Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 28, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Yowie “The Reason Your House Is Haunted Can Be Found On This Microfiche” from Synchromysticism
Bob Bucko Jr. “Every Atom Belonging” from Decelebrate
Zen Mother “Mantra” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble “Rings To Your Saturn” from Animal Skins
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Elastic Astral Peel” from Are Euphoria
Deerhoof “Con Sordino” from Mountain Moves
Shugo Tokamaru “Lita-Ruta” from Toss
Don Gero “Fire Ball II” from Wizarding
Palm “Shadow Expert” from Shadow Expert
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas
Birthing Hips “Sludge” from Urge to Merge
Pill “Afraid of the Mirror” from Aggressive Advertising
Parlor Walls “Cover Me” from Opposites
Melkbelly “R.O.R.O.B” from Nothing Valley
Blank Spell “Echo Chamber” from Miasma
Dream Probe “Colonización” from Demo 2017
Phantom Head “Psychic Dictators” from Psychic Dictators
Haram “الدفع عن حالاك "The Defense of Yourself"” from When You Have Won, You Have Lost
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Marbled Eye “Former” from EP
Trauma Harness “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band “Be Stiff!” from Mutants 4 Nuclear Waste
Baus “What's On Your Mind” from Will Be Right Back
An Atomic Whirl “CKC” from WEN
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
Guerilla Toss “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Side Thing “Boppi” from Worse Together

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 26 - 31, 2017

WED. DEC. 27


@ Upstairs Lounge | 10pm | $3
-Ariele Max (NY)
-ICE

A deep winter cut brought to you by St. Louis ex-pat Josh Levi: This show offers New York sound artist Ariele Max in a DJ role alongside ICE. The apocalypse has come and gone, so here is a post-humanity dance party fit for a frozen swamp in a club above Mekong Restaurant on South Grand. 

SAT. DEC. 30


@ Foam | 9pm | all ages
-Yowie
-Jr. Clooney
-Skin Tags

It's the end of an era? Or the end of an error? Either way, Yowie will be shedding 2/3 of its members after this night, never to be the same band again. While the drummer does have plans to continue the band in some shape or form, this show will be your last chance to see groundbreaking power trio in its most effective lineup to date. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 21, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Tim Pilcher “Intro Theme” from Dark Creation
Solid Waste “Fields of Bliss” from Visions
Oxherding “The Past Is Gone” from The Past is Gone and The Future...
3 of 5 “23555555111323” from 55554443332
Drew Gowran “Nostalgic AM Radio” from Instrument of Surrender
18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble “Stale Beaches” from Animal Skins
Boreal Hills “Trash Mountain” from Wet Couch
Melkbelly “Doomspringa” from Pennsylvania
Sojii “Pigpen” from Sojii
Drool “Terminal” from Print A
Arvid Noe “What Makes A Person Break Their Phone?” from Islington
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
Don Gero “Fire Ball I” from Wizarding
This Heat “Sleep” from Deceit
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
Soft Shoulder “Repeat #4 aka Large Group in Close Quarters” from Repeat #4...
This Is My Condition “Jitterbug Stomp” from Cut Loose
Lightning Bolt “Planet of The Wolves” from I Love Guitar Wolf Very Much
Multicult “Coxcomb” from Position Remote
Noxagt “Wall's End” from Noxagt
The VSS “Swift Kicks” from Nervous Circuits
Rob Funkhouser “Crystalline” from Crystalline
Made in Mexico “Napalm Springs” from Zodiac Zoo
Vialka “Premiers pas” from Succes Planetaire International
L'Ocelle Mare “Porte D'Octobre #6” from Compilation
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Roadkill” from Jealousy Mountain Duo No 3
Vernacular String Trio “Frost Makes a Flower” from Parlance

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 18 - 24, 2017

TUE. DEC. 19


@ 2720 Basement | 9pm | $7
-Damak (Austin, TX)
-Mom
-Dentist
-Spirits

Damak plays boiling riffs stretched thin over junky drums. The whole thing feels thick and full of static, counting on a guttural rush of energy to relate the songs within. Spirits is the latest export of Luc Michalski, known for his work in Black Panties, Violations and a long list of other vital St. Louis bands. 

THU. DEC. 21


@ Puppy Planet | 8pm | free | al ages
-Motherbear
-Paper Ceilings
-Jessie V.
-Dee Bird
-Cougar Daddy

Pre-game the holiday weekend with a power run of local songwriters in an intimate setting. Few shows give this kind of primer on songcraft, and this night offers both strong and subtle guitar work that ranges from straight-ahead to strange and inventive. 

FRI. DEC. 22


@ Foam | 10pm | $5 | all ages
-Tim Pilcher & Monica Lord (Columbia, MO)
-Oxherding
-Solid Waste

Fitz Hartwig's Oxherding offers a nameless narrative through sound, moving the audience along an arc that feels well-traveled with all the peaks and valleys expected from such a journey. He performs in support of Columbia duo Tom Pilcher and Monica Lord, whose instrumental pieces are built through guitar and cello.

SUN. DEC. 24


@ CBGB | 8pm | 21+
-Key Grip
-3 of 5
-Drew Gowran
-Paperkite

For those not inundated by the obligations of X-mas eve, or those looking for an escape, this locals-only show provides a mix of improvisations (Key Grip, Drew Gowran) and compositions (3 of 5, Paperkite). With members of Pat Sajak Assassins, Key Grip's set typically features a visual element through projects, and that video forms of the basis of the set.

Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 14, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Jane Wave “All Dust” from Plastic Peridot
Posture “Projection” from Posture
Pineapple RNR “All Day/Tenderness” from All Day/Tenderness
Radiator Hospital “Out Of Mind” from Play The Songs You Like
Damak “Teenage Time Killer (Rudimentary Peni)” from Tarseer Sessions
The Tube Socks “Pineapple” from Skate Naked
Glued “Salted Slug” from I
Jr. Clooney “Divin'” from Divin'
Floral Print “Sweepstakes Life” from Mirror Stages
Anna Altman “M.C. PH. D.” from EIS Records Sampler 2017
Gnarwhal “Light-Up City” from EIS Records Sampler 2017
Colossamite “The Down Sound” from All Lingo's Clamour
Ovlov “Where's My Dini?” from Am
Tideland “Braindead on the Interstate” from Asleep in the Graveyard
Man At Arms “Who Died and Made You the Voice of Reason?”
Muscle Brain “Business of Squares” from Purgatore
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Brainiac “70 K9 Man” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Brainiac “Go Freaks Go” from Brainiac Internationale
The USA Is a Monster “Clay People” from Wohaw
Bygones “Click On That (smash the Plastic Death)” from by-
Gods on Safari “4th Movement” from Suplex Reality
Curt Oren “I Love My Dog” from Curt Oren
This is My Condition and Dan Kozak “This Mission Pt. 1” from This Mission
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert
Tatsuya Nakatani Shane Perlowin “Cruel to Be Kind” from Anatomy of a Moment
A Deer A Horse “Backswimmer” from Backswimmer

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 11 - 17, 2017

WED. DEC. 13


@ Rat Roast | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-Uranium Club (Minneapolis, MN)
-Nibiru
-Shux

Minneapolis' Uranium Club plays snarky, punctuated punk slithering with ear worms. Newcomers Nibiru bring evolved raw pop to the bill, while Shux -- featuring members of Dumpers, Posture and more -- plays its first show in a new basement. Starts early!

FRI. DEC. 15


@ Kerr Foundation | 8pm | $10
-Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Tatsuya Nakatani's Gong Orchestra delves much deeper than its surface may imply. Through a controlled set of hand signals and spatial preparation, the Japanese percussionist leads a lineup of local musicians while cutting a dense sonic sculpture that recalls the works of Philip Glass, John Wiese and Glenn Branca. This experiential show offers an all-acoustic meditative drone -- no electronic accompaniment will be used. Arrive on time for a solo performance by Nakatani himself. 


@ Livery Company | 2pm | $5
StagFest Benefit for St. Louis Legal Fund:
-CaveofswordS

-Jr. Clooney
-Traveling Sound Machine
-Looprat
+many more

Starting midday on Friday and running well into the night, this StagFest reaches from the confines of local jazz, odd pop and a shred of punk to offer a well-rounded spectrum of sound. The price of entry is definitely low, but given the cause and the time of year, consider throwing down an extra fiver or ten spot.

SAT. DEC. 16


@ Foam | 8pm | $5-$10 | all ages
-Radiator Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
-Pineapple RnR
-Posture
-I Could Sleep In the Clouds

This night runs through the peaks and valleys of pop-sensible punk and other indie oddities as Philly's Radiator Hospital returns to St. Louis. Ingenious riffing intertwines with a solid foundation of straight-forward songcraft, making for a tangible set that even the most jaded showgoer can lock onto.

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Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 7, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble “Rings To Your Saturn” from Animal Skins
Wax Fruit “Done Before” from Done Before
Sundowning “To Leave” from Sundowning
Uranium Club “Who Made the Man?” from All of Them Naturals
Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi “Friendly Pants” from Live At Hungry Brain
Birthing Hips “No Pressure” from Urge to Merge
Shimmer “Crystal Listerine” from Shimmer
Palm “Dog Milk” from Rock Island
18&Counting & TheOnlyEnsemble “Stale Beaches” from Animal Skins
Olivia Neutron-John “Death Tango” from Injury Train and I'm Never Getting Off It...
AG Davis & Jamison Williams “Side A” from Auto De Fe
Shearing Pinx “White Mud” from Poison Hands
Soft Shoulder “Fabric” from Attention:
Jade Helm “Tell Me Something” from Jade Helm 7"
Detached Objects “Stump” from Dirt Birth
Cherie Cherie “Friday's Child” from C'Mon Let's Share
Soft Shoulder “Repeat #4 aka Warbled Practice” from Repeat #4...
Soft Shoulder “Stair (YOBS)” from Stair
Cellular Chaos “Newport Lights” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
New England Patriots “Ribbit Ribbit” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Parlor Walls “Cover me” from Opposites
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas 12"
Lithics “Thing In Your Eye” from Borrowed Floors
Yukon “Gough” from Mortar
Nick Millevoi “Bruxer” from Black Figure of a Bird - EP
Neptune “The Penetrating Gaze” from Patterns
Tarngo “Trenton” from Horman

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 4 - 10, 2017

WED. DEC. 6


@ Way Out Club | 9pm | $5 | 21+
Way Out Weirdo Wedsnesday #24:
-Mirror Fears (Denver, CO)
-Church Fire (Denver, CO)
-The Lonely Procession
-Drew Gowran & JJ Hamon
-Nebulosa

Denver's Mirror Fears puts hard-edged industrial beats against climbing synth lines. This makes for songs that toe the line, sometimes coming off harsh and intrusive while keeping a warm, melodic core. Taking a minimalist approach, nebulosa stacks simple pieces to construct a live stream of consciousness -- a total foil to the touring acts on offer. 

SAT. DEC. 9


@ Ready Room | 8pm | $10-$12 | all ages
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble (EP release)
-Mathias & the Pirates (EP release)
-Broke Poets
-VThom
-DJWhiz

Stan Chisholm is many things to many people, but as the bandleader behind 18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble, he fronts one of St. Louis' most underrated acts. There's a post-apocalyptic vibe that permeates the songs, owing to a blend of scattershot percussion and frantic melody relayed by live players. Hip-hop and sonic oddities mingle for an experimental rap performance that feels both exploratory and laser-focused. 

SUN. DEC. 10


@ El Lenador | 7pm | $7-$12
-Chikamorachi
-Larva / Ghost Ice + Kevin Harris visuals
-Complainer (EP release)
-DJ Swan
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray

The aggressive clamor of Chikamorachi comes by design of percussionist Chris Corsano and legendary bassist Darin Gray (Dazzling Killmen, Grand Ulena, Tweedy). A sense of structure and storytelling belies the duo's frenetic fervor, making for a gripping set that weaves a seamless web of dynamism. Ghost Ice and Larva team for an improvised set bathed in a feverish portal conjured by visual artist Kevin Harris. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 30, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Posture “For Now” from Posture
Bethlehem Steel “Alt Shells” from Party Naked Forever
Options “TLC” from Maxed Out
Shady Bug “Walk Me Home” from tbh idk
Alex Cunningham “Ache” from Ache
Ed Rodriguez “Flyaway, Come Here” from Flyaway, Come Here
Shugo Tokumaru “Lita-Ruta” from Toss
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Elastic Astral Peel” from Are Euphoria
Battles “Tonto” from Mirrored
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Ahleuchatistas “Sundowning” from Arrebato
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Roadkill” from Jealousy Mountain Duo No 3
Imelda Marcos “Swirling Hair Is” from Dalawa
Zen Mother “Mantra” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Marnie Stern “Her Confidence” from Marnie Stern
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
Cellular Chaos “Burn Option” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Xbxrx “Ear Ever Hear” from Wars
BIG BEAR “Song 22” from Under the Beach
The Wayward “railway” from Plutonic
USCO “Crack In The Crystal Glass” from Treffpunkt
The Conformists “Reverse Alchemist” from Divorce

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2017

TUE. NOV. 28


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Bad History Month (Boston, MA)
-Milk Vetch
-Whsky Janetor
-A Leaf In the Street

What Bad History Month can extract from a single guitar feels baffling, especially since each riff runs along a linear path laid by the click and thud of a highhat and kick drum. His voice occupies a mid-range wrapped by the peaks and valleys of a fretboard, yet all of these disparate pieces seamlessly drift together into a masterclass of songcraft. The new album, Dead and Loving It, was just released earlier this month through Exploding In Sound Records. 

SAT. DEC. 2


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Bethlehem Steel (NY)
-The Human Monster
-Ursi

The power trio of Bethlehem Steel digs its hands into a collective pile of fuzz, molding a kind of indie rock that feels both strong and somber. The band stretches and pulls its parts, building tension only to release it in bite-sized chunks. Recalling two-piece Hella and the more punk sections of early Tera Melos, Ursi makes a shrill and wiry kind of math rock that could only be birthed in the midwest. The Human Monster is a new evolution of the incomparable duo that makes up CCDS. 

SUN. DEC. 3


@ Kismet | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-Options (Chicago, IL)
-Single Player (Champaign, IL)
-Alex Cunningham
-Shady Bug

A product of the post-everything scene in Chicago, Options offers a set of songs that sit firmly in the indie rock camp. Melodic chords come atop propulsive beats, which carry thin and airy sections with a focused yet lackadaisical style. The local lineup offers up a mixed crew with violinist Alex Cunningham at the helm and the pop-sensible Shady Bug closing out the night. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 23, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

A Leaf In the Street “New Me Knew You” from You Read Me?
Milk Vetch “Timeline” from Demo
Bad History Month “A Small Life” from Dead and Loving It: An Introductory Exploration of Pessimysticism
Bethlehem Steel “Florida 2” from Party Naked Forever
Birthing Hips “Sludge” from Urge to Merge
Melkbelly “Off the Lot” from Nothing Valley
Pill “Afraid of the Mirror” from Aggressive Advertising
Conditioner “Sisters and Sisters” from Suggested Use
Pustostany “Tonacy Satek Milosci” from 2012
Puff Pieces “Pointless People” from Bland in D.C.
Bugs and Rats “I'd Really Like To See You In the Cold” from Bugs and Rats
Lithics “Burn On Burn” from Borrowed Floors
Marbled Eye “Dirt” from EP 2
Omni “Afterlife” from Deluxe
Sneaks “X.T.Y.” from Gymnastics
Black Eyes “Someone Has His Fingers Broken” from Black Eyes
The Ex “giant” from Knormmalities V.3 Posthumories
Gay Beast “We Keep Our Victims Ready” from To Smithereens
Health Problems “Lies & Movement” from Winners
Multicult “Fast Leaking Energy” from Position Release
Metz “Mess of Wires” from Strange Peace
Animal Lover “Dreamhouse” from Stay Alive
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Christmas on Earth” from Colonial Donuts
Ex Models “Chrome Panthers” from Chrome Panthers
Shoppers “I.” from Silver Year
The Funs “My Survival” from My Survival
Parlor Walls “Cover me” from Opposites
Muscle Brain “Friend of America” from Purgatore
Colossamite “For the Sake of Structure” from All Lingo's Clamor

Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 16, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Yowie “Ineffable Dolphin Communion” from Synchromysticism
Yautja “Path to Ground (Audiotree Live Version)” from Yautja on Audiotree Live
Shitstorm “Evil” from From the Depths of Shangri-la
Multicult “Repeating Decimal” from Position Remote
Ultra Bidé “Sonic Crash” from DNA vs. DNA-C
Lair “Test” from Test
Man or Astro-man? “Song of the Two-Mile Linear Particle Accelerator Stanford University, Stanford California” from A Spectrum of Infinite Scale
Smother Party “Titus” from Casa Limon
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert
Brainiac “1Nd1an Pok3r - Part 3” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Dead Rider “Touchy” from Mother Of Curses
U.S. Maple “Running from Kabob” from Talker
Skimask “Dr. Electricity Monster” from Geffika / Skimask Split 12"
Peter Seligman “ECL DCL” from Mold Ramp
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Shoppers “IV” from Silver Year
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Nick Millevoi “Life in Ice” from Black Figure of a Bird - EP
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Quarters” from Dots
Gorge Trio “The Invisible Student” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Collections of Colonies of Bees “Fun” from Customer
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Lone Pixel In The Bitmap” from JMD No 2
Ruins “Still Life” from Refusal Fossil
Melt-Banana “Plot in a Pot” from Scratch or Stitch
Drew Gowran “Moon Dancer” from Vitality

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 13 - 19, 2017

WED. NOV. 15


@ El Lenador | 8pm | $5-$8
-Roughhousing (Ottawa, Ontario)
-Dave Stone/Larva/Ghost Ice trio

As Roughhousing, the trio of Jack Wright, Evan Lipson and Zach Darrup make a guttural brand of free improvisation that works in frequent bursts of energy with a startling dynamic range. The dream team of Ghost Ice, Larva and Dave Stone represent St. Louis with what's sure to be a powerful one-time performance. A can't miss for fans of free jazz, noise and experimental music in general. 

THU. NOV. 16


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Thollem (NM)
-Mother Bear
-Aiko Tsuchida & Eric Hall duo

This is another stand out in a week packed with solid experimental shows as legendary improviser Thollem McDonas comes to St. Louis to share composed works. There's a lot of crossover in his free-improv work and his distinct approach to songcraft. Come see the songwriter side of a luminous and multi-faceted performer.

SAT. NOV. 18


@ The Heavy Anchor | 8:30pm | $7 | 21+
Benefit for Planned Parenthood:
-Syna So Pro
-Bagheera
-The Pat Sajak Assassins
-The Goes
-DJ Vinca Minor

Multi-instrumentalist Syrhea Conaway builds syncopated layers of rhythm and melody with her voice at the fore. Both her solo endeavor, Syna So Pro, and her full band, Pat Sajak Assassins, lead a solid night of locals in support of Planned Parenthood. 


@ The Sinkhole | 8pm | free | all ages
-Shitstorm (tape release)
-The Vahnevants (Des Moines, IA)
-Goldblums (Des Moines, IA)
-The Death
-Maximum Effort

In the last four or so years, Shitstorm has gone from Matt Stuttler and a tape deck to a full-on rock and roll institution in St. Louis. This night celebrates the band's new tape in its native habitat of the Sinkhole (of which Stuttler and his wife own). Two Des Moines, IA rippers in The Vahnevants and Goldblums make for a well-rounded rock show. 

SUN. NOV. 19


@ Foam | 7:30pm | all ages
-Yautja (Nashville, TX)
-Pyrrhon (NY)
-Yowie
-Van Buren

Featuring Tyler Coburn of Gnarwhal, Nashville's Yautja makes pulverizing songs that border on grind without shedding solid songwriting. The leads here are bolstered by beats with a polyrhythmic rip. Punchy bass riffing glues this power trio's densely packed sound into a well-oiled, cohesive unit. A mesmerizing and hypnotizing set of songs ensues. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 9, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Mom “Bowzah” from Promo Tape
Neon “Contained” from Neon Is Life
Gel Set “Love On Video” from Voorhees
The Hand To Man Band “They Pretty Right” from You Are Always On Our Minds
Melkbelly “Petrified” from Nothing Valley
Crumb “Vinta” from Crumb
A Leaf In the Street “Sell Out” from Studies On the "Pocket"
ГШ (Glintshake) “Мой новый стиль” from ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ
Ex-Diel “Dévorer” from Dem-master
Deerhoof “Con Sordino” from Mountain Moves
C.H.E.W. “Black Sheep” from C.H.E.W.
Big Heet “Conversation Paranoia” from On a Wire
Longings “Repetitive Motions” from Longings
Luggage “Nightwalk” from Three
Fussy “Common Sense” from Demo
Royal Brat “Swim” from Negative Bone
Dream Probe “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” from Demo 2017
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas 12"
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas 12"
Lithics “Thing In Your Eye” from Borrowed Floors
Toupee “Glitter Roach” from Leg Toucher
Battles “atlas” from Mirrored
Gang Gang Dance “God's Money V” from God's Money
Tera Melos “Bite” from X'ed Out
The Ex + Tom Cora “Total Preparation” from Scrabbling At The Lock
Talkdemonic “City Sleep” from Ruins
Ahleuchatistas “A Little Effort Goes Away” from Location Location
Black Pus “Fly on the Wall” from All My Relations (Bonus Track Version)
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Dash” from Dots
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 5th Movement (Part I)” from Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere)

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 6 - 12, 2017

MON. NOV. 6


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Night Shapes (Oakland, CA)
-The Stranger
-Tit for Tat

By cross pollinating post-punk and noise rock with synth-laden leads, Oakland's Night Shapes molds a gloomy mass of sound with deep, harrowing vocals at the fore. St. Louis' own Stranger rounds out the show with an equally-as-warped brand of punkish squalor, fit for sewer dwellers the midwest over. 

WED. NOV. 8


@ Bolozone | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-Shellshag (Brooklyn, NY)
-Whsky Janetor
-Kelly Nothing

Shellshag's simplistic approach to the drums only brightens the heavy, slow-burning riffs of the guitar. Although the songs feel quite minimalist, the volume applied makes for a powerful and distinct aesthetic. There's a primal feel that permeates this fringe style of indie rock. 

FRI. NOV. 10


@ Kismet | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-Gel Set (Los Angeles, CA)
-Ethik's Mind

Gel Set delicately stacks opposing layers of disparate beats and gripping leads with an affinity for repetition and drone. The complexity here doesn't come with jerking rhythms or shifting tempos but through aural alchemy and careful textural tampering. The recordings can be a suitable starting point, but greater nuance can and will be found at any Gel Set show. 

SAT. NOV. 11


@ CBGB | 7pm | 21+
-Neon (CA)
-Cankro (Brazil)
-Mom
-Gnat

An all-star mash up of punk and no-wave mainstays make up west coast outfit Neon, whose quick and deliberate songs apply stress and dissonance through strict thrashing. A loose static and hum pours overtop the stomping beats, making for a guttural and real set of songs. Plus, Cankro has come all the way from Brazil to play a tiny dive bar on South Grand. 



@ SLU | 7pm | $10-$20 | all ages
New Music Circle and SLU present:
-John Wiese (Los Angeles, CA)

In addition to LA sound artist John Wiese's solo performance, this night will feature a ragtag ensemble filled with 15 of St. Louis' finest musicians. While the lineup does offer local luminaries in Darin Gray and Chris Trull among others, many of the players featured are young or relatively new in the music community. Check out New Music Circle's website for more information on John Wiese's St. Louis residency. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 2, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Trauma Harness “Toxoplasma” from Walt's Crawlers
Blank Spell “Echo Chamber” from 4-track Demo
Dream Probe “Puerco” from Demo II
Night Shapes “No” from Wake Up Tape
Night Shapes “My Problems” from Wake Up Tape
The Stranger “Ritual” from The Stranger 7"
Eric Hall “Object Study: Kitchen Utensils” from ISOS
Embral “Kingpin” from Permute
Gel Set “This Is Between” from Body Copy
Birthing Hips “Droplet” from Urge to Merge
Palm “Pearly” from Rock Island
ГШ (Glintshake) “Убожество” from ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ
Ovlov “Small Voices” from Greatest Hits Vol. II
Weed “Leash” from Born Wrong Love
Deep State “Heavy Lunch” from Thought Garden
Gaan “Servant Eye” from Ga'An
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “A Star Over Pureland” from YT//ST
Coughs “Elimidate” from Fright Makes Right
Tatsuya Nakatani Shane Perlowin “Undoing” from Anatomy of a Moment
Arrington De Dionyso “Mani Malaikat” from Malaikat Dan Singa
Passe Montagne “Dactiloca” from Long Play
D. Rider “Touchy” from Mother of Curses
Zevious “Was Solis” from Passing Through the Wall
Eula “Aplomb” from Wool Sucking
Melt-Banana “Spathic!!” from Charlie
Guerilla Toss “Dog in the Mirror” from GT Ultra

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 26, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Upsilon Acrux “Night of the Goblin” from Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Lightning Bolt “13 Monsters” from Ride the Skies
Melkbelly “R.O.R.O.B” from Nothing Valley
Guerilla Toss “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Gay Beast “Eeexxxpppaaannndddiiinnnggg” from Second Wave
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “7000000000...” from Are Euphoria
Normal Love “Breathe Through Your Skin” from Survival Tricks
Dog “Living Stone of the Cave of the Vapor King” from Trash Temple
Nail Polish “Selected Comments” from Authentic Living
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas
Don Gero “Water Pillar I” from Wizarding
New England Patriots “Like a Rope” from New England Patriots Vol. 1
Sea Moss “Midnight Telephone Call” from Bread Bored
Cave “Hunt Like Devil” from Hunt Like Devil
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
USCO “Oo” from Tuskflower
Animal Lover “Guilt” from Guilt
Weakwick “Drag Along” from Whistle Along
Buck Gooter “Stainless Steel Mirrors” from Stainless Steel Mirrors
Palberta “Why Didn't I?” from Bye Bye Berta
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Columbus Unbound” from Colonial Donuts
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats...” from Dalawa
Many Arms “Snakes in the Grass” from Palabras Malas

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 23 - 29, 2017

WED. OCT 25


@ Floodplain | 8pm
-Panicsville (Chicago, IL)
-Xunholm
-Brain Transplant

If it hasn't already, legendary Chicago noise outfit Panicsville should be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and while that alone is reason enough to go, the video above (which clocks in at under one minute) should be the last push any fan of noise or electronic music in St. Louis needs. 


@ The Firebird | 7:30pm | $15
-Speedy Ortiz (MA)
-Tera Melos (CA)
-Lobby Boxer

By pulling off quick, wiry riffing inside what would otherwise be a strong showing of pop-sensible rock, Speedy Ortiz molds subtle and proggy songs that connect melodic leads to fierce and technical percussion. Tera Melos is very much that band's inverse, letting pop tendencies bleed into dense math rock songs, 

THU. OCT. 26


@ The Nest | 8pm | all ages
-C.H.E.W. (Chicago, IL)
-Brief Candles (Milwaukee, WI)
-Gnat
-Sundowning

By putting up its suffocating wall of hardcore, C.H.E.W. rarely relents with an aggressive aural directive. The band's gnar does lock in long enough to take an angular shape, casting a distinct shadow in contemporary midwestern punk. St. Louis' own Gnat works with a similarly heavy and cast-iron sound, leaning into searing guitar lines and throaty vocals. 

SAT. OCT. 28


@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Imelda Marcos (Chicago, IL)
-Moonrace (album release)
-Syna So Pro
-Fragile Farm

The duo in Imelda Marcos commits to a live endurance test of percussive guitar and polyrhythmic drumming, using repetition with nuance to invoke a meditative vibe. The band is technical without coming off tech-y or inane, which is a feat for a sound that feels so densely layered. Syna So Pro and Fragile Farm are both solo, vocally-driven acts who employ use of loops to create winding pieces of odd pop. 

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 19, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert
The Conformists “Swim Home” from None Hundred
Dead Rider “Mothers Meat” from The Raw Dents
Speedy Ortiz “Raising the Skate” from Foil Deer
Tera Melos “Warpless Run” from Trash Generator
Brief Candles “Olympic Sleeper” from Newhouse
C.H.E.W. “Neuroleptics” from C.H.E.W.
Negative Scanner “Ivy League Asshole” from Negative Scanner
Mock Identity “Buyer's Remorse” from 4 Songs
Serenghetto “Asheville 42” from Hold Me, I'm Garbage
Gel “Medication & You” from Demo 2
gSp “I'm Supposed to Be Alone” from gSp
Casual Hex “Sacred Plush” from Fleshed Out
Nail Polish “Selected Comments” from Authentic Living
Natural Man and The Flamin' Hot Band “Be Stiff!” from Mutants 4 Nuclear Waste
Hidden Ritual “Dusty Dagger” from Deep Secret Vol. 3
Zen Mother “Strange Mother” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Rakta “Memória do Futuro” from Memória do Futuro
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas 12"
Baus “Got3” from Idol Minds
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Black Pus “Marauder” from All My Relations
Xaddax “The High Hat” from Counterclockwork
Gnarwhal “Marathon Ripper” from Crucial
Nicoffeine “Holy Hell of a Himmel” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Athletic Automaton Split
Noxagt “Soft Sugar” from Noxagt
US Maple “Me, Digital” from Acre Thrills
Bad News from Houston “Red Dirt Meet” from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Yowie “Ineffable Dolphin Communion” from Synchromysticism

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 16 - 20, 2017

TUE. OCT. 17


@ B-Side | 9pm | $5
-Patsy (New Orleans, LA)
-Mala Leche
-Fried E/M
-Pineapple RNR

Patsy paints its songs with all colors of the punk spectrum, shredding early rock riffs with a stabbing fervor befitting a hardcore band. All three locals share a member in Lumpy (of Lumpy and the Dumpers of course) and bring three distinct shades of scuzz. 

THU. OCT. 19


@ Foam | 8pm | $7 | all ages
-Kitten Forever (Minneapolis, MN)
-Rose Hotel (Atlanta, GA)
-Planet What (Tulsa, OK)
-Jane Nothing
-Trauma Harness

With an understated approach to post-punk, Minneapolis' Kitten Forever divides its highs and lows between warbling bass, tom-heavy drum beats and playful vocal melodies that cruise over the top. A collab between Jane Wave and the Funs' Kelly Nothing, aptly called Jane Nothing, opens the show alongside Trauma Harness.  

SAT. OCT. 21


@ Off Broadway | 8pm | $13-$17 | all ages
-Palm (Philadelphia, PA)
-Girlpool (Los Angeles, CA)
-Lala Lala (Chicago, IL)

Palm's wiry math rock leans on melodic riffs and constantly shifting time signatures with an unflinching sense of flow and cohesion. There's little in the way of distortion as the Philly outfit tends to use polyrhythms and syncopation to build intensity. The odd vocal effect here mingles with the guitars which in turn keep an ambiguous key from the start of the set to the end. 


@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Dead Rider (Chicago, IL)
-The Conformists
-Complainer

David Yow of Jesus Lizard recently named Dead Rider (Drag City Records) as the best band in America, and that's no coincidence considering the group's pedigree. Led by Todd Rittmann of U.S. Maple and backed up by current and former members of Cheer-Accident, Dead Rider makes seedy, synth-laden noise that passes for odd, darkly leaning funk. The result is one of the most genuinely strange and fresh sounding set of songs. 

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 12, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Blue Smiley “Rain” from Ok
Blue Smiley “Dark” from Return
Curt Oren “I Love My Dog” from Curt Oren
Leadrs “In Time” from Drift
Patsy “Insidious Kind” from Demo
Mala Leche “Pantallas” from Demo
Kitten Forever “Luxury” from 7 Hearts
Trauma Harness “E Burst” from Tried My Hardest
Marbled Eye “Former” from EP
Ovlov “Where's My Dini?” from Am
Eula “Dirty Hands” from Maurice Narcisse
Melkbelly “R.O.R.O.B” from Nothing Valley
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Phantom Head “Psychic Dictators” from Psychic Dictators
A Deer A Horse “Backswimmer” from Backswimmer
Toupee “Glitter Roach” from Leg Toucher
Clikatat Ikatowi “The Trials and Tribulations of Diana Smith” from River of Souls
The VSS “The Flesh Inside” from 25:37
Telomere Repair “Go Ahead Feel” from Telomere Repair
Colossamite “The Hot House” from Economy of Motion
Colossamite “Mr. Somebody Does Something” from Economy of Motion
New England Patriots “My Dealer” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Lightning Bolt “The Faire Folk” from Ride the Skies
Multicult “Centroid” from Position Release
PRE “Haircut Tacos” from Hope Freaks
USCO “Beuhkse” from Treffpunkt
Don Gero “Wind Cutter II” from Wizarding
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats...” from Dalawa
Goat “FP” from Rhythm & Sound
Lair "Test" from Test

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 9 - 15, 2017

TUE. OCT. 10


@ RKDE | 9:30pm | $7
-Fotocrime (Louisville, KY)
-Trauma Harness
-Sundowning

Fotocrime makes estranged, four-on-the-floor chunks of gloomy post-punk. The vocals here float over top, leaving just enough space for sparse melodies to take the lead. St. Louis' own Trauma Harness and Sundowning round out the show with wiry riffs pushed through a thin veneer of punk. 

THU. OCT. 12


@ 2720 Cherokee | 9pm | $7
-Sweet Knives (Memphis, TN)
-Shitstorm

True to the hype, Sweet Knives makes a mass of gnar that grows with each blast of feedback. The songs here do cover familiar ground (being rock and roll and all) but the twists and turns the guitars take along the way set the sound apart. 

FRI. OCT. 13


@ Flop House | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Deux Plex (tape release)
-Ghost Ice
-Trash Cat
-Crim Dolla Cray

Featuring Milena Kanak (of Willis), the duo of Deux Plex approaches its wavey set of songs with sharp, repetitive beats and a lush interweaving of synth and vocals. From sparse and airy sections to walls of warbling hum, Deux Plex's general vibe is as expansive as it is pointed and deliberate. Following up albums from Blank Thomas and John Beabout, local label Grownup Music releases this new tape and continues its mission to share some of St. Louis' most subversive acts. 

SUN. OCT. 15


@ Pizza Head | 1pm | free | all ages
-Mom
-Nibiru
-Tube Socks

Another Pizza Head matinee offers newish South City bands in Tube Socks and Nibiru (featuring Mark Plant and Ben Osborne of Times Beach). Mom shows the sleazy side of rock and roll with lyrics like "do you wanna bam-bam?" over tight riffing and tom-heavy drumming. 

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 5, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Deerhoof “Con Sordino” from Mountain Moves
Lawn “Prefect” from Big Sprout
Concentrator “Stand-up Routine” from No Known Code
An Atomic Whirl “CKC” from WEN
Brendan Wells' Plant Music “Music for Plants No. 1” from s/t
Solid Waste “Tropical Contact High” from Visions
Trauma Harness “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
Sundowning “To Leave” from Sundowning
Zen Mother “Mantra” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Sea Moss “Midnight Telephone Call” from Bread Bored
Minority Whip “Colors Bleed” from Demo 2
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas
Thy Mighty Contract “Conjugal Freelance” from Thy Mighty Contract
Lithics “Shees” from Borrowed Floors
Baus “Cheat Sheets” from Idol Minds
Die Monitr Batss “White Shock” from Girls of War
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Nü Sensae “Whispering Rule” from Sundowning
Shoppers “I.” from Silver Year
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
Don Gero “Rock I” from Wizarding
Horse Lords “Encounter I / Transfinite Flow” from Interventions
USCO “Oo” from Tuskflower
Timeghost “Dissection Theater” from Cellular
Staer “Daughters I” from Daughters
Lair “Test” from Test
Gnarwhal “My Crucial” from Crucial

This Week In St. Louis: October 2 - 8, 2017

TUE. OCT. 3


@ Kismet | 8pm | $5-$7
-Period Bomb (FL)
-Tubby Tom
-Beauty Pageant+Janet
-Smentowski
-FBI

With scattershot percussion over a bedrock of gnar and droning basslines, Period Bomb generates no-wave that flows freely. Inorganic material is given life as the band pours its sordid riffs into a cracked and withered mold of punk rock. 

WED. OCT. 4


@ Dugan Haus | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Medusssa (San Antonio, TX)
-Salty (Kansas City, MO)
-The Tube Socks
-Big Whoop
-Motherbear

San Antonio's Medusssa leaves new tire marks on the long, beaten of road of hardcore by jumping from tempo to tempo in a sharp and seamless way. Salty offers up a weird and wiry style of synth punk obviously informed by Devo and all its many descendants. 

SAT. OCT. 7


@ Grease 3 | 8pm | $7
-An Atomic Whirl (Japan)
-Ra Child
-Jessie Vendegna

An Atomic Whirl shapes its dense noise into palpable rock songs, and while melody isn't at the forefront, leading riffs aren't just an afterthought. The duo's focus on texture and relating energy through a complex and stabbing structure leaves a deep and distinct impression. 

SUN. OCT. 8


@ Flowers and Weeds | 8pm | all ages
-Brendan Wells' Plant Music (Minneapolis, MN)
-Solid Waste
-Jane Wave

Brendan Wells (of Uranium Club) crafts quiet and disparate songs through the use of synths, samples and a spinning plant, all at south city's go-to spot for green thumbs. What's not to like?

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sept. 28, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.
This episode featured a tribute to our late friend, Guido Lucas, as well as a segment with special guests Julio Prato and Antonio Leone of Grownup Music.


Nicoffeine “Goldenbergersteeg” from Au Revoir Golden Air
Nicoffeine “Wolf In Bathtub” from Au Revoir Golden Air
Lude “Tomzack” from La Troisdorf
KEN “21-21=21” from Yes We Ken
Les Hommes Qui Wear Espandrillos “A Kind of Disappearing” from Sonic Silence
Tomzack “Sonntag” from Fur Ihn Gab Es Nirgends Ein Grab Mit Blumen
Weeping Icon “Germs” from Eyeball Under
Future Punx “Post-Wave” from This Is Post-Wave
The Stranger “Gut Rot” from Stranger With My Face
Salty “Do the Choice!” from Preservation Blues
Lily and Horn Horse “Next to Me” from Next to Me
Deerhoof “Ay That's Me” from Mountain Moves
Peaer “Cliff Song” from Peaer
Kenshiro's “Guts” from Guts
Zwornikins “Vacation Star” from Sketches for the Winged Orbs of Infinity
Zwornikins “Bottle Melt” from Sketches for the Winged Orbs of Infinity
Blank Thomas “Nothin but Nylon” from Hoops Unlimited 2
John Beabout “Rubber Chicken Pt. 1” from The Wizard
John Beabout “Silence” from The Wizard
Deux Plex “Minimal Vogue” from Beat Suave
An Atomic Whirl “3000%” from Mado Ni

This Week In St. Louis: Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2017

MON. SEP. 25


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-C.J. Boyd (TX)
-Mother Bear
-Moonrace

Using his bass as a conduit, improviser CJ Boyd speaks both in drones and furious, frenetic playing. His perspective is one of a vagabond, perpetually on tour and traveling with no base or fixed location for his sound. Sarah Wahoff's Mother Bear offers a mosaic of stitched melodies, pressed and pulled for somewhat easy consumption.  

TUE. SEP. 26


@ Dugan House | 9pm | all ages
-Rays (Oakland, CA)
-Natural Man Band (Kansas City, MO)
-Pineapple RnR
-Skin Tags

Oakland's Rays may be punk in execution, but the songcraft feels pop sensible enough to dig its hooks in deep. Tourmate Natural Man & the Flamin' Hot Band shares members with Warm Bodies, as heard in its penchant for driving good time rock and roll into the ground and the through the roof of the nearest nuclear fallout shelter. 

WED. SEP. 27


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Alex Cunningham (cd release)
-Musth Bardo
-Blank Thomas
-Ish
-DJ Michael Williams

In less than four years, Alex Cunningham has become a figurehead in the city's noise and experimental scene for his work as a violinist, collaborator and visual artist. What first appears to be a frenzied performance of strings slowly starts to feel methodical and altogether natural. His latest release is a single 25-minute piece that weaves between arranged and improvised sections, making for a tense emotional arc that ultimately repays the listener for their time.

THU. SEP. 28


@ Blank Space | 9pm | $7-$10
-Foster Care (NY)
-Golden Pelicans (FL)
-The Peacers (Chicago, IL)
-The Funs
-Shitstorm

Both Golden Pelicans and Foster Care might be 2017's leading exports of the Total Punk label, who locals might know for putting out Rik & the Pigs and St. Louis' own Black Panties. The bands share a middleground built atop classic rock and roll drowned by static and feedback in equal measure. With a record out on Drag City, the Peacers slam the brakes on for a slow burn of fuzz and disparate crooning heard from the other end of a long, long tunnel.  

FRI. SEP. 29


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-Witch Jail (Kansas City, MO)
-Weeping Icon (NY)
-Mom
-GNAT

Brooklyn's Weeping Icon plays a noisy, sordid style of post-punk that creates palpable depth through layered vocals and darkly-leaning guitar leads. Between Mom and GNAT, the local lineup offers two of St. Louis' stronger punk bands to crop up in the last year. 

SAT. SEP. 30


@ The Nest | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Peaer (Brooklyn, NY)
-Sinai Vessel
-Shady Bug
-I Could Sleep In the Clouds

With songwriter Peter Katz at the helm, Peaer wraps otherwise innocuous indie rock in a dark, warbling shroud. The songs vibrate along, seemingly pushed forward by sharp, pointed percussion which adds depth without distraction. While shows at the Nest have been rare in recent months, this night offers a return to form with a lineup of closely knit bands.  

SUN. OCT. 1


@ Flop House | 3pm
Grownup Music Anniversary:
-NNN Cook
-Crim Dolla Cray
-Nadir Smith
-nebulosa

In the last 12 months, the brains behind subversive rock outfit Kenshiro's have worked out a brand of carefully curated shows and cassette releases under the name Grownup Music in hopes of promoting both a musically and socially diverse community with emphasis on quality over quantity. It's fitting that, for a year one anniversary, the collective hosts a party with DJs rather than a bloated day of bands.

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sept. 21, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band “Electrical Man” from Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
The Funs “Suncoat” from Is A Cult
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
An Atomic Whirl “Ckc” from WEN
Nonzoo “Great American Trough” from Wazoo
Guerilla Toss “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Cellular Chaos “It Kills Myself” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Faunas “Wrong/Right” from Shit Show EP
Miscomings “Ding dong” from Bag of Knives
Stillsuit “telephone” from Stillsuit
Normal Love “Breathe Through Your Skin” from Survival Tricks
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
Lair “test” from Test
Don Gero “Fire Ball I” from Wizarding
Sexual Jeremy “Clown” from Chuck Weekend
The Sediment Club “B and the electric kill” from Kicked Back Into The Crypt
Radon Chong “Sea Form” from I Keep On Talking To You
Buck Gooter “Stainless Steel Mirrors” from Stainless Steel Mirrors
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
Multicult “Fast Leaking Energy” from Position Release
Parlor Walls “Play Opposites” from Opposites
Shimmer “Crystal Listerine” from Shimmer
Dog “Cyborg Messiah” from Trash Temple
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas 12"
Palm “Crank (Audiotree Live Version)” from Palm on Audiotree Live - EP
Palberta “desire” from Hot on the Beach - EP
Goat “Solid Eye” from Rhythm & Sound

Wrong Division Playlist: Sept. 14, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Vernacular String Trio “Frost Makes a Flower” from Parlance
Alex Cunningham “Ache (excerpt)” from Ache
Little Big Bangs “Bang” from Star Power
A Deer A Horse “Backswimmer” from Backswimmer - EP
Glued “Eyes Forward” from II
Blank Thomas “Nothin but Nylon” from Hoops Unlimited 2
Teton “Strike It Rich” from Candy Spelling
Cherry Death “D” from Saccharine
Make-Overs “Nasty” from Wardrobe Malfunction
Laffing Gas “rodeo” from Laffing Gas
Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band “Electrical Man” from Natural Man...
Drool “Test Name” from Print B
Pallas “Lavender Lout” from Pallas 12"
Palm “Two Toes” from Shadow Expert
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Palberta “Honey, Baby” from Bye Bye Berta
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Palberta “Stayin' Alive” from Bye Bye Berta
Arrington De Dionyso “Mani Malaikat” from Malaikat Dan Singa
Die Monitr Batss “Heatersss” from Girls of War
Timeghost “Cellular Automata” from Cellular
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Chevreuil “Breakdance” from Capoeira
Collections of Colonies of Bees “fun” from Customer
Zevious “Pantocyclus” from Passing Through the Wall
Cacaw “Bye Bye Dodo” from Get A Brain
Coughs “Elimidate” from Fright Makes Right
Nicoffeine “Holy Hell of a Himmel” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Nonzoo “Great American Trough” from Wazoo

This Week In St. Louis: Sep. 11 - 17, 2017

MON. SEP. 11


@ CBGB | 9pm | 21+
-Unforgiven 5 (Kansas City, MO)
-Pineapple RnR
-Xenon

There are typically two elements in every Unforgiven 5 song: relentless shredding and howling vocals. Pure, frills-free rock and roll makes up most of the Kansas City outfit's sound but don't dismiss it as a one-trick band. Hot off playing PuFest only the night before, Pineapple RnR rounds out a local lineup that includes Xenon, the new digs from Gabe (of Lumpy and the Dumpers). 


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Pallas (Atlanta, GA)
-Muskie
 (first show)
-Concentrator
-Complainer
In a way, Pallas feels like two opposing bands colliding in real-time and landing in a strange space between Minutemen-esque, wiry punk and the dense, melodic grunge of the early nineties. And the pieces seem to tumble just right, moving in a way that rarely feels convoluted or too basic. Featuring members of Glued, Persh and Bald, Muskie opens the night with its debut set. 

TUE. SEP. 12


@ Root Wad Park | 9pm | all ages
-Control Test (Seattle, WA)
-Newt Patrol

If cyberpunk could be used to describe bands instead of books or films, Seattle's Control Test would be the genre's poster child for 2017. Two synths weave together over a backdrop of sharp beats while the vocals add a rough, gravelly tone. The result is a shapely set of songs that rip with dynamic changes and a dark, harrowing vibe. 

FRI. SEP. 15


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Alex Cunningham (CD release)
-Bob Bucko Jr. (Dubuque, IA)
-Musth Bardo
-DJ Michael Williams

In less than four years, Alex Cunningham has become a figurehead in the city's noise and experimental scene for his work as a violinist, collaborator and visual artist. What first appears to be a frenzied performance of strings slowly starts to feel methodical and altogether natural. His latest release is a single 25-minute piece that weaves between arranged and improvised sections, making for a tense emotional arc that ultimately repays the listener for their time. 

SAT. SEP. 16


@ Pizza Head | 3pm | all ages
-Blacker Face (Chicago, IL)
-A Leaf In the Street
-Shitstorm

The somber rock and roll of Blacker Face moves at a steady, swinging pace with soulful vocals at the forefront. Consider this show a clinic in solid songwriting -- as if the setting of a pizza parlor wasn't reason enough to attend. With its performances becoming a rarity, A Leaf In The Street is a must-see pop odyssey led by Kaleb Kirby (also of Animal Children, Blight Future). 



@ Pizza Head | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-A Deer A Horse (Brooklyn, NY)
-Glued
-Little Big Bangs
-Complainer

As the late show to the daytime gig at Pizza Head with Blacker Face, A Leaf in the Street and Shitstorm, this lineup offers several shades of outsider indie rock in support of Brooklyn's A Deer A Horse. Glued's sordid riffing and in-the-pocket basslines mesh well with singer/drummer Chelsi Webster's off-kilter approach, making for a distinct vibe that feels odd, melodic and deeply personal. 

SUN. SEP. 17


@ Foam | 8:30pm | all ages
-Teton (New York, NY)
-Blank Thomas
-Deux Plex
-Moonrace

Built on the back of basic yet haunting synth lines, Teton's songs evoke a cold aesthetic that veers just left of goth and right of progressive rock. A distant voice cascades over sharp and percussive melodies played out through the kit, making for a rare approach to drums for a band of this ilk. The local lineup is dark, exploratory and very heavy-handed on the synth (analog and otherwise). 


@ RKDE | $10 | 9pm
-Sheer Mag (Philadalphia, PA)
-Laffing Gas (Bloomington, IN)
-Dracla
-Crim Dolla Cray
-Mom

Sheer Mag brings its infectious brand of seventies-throwback rock'n'roll to Cherokee Street's one and only arcade for a night filled with Bloomington-based punk, vampiric stoner rock, superbly DJed dance tunes and one of St. Louis' latest and greatest power ensembles.

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sept. 7, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron. This episode featured special guest Luc Michalski of Pü Fest 4.

Deerhoof “Begin Countdown” from Mountain Moves
Blue Smiley “Flip” from Return
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas 12"
Unforgiven Five “Shame Remains” from Demo 2017
Pineapple RNR “All Day/Tenderness” from All Day/Tenderness
Control Test “20XX” from MMXVII
Larva Lu “Hate” from Hate
Yowie “The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You” from Synchromysticism
Crown Larks “React” from Population
Supersonic Piss “Slather Me Up” from 7"
Royal Brat “Shadethrower” from Negative Bone
G.N.A.T. “Idols” from Idols
Jane Wave “Maybe” from Not Lit
The Strange Places “Witchdoctor” from Witchdoctor
The Funs “Suncoat” from Is A Cult
Lavender Country “Lavender Country” from Lavender Country
Pryss “My Right” from Dumb Fest Comp.
Ra Child “Ra Child” from Ra Child
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
High Castle “Swamp Thing” from Spirit Of The West
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Shoppers “I.” from Silver Year
Angel Hair “Do Do” from Angel Hair
Xaddax “The High Hat” from Counterclockwork
Warhammer 48K “track 6” from An Ethereal Oracle

This Week In St. Louis: Sep. 4 - 10, 2017

TUE. SEP. 5


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | all ages
-Rixe (France)
-Q
-Brainsmasher

Its nearly 100,000 plays on Youtube should be proof positive of Rixe's authentic oi punk but if that weren't reason enough to go, consider Brainsmasher, a Lumpy/American Hate mash-up that plans to play one show ever. Q recently returned from Europe. Catch them while you qan.

THU. SEP. 7


@ Bolozone | 8pm | all ages
-Blue Smiley (Philadelphia, PA)
-Sundowning
-Persh
-The Chair Enthusiasts

A song by Philly's Blue Smiley typically contains two things: A solid hook and a bizarre riff slid in right under your nose. This is a weirder band masquerading as melodic indie rock, but don't be fooled -- its dark tendencies come through in a major way leading to heavy and heady sections. 

FRI. SEP. 8


@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
Pu Fest 4 Kickoff:
-Aquarium (Minneapolis, MN)
-Switch (Minneapolis, MN)
-Black Body Heat
-Shady Bug
-Sea Priestess

This kickoff for Pu Fest 4 is a microcosm of the diversity to come in the weekend ahead. In addition to two Minneapolis rippers in Aquarium and Switch, DJ Black Body Heat and Sea Priestess (aka DJ Swan Gone of KDHX) round out a night that should jostle the brain in a number of ways. Shady Bug offers up soft and somber vocals over swerving rock songs. 

SAT. SEP. 9 - SUN. SEP. 10


@ RKDE | 4pm | $20-$35
Pü Fest 4:
-Anwar Sadat (KY)
-Druj (Oklahoma City, OK)
-Matchess (Chicago, IL)
-Minority Threat (OH)
+many more

Now in its fourth year, Pu Fest joins fests like Cropped Out, Dumb Fest and Everything Is Not OK as a celebration of DIY and subversive sounds in the midwest. Both days go beyond the mainstay punk genre with acts such as The Knuckles, Yowie, Matchess, Lavender Country and a one-time reunion show by Supersonic Piss (formerly of Iowa City). 

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist for August 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron. We were out of town for a good chunk of August, so here is a collection of playlists from the past month. July 13th and 20th were pre-recorded programs. 

August 17th, 2017
Glued “Remote Control” from I
Waveless “Nausea (Song For Proski)” from Waveless
Droids Blood “On Trial Years Later” from Live For Alternative Control
The Cowboys “I Spy” from The Cowboys
The Stranger “Stranger With My Face” from 7"
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Normal Love “Electrolytes in the Brine” from Survival Tricks
Nü Sensae “Whispering Rule” from Sundowning
Melkbelly “Kid Kreative” from Nothing Valley
Palberta “Why Didn't I?” from Bye Bye Berta
Old Maybe “Pink Pigging” from Piggity Pink - EP
Palm “Crank” from Trading Basics
Pallas “Lavender Lout” from Pallas 12"
Body Meat “Event Horizon Planner” from Body Meat Tour Tape
Don Gero “Fire Ball I” from Wizarding
Lair “Test” from Test
Arvid Noe “Holy Hail” from Arvid Noe
Nonzoo “Great American Trough” from Wazoo
GUERILLA TOSS “Dog in the Mirror” from GT Ultra
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats...” from Dalawa
Yowie “Ineffable Dolphin Communion” from Synchromysticism
USCO “OO” from Tuskflower
Ahleuchatistas “Sundowning” from Arrebato
Teton “Amaranthine” from Candy Spelling

August 31st, 2017
CCDS (Death Squad) “Shapeshifter/Devastator” from Death Rides...
Q “QUS” from Relaxed Mike
Rixe “Larmes De Crocodile” from Coups & Blessures 7"
Reptoid “Men With No Names” from Weird Energy
Blue Smiley “Dark” from Return
Sundowning “To Leave” from Sundowning
Thick Paint “Live At O'Leaver's” from Live At O'Leaver's
Palm “Sign to Signal” from Shadow Expert - EP
Gnarwhal “Light-up City” from Crucial
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Roadkill” from Jealousy Mountain Duo No 3
Die Monitr Batss “White Shock” from Girls of War
Baus “Got3” from Idol Minds
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
Posture “Projection” from Posture
Mika Miko “Take It Serious” from C.Y.S.L.A.B.F.
La Misma “Martiz E Vidro” from Kanizadi
Cellular Chaos “It Kills Myself” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Nü Sensae “Whispering Rule” from Sundowning
The VSS “Sibling Ascending” from Nervous Circuits
Sperm Donor “Compulsive Fornicator” from Accidental Incest
Lightning Bolt “Forcefield” from Ride the Skies
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Athletic Automaton Split
Zevious “Attend to Your Configuration” from Passing Through the Wall
Cheer-Accident “More and Less” from Putting Off Death
Curt Oren “Big Jazz” from Curt Oren
Britches “Blue Ruin” from Demonstration
Nicoffeine “Bread & Bitter” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer

This Week In St. Louis: Aug. 13 - 20, 2017

WED. AUG. 16


@ CBGB | 9pm | $5 | 21+
-Birthing Hips (Boston, MA)
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble
-Janet
-Complainer

The Boston-based Birthing Hips crafts a wiry brand of no-wave that still manages to feel catchy and sing-songy despite its harsh and disparate demeanor. This show marks the first (and maybe only) time 18andCounting brings TheOnlyEnsemble to the narrow hall stage of CBGB. Expect a packed mid-summer fever dream. 

FRI. AUG. 18


@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Radiator Greys (Washington, DC)
-Droids Blood (Chicago, IL)
-Lumpy and the Dumpers

Two St. Louis ex-pats come to town in two separate projects that aren't actually touring together but ended up on the same show. The brains behind Radiator Greys, Josh Levi, made massive contributions to St. Louis in his time here, including booking and the Flood Yr Face blog. Droids Blood is led by Scott Plant, and the group sounds like a continuation of his prior project Broken Prayer. 

SUN. AUG. 20


@ Off Broadway | 9pm
-Waveless (Minneapolis, MN)
-The Funs
-Glued

On this tour, Minneapolis post-punk outfit Waveless performs with video artist Au, who will generate visuals to the band's live sound. With careful use of delay and other textural treatment, the group generates an amazing density that leaves subtle pathways for melody to creep through. 

These are just some highlights. Check the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Aug. 10, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Coca-Cola Death Squad “Left to Oblivion” from Brain Power II
Birthing Hips “Audrey” from No Sorry
Tunic “Shaking Hands” from Boss
Persh “Panel House” from Panel House
Drool “Test Name” from Print B
Little Big Bangs “Leech” from Star Power
Concentrator “Out of Doors” from No Known Code
Yukon “Gough” from Mortar
Multicult “S Curve” from Position Release
Colossamite “Bewilderbeast” from All Lingo's Clamor - EP
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
Fischessen “Jargon” from Köder
GUERILLA TOSS “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Bad News from Houston “Invisible River” from In the Valley...
Bad News from Houston “Confuse the Ghosts” from In the Valley...
Xbxrx “Here to Ruin The Party” from Wars
Cellular Chaos “It Kills Myself” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
What We Won't See “Would You Blues” from Blood Covered Winter
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Britches “Triangle Jerk” from Demonstration
Battles “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di
Ahleuchatistas “Mistaken Identity” from Location Location
Palm “Two Toes” from Two Toes
Passe Montagne “Dracula” from Long Play
Zevious “Attend to Your Configuration” from Passing Through the Wall
Cheer-Accident “Falling World” from Putting Off Death
Yowie “Mysterium Tremendum” from Synchromysticism