Wrong Division Playlist: May 25, 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.

Goat “Solid Eye” from Rhythm & Sound
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “We Are All Bob Marley” from Colonial Donuts
Wume “Edge City” from Wume
Ga'an “Chasmaeon” from Ga'An
Parlor Walls “Cover me” from Opposites
Eula “Aplomb” from Wool Sucking
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Melkbelly “Doomspringa” from Pennsylvania - EP
Guerilla Toss “CGB Spender” from JEFFREY JOHNSON
Aids Wolf “Gnarly Tooth” from Cities of Glass
Xbxrx “Center Where Sight” from Wars
Nü Sensae “Whispering Rule” from Sundowning
Pre “Why Be Wives” from Hope Freaks
Big Bear “Song 16” from Under the Beach
New England Patriots “Like a Rope” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Timeghost “Dissection Theater” from Cellular
Multicult “S Curve” from Position Release
Telomere Repair “The Blind Can Steer Straight” from Telomere Repair
Devo “Golden Energy” from Hardcore 
Chevreuil “Cannibal Lover” from Capoeira
Many Arms “Rising Artifacts in a Five-Point Field” from Many Arms

This Week In St. Louis: May 22 - 28, 2017

TUE. MAY 23


@ Blank Space | 7:30pm | free-$3 | all ages
Dubb Nubb Fest:
-Eric Dontè
-Karen Meat (Des Moines, IA)
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
+more

The Rainey sisters actually turn 25 on this day, so to celebrate a quarter century of actually staying alive and surviving as the effervescent duo Dubb Nubb, they have put together a one-night festival packed with local favorites and a few out-of-towners to boot. 

WED. MAY 24


@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Wildhoney (Baltimore, MD)
-Shady Bug
-Mark Plant Solo Noise Project
-Sundowning

Wildhoney funnels thick, full-bodied fuzz into pewter molds made of melodic leads. The band's approach to songwriting falls somewhere between the shoegaze and grunge rock camps, but its tendency for almost primal, straightforward beats lends a certain level of polish that works to great effect.

THU. MAY 25


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $7
-Bboys (NY)
-Trauma Harness
-Mirror Mirror
-BB Eye
-Deep Tape

To make one of those RIYL lists for a band like Bboys would be tedious and likely shortchange their proto-punk vibe, which feels especially fresh despite being clearly inspired by torchbearers. Bboys bounces back and forth from relaxed, hook-y riffs to hyperactive songs that cut with precision. 

SAT. MAY 27


@ Blank Space | 9pm | $5
-Spencer Radcliffe (Chicago, IL)
-Butthole (Nashville, TN)
-Horse Jumper of Love (Boston, MA)
-Concentrator (album release)
-Jane Wave

Worshiping at the altar of Unwound, St. Louis' own Concentrator means to merge art rock with prog-leaning rhythms with an almost jazz-like handling of syncopation. Their latest album, No Known Code, is proof positive of the band's approach and realizes a set of tight and nuanced songs.

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Wrong Division Playlist: May 18, 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 “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
B Boys “Energy” from Dada
BB Eye “Buzzsaw Breakfast” from EP
Mirror Mirror “Promisesss” from Extra Credit
Wildhoney “Slow Motion” from Your Face Sideways
Mark Plant Solo Noise Project “Careening Mess” from Split w/Liz Panella
Attic Ted “Next Time” from Parade Dust Mischief
Concentrator “Blank Day” from No Known Code
Horse Jumper of Love “Ugly Brunette” from Horse Jumper of Love
Jane Wave “Shadowbride” from Not Lit
Fresh Flesh “Intro” from Fresh Flesh
Shitstorm “Evil” from From the Depths of Shangri-la
Salty “Do the Choice!” from Preservation Blues
Closer “Rec Room” from Demo 2016
Blight Future “A Plan” from Love & Strategy
Watcher “Theme from Cats” from Taman Shud
Yowie “Ineffable Dolphin Communion” from Synchromysticism
Staer “French Erotique” from Staer
The Ex “Giant” from Knormmalities V.3 Posthumories
Lava “101” from Lava
Melkbelly “Scrupulous” from Pennsylvania - EP
The USA Is a Monster “Clay People” from Wohaw
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Normal Relations” from Colonial Donuts
Parlor Walls “birthday” from Opposites
Ga'an “Vulture of the Horn” from Ga'an
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
US Maple “Me, Digital” from Acre Thrills
Thumpy Sticky “Black Forest” from Black Forest

This Week In St. Louis: May 15 - 21, 2017

MON. MAY 15


@ CBGB | 9pm | 21+
-Phantom Head (Kansas City, MO)
-Spirits
-Dada Gun
-Sundowning

Phantom Head returns to St. Louis in support of its new self-titled LP, which gives a good summation of the dark, swampy punk the band has become known for. Get negative with Spirits, the new outfit by Luc Michalski (of Black Panties, Sweat and other assorted projects).  

THU. MAY 18


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Pussy Foot (Chicago, IL)
-Shady Bug
-Carte de Visite
-Emmett McCleary

Squeezed somewhere between noise rock and shoegaze, Pussy Foot occupies a space where strong melodic leads are as likely as static-laden howls. The band's pedigree is sound, what with its split with Chicago's equally bizarre Drool. Opening acts include a softer side of St. Louis' seedy underbelly.  


@ The Sinkhole | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-Negra (Nashville, TN)
-Thee Oswalds
-Randall Qwegg

An experimental grunge outfit a la southern California in the early '90s, Negra loads a heavy, rhythmic canon with angular ammo. Its songs can be slower in tempo, but the band mostly rushes through a feedback-laded squalor with an authoritative vocal style that sits right atop the noise. 

FRI. MAY 19


@ Kismet | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Watcher (Nashville, TN)
-Blight Future
-Bald

With its sneering, relentless take on post-hardcore, Nashville's Watcher enacts a set of aggressive and harrowing songs. Local support includes the equally frantic Blight Future (with recently added drummer Kaleb Kirby in tow) and Bald, featuring members of Persh.  

SAT. MAY 20


@ 3500 Lemp | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Attic Ted (TX)
-Kenshiro's
-Beauty Pageant
-DJ Larva
-Complainer

By dressing up gangly pop songs with a carnival-esque aesthetic, Attic Ted comes across as equal parts unsettling and danceable. The Texas-based performance artist makes use of loops, crunchy guitar and an old Hammond organ to build full compositions made up of layers that peel back all on their own.  

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Wrong Division Playlist: May 11, 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.

Kenshiro's “Guts” from Guts
Glued “Eyes Forward” from II
Three Legged Race “Tyrant” from Rope Commercial Vol. 3
Matchess “Letters of Blood & Fire” from Looking Forward To Looking Back
Pussy Foot “Glass” from Droolpussy
Phantom Head “Love Thy Oppressor” from Phantom Head
Negra “Cyclopes” from Acidgarage
Watcher “Woodglue” from Taman Shud
Batwings “Desayuno Brútal” from La Maldición EP
Es “Rescuscitate” from Object Relations
Elix-R “Higher” from 6 hrs
Wet Brain “Not Sorry” from Wet Brain
Kaleidoscope “Elephant” from Vol. 2 No. 1
Nail Polish “Selected Comments” from Authentic Living
Foster Body “Drawer” from Moving Display
Violence Creeps “Shadow of the Glove” from Soul Narc
Sneaks “Hair Slick Back” from It's a Myth
Murmurer “Under the Leaping Wall” from Murmurer
Les Bon Hommes “La La La La La La” from Merrie Melodies
Nervous Cop “Nervous Cop” from Nervous Cop
Collections of Colonies of Bees “Funeral” from Customer
Hands and Feet “May Day” from Sour Times
Wume “In Around Midnight” from Wume
Talkdemonic “City Sleep” from Ruins
Pat Metheney and Ornette Coleman “Compute” from Song X
Guerilla Toss “Trash Bed” from Gay Disco
Guerilla Toss “pink elephant” from Gay Disco
This Heat “Sleep” from Deceit
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
The Dreebs “Fucking In A Pool” from Baitan Orchard

This Week In St. Louis: May 8 - 14, 2017

MON. MAY 8


@ Duet | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-Jamison Williams + Thomas Milovac (FL)
-Vernacular String Trio

On this tour, bassist Thomas Milovac backs up Jamison Williams as he tears apart and pieces back together compositions found in classic Disney films. The glue that binds these sounds is imbued with dissonance and frenetic playing. 

WED. MAY 10


@ Blank Space | 9pm | free
NOiSETTE:
-Brain Transplant
-Dave Stone Ensemble
-Eric Donte
-Grain
-NNN Cook
+more

Rapper Eric Dontè leads many of the usual suspects in Mr. Ben's NOiSE series, which features a video installation by Chad Eivins (Foveal Media aka Chizmo.TV) in the main floor at Blank Space. Mainstays such as Brain Transplant and NNN Cook fill out the all-local lineup which includes the revolving cast of the Dave Stone Ensemble. 

SAT. MAY 13


@ Kerr Foundation | 9pm | $10-$20 | all ages
New Music Circle presents:
-Robert Beatty (Lexington, KY)
-Matchess (Chicago, IL)
-Hylidae
-Nadir Smith

This event marks the end of New Music Circle's 2016-2017 season with Hair Police founder, Robert Beatty, who also performs under the moniker Three Legged Race. The Kerr will be imbued with sounds and sights alike, including live visuals by video artists Chad Hickman, Blake Butler, Cole Lu, Josè Garza and more.

SUN. MAY 14


@ Kismet | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Ofir Klemperer (Cincinatti, OH)
-Chelsea Gray
-Alex Cunningham

Violinist Alex Cunningham (of Vernacular String Trio) pulls a hat-trick by performing his third show of the week, this time in support of Cincinnati-based synth artist Ofir Klemperer. Chelsea Gray builds a wall of droning sound through careful bow work on the guitar and subtle pedal manipulation. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: May 4, 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 “Id” from Id/Death Adder
Natural Causes “Average Cost of Living” from Natural Causes
Shitstorm “Evil” from From the Depths of Shangri-la
Crown Larks “React” from Population
Old Maybe “Dianetics” from Piggity Pink
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Palm “Walkie Talkie” from Shadow Expert
Side Thing “Boppi” from Worse Together
Royal Brat “Swim” from Negative Bone
Mala Leche “Pantallas” from Demo
Dream Probe “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” from Demo 2017
Man or Astro-man? “Song of the Two-Mile Linear Particle Accelerator Stanford University, Stanford California” from A Spectrum of Infinite Scale
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
Chevreuil “Afronegro” from Capoeira
Battles “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di
Yukon “Medallion” from Medallion
Yowie “The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You” from Synchromysticism
Body Meat “Dream Chris For Now” from FF
Ahleuchatistas “Sundowning” from Arrebato
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
Curt Oren “Big Jazz” from Curt Oren
Parlor Walls “Play Opposites” from Opposites
Arrington De Dionyso “Mani Malaikat” from Malaikat Dan Singa
CCDS (Death Squad) “Able, Aware, Intelligent” from Brain Power II
Coughs “malibu” from Zum Audio Volume 3
Britches “Nice Ending” from Demolition
Brise-Glace “Stump of a Drowner” from when in Vanitas...

This Week In St. Louis: May 1 - 7, 2017

TUE. MAY 2


@ Foam | 10pm | $5 | all ages
-Doxx (Ottawa, Canada)
-Newt Patrol
-Skin Tags

By chaining solid, dissonant leads over a fierce and straight-ahead rhythm section, Doxx applies a metallic sheen to its otherwise rough-necked hardcore. This is a relatively last-minute show, so take note of the late start time. 

THU. MAY 4


@ Chill Dawg Cove | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Naan Violence (Atlanta, GA)
-Wamhoda
-Jane Wave
-Zak M
-DJ Floodgate

Atlanta's Naan Violences uses sitar, keys and pedals to invoke deep, meditative pieces of music. Locals on the show range from the creeping synth work of Wamhoda to Jane Wave's multi-faceted songs and the baritone crooning of Zak M -- a close-knit house show with a musically diverse lineup. 

FRI. MAY 5


@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Crown Larks (Chicago, IL)
-Demonlover
-Kaleb Kirby

This show is technically a release party for Chicago's Crown Larks, whose new album, Population, is coming out through Already Dead and Satellite Records on this date. A solo set by A Leaf In the Street frontman and Animal Children songwriter, Kaleb Kirby, opens the night. 

SAT. MAY 6


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm
-Natural Causes (NC)
-Shitstorm
-Jag-Wires
-Subtropolis

Saturday night's alright for an all-out heavy garage rock show at the Sinkhole. Natural Causes veers just left of the genre with a tendency to inject droning, angular riffing inside of its for-the-most-part upbeat songs. 

SUN. MAY 7


@ Foam | 9pm | all ages
-Forced Into Femininity (Chicago, IL)
-Anachronous
-King of Herrings
-Deep Tape

Equal parts performance art and deconstructed pop, Forced Into Femininity meets the expectations of its namesake with a distinct kind of squalor. The local lineup offers mostly newer acts with the exception of Deep Tape, the DJ moniker of Larva Lu (with an emphasis on cassettes of course). 

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