Wrong Division Playlist 4/24/2015

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.

Oxes “Say Something to Bees about the Lion in the Alley” from Arab on Radar
Oxes “Say Something to Bees about not Praying and Don't Bothering” from Arab on Radar
The Ex “giant” from Knormmalities V.3 Posthumories
Voodoo Muzak “Ibanen Dako” from Knormalities Vs Posthumorites
Chat Logs “Turned Heel” from Am I Right or am I Right?
Cheer-Accident “The Stars” from Knormmalities V.3 Posthumories
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum “S.P.Q.R.” from Knormalities Vs Posthumorites
Killdozer “Lupus” from Twelve Point Buck
Mount Shasta “Nodule” from Nodule
Diet Cokeheads “Jons” from Oral
Trauma Harness “Flag Smasher” from TRIED MY HARDEST
Space Streakings “Complaining Children” from Space Streakings
Microwaves “R.V.I.S.” from Beholder E.P.
Gay Beast “We Keep Our Victims Ready” from Charm
Pygmy Shrews “dead wrong” from The Egyptian
Lightning Bolt “Horsepower” from Fantasy Empire
Black Pus “Marauder” from All My Relations (Bonus Track Version)
Dazzling Killmen “Serpentarium” from Dig Out The Switch
The Stnnng “I Am An Architect” from Dignified Sissy
Muscle Brain “will” from Purgatore
Marriage “Norman” from For Brötzmann

This Week in St. Louis 4/20/15 - 4/26/15

Gnarly Davidson (KS)
Shitstorm (Tour Kick-Off)
Big Blonde
Secret Band

@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Stoner metal on 4:20? Someone should tell Gnarly Davidson that the weed is illegal in Missouri. Shitstorm brings snotty trashcan rock that you might have seen once or twice -- if not, don't sleep on Matt Stuttler's ooey gooey brainchild. Besides being one of the best hook-driven punkish bands around, they constantly rep STL through endless touring and hocking of local music through Stuttler's label Eat Tapes. Big Blonde's surf rock is more raw than you'd might expect -- think bloody splinters from broken surfboards.


Lightning Bolt (RI)
Complainer (formerly Spelling Bee/first show)
@ The Luminary / 2701 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / $14 / All Ages

Last time Lightning Bolt came to town, it sold out the Luminary's old spot over on Kingshighway. The new space on Cherokee is a little larger, but buy tix in advance or arrive early -- don't take your chances. Lightning Bolt has been lauded as one of, if not the MOST, influential noise rock bands in the world. Its albums on LOAD records have earned accolades from glossy media sites like Pitchfork, but that shouldn't turn you off. This band manages to make a sound all its own, even in a time where nothing new is really thought of as truly "original." It's been 4 years since Lightning Bolt last came to St. Louis, so don't sleep on it -- this is your last shot for years to come.

Gibberish (AK)
Whiskey Janetor
Mr. Bones
@ The Revisionist Inn / 1950 Cherokee Street
7 p.m. / $5 / All Ages

What's better than witchy, esoteric noise on Earth Day? Partake in a primal ritual of electro squalor under the sun. This show starts early because it takes place outside -- optimal for a collision of nature and noise.

Slime Scapes (MA)
Strep Torso (OH)
Dave Stone Ensemble
Eric Hall
Louis Wall

@ The Livery / 3227 Cherokee Street
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Slime Scapes might be one of the few groups that sounds exactly like its namesake. This is a noisy week already and Saturday is crammed with great shows, so this low-brow gig is sure to be low-key and especially grimey. Dave Stone Ensemble is a whole other animal than his Trio, so expect a full wall of harsh dischord and shrill, warbling tones.

Shaved Women (Final Show)
Tenement (WI)
Mellow Harsher (WI)
Solid Attitude (MN)
Trauma Harness
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / $10 / All Ages

This is the final time you will get to see Shaved Women live. The nihilist, burnt-to-a-crisp hardcore band brings mid-tempo sludge through guttural vocals and blown-out riffs. Opening the show are local gloom punx Trauma Harness, who just released its debut LP Tried My Hardest on Lumpy and Rat King Records. The lineup of touring acts should be enough to pack Melt to its capacity, but who's really going to count? Is anyone keeping track of punk points? Miss this and have your punk card revoked.

New Music Circle presents: Black Host 
w/ Gerald Cleaver, Cooper-Moore, Darius Jones, Pascal Niggenkemper, Brandon Seabrook
@ The Stage at KDHX / 3524 Washington Avenue
7 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages

If you're a regular to New Music Circle events, some of the names above will no doubt be familiar. Regardless, Black Host is made up of living, breathing legends in the American free-jazz scene. This group takes both the progressive and aggressive approaches to create a dense myriad of jazz to the absolute-fucking-max.

Wrong Division Playlist 4/17/2015

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.

Pile “baby boy” from Dripping
Slint “Nosferatu Man (Basement Practice)” from Spiderland (Deluxe Remastered)
Exusamwa “Greektown” from Excusez-Moi!
Gorge Trio “Roof Halves and Dewdrop Gems” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Vialka “Premier pas” from Succes Planetaire International
Ahleuchatistas “Heads Full of Poison” from Heads Full of Poison
Black Host “Citizen Rose” from Life in the Sugar Candle Mines
Sonny Sharrock “Black Woman” from Black Woman
Tortoise “Eden, Pt. 1” from Standards
Bad News from Houston “Confuse the Ghosts” from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Passe Montagne “Bomarzo” from Long Play
Cheval de Frise “Connexion Monstrueuse Entre un Objet Et Son Image” from Cheval de Frise
Lightning Bolt “Forcefield” from Ride the Skies
Coughs “Elimidate” from Fright Makes Right
Grand Ulena “Flyer” from Neosho - EP

Wrong Division Playlist 4/10/2015

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.

Lightning Bolt “The Metal East” from Fantasy Empire
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “A Star Over Pureland” from YT//ST
USCO “Crack in the Crystal Glass” from Treffpunkt
Fischessen “Mako Sica” from Köder
Warhammer 48K “Get Bodacious” from Uber Om
This Is My Condition “my blood” from Cut Loose
Skarekrau Radio “Eyeliner In The Sky” from The Coital Mass of The Kuu Puu
Die Monitr Batss “Girls of War” from Girls of War
Eula “Orderly” from Wool Sucking
PRE “cold” from Hope Freaks
Ultra Bidé “DNA vs. DNA-C” from DNA vs. DNA-C
Xaddax “Lives on Nerves” from Counterclockwork
The VSS “Muscle” from 21:51
The VSS “The Fist and Fingers” from 25:37
Skimask “Favorite Flavor” from Cute Mutant
Spray Paint “Canadian Trash” from Spray Paint
Multicult “Jaws” from Variable Impulse
Telomere Repair “Evolution is a Fact” from Telomere Repair
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Microwaves Split
RETOX “A Bastard On Father's Day” from Ugly Animals
Yona-Kit “Franken-Bitch” from Yona-Kit LP
Ruins “Yawiquo” from Pallaschtom
Dysrhythmia “Touch Benediction” from Pretest
YUKON “Legsick” from Mortar
Sleeping People “Three Things” from Growing

This Week in St. Louis 4/6/15 - 4/12/15


Freak Vibe (Seattle, WA)
Nos Bos
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Freak Vibe skates the line between hooky garage rock and slimy hardcore. The vocals float through every song like some throaty lounge singer that rants between each catchy chorus. Oddly placed keys make this band more freaky than it probably needs to be -- and that's the beauty. Q and Nos Bos are resident denizens dealing in moldy, subterranean punk. 


Jeff Zagers (Savannah, GA)
Zak Marmalefsky
@ Los Punk / 2709 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

This is music for mutants to bump and grind to. Jeff Zagers mixes quick, bouncy jams with noisy, crooning interludes to make jams you might actually want to dance to. Hylidae is detailed-oriented, punctual and brings a diverse resume... of electronic music. 


Luxvid (Milwaukee, WI)
Wax Fruit
Tesseract Cabaret
@ The Crack Fox / 1114 Olive St.
8:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Remember Stacian? Maybe not. But if you do, Luxvid is the direct sequel of that straight-to-tape, lo-fi synth jammer from Milwaukee. The Wax Fruit duo dishes out gothic wave in the form of dark synth songs that could diverge into noise at any moment (it's especially fitting since both members used to perform in harsh noise acts of their own years ago). 

The Body (Portland, OR)
Faultfinder (Kansas City, MO)
Shaved Women
Everything Went Black
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9:30 p.m. / $7 / all ages

The Body now lives in Portland, but the band used to hail from Providence, Rhode Island, which was essentially home to every louder-than-life noise rock band in the late '90s. The duo's burnt flavor of doom metal seems to make the most sense in the context of LOAD Records bands from the same era: Lightning Bolt, Noxagt, Burmese. Faultfinder brings a snarling style of post-punk put through the wood chipper -- it's a massive collage of feedback, catchy bass riffs and hard-hitting drums. Shaved Women is breaking up later this month, so get your share of audible nihilism while you still can. 


Kowabunga! Kid (Urbana, IL)
The Valenteens (NY)
Cal and the Calories
Soda Boys
Hoonbag Moonswag
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8:30 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Fans of the ever-prolific Lumpy Recs should stop everything and take note: This is the lighter side of the label's oozing punk offerings. Each band here shares a few common qualities; It's all jangly guitar rock with an infectious puss of pop riffs. Soda Boys is the new digs from members of Animal Teeth, Pink Sock and Q while Hoonbag Moonswag is mid '80s-era Prince-influenced jams by members of Bug Chaser. Lumpy's alter ego Cal leads his Calories with a bass-driven mess of sing-songs that incorporate elements of early funk and garage rock alike. 


Van Buren
Hands and Feet
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $6 / 21+

The enigmatic .e comes out of hiding for a one-off show to celebrate the release of her long-awaited debut LP. I've seen .e's music described as "an android trying to think itself into existence" and I think that's a better descriptor than anything I could come up with. A solid use of drum machine and a synth-driven backing track provide the proper groundwork for ,e's bizarre riffing. Really, she's one of the most interesting guitarists living in St. Louis, but her reclusive nature also makes her music a closely guarded secret for the few who have been lucky enough to catch her live. 

HEARding Cats Collective presents: "Extra and Extraction: The Myth of Static Geometry" feat.:
Rich O'Donnell and Mike Murphy
Video by Chad Eivins and Kevin Harris
@ William A. Jerr Foundation / 21 O'Fallon St.
8 p.m. / all ages

Remember As Unstable As? Last summer Chad Eivins and Kevin Harris arranged a night of audio/visual noise that featured performances by Dr. Mabuse and the avant trio Perverted. This looks like the direct sequel to that event, albeit with live dancers and additional music by HEARding Cats' Rich O'Donnell. For a full day of fun, consider pre-gaming with Lo-Fi Cherokee, in which Yowie will cram its alien jams into a tiny guitar shop on Cherokee Street.

Wrong Division Playlist 4/3/2015

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.

Swans “A Piece of the Sky” from The Seer
This Heat “sleep” from Deceit
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
Normal Love “Lend Some Treats” from Survival Tricks
Microwaves “Hammerspace” from Psionic Impedance
Xaddax “The High Hat” from Counterclockwork
Chevreuil “Afronegro” from Capoeira
Many Arms “Snakes in the Grass” from Palabras Malas
XHOHX “politics” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split
Ruins “Stonehenge” from ALONE
Bygones “click On That (smash the Plastic Death)” from by-
Hella “Netgear” from Tripper
Black Pus “Favorite Blanket, Favorite Curse” from Primordial Pus
Coughs “Elimidate” from Fright Makes Right
Aids Wolf “Gnarly Tooth” from Cities of Glass
Timeghost “Intrusion” from Cellular
Lightning Bolt “13 monsters” from Ride the Skies
Nicoffeine “Sunstudio Wizard” from AU REVOIR GOLDEN AIR
Melt-Banana “Spathic!!” from Charlie
PRE “Why Be Wives” from Hope Freaks
Brainiac “Hot 53at Can't 51t Down” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
BIG BEAR “Song 16” from Under the Beach
New England Patriots “Ribbit Ribbit” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Jello Biafra with Nomeansno “The Sky Is Falling And I Want My Mommy” from The Sky Is Falling And I Want My Mommy
Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi “Friendly Pants” from Live At Hungry Brain