Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 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.

Timeghost “Cellular Automata” from Cellular
Gay Beast “Poly Asx” from To Smithereens
Guerilla Toss “Trash Bed” from Gay Disco
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Don Vito “Sub” from A Collection of Songs From Sold Out Records
Black Pus “Hear No Evil” from All My Relations 
Britches “Antonymns” from Demolition
The Dreebs “White Lies” from Baitan Orchard
Sediment Club “Band the Electric Kill” from Guerilla Toss/Sediment Club Split
Lightning Bolt “King of my World” from Fantasy Empire
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Shearing Pinx “White Mud” from Poison Hands
Ahleuchatistas “Future Trauma” from Heads Full of Poison
Passe Montagne “Dactiloca” from Long Play
The Conformists “Meow” from Divorce
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
The Wayward “C Sharp” from Plutonic
Athletic Automaton “Death On An Escalator” from Athletic Automaton/Made In Mexico Split
Aids Wolf “Gnarly Tooth” from Cities of Glass
Smother Party “Whiskey Sheen” from Casa Limon
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Genes” from Dots
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 2nd Movement” from Symphony No. 5 
Warhammer 48K “Get Bodacious” from Warhammer 48k
USCO “oooO” from Tuskflower
Lithics “Shees” from Borrowed Floors
Pallas “Recoil” from Pallas 12"
Parlor Walls “Cover Me” from Opposites

Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 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.

Trauma Harness “Flag Smasher” from Tried My Hardest
Bummerville “Boiler Pit” from Promotional Tool
Pryss “Lunatic Beach” from I Fear No Man
Pryss “Are You Scared?” from I Fear No Man
Devo “Praying Hands” from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Drool “Praying Hands (Devo)” from Print A
Die Monitr Batss “Heatersss” from Girls of War
Shearing Pinx “White Mud” from Poison Hands
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
New England Patriots “Like a Rope” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
A Deer A Horse “Backswimmer” from Backswimmer 
Normal Love “Lend Some Treats” from Survival Tricks
Nick Millevoi “Bruxer” from Black Figure of a Bird 
The Ex + Tom Cora “A Door” from Scrabbling At The Lock
Arrington De Dionyso “Mani Malaikat” from Malaikat Dan Singa
Roji “1 1=3 (feat. Susana Santos Silva)” from The Hundred Headed Women
Dead Rider “Touchy” from Mother Of Curses
Parlor Walls “Play Opposites” from Opposites
Sax Ruins “Vrresto” from Blimmguass
Birthing Hips “No Pressure” from Urge to Merge
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
Buck Gooter “Stainless Steel Mirrors” from Stainless Steel Mirrors
Tarngo “Trenton” from Horman
Colossamite “Bewilderbeast” from All Lingo's Clamor 
Yukon “Pedestrian” from Mortar
Nonzoo “Great American Trough” from Wazoo
Collections of Colonies of Bees “Fun” from Customer
Made in Mexico “Face of the Earth” from Zodiac Zoo
Zevious “Was Solis” from Passing Through the Wall

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

WED. JAN. 17


@ CBGB | 9pm | $5 | 21+
-Buck Gooter (Harrisonburg, VA)
-Morgan Garrett (Philadelphia, PA)
-Skin Tags
-Flexible Metal

The duo in Buck Gooter commits guttural guitar rock on the bent back of a harsh drum machine. Coarse vocals flow over top jagged songs made somewhat surreal by the contrast of the band's two members (being more than 20 years apart in age). With more than twenty releases and a decade's worth of sharpening its digital noise rock, Buck Gooter is a well-seasoned anomaly having played both Boston Hassle Fest and Cropped Out. 


@ Flood Plain | 8pm
-Crazy Doberman (MI)

"Side project" is a relative term but make no mistake, John Olson's Crazy Doberman isn't some offshoot of Wolf Eyes. The now meme-fied weblord travels from city to city committing both solo gesticulations and collaborative works. This night is one half of a double header here in St. Louis that ends on Thursday with a free show/live recording at Gaslight Studio. 

THU. JAN. 18


@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Drool (Chicago, IL)
-Little Big Bangs
-Complainer

Chicago's Drool makes a cutting kind of punk that breaks between odd clamor and sharp, pointed hooks. There's a pop vibe buried beneath its alien indie rock, which is made all the more immersive with the addition of a third member dedicated solely to noise and sound manipulation. Plus, the band does an insane cover of Devo's "Praying Hands."

FRI. JAN. 19


@ RKDE | 7pm | donation$
Piss On Cis:
-Kiki
-Gnat
-Pryss
-Janewavve
+more

If "Piss On Cis" wasn't enough of a hint of what to expect, hit the video above to see a sample of Pryss' harrowing hardcore. A benefit for a local musician's top surgery, this show offers up a wide range of heavy and heartfelt sets by some of St. Louis' strongest songwriters period.

SAT. JAN. 20


@ Pizza Head | 9pm | free
-Bummerville (Chicago, IL)
-Trauma Harness
-Daytime Television

Pizza and punk is the backdrop for a fuzzed out and feedback-drenched lineup lead by Chicago's Bummerville. This is surf rock riding on a tsunami of sludge in a nuclear wasteland with a few bright riffs peaking through the sunken gunk. Trauma Harness returns for a rare show after a months-long hiatus -- who knows when they will play again?

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Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 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.
G.N.A.T. “Idols” from Demo Teaser
Livin' Thing “Rubber Spine” from It's A Livin' Thing
Q “QUS” from Relaxed Mike
Datenight “Too Good” from Datenight/Spodee Boy Split
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Drool “Terminal” from Print A
Salvation “I Don't Want You” from Sore Loser
Buck Gooter “Stainless Steel Mirrors” from Stainless Steel Mirrors
Connor Kirby “The Birth of a Brand New Tree” from Lonesome Sort
Morgan Garrett “2nd Song About Love” from Songs About Love
Crazy Doberman “Ypsi Afternoon 2 August 2017” from Ypsi Afternoon
Zen Mother “Strange Mother” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Noveller “A Pink Sunset for No One” from A Pink Sunset for No One
Parlor Walls “Birthday” from Opposites
La Misma “Martiz E Vidro” from Kanizadi
Trauma Harness “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
Old Maybe “Walking” from Oblio
High Castle “Swamp Thing” from Spirit Of The West
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule “Pity the Monster” from Colonial Donuts
Animal Lover “Life on Earth” from Stay Alive
Running “Thanks for the Input” from Vaguely Ethnic
Running “Wanna Weekend” from Vaguely Ethnic
Ex Models “Headlines” from Chrome Panthers 
Noxagt “Mek It Burn” from Turning It Down Since 2001
Roji “1 1=3 (feat. Susana Santos Silva)” from The Hundred Headed Women
Nicoffeine “Milf & Honey” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Heavy Medical “No Brainer” from Threats EP
Bloarzeyd “New Song” from The Shape of Noise to Come Vol.01
Many Arms “Purple Better One” from Palabras Malas
Black Eyes “Cough Cough/Eternal Life” from Cough
Horse Lords “Intervention III” from Interventions
Goat “Ghosts Part 1” from Rhythm & Sound

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

TUE. JAN. 9


@ 2720 Basement | 9pm | $7
-Nihilistic Fit (Fort Worth, TX)
-Effluvium (Omaha, NE)
-CBN (Omaha, NE)
-Sea Priestess
-Mom

Strict hardcore made of marble and carved with a deadly serious sense of urgency. Fort Worth's Nihilistic Fit leads a diverse set of bands from the midwest with its hasty and frenetic songs that have little to no relent. 

FRI. JAN. 12


@ The Nest | 8:30pm | all ages
-Livin Thing (Springfield, IL)
-Datenight (Nashville, TN)
-Gnat
-Q

Livin Thing's "It's A Livin' Thing" feels like it was recorded in some subterranean fallout shelter with a microphone firmly embedded in the singer's face. Everything here is so upfront and present that nothing is kept vague or left to the imagination.

SAT. JAN. 13


@ Pulitzer | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle:
-International Contemporary Ensemble

Renowned flutist Claire Chase leads core members of her International Contemporary Ensemble for a trio that features pianist Cory Smythe and percussionist Tyshawn Sorey. The three will perform compositions by Sorey himself and the legendary Pauline Oliveros.

SUN. JAN. 14


@ CBGB | 9pm | 21+
-Salvation (Chicago, IL)
-Little Big Bangs
-Frankie Valet

Fans of Drive Like Jehu or the early advent of noise rock (and for that matter, post-hardcore) can find much to love in Chicago outfit Salvation, whose harrowing vocals roll over dense and atonal chords backed by propulsive percussion. Ahead of their 2018 release, Little Big Bangs gives a live preview of its new album while reaching from a long backlog. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Jan. 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.
This episode featured special guests Allison and Shawn Durham of Posture.

Posture “For Now” from S/T 7"
The Stranger “Glass Bowl” from The Void
Decisions “Rich Punx On Coke” from Plaigirism
Nihilistic Fit “Pervert” from Absolute Discipline
Glued “Code” from II
Emily Yacina “Clue” from Heart Sky
The Funs “Suncoat” from Is A Cult
Moor Mother “Parallel Nightmares” from Fetish Bones
Empath “Dark Honey” from Crystal Reality Vol. II
Mint “Laugh Alone” from Demo
Long Beard “Days of Heaven” from Holy Crow
Hothead “Inner Loop” from Hothead
Romantic States “Barrel Idol” from Corduroy in Italy
Outer Spaces “Heavy Stone Poem” from A Shedding Snake
Flyherder “1131” from 1131
Yowler “Water” from The Offer
Big Hush “Wholes” from Wholes
S-21 “Stripped of My Tongue” from OPERATION MENU
Blank Spell “Nervous Language” from 4-track demo
Dark Thoughts “the sound” from Dark Thoughts
Cold Feet “Xylene” from TOUR TAPE 2017
Ex-Diel “Dévorer” from Dem-master
The Fordists “A Strange Woman” from Watch You
The Wayward “railway” from Plutonic
Harco “green” from Influential Noise Band
Double Dagger “Luxury Condos for the Poor” from Sophisticated Urban Living
Yukon “Medallion” from Medallion
Yukon “Legsick” from Mortar

This Week In St. Louis: Jan. 2 - 7, 2018

TUE. JAN. 2


@ Kismet | 8pm | all ages
-Venereal Crush (Dubuque, IA)
-Dane Rousay (San Antonio, TX)
-Bob Bucko Jr. (Dubuque, IA)
-Ghost Ice/Larva duo

Led by Iowa city native Bob Bucko Jr., Venereal Crush incorporates dark and ambient drone with a light injection of free jazz. The group makes noise with considerable heft, playing with a wide dynamic range to express its harrowing vibe. Percussionist Dane Rousay comes from southern Texas to join with St. Louis' own Drew Gowran and Alex Cunningham for a kinetic set of strings and skins.

WED. JAN. 3


@ Blank Space | 9pm | $7
-The Body (Portland, OR)
-Bates
-Ra Child
-Dave Stone

What might be the most inventive doom band in America, the Body offers a gas-powered approach to gritty and guttural songs. The group uses volume to great effect with a level that permeates the skin and forces those in attendance to physically feel the sound. While the records relate the aesthetic to great effect, the live show should be seen as an installation or performance art.

FRI. JAN. 5


@ The Sinkhole | 8pm
-Decisions (NY)
-The Stranger
-Maximum Effort

Songs like "RICH PUNX ON COKE" sum up Decisions' vibe with a sarcastic outlook on the darker side of punk while offering up sleek, angular songs. The band plays like a well-oiled machine, churning out solid and catchy hooks with a seamless and high level of execution. St. Louis' the Stranger matches Decisions turn for turn, banging out a hard-edged but just as hooky set of riffs.

SAT. JAN. 6


@ The Nest | 9:30pm | $7 | all ages
-Bugg (Bloomington, IN)
-Glued
-Sundowning

Bugg might be credited for "alt-rock revivalism" by the heads over at Noisey, but the Bloomington crew carries that torch without the intention (or pretension) to do so. Stout melodic leads cut clearly through a wall of fuzz moved along by propulsive drums. Glued and Sundowning split duties on local support, making for a cohesive and solid block of indie oddities and rock.

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