Recommended Shows This Week 5/20/13 - 5/26/13


Nasa Space Universe (CA)
The Coltranes (CA)
Nrml Ppl
Lumpy and The Dumpers
Nos Bos

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 PM / $5 / 21+

Nasa Space Universe tears through quick abrasive songs. Don't call them noise punk though, I've seen them on Facebook screaming about how they're not a noise band. Instead go and tell them how hardcore they are, they'd probably like that. NSA comes through St. Louis on their way to Chaos in Tejas in Texas, where the who's who of hardcore go to be pissed and loud. Nos Bos, Nrml Ppl and Lumpy show these West-Coasters how we do it in landlocked Missouri.


Gula Gila (Chicago, IL)
Larva Lou
Mr. Ben

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave
8 PM / $5 / All Ages

Gula Gila is a minimalist prog band that executes short songs with trashy punk fashion. Featuring members of Forced Into Femininity, the Chicago based trio incorporates noise into their singular hodge-podge sound. Local mainstays Larva Lou and Mr. Ben (of Beauty Pageant) open with rare solo sets.


The Brainstems (FINAL SHOW)
An Unfortunate Woman (Chicago, IL)
Marshall Brown (Bloomington, IN)
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 PM / $5 / 21+

If you are a fan of The Brainstems or a garage-rock enthusiast, go to this show. If you skip out, you'll be sad. The Brainstems are splitting after this gig, and their last performance is punctuated by the fresh-faced Armadillo. An Unfortunate Woman and Marshall are visiting from afar, so bring dough to spend on tapes and wax.

John L. Horner (Rochester, NY)
Ou Ou
Eric Hall
Kevin Harris w/ Joseph Hess

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave
8 PM / $5 / All Ages

John L. Horner provides exploratory compositions featuring alien guitar work. Eric Hall leads a crew of local noise freaks such as Britches, Kevin Harris, Ou Ou and more. Expect a complete and utter mess of experimental sound.

Catch an all-local celebration of Tone Rodent and Kisser's Split 7" over at Plush


The Funeral & The Twilight (Minneapolis, MN)
Dusty Santamaria (Minneapolis, MN)
Animal Teeth
Red Bits
(featuring members of Trauma Harness)
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
8 PM / $5 / All Ages

Gothic punks unique with guitars and keys. Toss it all in the pit and look around depressed wearing black lipstick. Catch Red Bits's debut show as they challenge Willis for the title of best new synth punks. Minneapolis punks serve as your panel of faithful, informed judges.

If you need more screaming in your life, catch post-hardcore mutants MOTHS and Texas Instruments over at the Lemp Arts Center

We're hard at work on the next Wrong Division compilation, which is set for release on June 20th. Until then, take a look at: