Wrong Division Playlist 6/26/2015

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 “Over the River and Through the Woods” from Fantasy Empire
Motherfucker “Good Time” from Confetti
Daniel Francis Doyle “Old Lives” from We Bet Our Money on You
Eula “The Destroyer” from Wool Sucking
God Is My Co-Pilot “Menarche” from Get Busy
Eula “Aplomb” from Wool Sucking
New England Patriots “Like a Rope” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Kuan “l” from Colors
Fischessen “weekend warriors” from Suicide Is Much Too Blonde
Ugh, God “Re-Ejected” from Deep, Dark, Mysterious and Serious
Times Beach “Cement” from Raw Pop
XDS “Earthquake” from Forest Field
Blackouts “Deadman's Curve” from History In Reverse
What We Won't See “Guns” from blood covered winter
Heavy Medical “Sword Things” from Threats EP
Sign-Off “Geraniums” from 10.1 EP
Fag Static “Off But On” from Ficcanaso
Cacaw “2” from Cacaw
Baklavaa “3” from Baklavaa
Cave “Butthash” from Cave/California Raisins Split
Nicoffeine “Ppartyzan Vs. Prominent Tongue” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Pterodactyl “Chx Bx” from Pterodactyl
The VSS “The Flesh Inside” from 25:37
Fugazi “By you” from Red Medicine

Wrong Division Playlist 6/19/2015

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.

Koenjihyakkei “Angherr Shisspa” from Angherr Shisspa
Ruins “Vrresto” from Vrresto
Ahleuchatistas “channel 0” from Location Location
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Don't Ask Me About Dresden” from Jealousy Mountain Duo No 2
Many Arms “Greater Mass” from Suspended Definition
Coughs “Elimidate” from Fright Makes Right
Nicoffeine “Sunstudio Wizard” from AU REVOIR GOLDEN AIR
Athletic Automaton “SWEATPANTS NO UNDERWEAR” from Athletic Automaton / Made In Mexico Split
The Conformists “Quality” from None Hundred
Yowie “Shriners Sure Do Cuss a Lot” from Damning With Faint Praise
Lightning Bolt “rotator” from Ride the Skies
Noxagt “Soft Sugar” from Noxagt
Dazzling Killmen “Torture” from Dig Out The Switch
Staer “Flashing Teeth” from Daughters
Timeghost “Cellular Automata” from Cellular
Aids Wolf “Gnarly Tooth” from Cities of Glass
Grand Ulena “Fyler” from Neosho - EP
U.S. Maple “Ma Digital” from Acre Thrills

This Week in St. Louis 6/15/15 - 6/19/15


Destruction Unit (Phoenix, AZ)
Breakout (TX)
Soda Boys
@ The Skatium / 120 Catalan St.
9 p.m. / $10 / all ages

Destruction Unit crams ten tons of harsh noise into raw punk songs, driving repetitive riffs through the dirt (or the sand, they're from the desert). There's a solid duo of hardcore bands with Ruz and the Austin-based band Breakout, while Swearbeam brings the brains behind the Funs, Trauma Harness and Rip-Rap together.

The Melvins
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive St.
9 p.m. / $20-$22 / all ages

The Melvins have a deep footprint in the metal canon of American music. While a quick Google search could bring up more history than you'd ever want to read, just know that the group brings a kind of sulfurous rock that feels heady but never too overwrought. Recordings are nice, but this band is best heard with real, human ears.


Peter J Woods (Milwaukee, WI)
Dan of Earth (Milwaukee, WI)
Kingston Family Singers
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

For years Peter J Woods has ran the Borg Ward, a DIY all-ages space in Milwaukee specializing in noise, experimental and outsider rock. His solo moniker (known in past years as PETE-ZA), is something hard to describe, mostly because he brings a different approach to each performance. Dan of Earth builds a harrowing wall of massive harsh noise. You might know Kingston Family Singers as the noise duo featuring a stuff dog... oh you don't? Modular synth mania flies through a glitched-out stratosphere -- a simulation of a simulation of a simulation. 

Drainolith (Montreal)
DJ Ghost Ice
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
8:30 p.m. / free / all ages

Wolf Eyes might have coined the term "Trip Metal" with its collective tongue stuffed firmly in-cheek, but Drainolith is an ambassador of such music, bringing a rock-vibe to dark beats that can barely breathe under the mass of guitar noise. As the former guitarist of noise-rock luminaries Aids Wolf, Drainolith continues his riff driven brain-fuckery, albeit in a much different format. 


Chain Rank (Boston, MA)
Cardiac Arrest
The Warden
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

Chain Rank bares the torch of classic hardcore with an earnest energy. While the Boston foursome doesn't break new ground, that really isn't the point. Chords rush out over fierce downbeats with thick, throaty vocals driving the songs. The execution is on point like a well-oiled machine, paying total respect to the form.

The Conformists
Maximum Effort
@ Schlafly Tap room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Yowie brings wiry, brain-bending riffs over bizarre beats that work to constantly bait-and-switch. The trio somehow invokes wriggle and dance while throwing the whole avant-rock genre to the wall. In other news, the Conformists are back with original lead singer Mike Benker, while former vocalist Chris Boran moves to replace the old bass player. Lineup changes aside, this band is one of the most complex and engaging bands that could loosely be called "rock." Essential listening. 

Wrong Division Playlist 6/12/2015

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.

Microwaves “Hammerspace” from Psionic Impedance
Nicoffeine “Holy Hell of a Himmel” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Black Eyes “Drums” from Cough
New England Patriots “Queer” from Special Worship
The Sediment Club “B and the electric kill” from Kicked Back Into The Crypt
Skarekrau Radio “Umbra Bloom Chauffeur” from The Coital Mass of The Kuu Puu
Staer “One Million Love Hits” from Daughters
Britches “Blue Ruin” from Demonstration
Multicult “Stop Calling” from Spaces Tangled
Muscle Brain “will” from Purgatore
Tarngo “Cousineau” from Horman
XHOHX “UNIT105” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split
BIG BEAR “Song 17” from Under the Beach
Gay Beast “Beach” from Second Wave
Cheer-Accident “Graphic Depression” from Salad Days
Blind Thorns “A Railway Diversion” from Blind Thorns
Cheval de Frise “Connexion Monstrueuse Entre un Objet Et Son Image” from Cheval de Frise
Neptune “silver pool” from Gong Lake
PRE “Not Neccessary” from Hope Freaks
Neptune “Purple Sleep” from Gong Lake
Ahleuchatistas “Kind Of Thing” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split

This Week in St. Louis 6/8/15 - 6/14/15


Flykills (Brooklyn, NY)
Black Planet (Cincinatti, OH)
Homebody (Denver, CO)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
10 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Cincinnati's Black Planet brings dark, snarling punk ensnared by a femme-fronted fuzzy mess. This lands somewhere around garage rock with dark, gothy vibes. The show is a mish-mash of two others, bringing the psych twang of Homebody right up against the rough, abrasive Flykills. Wamhoda and Jake Leech hold the fort, representing STL on a crazy mixed bill.


CJ Boyd
Vernacular String Trio
Eric Hall
Louis Wall
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / all ages

Nomadic noisemaker C.J. Boyd always tends to bring a fresh set of sonic oddities every time he stops through St. Louis. The local lineup couldn't be better with the heavy-handed Vernacular String Trio and ambient powerhouse Eric Hall. A night of intricate electro-acoustic jams on the cheap, with bonus live poetry from Sean Arnold.


Paranoid Chant (Houston, TX)
The Drip (Philadelphia, PA)
Pink Sock
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / $6 / all ages

The Drip brings busy hardcore that pummels with little restraint. Blastbeats drag guttural chords along quick sub-minute bursts of pissed rambling. Paranoid Chant was one of those bands that people lauded on the Facebook the day after they came, trying to make everyone feel bad for not showing up. Maybe go see what all the hype was about. Better yet, just go for Pink Sock.

New England Patriots (Boston, MA)
Double God
@ Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5

New England Patriots keeps good company in its native habitat of, well, New England. The band has split LPs with both Boston's Skimask and Brooklyn's Palberta. Remember Guerilla Toss? The Patriots are the meaner, leaner counterpart that brings faster beats amid insane rambling and taut, angular riffs. This is a short three band bill that will start real late and still end early.

Carl Calm
Flanger Magazine
DJ Jake Leech
@ William A Kerr Foundation / 21 O'Fallon St.
9 p.m. / $10 / all ages

You might know Carl Calm and Flanger Magazine from their duo Caboladies. This is a show full of solo performances, including two from RAI and Jake Leech, who used to also perform together years ago. Chill beats wrap around lush ambient tones to create a dark, heavy atmosphere. This show starts early at 8 but will go until question-marks, no doubt.


Baghead (MS)
Cherry Death (Oklahoma City, OK)
Strong Force
@ / Riverfront Generator
$7 / all ages

Baghead and Cherry Death both bring pretty different vibes, but that's because this show used to be split. Watch the two get smashed together over a fire and marshmallows. Sam Clapp's Strong Force opens with punky psych songs that die before wearing out their welcome. This is a secret location, but you can find the spot if you actually ask a punk.


Black James
Nick Klein
@ Upstairs Lounge / 3131 S. Grand Blvd.
9 p.m. / $5-$7

Profligate makes a danceable noise that sounds like its been squeezed out from a Sega Genesis soundchip into a dirty dog bowl. Lap it up, naves. Black James brings her own bouncy brand of black magic alongside openers Lolito and Nick Klein. Also, this is at Upstairs Lounge – bringing back 2009 in style, no doubt.

Wrong Division Playlist 6/5/2015

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.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Peasantry Or Light! Inside Of Light!” from Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
Normal Love “Lend Some Treats” from Survival Tricks
Nick Millevoi “Life in Ice” from Black Figure of a Bird - EP
Many Arms “Snakes in the Grass” from Palabras Malas
Blind Thorns “Engulfing the Epigone” from Blind Thorns
Ahleuchatistas “channel 0” from Location Location
Staer “daughters 2” from Daughters
Timeghost “Intrusion” from Cellular
USCO “Crack in the Crystal Glass” from Treffpunkt
Collections of Colonies of Bees “fun” from Customer
Cheer-Accident “Salad Dies” from No Ifs, Ands or Dogs
Passe Montagne “jupiter” from Oh My Satan
Sax Ruins “Vrresto (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)” from Blimmguass (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 6th Movement” from Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere)
Thollem/Parker/Cline “In a Life” from The Gowanus Session
The Denison / Kimball Trio “walk away” from Plays the Music of "Walls In the City"
Tatsuya Nakatani Shane Perlowin “Day of Exceptions” from Anatomy of a Moment (feat. Tatsuya Nakatani & Shane Perlowin)
Wume “In Around Midnight” from Wume
Hands and Feet “Sour Times” from Sour Times

This Weekend in St. Louis 6/5/15 - 6/7/15


Hands and Feet
Golden Curls
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Hands and Feet put out one of the best records to come out of St. Louis in 2014. This one man band plays atop busy backing tracks with live bass, guitar, synth and melodica, but his work never feels restrained despite a relatively simple setup. For fans of Tortoise, Talkdemonic, video game music, etc. 


Digital Leather (Omaha, NE)
Bort (first show)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Digital Leather brings chilled out pop rock that's not afraid to slobber on a mic through a truck-stop glory-hole. All the songs here feel like the sort of thing anyone could just pick up and play on their own guitar. To the band's credit, the riffs are catchy as can be without a shred of complexity. Bort plays its first show on this night, members of Posture, Brainstems, others.

Gula-Gila (Chicago, IL)
Pigeon (Carbondale, IL)
Skin Tags
Hess/Cunningham duo
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Gula-Gila brings gnarly no-wave by way of Chicago. The video up above shows the band's first show from back in 2012, but expect new material via femme-fronted sewer-punk. And for fans of the underrated '90s (think Unwound, early Tortoise, Red Medicine-era Fugazi), Pigeon comes up from Carbondale with down-trodden, somber grunge that sits about an inch away from noise rock. Free show.