Wrong Division Playlist 5/29/2015

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.

Faun and a Pan flute “Linda” from Faun and a Pan Flute
Gorge Trio “The Invisible Student” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
Tyondai Braxton “Outpost” from HIVE1
Timeghost “Phantom Ring” from Cellular
Bad News from Houston “Red Dirt Meet” from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Boredoms “Ant10” from Ant10
Gnarwhal “gerald” from Split 7" w/ The Prophet Nathan
Gnarwhal “Found it” from Split 7" w/ The Prophet Nathan
Bygones “nu cringe” from by-
Lightning Bolt “Mythmaster” from Fantasy Empire
Melt-Banana “Loop Nebula” from initial t
Chat Logs “Mooks” from Am I Right or Am I Right? - EP
Barfth “Bleed His Throat” from Make You My Son
Noxagt “Mek It Burn” from Turning It Down Since 2001
Sax Ruins “Warrido (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)” from Blimmguass (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)
Yowie “Eternally Collapsing Object” from Damning With Faint Praise - EP
Old Man Lady Luck “song 1” from Old Man Lady Luck

This Week in St. Louis 5/26/15 - 5/31/15


Ex-Cult (Memphis, TN)
Beth Israel (NY)
Black Panties
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

These Memphis rippers cram ten tons of psych punk into quick three minute bursts. Ex-Cult lives up to the hype, which should be no surprise considering its members have been around in other bands for more than a decade. It's all very tried-and-true with a raw approach that shakes the dust off even the most jaded of punx (see also: punks). The official after-party put on by local impresario JUICEBOX (not to be confused with Milwaukee's Juiceboxxx) features Soda Boys, which takes the best parts of Animal Teeth, Pink Sock and Q and filters rough-necked punk down to a scratchy rock vibe.


Bruxism #9 feat.:
DJ Low Bias
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Nathan Cook's series goes full steam ahead with its ninth iteration since January 2014. This is the early show, but there's more than one reason to arrive on time: Video artist Chad Eivins (aka Chizmo.TV) will have limited edition VHS tapes, free with $5 entry to early birds. That means there's a limited supply. Wiggpaw is the solo freak jam of Skarekrau Radio founder Rick Wilson, which sets up the second show later that night...

Acid Kat Zine presents:
Death Valley Girls (Los Angeles, CA)
Sleepy & the Bedtimes
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
10 p.m. / $6 / all ages

The Krau is back in town with its new leading lady Grace Smith (who you might know from JANET or, more recently, Whsky Janetor. Sleepy and the Bedtimes brings a spaced out garage punk via heavy shoegazing while Death Valley Girls is neat, poppy rock with maximum fuzz.


Brother Gruesome (Oklahoma City, OK)
Little Big Bangs
@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand Ave.
9 p.m. / donation$ / 21+

You might remember Matt Stuttler's label, Eat Tapes, which put out a split tape with Little Big Bangs and OKC's Brother Gruesome. There's a common vibe between the two -- both share grimy grunge headed off with hooky riffs. Fumer touches on that whole grunge thing too but is maybe closer to a metal band. Think stoner jams fueled by black coffee and bloody red meat.

Dave Stone
Kevin Harris
The Tory Starbuck Project
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Avant-whatever fills the Tap Room like a Cracker Barrel from hell. 50-something moms throw their collective hands up and just say, "no, no, no, not for me." Dudes play darts 'til they can't take it and you'll check Facebook while Dave Stone smiles and nods, finishing with a "yeah, cool man."


Pedestrian Deposit (Los Angeles, CA)
Kevin Harris/Kingston Family Singers
DJ Tiffany Minx
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

In the annals of American noise, LA's Pedestrian Deposit sits up top with Wolf Eyes among few others, building sound art through blood and piss. The duo amasses howling sonic sculptures that feel violent, but fragile. It's a musical glass cannon that shatters when fired but hits squarely in the gut. From what I'm told the new record rips, but this band is best taken raw -- live and in the flesh.

Wrong Division Playlist 5/22/2015

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.

Ahleuchatistas “Future Trauma” from Heads Full of Poison
L'Ocelle Mare “Porte D'Octobre #6” from Compilation
Jealousy Mountain Duo “The Home of Easy Credit” from Jealousy Mountain Duo No 2
Smother Party “Horse Lift” from Casa Limon
Pat Sajak Assassins “4th floor” from Lunch?!?
Talkdemonic “City Sleep” from Ruins
Upsilon Acrux “Night of the Goblin” from Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum
Chevreuil “Gendarme” from Capoeira
Ninja Academy “Pay No Attention to the Man, Behind the Man, Behind the Man” from bra'ka dOm
Gnarwhal “reconstructive criticisms” from Duane
YUKON “Mt. Pleasant” from Mortar
Collections of Colonies of Bees “fun” from Customer
Noxagt “Ninety Parallels Ago” from Noxagt
Lightning Bolt “Mythmaster” from Fantasy Empire
Tarngo “Cousineau” from Horman
XHOHX “politics” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split
Dysrhythmia “bastard” from Pretest
Grand Ulena “Between Tholozan and Oleatha” from Gateway to Dignity

Wrong Division Playlist 5/15/2015

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.

Extra Life “Blinded Beast” from Dream Seeds
The Dreebs “Fucking In A Pool” from BAITAN ORCHARD
Dead Rider “Mother's Meat” from The Raw Dents
Gay Beast “White Diamonds” from Second Wave
This is My Condition and Dan Kozak “This Mission Pt. 1” from This Mission
GUERILLA TOSS “Breeding Snakes For Variety” from JEFFREY JOHNSON
Britches “We're Both Ready” from Demonstration
Black Pus “total eclipse” from Split
What We Won't See “Would You Blues” from blood covered winter
The Conformists “Laser Canary” from Promotional Sampler
Black Eyes “Drums” from Cough
Arvid Noe “What Makes A Person Break Their Phone?” from Islington
The Miami Dolphins “Peeler” from Becky
PRE “Not Necessary” from Hope Freaks
Meat Mist “Obviously, You Suck” from SMUT
Animal Lover “At the Pool With My Boys” from Guilt
Life In Vacuum “You Did It to Yourself” from 5
Life In Vacuum “The Edge of Boredom” from 5
NĂ¼ Sensae “swim” from Sundowning
Mount Shasta “stella” from Put The Creep On
Brainiac “Th15 L1ttl3 P199y” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Alex Cunningham Tape Release Show This Saturday

Alex Cunningham (Tape Release Show)
Ghost Ice
(Kevin Harris and NNN Cook collaboration)
@ The Luminary / 2701 Cherokee Street
8:30 p.m. / $5 (tape and download code included)

Violinist Alex Cunningham has been creeping around St. Louis for three or so years, but in the past eighteen months he has become a scene regular with a singular, caustic style of violin shredding. He tends to burn straight through the strings with rapid bowing and rough plucking in a style that unravels years of classic training in real time. This show is one of two Ghost Ice performances in the next week, but Lobster is the rare collaboration between Kevin Harris and NNN Cook.

This Week in St. Louis 5/4/15 - 5/10/15


Darin Gray + Tyler Damon
Timeghost (Providence, RI)
Ora Iso
What We Won't See
@ William A Kerr Foundation / 21 O'Fallon St.
7:45 p.m. / $10 / all ages

Word is Darin Gray and Tyler Damon are opening this show on the roof of the Kerr Foundation, which should be brainsplitting enough. Providence, Rhode Island's Timeghost brings a live noise terror that has to be seen and believed in person, so forget checking grainy cellphone videos via Youtube -- it's not worth it. If anything, clips would spoil the surprise. If you ever take advice from this blog and actually go to a show, make it this one.


Rhythm of Cruelty (Edmonton, AB)
The Warden
Veil (first show)
@ Bonerville
8 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Rhythm of Cruelty brings that gothic vibe to straight-laced punk in a way that isn't overt or overbearing. There's a lot of subtle nods to other styles going on -- think post-punk, no-wave, even hints of shoegaze. Veil is the newest band from players of many old favorites, so there's not a lot to go on, but that shouldn't matter. Bring a hardhat for the Warden.


Darsombra (Baltimore, MD)
Kevin Harris
Eric Hall
Tory Z Starbuck
@ Koken Art Factory / 2500 Ohio
8 p.m.

If you have a low tolerance for psych, this might be too tinged with the stench of incense, but embrace the swarm of synth and noisy riffs. Darsombra is just barely not-hippie. Paired with hypnotic projections that flow in tandem, the band's cyclical sound feels droney, even meditative.


New Music Circle presents:
Tim Berne's Snakeoil (NY)
@ The Stage at KDHX / 3524 Washington Ave.
7:30 p.m. | $10-$20 | all ages

Unlike most of New Music Circle's shows this season, Tim Berne's Snakeoil comes with straight-up songs that recall dark chamber jams with frantic parts. This gloomy jazz moves fast with a rough edge, but everything feels so perfectly planned, making the whole affair feel unsettling. The band trots along like a shaky contraption, the secrets of every intricate move hidden within a rusty, ramshackle body.


The Flex (UK)
Red Death
Padlock (first show)
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / $8 / all ages

The Flex gives everything you expect out of a band that calls itself "hardcore," but does so with bloody sharp teeth. Crossover D.C. dudes Red Death bring noisy party thrash from the depths. Another first show for a new band: Padlock. Let's see what Q breaks next.

Tarpit (Detroit, MI)
Buffalo MRI (Montreal)
Larva Lu
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $6 / all ages

The sounds of nihilism through a loudspeaker, brought on by the stink of melty circuit boards. Tarpit sounds like its namesake, you're getting dark and thick noise with no hope for color or clarity. Buffalo MRI is similar fare -- it's no wonder why they're traveling together. Larva and Janet (Grace Smith) open and close the gig, sandwiching the touring acts between the two leading ladies of south city noise.