Wrong Division Playlist 1/29/2016

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.

Skarekrau Radio “Song 4” from Side 1
Soda “Blonde on Blonde” from Blonde on Blonde
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Kowabunga! Kid “Cut” from It Ends
DNA “Not Moving” from No New York
Blurt “Puppeteer” from The Factory Recordings
Ike Yard “M. Kurtz” from 1980-1982 Collected
Ween “Happy Colored Marbles” from Quebec
People Like Us “The Sacred Erm” from Recyclopaedia Brittannica
John Oswald “Vane” from 69 Plunderphonics 96
Negativland “Favorite things” from No Business
Victrola “Maritime Tatami” from Maritime Tatami - Single
The Units “High Pressure Days” from High Pressure Days - EP
Duster “Echo, Bravo” from Stratosphere
Duster “My Friends Are Cosmonauts” from Transmission, Flux 7"
Mammoth & Saber “Syabu Canyon Dream” from Mammoth & Saber - EP
Kou Machida “FROM” from Wild and Crazy Guys
Bernard Bonnier “Blue marine” from Casse-tĂȘte
Karp “Spelling Trouble” from Self-Titled LP
Melvins “Joan of Arc” from Houdini
THE COMES “Wa-Ka-Me” from No Side
Terrorizer “Fear of Napalm” from World Downfall
The Thing “Red River” from Boot!

This Week in St. Louis 1/25/16 - 1/31/16


Bruxism #13 feat.:
Stone Lobster
Albert Kuo
Louis Wall

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Close/Far Collective's bi-monthly series takes root at the Schalfly Tap Room after two years at Foam Coffee & Beer. Stone Lobster combines the proprietor of the collective himself Nathan Cook with Dave Stone and modular synth artist Kevin Harris for an intense trio of electro-acoustic mayhem. Louis Wall builds up percussive swarms in real time, employing his own esoteric approach to build and release tension. Bruxism's move to Schlafly also means that the event no longer costs $5. Admission is free to all. 


Kowabunga! Kid (Champaign, IL)
Trauma Harness
Soda Boys
Sunday Candy
Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
9:30 p.m. / $5

Champaign favorites Kowabunga! Kid takes on poppy punk with a cutting style that comes and goes without wearing thin. There's a distinct vibe between songs, which differs from punk bands of yore that tend to build one general sound and stick with that. Not that Kowabunga! Kid doesn't carve its own niche, it's just that the band isn't beholden to one. 


Weird Vibers (Columbia, MO)
Thoughts Detecting Machines (Chicago, IL)
Stomatopod (Chicago, IL)
Little Big Bangs
Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / all ages

For having "weird" in its name, Weird Vibers from Columbia is a pretty accessible band. The blown-out, loose-fit shoegaze sound permeates the songs, but the band takes a generally darker approach. Three touring acts means that you should scrape the bank for donations, even if the show allows for free admission. Little Big Bangs is the sole local support for the night but well worth the price of whatever admission you choose to pay. 

Wrong Division Playlist 1/22/2016

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.

Helta Skelta “Specialist Subject” from Beyond the Black Stump
Plastic “Insects” from Demo
Trauma Harness “Cornfields” from The Crypt on the Hillside EP
Sato-Sato “Sato-Sato” from Alles Ist Gut
Men Without Hats “Antarctica” from Rhythm Of Youth
Count Vertigo “I'm A Mutant” from X Patriots
Shonen Knife “An Angel Has Come” from Yamatia
MX-80 Sound “Someday You'll Be King” from Someday You'll Be King
Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundschaft “Kebab-Traume” from Kebab-Traume
Ultravox “Systems of Romance” from Dislocation
Malcolm Seagrave “Phantasm Main Theme” from Phantasm
Eater “Queen Bitch” from The Album
Paralasis Permanente “Heroes” from El Acto
Raymilland “She's Got Medals” from Recordings 79-81
Lusthansa “Traumsprayer” from Nur Fjutscha
Abwarts “Der Westen Is Einsam” from Beim Erstenmal Tut's Immer Weh
Abwarts “Der Westen Ist Einsam” from Papier
ZeitGeist “Frankensteins Kinder” from ZeitGeist
Solid Space “Tenth Planet” from Space Museum
Theatre of Ice “In the Attic” from In The Attic EP
No Trend “Killing Me” from When Death Won't Solve Your Problem
Turqoise Days “Grey Skies” from Grey Skies
Saccharine Trust “A Human Certainty” from The Blasting Concept
Xmal Deutschland “Boomerang” from Fetisch
Skids “Masquerade” from Masquerade
My Bloody Valentine “Map. Ref 41N 93W” from Whore
No Means No “Hey, Hey, My, My” from Fubar

This Week in St. Louis 1/18/16 - 1/24/16


New Music Circle presents:
Susan Alcorn
Frank Rosaly
@ Joe's Cafe / 6010 Kingsbury Ave.
8 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages

New Music Circle's first event of 2016 surgically cuts the new year open with a scalpel. Susan Alcorn takes to the pedal steel with moaning drones and a style that weaves warm, warbling tones with more sharp and pointed playing. Percussionist Frank Rosaly joins her on this night, providing a flurry of fierce percussive work, bouncing between linear beats and abstract flourishes. 


Brinkstock feat.:
Helta Skelta (Australia)
Cross Examination
Lumpy and the Dumpers
Pink Sock
The Warden
@ St. Liborius / 1850 Hogan St.
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

Brinkstock, the memorial show for Ryan Brinkmann, brings together several friends and bands from throughout the city to celebrate and pay tribute to the life of a close friend. This concert was recently combined with a show featuring Australia's Helta Skelta, so bring a few extra dollars for a band who traveled half-way across the world. The floor will be open for skating, so boards are welcome. 

Plastic (Chicago, IL)
John Beabout
Biggie Stardust
Fragile Farm
@ Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5

Plastic's synth-heavy punk songs fit loosely around solid hooks and burn out quick before wearing out. That kind of brevity feels fresh for a genre typically built on slow burns and build-ups, and the Chicago band's vocal approach keeps the general sound more rough-edged. Synth is abundant, but pop this is not. Biggie Stardust makes live collages with samples and minor vocal flourishes while Fragile Farm operates entirely through a loop station. 

Drew Gowran
Dave Stone

Zak M.
Marble//Wall Duo
@ Kismet / 3409 Iowa
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Save for the darkly crooning Zak M, this night is packed with improv with the duo of Drew Gowran and Dave Stone leading the pack. J.J. Hamon of Demonlover moonlights as OkENDO, crafting busy pieces through real-time manipulation of homemade instruments and modular synthesizers. Marble//Wall Duo brings scattershot percussion and keys together for abstract songs that sway between slower, more pensive parts and full-on tonal assaults. 


HEARding Cats Collective presents:
Chris Brown + Symprov Trio
@ The 560 Music Center / 560 Trinity Ave.
7:30 p.m. / $10-$15 / all ages

Chris Brown, co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music, makes use of the PianoBar, a device that uses infrared signals to convert piano to MIDI. On this night, Brown is backed by three of St. Louis' more dynamic improvisers in Asako Kuboki, Timothy Myers, and legendary percussionist Rich O’Donnell. HEARding Cats Collective has become notorious for its relative lack of self-promotion, but fans of experimental music, free-jazz and noise in general should bookmark the organization's Facebook page for updates and announcements of new events. 

Wrong Division Playlist 1/15/2016

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.

New Berlin “New Eyes” from Flexi 7"
Life Like “Prisoner” from Prisoners
Helta Skelta “Want You” from Beyond the Black Stump
Yonsei “Apple” from Yonsei
GT “Open Up” from Get Tryin' EP
Lushes “Grey Tiles” from Service Industry
Drive Like Jehu “Here Come the Rome Plows” from Yank Crime
Oxes “Bees Won” from Oxxxes
Dazzling Killmen “Medicine Me” from Recuerda
Craw “Divinity of Laughter” from 1993–1997
Xbxrx “Center Where Sight” from Wars
Neptune “Healer” from Mice and Worms
Man At Arms “Munitions (Live)” from The Foreseeable Future - EP
Brainiac “1 Am a Crack3d Machin3” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Colonial Donuts” from Colonial Donuts
Gods on Safari “4th movement” from Suplex Reality
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Imitation of Life-Like” from Colonial Donuts
Ahleuchatistas “Power With” from Arrebato
Ugh God “Re-Ejected” from Deep, Dark, Mysterious and Serioues
Palberta “deja vu” from Special Worship
Palberta “Store” from Special Worship
Cottaging “F.A.S. Eno” from The Amyl Banshee - EP
Mount Shasta “Fired” from Put The Creep On
Pygmy Shrews “gimme hidden” from The Egyptian
Tarngo “Brainhorn” from Horman
What We Won't See “Would You Blues” from blood covered winter
Passe Montagne “98% Cuir” from Oh My Satan
The Conformists “Laser Canary” from Promotional Sampler
Smother Party “Mr. Mackerel” from Casa Limon

This Week In St. Louis 1/11/16 - 1/17/16


Urochromes (MA)
Big Bleach (MS)
@ Bonerville / Ask Somebody 
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
Urochromes are as grimy as hardcore gets, but classy rock riffs still manage to stab through all the scuzz with stark clarity. This is the headbobbin', foot-tappin' music of the dystopian future that we're already living in. You from ten years ago would think this was so cool. 


New Berlin (TX)
Boreal Hills 
Zak Marmalefsky
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave. 
 9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Melt down every crayon in the box and pour that rainbow soup into a bowl. The result is typically a weird grayish-brown but New Berlin has managed to keep all its shades of garage rock, punk and hardcore despite smashing them together. This band is meant to be heard in a dusty basement with low ceilings but Foam will have to do. 

RAOS presents: Night of Duos II featuring: 
Sam Clapp and Chad Hickman 
Stephen Houldsworth and Sean Ballard 
Ben Stegmann and Patrick Weston
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust
 9 p.m. / free / all ages
Jake Leech brings together several of St. Louis' most active players in the experimental and noise scene and pairs them for short improvised sets. Members of the Brainstems, Kingston Family Singers, Fragile Farm, Beauty Pageant and the now-defunct Ou Ou will join together for this night of one-time performances. 


Corrigan Brothers Album Release Show 
Slave Cable 
Dave Stone 
Tubby Tom 
Beauty Pageant
@ Kismet Creative Center / 3409 Iowa 
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
The guitar-mangling Corrigan Brothers have been quiet in recent months, if only to prepare its own cacophonous album for release. The duo plans to fill Kismet with its coarse merging of strings that cross no-wave stylings with a warped blues aesthetic. Sets on this night start at 8 p.m. and will run in rapid-fire fashion to make way for a post-hardcore show starting later on.

Farfetched Collective celebrates its annual label compilation with a release party, meant to serve as an intro to its roster of electronic artists. Music kicks off at 8 p.m. over at 2720 Cherokee.


Breath Fire
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
GT could stand for anything, but "Get Tryin'" makes sense. The band's low-down vibe leaks through a dark but bluesy set of songs. Hints of psych and shoegaze are here, but GT doesn't bash you over the head again and again with its pedal prowess. Instead, the exploration here is more subtle, helping to drive riffs just left of center. 

Wrong Division Playlist 1/8/2016

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.

Colossamite “Hot house” from Economy of Motion
Colossamite “Mr. Somebody Does Something” from Economy of Motion
GUERILLA TOSS “Breeding Snakes For Variety” from JEFFREY JOHNSON
Oxes “Say Something to Bees about the Lion in the Alley” from Arab on Radar
Tiger Hatchery “Pizza Night 50 (excerpt)” from Pizza Night 50
Satanized “Hope Is The Lack of Information” from Aids Wolf/Satanized Split
Normal Love “Cultural Uppercut” from Survival Tricks
Sax Ruins “Refusal Fossil (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)” from Blimmguass (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)
Microwaves “Vampire Me” from Psionic Impedance
Aids Wolf “Down, Holy Ground” from Cities of Glass
Coughs “quagmire” from Secret Passage
Imelda Marcos “Untied S” from Isa
Dazzling Killmen “Blown (Face Down)” from Face of Collapse
Many Arms “The Transfiguration of Man Into Beast” from Palabras Malas
Black Eyes “Drums” from Cough
What We Won't See “Guns” from blood covered winter
New England Patriots “Like a Rope” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Lightning Bolt “Mythmaster” from Fantasy Empire
Melt-Banana “Sick Zip Everywhere” from Scratch or Stitch
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Microwaves Split
Noxagt “Mek It Burn” from Turning It Down Since 2001

This Week In St. Louis 1/4/16 - 1/10/16


Dog (NY)
Tubby Tom
Slave Cable
Brain Transplant
@ Livery Company / 3211 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Dog's punk is propelled by noisy riffs and shrill, emboldened vocals atop stuttering beats. Sure, this crosses off every item in the no-wave checklist, but the overall feel is quick and driving. The local lineup is made up of new projects from members of Willis, Animal Teeth and Whsky Janetor.


Venereal Crush (IA)
NNN Cook
Vernacular String Trio
Kingston Family Singers
DJ Grant Nikseresht
@ Kismet Creative Center / 3409 Iowa St. 
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Yet another fine export of Iowa-native Bob Bucko Jr., Venereal Crush approaches the drone genre by taking the style's idioms and painting everything black. Apply another layer of black and you get the idea. NNN Cook shirks expectations at every show so describing him is typically a disservice, but the Vernacular String Trio offers a consistent and harsh realm of frantic strings and sonic bellyaches. 


Burp! (PA)
Laffing Gas (IN)
Fine Young Casuals (IN)
The Warden
@ Bonerville / Ask Somebody
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages
More gross hardcore with a banal band name. And I mean that in the best way possible. Scoop that slurry into your ear and shake your brains into mush. Burp! keeps building that punk hype, and will hop on tour with Crazy Spirit and Urochromes later this month. Come see the band before Pitchfork does an interview in HIGH DEFINITION. 

For lighter fare, see the Vanilla Beans and others open for Single Player over at Foam. Expect it to be at least 75% more chill than the Bonerville show. 

Paradoxal Pterodactyl continues its monthly series of shows at the Way Out Club with Way Out Weirdo #4, featuring Patrick Weston, Alex Cunningham and more. 


Pierre (MN)
Double God
Family Medicine
@ Foam / 3359 South Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Pierre brings punk with a sing-songy pop edge, which is an odd fit for a show with the darker, more brooding Staghorn. Double God is its own genre of nihilistic rock, and this night doubles as a tour kick-off show for the duo made up of members from Jr. Clooney and Fragile Farm. 


Blizzard Babies (IL)
Sunday Candy
Skin Tags
@ Foam / 3359 South Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Blizzard Babies takes the simple yet effective approach, landing somewhere between indie rock and shoegaze with a subtle use of noisy additions. Everything is very hook-y, especially the vocals, but there's a sense of heft within each song's many layers. If you dig what you hear of Blizzard Babies, Drag should be your bag, too -- it's the latest offering from members of Posture, Life Like and the Lemons

Heavy Anchor hosts a cacophonous night of post-rock by way of Forteana, Key Grip and others. 

Wrong Division Playlist End of 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.

Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
Terrible Truths “Sink or Swim” from Terrible Truths
Swear Beam “Days” from Swear Beam
Melkbelly “Piss Wizard” from Melkbelly/BATB split
Toupee “Glitter Roach” from Leg Toucher
Eula “Like No Other” from Wool Sucking
Phantom Head “Love Thy Oppressor” from Let the Miracles Begin
Brainstems “Stallioning” from No Place Else
Trauma Harness “Archipelago” from TRIED MY HARDEST
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Posture “2” from Never Knows Best
The Funs “Cross Kisser” from My Survival
Mystic Inane “Eggs Onna Plate” from Eggs Onna Plate
Tunic “Sandpaper” from Tour Tape
Health Problems “Lies and Movement” from Winners
BLACK PANTIES “Future” from Future
Lightning Bolt “Myth Master” from Fantasy Empire
Battles “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di
Imelda Marcos “Dresses the Colors of Crayons” from The Record Company session
Ahleuchatistas “La Faena” from Arrebato
Noyes “Cut Off” from Relapse
Sur “The Womb” from The Womb
Stella “Ron Dayne” from Planned Obsolenscence
Victory Hands “The Guy We Can Kick” from Anderson
Empty Vessels “Only Then” from Throw Your Shadow
Heavy Coughin “Sacred Herb” from Sacred Herb