This Week In St. Louis: Jul. 31 - Aug. 6, 2017


@ Kismet | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Butthole (TN)
-Chico (TN)
-Jr. Clooney
-Fragile Farm

Swerving surf, proggy indie rock and other pop oddities populate the cozy innards of Kismet Creative Center. Jr. Clooney shows are becoming fewer and farther between, so come see one of St. Louis' most inventive drummers, Jack Mideke, as he backs up jazz songs tossed into a blender with plenty of toxic sludge. 

@ The Luminary | 8pm | $6
-Sheffield/Rippie (TX)
-Alex Keller and Sean O'Neill (TX)
-NNN Cook
-DJs Driftides and Scotty Starlite

From Sheffield and Rippies' dense use of sampling to the minimalism of St. Louis' own NNN Cook, this event offers a massive range of volume. Tour mates Keller and O'Neill approach their set by using known sounds and re-purposing detritus to build shapely sound sculptures. Raglani's melodic take on modular synth paints all the colors of a full band with many moving parts but through one singular brain stem. 


@ RKDE | 6pm | all ages
We Have Fun Fest Two-Year Anniversary:
-Nurse (Atlanta, GA)
-Mild Iq (Atlanta, GA)
-Dubb Nubb

We Have Fun Here is a website that is close to our hearts. If you have Wrong Division bookmarked, do yourself a favor and check out CJ Becker's blog as well. This fest does what its namesake site has been doing for two years and celebrates the underbelly of St. Louis music while promoting a few killer weirdos from out of town. Plus, the local lineup is stellar. 

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Wrong Division Playlists for July 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 July, so here is a collection of playlists from the past month. July 13th and 20th were pre-recorded programs. 

July 27th, 2017
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Elix-R “Run” from 6 hrs
The Stranger “Ritual” from 7"
Muscle Beach “McZ” from Masters of Logic, Lords of Taste
McVicker “Crotch” from I'm A Car EP
Yowie “The Reason Your House Is Haunted Can Be Found On This Microfiche” from Synchromysticism
Cheer-Accident “Drill” from Stopt Clox II
The Pat Sajak Assassins “1.7 Billion Mile High Club” from Long Time Listener First Time Caller
Ish “The Beasts Underneath the Ocean” from Sungod
Horse Lords “Toward the Omega Point” from Interventions
Hylidae “Nthe” from Intransitive
Gang Gang Dance “Glory In Itself” from God's Money
Wume “Ostinaut” from Maintain
Deep State “Heavy Lunch” from Thought Garden
Trauma Harness “id” from Id/Death Adder
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Lithics “Shees” from Borrowed Floors
Fitness Womxn “Erosion” from ep
Wet Brain “Waitress” from Not Sorry
Tunic “Disappointment” from Disappointment - EP
Pustostany “Szczecin” from 2012
Kaleidoscope “Elephant” from Vol. 2 No. 1
Negative Scanner “Ivy League Asshole” from Negative Scanner
Warm Bodies “Charmer” from Burnin' Orange
Phantom Head “Psychic Dictactors” from Psychic Dictators

July 20th, 2017
Britches “Antonymns” from Demolition
Dead Rider “New Eyes” from Chills On Glass
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Normal Relations” from Colonial Donuts
Palm “Ankles” from Trading Basics
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Wei Zhongle “Examine It” from Nice Mask over an Ugly Face - EP
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Arrington De Dionyso “Mani Malaikat” from Malaikat Dan Singa
Ahleuchatistas “Power With” from Arrebato
Zevious “Attend to Your Configuration” from Passing Through the Wall
Timeghost “On Airs, Waters, & Places” from Cellular
Yowie “The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You” from Synchromysticism
Korekyojinn “Zebra crossing” from Tundra
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “A Star Over Pureland” from YT//ST
Shoppers “vii” from Silver Year
Warhammer 48K “Get Bodacious” from Uber Om
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
YUKON “Pedestrian” from Mortar
Roomrunner “Chrono Trigger” from Separate - EP
Ovlov “the city” from What's So Great About This City?
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
Don Gero “Fire Ball I” from Wizarding
New England Patriots “Queer” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Wume “Gold Leaf” from Maintain

July 13th, 2017
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Drool “Praying Hands (Devo)” from Print A
Melkbelly “Piss Wizard” from Melkbelly/BATB split
The Sediment Club “A Scary Part of Life (Tek)” from Psychosymplastic
Palberta “get around” from Bye Bye Berta
Mike Herr “Glyphs along the roadside” from CONTINUAL DEBRIEF
Zen Mother “Part one” from The Great Mother
Mark Plant Solo Noise Project “Snails Swirlin Around” from Improvised Electronic Pieces
Cellular Chaos “Diamond Teeth Clenched” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Nü Sensae “swim” from Sundowning
Muscle Brain “Lonely Skin” from Muscle Brain
Brainiac “Pu55yfoot1n'” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Telomere Repair “Bang You” from Telomere Repair
No Babies “X Plus X” from Yo No Soy Como Tú - EP
Miscomings “Ding Dong” from Bag of Knives
Nonzoo “Great American Trough” from Wazoo
This Is My Condition “Jitterbug Stomp” from Cut Loose
Cacaw “So Many Bags” from Get A Brain
Black Pus “Hear No Evil” from All My Relations (Bonus Track Version)
Don Gero “Weirding” from Weirding
Cave “Hunt Like Devil” from Hunt Like Devil
Multicult “Repeating Decimal” from Position Release
Colossamite “My Driving Hand” from All Lingo's Clamor - EP

Wrong Division Playlist: Jul. 6, 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.

Drew Gowran “taurus” from self-disclosure
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
The Conformists “Our Baseball Careers” from Divorce
Nonzoo “Great American Trough” from Wazoo
Pineapple RNR “Demo” from Demo
Royal Brat “VIRGIN (demo)” from VIRGIN (demo)
The Stranger “ritual” from 7"
High Castle “Farewell to Limbs” from Spirit Of The West
Tideland “Brain Dead On the Interstae” from Asleep in the Graveyard
The Wayward “C Sharp” from Plutonic
Nü Sensae “Spit Gifting” from Sundowning
Xaddax “Lives On Nerves” from Counterclockwork
Made in Mexico “Face of the Earth” from Zodiac Zoo
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
The Ex + Tom Cora “a door” from Scrabbling At The Lock
Cheer-Accident “Graphic Depression” from Salad Days
Brise-Glace “Host of Latecomers” from when in Vanitas...
Battles “Non-violence” from La Di Da Di
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 2nd Movement” from Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere)
Many Arms “Greater Mass” from Suspended Definition
Tarngo “Semper Augustus” from Horman
Noxagt “Soft Sugar” from Noxagt
Nicoffeine “Proteineache” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Don Gero “Fire Ball III” from Wizarding

This Week In St. Louis: Jul. 3 - 9, 2017


@ 2222 | 9pm | $7-$10 | all ages
Grownup Music presents:
-T.J. Borden/Kyle Motl Duo (CA)
-Selfie Queen (CA)
-Coca Cola Death Squad
-John Beabout
-Disney 69
-DJ Floodgate

San Diego export T.J. Borden approaches the cello in a dark and manic fashion and these qualities are only amplified when he works with longtime collaborator Kyle Motl. Coca Cola Death Squad, otherwise known as CCDS, might have more traction outside of St. Louis than in due to the duo's constant touring. Come here for a different kind of explosion on the 4th. 


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-The Deadly Vipers (Detroit, MI)
-The Langaleers
-Jane Wave

Detroit's Deadly Vipers makes a brooding kind of rock and roll that veers on the edge of surf and hot rod riffing. The songs here weave between raucous guitar squalor and more subdued verses, giving the vocals space to sail overhead in haunting fashion. South city's amorphous pop icon Jane Wave rounds out the local lineup with newcomers Mom. 


@ Chill Dog Cove | 10pm | $7 | all ages
-Royal Brat (Minneapolis, MN)
-Protruders (Toronto)
-Shady Bug
-Pineapple RNR

Few groups can be summed up by their name alone, but Royal Brat fits with the bill with snotty vocals and a punk foundation that feels just a bit more sculpted. Their sneering set of songs leaves a salty taste, which should pair well alongside Shady Bug, one of St. Louis' sweeter bands. Members of the Wad, Lumpy and more star in Pineapple RNR, yet another new band that rips. 


@ Schlafly Tap Room| 9pm | free | all ages
-Nonzoo (Chicago, IL)
-Imelda Marcos (Chicago, IL)
-The Conformists

It's hard not to compare Nonzoo with Guerilla Toss, as both bands seem to share a propensity for dancey no-wave and skronk. The similarities end there though, since Nonzoo leans on busier bass leads and fierce, thrashy percussion. Imelda Marcos might identify as some brand of math rock, but the duo approaches loops and scatterbrained song structures with an unnerving aesthetic, free of needless shredding or flashy drum parts. Both Chicago bands have new tapes out on Already Dead and Sooper, respectively. 

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