Wrong Division Playlist 2/27/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

The Dreebs “The Gym” from BAITAN ORCHARD
The Dreebs “Hostess” from BAITAN ORCHARD
Exusamwa “Valley of Diamonds” from Excusez-Moi!
UFO or Die “Zombie Tube” from UFO or Die
Mayor Daley “Fifteen Silver Arrows” from Sand Bath
Designer “Pretty Boy” from Fidlar
Arvid Noe “What Makes A Person Break Their Phone?” from Islington
Lair “Helpless Humanoid” from Lair333
Arvid Noe “B” from Islington
Lightning Bolt “The Metal East” from Fantasy Empire
Staer “One Million Love Hits” from Daughters
Burmese “Preyer” from Men
XHOHX “politics” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split
The Stnnng “Grand Island” from FAKE FAKE
Dysrhythmia “bastard” from Pretest
Cheer-Accident “Salad Dies” from No Ifs, Ands or Dogs
Marriage “a” from For Brötzmann
Fischessen “Kittner” from Köder

This Week in St. Louis 2/23/15 - 3/1/15


Cruelster (Cleveland, OH)
Safety Word (Chicago, IL)
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
8:30 p.m. / $5-$7 / all ages

Torn-off fingernails by a ruined chalkboard - that's what this is. Cruelster brings a dark, warbling hardcore in half-time with weighty downbeats and sparse dissonant riffs throughout. Q and Ruz have sharp teeth cut on south city basement shows, bringing a pure, distilled taste of St. Louis punk. Bring safety goggles. And maybe a gas mask? 


Acid Kat Zine presents:
Corners (Los Angeles, CA)
Smallpox Champion
Skin Tags
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9:30 p.m. / $6 / all ages

Corners has hype right now -- but don't discount its roughneck surf rock because Pitchfork or whoever tells you how much you should like it. This is catnip for fans of garage with a slightly dark tinge. What at first sounds like minimalist rock quickly unveils itself -- peel off the layers for solid songwriting. 

A few new uploads hit the net today. First up is Brainstems. This is subtle-psych rock with the dank stench of the Mississippi river. The band started off as hot-headed rock 'n roll, but elements of kraut and punk have crawled inside otherwise infectious, poppy tunes. The songs on Ego Death Demos mostly fly straight, but its those tiny bits of noisy indulgence peppered throughout where the band really shines. Derek Yeager is back with another edition of Nausicaa Sound, a compilation series of electronic and dance music that aims to raise money for charitable organizations with each release.

This Weekend in St. Louis 2/20/15 - 2/22/15


Faux Ferocious (Nashville, TN)
Tone Rodent
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Garage rock and shoegaze get put through the wood-chipper for a rowdy Friday night at Foam. Considering Shitstorm's show last weekend at Kismet, don't rule out a noisy freak-out at this otherwise sing-songy gig. Also, Foam just had its loaner P.A. nabbed. Buying a drink or two at the bar (doesn't have to be alcoholic, mind you) would probably help to replace the swiped gear, hint hint.


New Music Circle presents:
Okkyung Lee (Daejeon, Korea)
Lotte Anker (Copenhagen, Denmark)
@ Joe's Cafe / 6014 Kingsbury Ave.
7 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages

Okkyung Lee opens warped portals of noise by ripping wicked sounds through her cello. This is seriously subversive but totally looking in to. Check out the video above for a pre-show mind-fuck. Lotte Anker brings out a terrifying sound as well -- expect both solo and collaborative sets.

American Thunder Band (Kansas City, MO)
Bong Threat
@ Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
8:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

KC's American Thunder Band (formerly known as Texas Instruments) brings hairy post-hardcore riffs under pulverizing beats. The frantic fretting of Anodes triumphant post-metal-meets-punk closes out a solid night of loud sounds.


Military Police (Chicago, IL)
Human Traffic (Kansas City, MO)
Black James
Trauma Harness
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

You might know Mark Plant from Times Beach. This is the sequel. Military Police sounds like the Robocop 2 to Plant's Robocop 1. A serious continuation on a sound that is oddly accessible yet extremely distinct.

Wrong Division Playlist 2/20/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

Gay Beast “Beach” from Second Wave
Xaddax “Lives on Nerves” from Counterclockwork
Die Monitr Batss “Girls of War” from Girls of War
Lightning Bolt “13 monsters” from Ride the Skies
The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt “I want to get high but I don't want brain damage” from The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt
This Is My Condition “walk away” from Cut Loose
Sleeping People “Three Things” from Growing
Hella “Netgear” from Tripper
Ahleuchatistas “Cracked Teeth” from The Same And The Other
Tarngo “Kheyli Ziaad” from Horman
Boris “Huge” from Amplifier Worship
Old Man Lady Luck “b” from Old Man Lady Luck
Mount Shasta “Walkathon” from Put The Creep On
New England Patriots “Perversion (Take 1)” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Ultra Bidé “Civil Action” from DNA vs. DNA-C
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Microwaves Split
Aids Wolf “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chatter” from Cities of Glass
BIG BEAR “Song 22” from Under the Beach
The Wayward “Detective Story” from Overexposure
Smother Party “Serious Beef” from Casa Limon
Chevreuil “Cannibal Lover” from Capoeira
Kuan “J” from On/Standby

Wrong Division Playlist 2/13/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

Talkdemonic “City Sleep” from Ruins
Doom Ribbons “Drmfdbk” from The Violence the Violence
Swaps “Aether Defects” from Swaps - EP
Timeghost “Cellular Automata” from Cellular
Zs “Nobody Wants to Be Had” from Arms
Sax Ruins “Warrido (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)” from Blimmguass (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)
Zevious “Collider” from Zevious
Passe Montagne “98% Cuir” from Oh My Satan
Gorge Trio “Treasure House In Amber” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Ahleuchatistas “A Trap Has Been Set” from Heads Full of Poison
Thollem/Parker/Cline “in the world.” from The Gowanus Session
USCO “Crack in the Crystal Glass” from Treffpunkt
Lightning Bolt “Saint Jacques” from Ride the Skies
Many Arms “Pathways Through to Space” from Suspended Definition

This Week in St. Louis 2/9/15 - 2/15/15


Kringe (Minneapolis, MN)
Maximum Effort
After SS
@ Babecave
9 p.m. / $5-$7 / all ages

Kringe is a rambling mess of guitar noise over quick punk beats. There's a muscular sound here that feels dark and depraved with hints of a high energy hum underneath it all. Max Eff brings alien punk paranoia and this is the first show for After SS.


Coyote (NE)
Aqua Eroticum (NE)
Black Pillar (NE)
Catholic Guilt
Larva Lou
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
10 p.m. / $8 / all ages

This show turned into a full on mess of four touring bands, but expect a rapid-fire style of short sets from 10 p.m. to midnight. The video above shows Taboo, Portland (not Oregon, Maine) no-wave cult breaching meta-physical noise with jerky guitars and sleazy lounge crooning. Catholic Guilt makes a business out of doing whatever the hell it wants and Larva Lou typically brings synth-addled ambient jams.


Heavy Horse (Cassette Release)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

This show is a quick primer on St. Louis post-hardcore -- all four bands are heavy with guttural howls and a kind-of audible call-to-action. Anodes brings a frantic, break-neck pace combined with strong, melodic riffs that flow through thanks to jazz-infused drumming. Laika is a more spazzy affair with piercing screams around a tight, angular form. Check out Heavy Horse's new tape before the show and grab one in person.

Detached From the Social Dogma art show feat.:
@ Kismet / 3409 Iowa
10 p.m. / free / all ages

Starting at 7 p.m., the art of Cullen Curtis will be on display throughout the Kismet space and record store. Following the art show, Shitstorm will perform an expanded set of songs along with a long-form experimental piece featuring Sam Clapp of the Brainstems on drums.

Terminator 2 (Denton, TX)
The Conformists
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9:30 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Terminator 2 brings a down-tempo drone of noisy sludge in song form. The band employs a wall of amps and works through shrill tones and rumbling lows. The Conformists have been on a somewhat mini-hiatus, putting the finishing touches on songs for its upcoming album (to be recorded with Steve Albini, no less). You might know Sigulda as one-half of local dark-synth duo Wax Fruit -- here he plays a much different role, bringing harsh wall noise.

Fundraiser for the Sk8 Liborious Building Fund feat.:
Better Days
Mother Meat
Big Blonde
Skin Tags
@ Sk8 Liborious / 1850 Hogan St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

While this show is technically free, don't show up empty handed. It's a fundraiser and it's bad form to come and leech off the skate ramps and punk bands. That said, scrape up some change and give in kind. Better Days is hot off the release of their new record. Come see 'em slam in a church.


Acid Kat's 3rd Birthday/Calentine's Day Party feat.:
Cal and the Calories (7" Release)
Chud (Bloomington, IN)
The Cowboys (Bloomington, IN)
Laffing Gas (Bloomington, IN)
Boreal Hills (Tape Release)
Soda Boys (First Show)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
7 p.m. / $6 / all ages

Lumpy (and the Dumpers) has always had a soft spot for old poppy garage rock, and Cal and the Calories is his rare chance to live out a sordid fantasy of fuzzed out guitars. Three bands from Bloomington make the trek to St. Louis while Boreal Hills releases its latest tape. If that wasn't enough incentive, show up on time to see the Soda Boys' first show (feat. members of Animal Teeth, Q and more).

Vernacular String Trio
The May Day Orchestra
Dizzy Atmosphere
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Fine, May Day Orchestra and Dizzy Atmosphere both play what you might want for a romantic date on Valentine's Day -- smooth, thoughtful songs by St. Louis scene vets. But Vernacular String Trio brings a disjointed cross-hatch of warped highs and lows. Violin, cello and bass work in tandem through bowing, plucking and all manner of noisy racket to invoke a dark frenetic feel. Trick your V-date into free jazz.

Wrong Division Playlist 2/6/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

Cheer-Accident “Graphic Depression” from Salad Days
Ahleuchatistas “Future Trauma” from Heads Full of Poison
Britches “Blue Ruin” from Demonstration
Don Vito “Bakku Shan” from 7"
The Ex “giant” from Knormmalities V.3 Posthumories
Man At Arms “Stranded In the Future” from A Waste of Time and Space
Double Dagger “Luxury Condos for the Poor” from Sophisticated Urban Living
Gnarwhal “gerald” from Split 7" w/ The Prophet Nathan
Gnarwhal “found it” from Split 7" w/ The Prophet Nathan
Gorge Trio “Roof Halves and Dewdrop Gems” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Dear Human “Eskimo Potential” from Dear Human
Hella “Falam Dynasty” from Falam Dynasty 7"
Zulu as Kono “Current Electric” from Watching the Head Grow
Gay Beast “We Keep Our Victims Ready” from Charm
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth “Closet Athelete” from Peaced
Warhammer 48K “"Track 8"” from An Ethereal Oracle
Noxagt “Mek It Burn” from Turning It Down Since 2001
Koenjihyakkei “Wammilica Iffirom” from Angherr Shisspa
Collections of Colonies of Bees “funeral” from Customer
Lebanon “The Dying Dying Man” from Planet Rubble