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