This Week In St. Louis: Jan. 31, 2018 - Feb 6, 2019

MON. DEC. 31


@ Foam | 8pm | $25/$30
NYE Beach Goth Luau:
-Dracla

So St. Louis' resident vampire is doing a very high-end New Year's Eve dinner party with promise of beach-side shenanigans -- an opportunity for denizens of the night to have their "fun in the sun" minus the sun part. Arriving on time at 8 will net you the option for a dinner with food from Plantain Girl, but anyone can show up after 9 for the Luau and live music. 

THU. JAN. 3


@ Foam | 9pm | donation$
-Steven Senger (Springfield, MO)
-Faulter (Srpingfield, MO)
-Clodpoll
-Grocer

Springfield native Steven Senger lays bare, sordid riffs on a dark bed of synth and simple beats. The fusion of guitar with an electronic backbone makes for a rock solid pairing of textures. And that choice of instrumentation allows Senger a great deal of nuance, making for songs that feel airy and immediate. 

FRI. JAN. 4


@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-The Resource Network (Indianapolis, IN)
-Big Hog (Indianapolis, IN)
-Mom

Not afraid to inject a bouncy garage vibe into an infectiously catchy brand of punk, the Resource Network makes songs that feel impossibly dense. But the result here is instantly accessible, as the shred and gnar are wound into an overall taut sound. Tourmates Big Hog rush through angular riffs at mach speed, occasionally slamming on the breaks so they can make solid hardcore out of the resulting peel out. 

SAT. JAN. 5


@ Flood Plain | 8pm
Analog Revenge III:
-Rich O' Donnell
-Mike Murphy
-Kevin Harris
-Josh Kahl

The latest in the HEARDing Cats Collective "Analog Revenge" shows offers up St. Louis' foremost purveyors of the analog synth in the narrow confines of the Flood Plain art gallery. Expect an intimate performance of experimental electronic music by a crew of players that have more than 100 combined years of experience doing so. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 27, 2018

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 “Avalanche” from Snow Warning
Sloopy McCoy “Just a Charade” from Tremor And Slip
Period Bomb “222” from Lost and Found
Parlor Walls “Low Vulture” from EXO
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
The Sediment Club “The Payoff” from Stucco Thieves
Lithics “Boyce” from Mating Surfaces
Landowner “Moving Again” from Blatant
Wimps “Garbage People” from Garbage People
Negative Scanner “Nose Picker” from Nose Picker
Royal Brat “Full Tilt Duster” from Eyesore
No Thanks “Jackhammer” from The Trial
Waterproof “If You Wanna” from In Cod We Trust
Pineapple RNR “All Day” from Demo
Warm Bodies “I'm a Dog” from Warm Bodies
Gumming “Lockjaw” from Human Values
Dead Tenants “Reset” from Lp II
ГШ (Glintshake) “Только для вас” from Польза
Mock Identity “See Me” from Paradise
The Ex “New Blank Document” from 27 Passports
Guerilla Toss “Meteorological” from Twisted Crystal
Wume “Ravel” from Towards the Shadow
Palm “Dog Milk” from Rock Island
Ovlov “Tru Punk” from TRU
Little Big Bangs “Saccharine” from I Like It Here
Marbled Eye “Laughing Sound” from Leisure
Protomartyr, Kelley Deal “You Always Win” from Consolation
Waveless “Eight Belles” from As One More Folded Paper Crane
Drahla “Faux Text” from A Compact Cassette
Van Buren “Black on Black” from Flameless Forge

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 24 - 30, 2018

THU. DEC. 27


@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
Bruxism #36:
-Jane Wave
-Andreotti, Claude, Smentowski, Sutter
-Bret Schneider

This show polishes off another successful year of Bruxism, a monthly concert series curated by Nathan Cook (also known as NNN Cook) of the Close/Far Collective. And who better to ring in 2019 than an ensemble featuring members of Brain Transplant, Regicide Bureau, cellist Tracy Andreotti and percussionist Henry Claude? Jane Wave is new to the series but is no stranger to St. Louis with a singular approach to songwriting that feels both ethereal and otherworldly. This is all set to take place alongside video projections by Jim Z. McGowin, and the first ten people to arrive to this FREE show will receive an original 16x20 painting by Thomas Sutter.

Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 20, 2018

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 “Brute Fury/Visitor” from Le Demo: Casual Glow
Shux “Wolfman's Eyeballs” from Demo
Mom “I'm Picky” from MOM
Kids “People” from 7 Nation Army
Die Monitr Batss “Heatersss” from Girls of War
The Dreebs “De Beers” from Forest of a Crew
The USA Is a Monster “Poison Plant” from Wohaw
Nü Sensae “Whispering Rule” from Sundowning
Drive Like Jehu “Bullet Train to Vegas” from Bullet Train to Vegas/Hand Over Fist
Telomere Repair “The Blind Can Steer Straight” from Telomere Repair
The VSS “No Hands” from 25:37
Drool “Civics II Honors” from Drool II
Smother Party “Whiskey Sheen” from Casa Limon
Weakwick “Curl” from Whistle Along
The Channels “See No Reason” from Double Negative
Shimmer “High Gloss” from Shimmer
Dog “Ninth Gate to Deep Reservoir” from Trash Temple
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
Muscle Brain “Friend of America” from Purgatore
Dead Tenants “Asterisk” from LP II
Imelda Marcos “Tip of The Tongue Taking a Trip” from Dalawa
Goat “On Fire” from Rhythm & Sound
Sneaks “Tough Luck” from Gymnastics
Old Table “Dancin' In Hell” from Save the Environment
No One and the Somebodies “Numbers” from Numbers
Palberta “Roach Goin' Down” from Roach Goin' Down
Cheer-Accident “The Autumn Wind Is a Pirate” from Introducing Lemon
Glued “Travis” from Insides
Wume “Ravel” from Towards the Shadow

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 17 - 23, 2018

MON. DEC. 17


@ Foam | 8:30pm
-Paddlefish (Chicago, IL)
-Kids
-Cricketfish
-Fragile Farm

Although the show has two bands with "fish" in them, the music here is stripped-down gimmick-free indie with sidewinding songs. The local lineup is fresh-faced too, with Kids having started in 2018 and Fragile Farm recently expanding to a full band lineup -- a solid starter to a week long pre-game of the impending holidays. 

THU. DEC. 20


@ Atomic Cowboy | 9pm | $10 | 21+
-Container (RI)
-John Wiese+Ghost Ice duo
-18andCounting/Bobo/Hylidae
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray
+Chizmo.tv

Atomic Cowboy might seem like an odd fit for Container's post-industrial dance music. but between the Providence, Rhode Island producer, a rare 18andCounting-led trio, Chicago composer John Wiese and the DJ on hand, the extra oomph of the house system will be used to full effect. Any excuse to move your body in the winter time, right? Container provides more than enough reasons with years of records (all anonymously named "LP") and performances. 

FRI. DEC. 21


@ CBGB | 9pm
NARAL & Gateway Women's Access Fund benefit:
-Mom
-Shux
-Newt Patrol

This benefit show is a change of pace with three punk acts who all tear through short sets -- but the real draw here are the charities. This three band power run goes down in support of NARAL & Gateway Women's Access Fund, and the Facebook event for this show straight-up says "Celebrate the holidays and FUND ABORTION!"

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 13, 2018

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.

The Funs “Enemy” from Alienated
Nibiru “Perpetual Motion Machine” from Perpetual Motion Machine
Heaven Honey “Oh Well” from Head Case
Yonsei “Float” from Heavy Rips
Sonny Falls “Down in That Dark” from Some Kind of Spectre
Paddlefish “Cinecyde” from Spill Me!
Kids “The Heat” from 7 Nation Army
Container “Drain” from LP
Operator Music Band “Realistic Saturation” from Coördination
Public Practice “Bad Girl(s)” from Distance Is A Mirror
Pleather “весна” from Pleather
Flasher “Pressure” from Constant Image
Shake The Baby Til the Love Comes Out “Mine Is Viscera” from In A Pretty Suit
Marbled Eye “Curtain” from Leisure
Protomartyr “The Chuckler” from Relatives in Descent
Trauma Harness “Coffin Flume” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Medical Tourists “Medical Tourist” from Medical Tourists
Logic System “Domino Dance” from Logic
No Thanks “Mara” from No Thanks
Constant Insult “Constant Insult” from Constant Insult
Deerhoof “The Perfect Me” from 99% Upset Feeling
Lithics “Lizard” from Borrowed Floors
Lair “Bojangles Out of Orbit” from Test
Melt-Banana “The Hive” from Fetch
The Bug “Buzz” from What's Buggin' You?
Sicbay “Berthode” from The Firelit S'coughs
Multicult “Hermano” from Spaces Tangled
Animal Lover “Guilt” from Guilt
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Uranium Club “Who Made the Man?” from All of Them Naturals
Warm Bodies “Charmer” from Burnin' Orange
Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band “Be Stiff!” from Mutants 4 Nuclear Waste
Nail Polish “Selected Comments” from Authentic Living
Marnie Stern “Her Confidence” from Marnie Stern

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 10 - 16, 2018

THU. DEC. 13


@ El Lenador | 9pm
-Thin Lips (Philadelphia, PA)
-Smidley
-Shux

Thin Lips' pop-sensible punk is relentlessly upbeat, driven by taut bass moving smoothly below loose-fitting riffs. Melodic, full-bodied vocals throw a glossy sheen over everything, making for an energetic and endlessly positive set of songs. With members of Foxing in tow, Smidley makes a rare appearance in its own hometown. 

FRI. DEC. 14


@ Foam | 8:30pm
-Heaven Honey (Bloomington, IN)
-Nibiru
-Camp Counselor
-Nicole Grace

Heaven Honey's jangly indie-pop is well worth the price of admission all on its own, but the local lineup will be just as much, if not more, of a draw. Nibiru has its first show with a drum machine taking place of a flesh and blood drummer. Camp Counselor has dabbled with a backing band in the past, but this will be their first night with a bass player to round out this lush approach to bedroom pop.

SAT. DEC. 15


@ Livery Company | 6pm
Stagfest II:
-Fond Han
-Tonina
-18andCounting
-The Donald Woodhard, Inc.
-Nick J Gusman

What doubles as a birthday show of sorts for local sound person and promoter Ryne Schleicher, Stagfest II digs into the deep well of St. Louis music to offer a lineup that's dynamic and diverse. From recent New Jersey-transplant Fond Han to 18andCounting (who's fresh off one of the best parties of the year), this event opts to end 2018 with a wild night all to benefit the ACLU. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Dec. 6, 2018

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.

Monobody “Raytracing” from Raytracing
18andCounting &TheOnlyEnsemble “Rings To Your Saturn” from Animal Skins
M. Crook + Oxherding “Soft Moon” from Soft Moon
Alex Cunningham “Accepting Your Countless Failures” from Fiddle
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
Parlor Walls “Low Vulture” from Exo
Wume “Ravel” from Towards the Shadow
Guerilla Toss “Meteorological” from Twisted Crystal
Golden Oriole “The Trilithon” from Golden Oriole
Arrington De Dionyso “Mani Malaikat” from Malaikat Dan Singa
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Lithics “Thing In Your Eye” from Borrowed Floors
Die Monitr Batss “White Shock” from Girls of War
Weakwick “Bat the Knife” from Whistle Along
Brise-Glace “Host of Latecomers” from when in Vanitas...
Arab On Radar “Attack on Tijiuana” from Queen Hygiene II 
Cellular Chaos “Gaslight” from Dirty Girl
The Flying Luttenbachers “Lkringg Number One” from Systems Emerge...
Ahleuchatistas “Unfolding” from What You Will
Clean Girls “The Blade” from Clean Girls // Jail Solidarity Split
Jail Solidarity “Chlorine” from Clean Girls // Jail Solidarity Split
Cacaw “Conquering The Green Dragon” from Bat Skin Robes
Toupee “Gramma In the Slamma” from Leg Toucher
Melkbelly “Doomspringa” from Pennsylvania 
Gold Dime “Easy” from Nerves
Fond Han “Spine” from Wronked
Goat “New Games” from New Games

This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 3 - 9, 2018

TUE. DEC. 4


@ Kerr Foundation | 9pm | $5-$10
-Cube (Oakland, CA)
-Ra Child
-Ethiks' Mind
-Shux

With the bitter cold moving in, it can be hard to find the motivation to venture outside your house, but a show like this is a can't-miss event with the diverse mix of rap, punk and electronic -- even if the acts very loosely fit those terms. The multi-tiered Kerr Foundation is just as much part of the show as the wide range of performing artists. 

THU. DEC. 6


@ Foam | 9pm | $8 | all ages
-Stove (NY)
-Maneka (NY)
-Glued
-Complainer

Stove's melodic rock has all the heavy lifting of a grunge outfit with shimmery, melodic riffs that put the band's grand gestures into context. Propulsive drumming drives a thick mesh of guitars that seamlessly bleed into one another, making for a set of songs that can feel both compact and massive. Maneka walks a tight-rope of indie and experimental rock, using familiar tools to craft an otherwise alien sound. 

SAT. DEC. 8


@ El Lenador | 7:30pm | $5-$7
-Monobody (Chicago, IL)
-Holy Posers
-Lobby Boxer
-Jr. Clooney

Monobody seems to subvert itself on a constant basis, using sharp staccato breaks between bouts of polyrhythmic madness to build a sense of density. The musicianship is top notch here, even coming off as relentless in the band's more intense sections. Monobody's injection of jazz into post-rock is an approach shared by St. Louis' own Jr. Clooney, who rounds out the show alongside Holy Posers and the brain-bending Lobby Boxer. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 29, 2018

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.

Shux “No No Tony” from Demo
Cube “B4 - Auto / Composite Face Fetish” from My Cube
Ethiks' Mind “No Blasters” from No Blasters
Lonnie Holley “Sometimes I Wanna Dance” from MITH
Zach Rhea's New Music Collective “Tokyo Water Tower” from EP
Glued “Travis” from Insides
Stove “Stiff Bones” from 's Favorite Friend
Maneka “Soft Serve” from Is You Is
Boreal Hills “Trash Mountain” from Wet Couch
Gymshorts “Copy Cat” from Wet Willy
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Negative Scanner “Nose Picker” from Nose Picker
Brown Company “The Dancer Was No” from Brown Company
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas 12"
Running “Why Can't You Be in Running?” from Vaguely Ethnic
Soft Shoulder “Tabouli Outlet” from Songs and Intermissions
Problems That Fix Themselves “Maximum Occupancy” from Which Is Worse
Shearing Pinx “White Mud” from Poison Hands
Black Pus “The Wicked West” from Primordial Pus
Shoppers “VIII” from Silver Year
New England Patriots “Like a Rope” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Fischessen “Mein Liebster Feind” from Der Tote Winkel
The Wayward “Railway” from Plutonic
ГШ (Glintshake) “Недолж” from Польза
Drool “Cinnamon” from Drool II
Milk Leg “401K” from Milk Leg
USCO “Took Chase” from Treffpunkt
Ahleuchatistas “Power With” from Arrebato

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2018

TUE. NOV. 27


@ Foam | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-Tunic (Winnipeg, Canada)
-Man The Manipulator
-Blank Thomas

Tunic's riff-driven noise rock has a backbone of muscular bass and razor-sharp drumming. The power trio from Winnipeg invokes Drive Like Jehu and early Don Cab with the brevity and pace of a hardcore band. A diverse mix of post-hardcore and experimental electronic music is represented with a pair of outstanding locals. 

SAT. DEC. 1


@ Off Broadway | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-Lonnie Holley

A world-renowned sculptor whose works have been showcased at the White House Rose Garden, the United Nations and art museums all over the United States, Lonnie Holley builds experiential sets with keyboard, singing and spoken word. It's a weathered sound shaped through decades of thoughtful art and personal challenges.


@ CBGB | 9pm | donation$ | 21+
-Gymshorts (Providence, RI)
-Boreal Hills
-Ex Oh Ex
-Babe Lords

Gymshorts offers up a tumbling style of garage punk that feels propulsive, building momentum throughout its set of songs. The band has a strong sense of dynamics, featuring a wide range of sound that moves from sideways surf to straight-up rock.

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 22, 2018

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.

Tunic “Disappointment” from Disappointment
Man the Manipulator “Boxer Dropper” from Man the Manipulator
Blank Thomas “Fragile State” from Immemorial
Wume “Ravel” from Towards the Shadow
Battles “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di
Guerilla Toss “Come Up With Me” from Twisted Crystal
Lithics “Boyce” from Mating Surfaces
Parlor Walls “Isolator” from Exo 
Dane Rousay “Quality” from Divide 
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
Imelda Marcos “We Are Asleep In Our Bones” from Dalawa
Cop Funeral “Sick of Dreams” from 2 Stressed 2B Blessed 
Nonzoo “Auto-Hologram Bonus Event” from Wazoo
Period Bomb “222” from Lost and Found
Chat Logs “Turned Heel” from Am I Right or Am I Right?
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
Drool “Pressure Cooker” from Print A
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Lightning Bolt “Mythmaster” from Fantasy Empire
The Devils&Libido “Bassass” from Devil's Circle
Roji “1 1=3 (feat. Susana Santos Silva)” from The Hundred Headed Women
Weakwick “Drag Along” from Whistle Along
Jitters “Marv” from Zones
Gnarwhal “Let Going” from Crucial

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 19 - 25, 2018

FRI. NOV. 23


@ CBGB | 9pm | $5
-Huht
-Brennan England

Huht incorporates early kraut and prog into a swampy synth-laden sound. Repetition is used in tandem with circular songwriting, invoking a hypnotic sense of drone as the band weaves from dense polyrhythms to slow-burning straight-ahead passages. A post-Black Friday meltdown featuring Brennan England of 18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble doing a solo electronic didgeridoo set.


@ tba | 7pm
AmbientSTL presents:
-Aiko Tsuchida
-Head Dress
-Oxherding
-Tome Crusher
-DJ Negative Spaces

OK, so this one doesn't have a venue listed yet, but it's worth keeping your eye on via the Facebook event page or any of these artists' social media accounts (if you can find them). AmbientSTL offers up a stacked night that ranges from long, introspective pieces to short stints of noise and exploratory music.

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 15, 2018

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.

Shady Bug “Canada Dry” from Lemon Lime
Laser Background “Wasting Away” from People Person
The Tube Socks “H. Jazz” from Skate Naked
Waveless “Cherry Tree” from As One More Folded Paper Crane
Syna So Pro “Warm Up” from Make Two People Happy
B|_ank “Home Recording 1” from Lone Dot Home Recordings
Drew Gowran “Dead Love” from Dead Love
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Lone Pixel In The Bitmap” from JMD No 2
Curt Oren “Moab” from For Sam, Forever Ago
Buck Gooter “100 Bells” from 100 Bells
Dead Tenants “Outrun” from LPII
Shux “No No Tony” from Demo
Toupee “Gramma In the Slamma” from Leg Toucher
Brainiac “Simon Says” from Internationale
Stella “Pattern Reset” from Career Suicide
Britches “Antonymns” from Demolition
Material Girls “There She Goes” from Leather
Essi “I, I” from Essi
Sneaks “The Way It Goes” from Highway Hypnosis
Xetas “The Jaws” from The Tower
Taiwan Housing Project “Maintenance of an Application” from Three Song Record
Rakta “Rodeados Pela Beleza” from Oculto Pelos Seres
Mentira “Nuestro Paisaje” from Música, Pasión y Algo Más
Gumming “Lockjaw” from Human Values
Miscomings “Hide It” from Like Music
Tropical Trash “Vertical Gang” from Ufo Rot
Phantom Head “Psychic Dictators” from Psychic Dictators
Lair “Sleeper Agent Man” from Test
Usco “oooO” from Tuskflower
Night Grinder “America Dirge” from Animus

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 12 - 18, 2018

FRI. NOV. 16


@ Foam | 10pm
-B|_ank (Nashville, TN)
-Syna So Pro
-Body Leash

Between moonlighting as R. Stevie Moore's drummer, collaborating with members of Deerhoof and booking shows throughout the Nashville area, William Hicks sharpens his solo endeavors under the name "B|_ank." His merging of percussion, noise and psychedelia results in a buoyant mix that can be as danceable as it is harsh. This is his first solo tour after supporting the Flaming Lips on a long string of shows earlier this year.


@ The Nest | 8:30pm | $5
-Laser Background (Philadephia, PA)
-Shady Bug
-The Tube Socks

The Tube Socks return for a rare performance in support of Laser Background, an exploration of dream pop by Philadelphia-based artist Andy Molholt (also of Speedy Ortiz). His latest EP People Person was just released on November 2nd, and is packed with a polyrhythmic and hook-heavy set of songs.

SAT. NOV. 17


@ Flood Plain | 9:30pm
Rose Raft's Artist-In-Residence Exhibition:
-Waveless

Covers of Smashing Pumpkins songs aside, this is a dark punk band in a love affair with shoegaze. It's no wonder then that Rose Raft, an entity run by the duo known to most as the Funs, picked Waveless to provide a soundtrack for its latest Artist-In-Residence exhibition. Flood Plain is an intimate space to catch the Minneapolis outfit's space-faring sound alongside the stellar works of two photographers and two sculptors.

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 8, 2018

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.

Blank Thomas “Hi Comedic Sequencing” from Immemorial
Ellen Fullman “Staggered Stasis Section 2” from Staggered Stasis
Peaer “Cliff Song” from Peaer
Buildings “Rainboat” from Melt Cry Sleep
The Conformists “Meow” from Divorce
Ora Iso “Ora Iso” from Bathcat
Normal Love “Breathe Through Your Skin” from Survival Tricks
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Zodiac Zoo
Gorge Trio “Treasure House in Amber” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Big Bear “Song 16” from Under the Beach
Many Arms “Bonding” from Missing Time
Chicago Underground Trio “kite” from Slon
Upsilon Acrux “Night of the Goblin” from Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum
Wume “Ravel” from Towards the Shadow
Operator Music Band “Realistic Saturation” from Coördination
Water From Your Eyes “We're Set Up” from All a Dance
Massicot “Kokteilis” from Split Massicot / Housewives
Housewives “Exc. 281016” from Split Massicot / Housewives
Don Gero “Fire Ball II” from Wizarding
Marbled Eye “Idle Hour” from Leisure
Drahla “Twelve Divisions of the Day” from Twelve Divisions of the Day
Lié “It's Really Nice” from Hounds
Sediment Club “Stucco Thieves” from Stucco Thieves
Nicoffeine “Ando Guerillo” from Au Revoir Golden Air
Ruins “Warrido” from Vrresto
Stove “Favorite Friend” from 's Favorite Friend

This Week In St. Louis: Nov. 5 - 11, 2018

WED. NOV. 7


@ Bolozone | 8pm
-C.H.E.W. (Chicago, IL)
-Kiki
-Newt Patrol
-Body Leash

Both frantic and frenetic, Chicago's C.H.E.W. makes a wiry kind of hardcore that's rife with sharp starts and stops and wild left-turns. As if you needed any more reason to go, the local lineup is crazy diverse between Kiki's spacey punk and the solo noise-rock stylings of Body Leash. 

FRI. NOV. 9


@ 560 Music Center | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-Ellen Fullman

What's so remarkable about Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument -- other than the fact that she's been performing with it for more than 30 years -- is that she invented both the device and a method of playing it. Her shows are not only a rarity, but they're experiential in nature and a spectacle at that. Arriving on time is recommended if you want to have a close look, but there really won't be a bad seat in the house at the 560. 


@ The Nest | 8:40pm
-Reighnbeau (CO)
-18andCounting
-Golden Curls

If you're trying to find this event on Facebook, it's billed as the "PARTY OF THE YEAR LIVE MUSIC SHOW YEAHH." Note the two Hs. Even without the party vibe, this is more than worth your eyes and ears with Reighnbeau leading a solid trio of performances. The Colorado-based artist builds careful but kinetic songs that explore a wide range of electronic subgenres. 

SAT. NOV. 10


@ Schlafly Tap Room| 9pm | free | all ages
-Buildings (Minneapolis, MN)
-The Conformists
-Maximum Effort

Buildings' metallic rock weighs a ton. The Minneapolis outfit moves along at a heavy, lumbering pace, sneaking in odd time signatures in subtle ways. The Conformists are St. Louis' longest running avant-rock band, drawing on influence from '90s noise rock while sculpting a sound that's wholly their own. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Nov. 1, 2018

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.

Sea Priestess “Please Tell Me” from Last Year's Paper Fan...
Peel Dream Magazine “Pill” from Demos
Aiko Tsuchida “If Memory Serves” from Live in Studio & Unreleased
Drew Gowran and Eric Hall “Quantify” from Curvature
C.H.E.W. “Neuroleptics” from C.H.E.W.
Mock Identity “See Me” from Paradise
High Castle “Swamp Thing” from Spirit Of The West
A Deer A Horse “Backswimmer” from Backswimmer
Little Big Bangs “Saccharine” from I Like It Here
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
This is My Condition and Dan Kozak “Vasectomization of the Centerfold” from Anatomy of Livers
Devo “Too Much Paranoias” from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Deerhoof “The Perfect Me” from Friend Opportunity
This Heat “Paper Hats” from Deceit
Palberta “Finish My Bread” from Bye Bye Berta
Forget The Times “Some Tolerance For Silence” from Plays Out
Erase Errata “Driving Test” from At Crystal Palace
Pre “Not Necessary” from Hope Freaks
Big Black “The Model” from He's a Whore 
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Gay Beast “White Diamonds” from Second Wave
Xbxrx “Towers of Silence” from Wars
The VSS “Nervous Circuits” from Nervous Circuits
Multicult “Landfill” from Position Remote
No Thanks “Jackhammer” from The Trial
Dazzling Killmen “Staring Contest” from Face of Collapse
Fischessen “Kittner” from Köder

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 25, 2018

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 premiere of Trauma Harness' 2018 Halloween release.

Zak M. “Hello.” from Naos 1
Kee Avil “Thinkstill” from Kee Avil EP
Black Givre “Collision III” from Errance et mépris
Warm Bodies “I'm A Dog” from Warm Bodies
BB and the Blips “L.I.B.I.D.O.” from Shame Job
Black Panties “Violence” from Prophet of Hate
Lumpy and the Dumpers “Hair on the Inside” from Those Pickled Fuckers
Death Bells “Echoes” from Echoes
Waveless “Stand Inside Your Love” from Smashing Pumpkins Cover
Stove “Duckling Fantasy” from 's Favorite Friend
Trauma Harness “The Serpentine That Stole The Light” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Coffin Flume” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Pig Vat” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Dissolving” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “The Winds Of Pazuzu” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Altar Rock” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Hatchet Through My Heart” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Melkbelly “Helloween” from Nothing Valley
Lightning Bolt “13 Monsters” from Ride the Skies
Sediment Club “Half Fool Dub” from Stucco Thieves
Man At Arms “Designer Imposters” from A Waste of Time and Space
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert 
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
The Ex + Tom Cora “The Big Black” from And The Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders
The Devils&Libido “Jupiter Is Mine” from Devil's Circle
Bangladeafy “Steam” from Ribboncutter
Merry Ghosts “Dog Days Baby” from Dog Days Baby 
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Dimension Dive Part One Aether Curtain” from Savage Imagination
Battles “Race Out” from Mirrored

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 22 - 28, 2018

TUES. OCT. 23


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Dead Tenants (NY)
-Space Cubs (NY)
-Whsky Janetor
-Body Leash

Dead Tenants makes the purest form of angular noise rock as a stripped-down power trio that leans on scratchy and acidic riffs. The bass here is used a melodic bedrock, keeping the songs heavy and anchored down. New York's Space Cubs adds a little buoyancy to an already diverse bill featuring odd-pop antics from Whsky Janetor and the percussive powerhouse of Body Leash. 

WED. OCT. 24


@ El Lenador | 9pm | $7-$10 | all ages
-Gel Set (LA)
-Profligate (LA)
-Tashi Dorji (NC)
-Willis
-Data Bank
-DJ Urlike

Hump day is in full effect with subversive synthesizers and circuit-bent beats. A stand-out on this show is Tashi Dorji, the only act set to perform without a set of danceable songs. The guitarist molds shapely free-improvisations out of gnar and wiry riffing. Fresh off a recent and lengthy hiatus, Willis returns with new sounds in the spooky key of cobwebs and rotted wood. 


@ The Nest | 9pm | $5-$7
-Cyber Pink (Chicago, IL)
-Kiki
-Headbutt

If you're into Chicago's Negative Scanner, then it will be hard not to recognize the howling vocals from lead singer Rebecca Valeriano-Flores. Here she fronts the hardcore-leaning Cyber Pink, who runs through brief, caffeinated stints of free-wheeling punk at mach speed. Kiki shows have been rare as of late, and as if you needed any more reason to go, Headbutt debuts with members of Dentist, Nibiru, Royal Brat, Shux and more. 

FRI. OCT. 26


@ The Juice | 9pm | $7
-Kee Avil (Montreal)
-Black Givre (Montreal)
-TomDirt + Joe Hess
-Danielle Taylor

Kee Avil's music is haunting yet subtle, taking on varied forms throughout the span of a single set. Using strings and voice as a base, the artist molds a sculpture of sound that emits a tranquil vibe. St. Louis' own Danielle Taylor is the perfect foil, offering a solo harp-based compositions with strong and commanding presence. 

SAT. OCT. 27


@ El Lenador | 9pm
-BB & the Blips (Australia)
-Warm Bodies (Kansas City, MO)
-Black Panties
-Q
-Lumpy and the Dumper
s
As if the Australian punks in BB & the Blips weren't enough of a draw, Lumpy and the Dumpers and Black Panties will both be performing for the very last time. It's the end of an era for St. Louis, one that started in 2012 but will end with an exclamation mark in 2018. Hot off their latest release, Q rounds out the show with KC snot-rockers Warm Bodies in tow. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 18, 2018

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 “I Wish I Was A” from Mom
Q “Quiche” from Secqnd
Cyber Pink “Bored” from Demo
Dead Tenants “Lockjaw” from Void
Dead Tenants “Outrun” from LPII
Fond Han “Wronk” from Wronked
Kudzu “No Backbone” from Defeated
Gel Set “This Is Between” from Body Copy
Profligate “07161701” from Home Demos Vol. 2
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon “Calm the Shadows (Live)” from Leave No Trace
Nicoffeine “Milf & Honey” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Warhammer 48K “Get Bodacious” from Warhammer 48k
Glass Teeth “Secret Life” from Notice of Termination
The Devils&Libido “Moning Jam” from Devil's Circle
Good for Cows “Solfell (Mountains On the Sun)” from Audumla
Yowie “Mysterium Tremendum” from Synchromysticism
Many Arms “Thoughtscreen” from Missing Time
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 3rd Movement” from Symphony No. 5
Athletic Automaton “Death On An Escalator” from Split w/Made In Mexico
Noxagt “Histrionix” from Noxagt
Bad News from Houston “Red Dirt Meet” from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Golden Oriole “The Waxwing Slain” from Golden Oriole
Staer “The Golden Oriole” from Staer
Zevious “Ritual Based Symmetries” from Lowlands
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt “Double Bind” from Brace Up!

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 15 - 21, 2018

TUE. OCT. 16


@ The Nest | 8pm | $5
-Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag (Oklahoma City, OK)
-Permission (London)
-Canned Laughter (Oklahoma City, OK)
-G.N.A.T.
-Swollen

Both Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag and Canned Laughter are exports of the OKC-based O.D.D. TAPE label. Both bands are so close-knit that each's latest release is a split between the two, so expect a vibe that brings two sides of the same coin. Even without this punk one-two punch, Permission coming all the way from London is alone worth coming out for.

WED. OCT. 17


@ CBGB | 9pm | $5-$7
-Tundrastomper (MA)
-Forget The Times (MI)
-Nibiru
-Moonrace

Math rock has been out of style long enough to be back in again, if Tundrastomper's chopped and screwed prog is any indicator. All four acts on the show bring a distinctly different vibe, making for a diverse night that ranges from raw pop to instrumental synth music to swerving free-jazz. Bring a couple extra dollars for two touring acts that are not on tour together. 

FRI. OCT. 19


@ El Lenador | 9pm
-The Callous Daoboys (GA)
-The Threats (GA/CO)
-Snakehound (Kansas City, MO)
-Ronnie Rogers & The Sunshine Buddies
-Man the Manipulator

The Callous Daoboys make razor-sharp metal that's warped with the shriek of strings from a violin. Every song here feels maniacal and rhythmically frantic, ending before your brain has time to catch up with the constantly changing tempo and timing. The inclusion of Ronnie Rogers lends a little levity to what would otherwise be a dark, heady night of heavy bands. 

SAT. OCT. 20


@ Heavy Anchor | 7pm | $12 | 21+
SynthfeStl III:
-Kudzu (Springfield, MO)
-Sea Priestess
-Hands and Feet
-Modern Welfare
+more

The brains behind Wax Fruit bring the third iteration of SynthfeStl, a night of cybernetic acts led by synthesizer and/or drum machine, all to benefit the Arch City Defenders. The lineup offers Springfield's shoegazing Kudzu and the buoyant and noisy Sea Priestess among a long list of other acts that will cram keys, warbling bass and synthetic noise inside a five-hour marathon. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 11, 2018

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.

Alex Cunningham “Shorthand” from Fiddle
Imelda Marcos “Monica Chiaroscuro” from Dalawa
Sexual Jeremy “Somebody” from Chuck Weekend
The Sediment Club “The Payoff” from Stucco Thieves
The Dreebs “Reese” from Forest of a Crew
Permission “Holding Pattern” from Contagious Life
Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag “Not Enough” from Dirtbag Demo
Canned Laughter “I Guess We Don't Really Need Schools” from Demo
Video Filth “No Remorse” from Video Filth/Mutant Itch Split
Forget The Times “Ride & Trash” from Split CS
Nibiru “Amputate” from Amputate
Tundrastomper “Sweet Baby Boy” from Clean It Up
Little Big Bangs “Saccharine” from I Like It Here
No Thanks “Vestige.” from The Trial
Trespass “Expanded Memories” from Expanded Memories
Blank Spell “Dream-fearing” from Miasma
Iron Bars “War with Myself” from Iron Bars
New England Patriots “What About The Wild” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Man or Astroman? “Curious Constructs of Stem-Like Devices Which Now Prepare Themselves to Be Thought of as Fingers” from A Spectrum of Infinite Scale
Don Gero “Rock III” from Wizarding
New Bloods “Oh, Deadly Nightshade!” from The Secret Life
Bratmobile “I Love You, You Little Crocodile” from Pottymouth
Wimps “Garbage People” from Garbage People
Lithics “Edible Door” from Mating Surfaces
Marnie Stern “Her Confidence” from Marnie Stern
Taiwan Housing Project “Multidimensional Spectrum” from Veblen Death Mask
Deerhoof “Running Thoughts” from The Runners Four
Shellac “Didn't We Deserve a Look At You the Way You Really Are” from Terraform
Fischessen “Mein liebster Feind” from Der Tote Winkel
Jitters “Marv” from Zones
Bygones “Cold Reading” from Bygones
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Dots” from Dots

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 8 - 14, 2018

MON. OCT. 8


@ SLU Xavier Hall | 8pm | $15-$25
New Music Cricle & SLU present:
-Anthony Braxton
-Jacqueline Kerrod

Fresh off an appearance at Louisville's Cropped Out Festival, legendary composer and free-jazz innovator Anthony Braxton performs St. Louis to help ring in New Music Circle's 60th year as a purveyor of avant-garde music in St. Louis. Jacqueline Kerrod is a world-renowned harpist and will join Braxton for this rare duo performance. 

THU. OCT. 11


@ Strawberry Bounce House | 8pm | $7
-The Cavves (KS)
-Party Fridge (KS)
-Details
-Aiko Tsuchida

Bright vibes on a Thursday night with the bubbly Cavves who play rock that's equally upbeat and unapologetic. Tourmates Party Fridge literally have "party" in the name, so draw your own conclusions there. Anthony Worden tours on his latest record Slouching Towards Tomorrow, which features a who's who of Iowa artists backing up the luminous songwriter. 

FRI. OCT. 12


@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Sexual Jeremy (TX)
-Imelda Marcos (Chicago, IL)
-Mother Meat
-Skin Tags

This damaged no-wave punk from Texas would be more at home in a half-flooded basement than the stage at Schlafly. While Sexual Jeremy has some brainy jazz-bending parts, the feel never veers too far off from its thrashy, punk core. Chicago's Imelda Marcos rounds out the bill with a rhythmically dense set of songs for those who want to venture down the progressive and math rock rabbit hole. This is the kind of mixed bill you want in your life. 

SAT. OCT. 13


@ Foam | 9:30pm | $7 | all ages
-Sediment Club (NY)
-The Dreebs (NY)
-Apathist!
-Joss Barton
-Complainer

Whether it's by Pitchfork or the Bandcamp blog, Sediment Club has been hailed as one of the pure innovators of no-wave for the last decade, and all its members are still under 30. Their tourmates the Dreebs feature a former member of Parquet Courts while sharing players with New York's practically legendary noise outfit PC Worship. Arrive on time to catch Apathist!, the latest south city duo featuring former members of Yowie and Vernacular String Trio. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 4, 2018

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.

Ex Salis “Hernia” from Basement Demos
Nibiru “Headphones” from Headphones
Kids “People” from 7 Nation Army
Boreal Hills “Lucidfer” from Wet Couch
Shitstorm “Bathroom Wall” from Tomb
Mirror Mirror “Promises” from Extra Credit
Shady Bug “Night Creeper” from tbh idk
Glued “Filling Space” from Insides
The Spirit Of The Beehive “Hypnic Jerks” from Hypnic Jerks
Pile “Cup” from Odds and Ends
Kal Marks “Springtime In January” from Universal Care
Q “Relaxed Mike” from Relaxed Mike
G.N.A.T. “Idols” from Demo
ONO “Punks” from Spooks
JoAnn McNeil “Falls (excerpt)” from Falls
Brandon Seabrook Trio “Bovicidal” from Convulsionaries
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
C.H.E.W. “It's A Living” from Feeding Frenzy
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Weakwick “Sitting Still” from For Show
Deerhoof “The Perfect Me” from 99% Upset Feeling
Guerilla Toss “Meteorological” from Twisted Crystal
Marbled Eye “Laughing Sound” from Leisure
La Misma “Martiz E Vidro” from Kanizadi
Kaleidoscope “Elephant” from Kaleidoscope Vol. Two No. 1
Nü Sensae “New Lies” from Tv, Death and the Devil
The Bug “Buzz” from What's Buggin You?
Terrible Truths “False Hope” from Terrible Truths
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas
Melkbelly “A Case of the Krampus” from A Case of the Krampus
Roomrunner “Shed” from Roomrunner
Health Problems “Lies & Movement” from Winners
Lechuguillas “Jump” from Just Me And My Dad
Animal Lover “Guilt” from Guilt

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 1 - 7, 2018

MON. OCT. 1


@ RKDE | 9:30pm | $7
-Exek (Melbourne, Australia)
-Sick Thoughts (Finland)
-Trampoline Team (New Orleans, LA)
-Mom
-Dentist

Exek effectively stretches its post-punk over a creeping core that incorporates feedback and the occasional horn. The closest comparison one could maybe make is This Heat without the prog-rock parts, but even then Exek eschews expectations. There's little reason to miss a show this stacked with NOLA's Trampoline Team and Sick Thoughts coming all the way from Finland -- on a Monday, no less.

WED. OCT. 3


@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-The World (Oakland, CA)
-Daikaiju (Huntsville, AL)
-The Funs
-Waterproof
-DJ Hanime

While St. Louis' own Waterproof will be calling it quits after tonight, there's really not a better show to go out on. Daikaiju's frenetic riffs intertwine and wrap around an amorphous rhythm section, making for a set of unrelenting shred. Those looking for something a little looser fit and danceable can rely on The World, a west coast outfit that blends subtle hints of no-wave into a head-bobbing brand of light post-punk. 

THU. OCT. 4


@ CBGB | 9pm
-Teton (Portland, OR)
-Orion (Sydney, Australia)
-The Crenshaw (Portland, OR)
-Kids
-Frankie Valet

This stacked show led by Australian post-punkers Orion offers five distinct sets and a wide spectrum of sound. The Portland crew in Teton returns to St. Louis alongside the Crenshaw, a loopy solo act by the band's bassist. Both bands exhibit a pitch black approach to indie rock with powerful vocals heading the charge. 

SAT. OCT. 6


@ Foam | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-ONO (Chicago, IL)
-Mourning A BLKstar (Cleveland, OH)
-JoAnn McNeil
-Heavy Pauses

ONO is the kind of band that's hard to describe, and the video above will do more for you than words ever will, but here's a little bit of a background for you: The band's leader served as a young sailor in the Navy during the Vietnam War and only a few short years later did he form ONO alongside other musicians in Chicago. Their first show was opening for Naked Raygun, they collaborated with Pere Ubu among many others and then... they vanished for roughly 20 years. Now, they're back at it and better than ever with a shapeshifting backing band. But really, just watch the video to see what you're getting yourself into. 

SUN. OCT. 7


@ Blueberry Hill | 8pm | $10-$14 | all ages
-The Spirit of the Beehive (Philadelphia, PA)
-Pile (Boston, MA)
-Glued
-Shady Bug

There are few bands who define what American rock music is in 2018 better than Pile and Spirit of the Beehive. These exports of an indie-underground that stayed dormant for the better part of a decade have, in a way, broken out for a bigger and wider audience. While Spirit of the Beehive takes a more subtle approach, laying down is songs atop a soft and fuzzy bed of guitars, Pile is directly heavy and deceptively heady. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sep. 27, 2018

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.

Kids “Barstools” from 7 Nation Army
Teton “Landfill II” from Dump
The Crenshaw “Baseball” from The Crenshaw
Orion “Execution” from orion
Exek “A Fax back from the Architect” from A Casual Assembly
Sick Thoughts “chainsaw” from Sick Thoughts
Mom “Macaroni Cowboy” from MOM
Dentist “I Hope You Feel OK” from Whole Hand In Your Mouth
Idles “Television” from Joy As An Act of Resistance
Daikaiju “Spiral Serpent Strike” from Monsters of Surf
The World “Hot Shopper” from First World Record
Waterproof “rodeo” from In Cod We Trust
The Funs “Cross Kisser” from My Survival
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Palberta “Ink of Truth” from Roach Goin' Down
Sediment Club “Stucco Thieves” from Stucco Thieves
Nonzoo “Hula Hoop of Flies” from Wazoo
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
Zarigani$ “Art is Dead” from Hungry
PRE “Why Be Wives” from Hope Freaks
Nü Sensae “swim” from Sundowning
No Thanks “Flayed Alive.” from The Trial
Die Monitr Batss “White Shock” from Girls of War
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
Goat “on fire” from Rhythm & Sound
The Devils&Libido “Tiger Woman Eat Habanero” from Devil's Circle
Many Arms “Snakes in the Grass” from Palabras Malas
U.S. Maple “Ma Digital” from Acre Thrills
Erase Errata “go to sleep” from At Crystal Palace
Sneaks “Beliefs” from Beliefs - Single
Dead Rider “Blank S©reen” from Chills On Glass
Cheer-Accident “This Is the New That” from No Ifs, Ands or Dogs
Yukon “Mt. Pleasant” from Mortar
Roomrunner “shed” from Roomrunner - EP
Topomaka “Throw a Line” from Topomaka - EP
Freedom Ride “Breakfast No. 6” from Says Hello

Wrong Division Playlist: Sep. 20, 2018

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.

The Devils&Libido “Tiger Woman Eat Habanero” from Devil's Circle
Zarigani$ “モンスター” from Hungry
Creamcan “Amen, Nicotine Hannigan...” from I Got A Vinyl & Waffles
Oops “O.P.” from V.A. Trash Noise Violence
Man In The Mirror “Www” from Man In the Mirror
SuicideTV “Here” from SuicideTV
Vulgarity Kids! “You Like Go Hell” from 2nd
Binyans “Rolling” from Binyans
Trespass “Expanded Memories” from Expanded Memories
Dead Bambies “Meltdown Of Love” from Tokyo Chikatetsu Vol 1
Lin “Crowded City/No Title” from Prototype 1
The Birth For Nil “Loac” from The Birth For Nil
The Flash Knobs “Not You” from The Flash Knobs
Than “40W” from Syncronicity
Snowline “Artery and Vein” from Living In the Junkie Town
Kpa6 “Track 2” from Kpa6
An Atomic Whirl “CKC” from WEN
The 5.6.7.8's “Teenage Mojo Workout” from Teenage Mojo Workout
Shonen Knife “Johnny Johnny Johnny” from Rock Animals
Boredoms “Super Going” from Super Ae
Logic System “Unit” from Logic
Yellow Magic Orchestra “Solid State Survivor” from Solid State Survivor
The Pillows “Advice” from FLCL Original Sound Track NO.3
Melt-Banana “Spathic!!” from Charlie
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Dots” from Dots

This Week In St. Louis: Sep. 17 - 23, 2018

TUE. SEP. 18


@ Bolozone | 9pm | $5
-W00dy (Philadelphia, PA)
-Blank Thomas
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray
-DJ Swan
-DJ nebulosa
-Chizmo.TV

W00dy makes polyrhythmic dance songs that live in the sewer tunnels between digital hardcore and straight-up drum and bass. Expect two long sets by her and Blank Thomas, who continues to be one of St. Louis' more prolific electronic artists. Three DJs bridge the gap between the two, all while bathed in the technicolor static of Chizmo.TV and Kevin Harris. 


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5-$7
-Pious Faults (Brisbane, Australia)
-Control Test (WA)
-Mala Leche
-Topomaka

Pious Faults wades in a sea of feedback with solid punk beats keeping the sound afloat. This Australian crew revels in noise while controlling its chaos just long enough to form solid songs. Seattle's Control Test returns to St. Louis after a tour with Mala Leche for one last blowout before flying back home. 

FRI. SEP. 21


@ Joe's Cafe & Gallery | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano duo
-Okkyung Lee/Bill Orcutt duo

Between this and Saturday night, where Joe McPhee and Bill Orcutt will trade places for two alternate duos with respective partners Okkyung Lee and Chris Corsano, this  will be a memorable weekend of innovative free-improvisation starring four contemporary masters of extended technique. That's not even taking into account the matinee on Saturday with Joe McPhee performing for free at the Contemporary Art Museum. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sep. 13, 2018

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.

Mala Leche “Planeta Prohibido” from Cassingle
Control Test “No Me Digas Nada” from Verdadero Criminal
Pious Faults “Rentrer a Quatre” from Pious Faults
Topomaka “Roam” from Topomaka
Necessities “Opti-Mystic” from Be Kind Simulacra
Light Beams “Feeling Good” from Light Beams
Gender Confetti “Confetti” from Queers of Joy
Sea Priestess “Frightened Man” from Last Year's Paper Fan....
W00Dy “Catharsis” from Relentless Kickdrum
Blank Thomas “Nothin but Nylon” from Hoops Unlimited 2
Noxagt “Coefficient Acender” from Noxagt
Black Pus “Marauder” from All My Relations 
SuicideTV “In The System” from Suicide
Pterodactyl “Safe Like a Train” from Pterodactyl
Fugazi “Shut the Door” from Repeater + 3 Songs
Marriage “Norman” from For Brötzmann
Battles “My Machines (feat. Gary Numan)” from Gloss Drop
Guerilla Toss “Operate” from Gay Disco
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert 
Fischessen “Mein liebster Feind” from Der Tote Winkel
Multicult “Centroid” from Position Remote
Passe Montagne “Dactiloca” from Long Play
Chevreuil “Cannibal Lover” from Capoeira
Dane Rousay “Second Half” from An Inevitable Solution (To)
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Elastic Astral Peel” from Are Euphoria
Wume “Control” from Maintain
Curt Oren “Moab” from For Sam, Forever Ago

This Week In St. Louis: Sep. 10 - 16, 2018

TUE. SEP. 11


@ CBGB | 9pm | donation$
-Fond Han (NJ)
-Options (Chicago, IL)
-A Leaf In The Street
-Complainer

Fond Han seamlessly weaves taut indie-leaning hooks with howling sections of noise rock. The way this New Jersey power trio uses contrast helps to maintain a high level of dynamism for the full set. Their tourmates in Options provide a clinic in songwriting with an emphasis on simple yet infectious riffs. A Leaf in the Street, led by multi-instrumentalist and local composer Kaleb Kirby, kicks off this show around 9pm. 

FRI. SEP. 14


@ El Lenador | 8pm | $5-$10
-Butthole (Nashville, TN)
-Gender Confetti (Madison, WI)
-Glassmen (Madison, WI)
-Sea Priestess
-Whsky Janetor
+more

Even before Nashville's Butthole was added to the show, this night has always been a mini-fest with local weirdos acting as the buffer around several diverse touring acts. Sure, the music is a highlight here, but let's not forget that this is an official MUSTACHE DADDY event -- in fact, it's dubbed "A dREAm show" and has additional performances by Joss Barton, Simon Slutbeard-Glamour, H. Blaize, Lindy Wormwood and Frank Sirracha.

SAT. SEP. 15


@ The Juice | 9pm | donation$
-Tom Boil (Tulsa, OK)
-Carroll Sims Trio (Peoria, IL)
-Razor Cult

Tom Boil claims to sit somewhere between Sun City Girls, Lightning Bolt and Sonic Youth among many others. While it's hard to trace these influences through Tom Boil's intense and electric set of noisy songs, there's one commonality here: volume. With the Juice's relatively small size, expect to be bathed in a loud sea of howling guitar. 

These are just so highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sep. 6, 2018 PuFest Edition

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 week's edition was our annual comprehensive preview of local music festival PuFest.

A Leaf In the Street “New Me Knew You” from You Read Me?
Fond Han “IDDV” from Sham Cloud
Options “And On” from Vivid Trace
Ronnie Rogers “Expected” from Death Of A Dumb Guy
Saturday Night “Pilot of the Night” from Saturday Night
Dracla “Moon Minute” from Dracla
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Ahleuchatistas “A Little Effort Goes Away” from Location Location
18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble “Rings To Your Saturn” from Animal Skins
ICE “PullAPart PullNPray” from Scream Club
Sea Priestess “Please Tell Me” from Last Year's Paper Fan. A Night With A Clear Moon.
Dead Rider “Candles On Crabs” from Dead Rider Trio featuring Mr. Paul Williams
The Conformists “S Apostrophe Period S Period S Period Opening Parenthesis J Period B Apostrophe Period Closing Parenthesis” from Divorce
Stellatone “Learn” from Space Death
Signal “Dorks On Bikes” from Signal
Mom “Macaroni Cowboy” from Mom
Bib “Freedom” from Moshpit
Pryss “Pussy Worship” from I Fear No Man
Blvck Spvde “My Last (feat. Bianca Fitzpatrick & Corey Blvck)” from Hopeless And Romanticizing
Thick Paint “How Did It Happen?” from How Did It Happen?
Slow Mass “Gray Havens” from On Watch
Le'Ponds “Above Me” from I Was Dancing With My Dream Team
David Nance “Poison” from Peaced and Slightly Pulverized
Dusk “The Names You Got” from Dusk
Waterproof “Rodeo” from In Cod We Trust
Jane Wave “Brute Fury/Visitor” from Brute Fury/Visitor
John Bender “16.12.22.0342” from 16.12.22.0342
Effluvium “Let Us Drink” from Symphony No. 1
Timeghost “On Airs, Waters, & Places” from Cellular
Yowie “The Reason Your House Is Haunted Can Be Found On This Microfiche” from Synchromysticism

Pu in the Lou: A Q&A with PuFest co-founder Luc Michalski


@ RKDE/Foam
Sat. Sep. 8 - Sun. Sep. 9
PV Fe5t:
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble
-Bib (Omaha, NE)
-Blvck Spvde
-CBN (Omaha, NE)
-David Nance (Omaha, NE)
-Effluvium (Omaha, NE)
-Nineteen
-Sea Priestess

and many, many more
For this year's event, we reached to PuFest co-founder Luc Michalski for a Q&A to shed some light on the event's history and to preview what's in store for the 2018 iteration. All the videos in this post were handpicked by Luc to show the wide range of performers at PV Fe5t.

Wrong Division: The first PuFest was in 2014, with acts such as Guerilla Toss, Perfect Pussy, the Stnnng and many more. Could you talk about the genesis for the festival and any original goals you had when first starting it? 

Luc Michalski: Well originally it was 3 of us. Mike Herr and Pat Boland were also booking originally. We had seen lineups for LouFest and saw people getting excited or trying to. Beyond that I'll only speak for myself, but I know I felt like St. Louis deserved better. We have a thriving, beautiful and bizarre DIY community and it needed to be shown off in that way but done in a way that was accessible and real and raw. No glossy headshots and standing way far away and never coming near the artist. We needed something that put you in it. For those active already, it's what you love and are used to. For those who aren't, it's a great introduction to 'the other side'. 

PuFest has a strong identity with its ties to Cherokee Street and the local music community. How do you feel the event has evolved over the last four years? 

Cherokee has always been at the heart of this, for me. It's a beautiful place, a real intersection of cultures. I think it's important to have it there because it's still in between what's hip and what's actually going on. It's not too polished or square (at least yet), but it's not in the middle of nowhere or specifically dangerous. The event has evolved to become more of a community event. It's less about us/me as host(s), it's less about WHO is playing, it's more about all these pieces coming together, getting everyone in one place for a whole weekend. 


Can you talk some of your favorite performances, or even just moments, from PuFest past? 

That's a real tough one to answer, in a good way. Some that really jump out quick are Plack Blague, Supersonic Piss, Swear Beam, Ahleuchatistas, 18andCounting, Anwar Sadat... I should stop there. But every year the best parts and moments for me are seeing people come together. Seeing a friend I haven't in a long time, watching the event make people smile. 

PV Fe5t has a number of acts from Omaha, Nebraska – could you dive more into this year's lineup and share your goals with the 2018 iteration? 

Yeah! It wasn't on purpose. David Nance and BIB happen to both be from Omaha but are two of the first artists I asked this year, they're two of my favorites going right now. Then Thick Paint blew me away live. Then CBN and Effluvium knocked me out. I had to ask 'em all even though they're all Omaha. They're just doing a lot of cool shit over there right now. This year the lineup's goals are about the same as ever. A little bit of everything and booking artists that are working hard within the DIY spirit/vein. 


What, to you, makes PuFest different than other local or regional events? 

St. Louis does. This town always rules and brings the weird out in people. Artists like coming here because of it. People (I) like living here because of it. There also aren't a ton that are as eclectic a mix of music as this one is. It's not all punk or all 'outsider' or all anything. It's all over. 

What do you hope concert goers get out of attending this festival? 

I always say that almost nobody is gonna like every act. Just because it's so diverse. But I hope that somebody who, say, wouldn't usually go to a hip-pop show or a noise show can catch an act in that genre and kinda have a light bulb turn on. Or even just become aware of how many artists there are that they've never heard of in this town. There's still so many I haven't heard of and learning about them is crazy exciting to me. I think there are people that want to be a part of something here, or want to know about what's happening here but just don't know how, where or when to do it. I want this to be something that can be that. Also I want people to fuckin have fun, laugh, cry, see something they've never seen before and just feel OK and alive.

For more information on PV Fe5t including a comprehensive schedule and more information on the performers, visit http://pufest.tumblr.com/

Wrong Division Playlist: Aug. 30, 2018

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.

Animal Lover “intro” from Stay Alive
Animal Lover “Dreamhouse” from Stay Alive
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
GUERILLA TOSS “Green Apple” from Twisted Crystal
Horse Lords “Bending to the Lash” from Interventions
Xbxrx “Towers of Silence” from Wars
Cave “San' Yago” from Allways
Palm “Forced Hand” from Rock Island
Don Gero “Water Pillar I” from Wizarding
Cages “Savasana” from Inside a Ringing Chord
Lair “Bojangles Out of Orbit” from Test
Golden Oriole “Až Přijde Kocour” from Golden Oriole
No Thanks “Jackhammer” from The Trial
Negative Scanner “Nose Picker” from Nose Picker
Pineapple RNR “Merferd in Bondage” from Pineapple Rik n Roll EP
Lithics “Boyce” from Mating Surfaces
The Fordists “A Deranged Man” from Watch You
Little Big Bangs “Saccharine” from I Like It Here
A Deer A Horse “Backswimmer” from Backswimmer
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “A Star Over Pureland” from YT//ST
Shoppers “vii” from Silver Year
Nibiru “Perpetual Motion Machine” from Perpetual Motion Machine
Roomrunner “Chrono Trigger” from Separate - EP
This is My Condition and Dan Kozak “This Mission Pt. 1” from This Mission
Many Arms “Pathways Through to Space” from Suspended Definition
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
Trauma Harness “Hydroelectricity” from Advent Calendar