre
7/6: Nerv! (Iowa City, IA), GRG (Oklahoma City, OK), Violations @ El Lenador

Recommended Shows This Weekend 6/1/12 - 6/3/12


Red Squad
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Technical guitar parts, meandering music phrases and aggressive overtones fill out this melodic rock anchored bill.

The Little Big Bangs
The Eternal Virgins
Popular Mechanics
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
11:30 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
It's a birthday show! Come by and sling shots with strangers while enjoying this eclectic line-up of punk, garage and the everybody's favorite accordian and uke-wielding one-man band.


Mel Trad
Dinner Music
Family Visions Video
@ Contemporary Art Museum / 3750 Washington Blvd.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Enjoy the audio and video stylings of Rick Weaver during this special installation in conjunction with artist Mel Trad's exhibition. Plenty of familiar South City faces including Larva Lu, Apop's Tiffany Minx, Chizmo & Mr. Ben guest star.

The Ciphers
Carriage House
Corpse Pose
@ Mangia Italiano / 3145 S. Grand Blvd.
10 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Ciphers, featuring a member of Airport Elementary School, RIYL: Unwound, Fugazi.

Pillow Talk
Peck of Dirt
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Check out another stellar free local showcase at the Tap Room. Get a preview with a sweet intimate video of multi-instrumentalists Demonlover playing on location at El Torito Market by Lo-Fi STL above.

RFT Music Showcase feat.:
Red Squad
Bug Chaser
+many more
@ Washington Ave.
3 p.m.-2:30 a.m. / $10 / Web site
70+ bands. 10 bucks. Hey, we hate Washington Avenue just as much as you do (or more), but this'll be fun (hopefully).


The Spit (Columbia, MO)
Gran Mal (Columbia, MO)
Trauma Harness
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Feel-good friendly punx play their sweet sing-song laden jams for you late Sunday night.

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
6/2: Mel Trad, Dinner Music @ Contemporary Art Museum
6/2: RFT Music Showcase @ Washington Ave.
6/9: Bomb Banks (Chicago), The Hecks (Chicago), Global Distance, Melanympha & the Lost Meatdawl @ Pig Slop
6/14: Useless Eaters (Memphis, TN), The Funs (Chicago, IL), Brainstems @ CBGB
6/15: Badgerhunt, Family Might, Playing Possum, Wolf Talk, Lzbns, Stonechat @ House Show
6/18: Choirs (San Antonio, TX), Moths (Houston, TX), Anodes @ Lemp Arts Center
6/20: Army of Infants (Dayton, OH), Britches, Sleepy & the Bedtimes, The Little Big Bangs @ Lemp Arts Center
6/21: Hoax, Cardiac Arrest, Shaved Women, WFC? @ Bonerville
6/23: Beauty Pageant, Corrigan Brothers, Dave Stone, What We Won't See, Baba Yaga @ Pig Slop
6/28: The Conformists, Ka$h, Transmontane @ Schlafly Tap Room
6/28: Diners (AZ), The Balloons (WA), Stonechat, Falsetto Boy @ Foam
7/11: Magic City, Bug Chaser, Amy Lavere, Red Mouth @ Off Broadway
7/19: Pat Sajak Assassins, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Soma @ The Heavy Anchor
8/11: Broncho, Bug Chaser @ The Firebird