Wrong Division Playlist: Mar. 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.

Protoculture “Dual Colony” from ProtoDump
Mood Altar “Long Jut” from II
Sea Priestess “Please Tell Me” from Last Year's Paper Fan. A Night...
Orange Soda “Goo Brain” from Goo Brain
Fragile Farm “Dead Deer” from Supper
Ono “Spare” from Diagesis
Sojii “Henderson” from Sojii
A Deer A Horse “Cold Shoudler” from Cold Shoulder
Absolutely Not “Programmed” from Programmed
Shux “(I Don't Wanna) Indoor Toilet” from Demo
Hide “Wildfire” from Castration Anxiety
JoAnn McNeil “Blind Eye” from Blind Eye
Ahleuchatistas “no sleep” from Location Location
Kuan “l” from Colors
Passe Montagne “98% Cuir” from Oh My Satan
Chevreuil “Breakdance” from Capoeira
Bygones “fool evolved” from by-
Hella “Cafeteria Bananas” from Acoustics
Cheval de Frise “Lundi Deux Mars” from Cheval de Frise
Jealousy Mountain Duo “Dackel Die Bellen Heissen” from No 3
Zevious “Crime of Separate Action” from Passing Through the Wall
Upsilon Acrux “Ballet Instructor/Dracula” from Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum
XHOHX “Politics” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split
Yowie “The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You” from Synchromysticism

This Week In St. Louis: Mar. 26 - Apr. 1, 2018

MON. MAR. 26

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Dark Web (Philadelphia, PA)
-Waste Man (New Orleans, LA)

Reminiscent of dark, down-tempo hardcore with a tendency to tear its own songs to shreds, Philly's Dark Web performs in a way that almost seems effortless. For all its noise, the band stays cold to the touch while letting out a loose movement of sordid punk rock. 

SAT. MAR. 31

@ Kerr Foundation | 9pm | $7-$10
Grownup Music presents:
-NNN Cook (tape release)
-JoAnn McNeil
-Astro Blackus
-DJ Floodgate

Nathan Cook departs from his own Close/Far Recordings label to collaborate with the heads over at Grownup Music for a release that should be as unglued as ever. The event takes advantage of what could possibly be St. Louis' coolest venue in the Kerr Foundation, a multilevel art compound located right off of the riverfront. 


@ Flop House | 9pm
-Frank Hurricane (NY)
-Jewel Eye (PA)
-JoAnn McNeil
-Mother Meat

Frank Hurricane doesn't play songs so much as he tells stories of life on the road along with other inane happenstances. His brand of humor can be wet or dry, and his approach is interwoven with a finger-picking style befitting a true troubadour. 

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $8-$10 | all ages
-Don Dietrich and Ben Hall

This sax and drum squalor is propped up by a backbone of static and hum. This duo makes use of post-processing to punctuate, with several exclamation marks, a wall of free jazz that is both busy and vicious in equal measure. This is a rare show for the Sinkhole, a venue typically outfitted with punk and garage rock. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Mar. 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.

Brown Company “The Dancer Was No” from The Browning Element
Little Big Bangs “Rotten Blood” from Star Power
Sewingneedle “234” from Pallet Session
Simulators “Herman's Ears” from Three Patterns
The Conformists “Swim Home” from None Hundred
Curt Oren “I Love My Dog” from Curt Oren
Dark Web “Life of Crime” from Clone Age
Waste Man “Chuff” from Waste Man
Chrome “Zombie Warfare” from Chrome Box
Trauma Harness “Ghost of a Flea” from Ghost Of A Flea
Running “Thanks for the Input” from Vaguely Ethnic
Pygmy Shrews “Big Time” from The Egyptian
The Wayward “C Sharp” from Plutonic
Health Problems “Lies & Movement” from Winners
Miscomings “Ding Dong” from Bag of Knives
Quid Quo “Amateur Econ” from Apaintedroomisasmallerroom
This is My Condition and Dan Kozak “This Mission Pt. 1” from This Mission
Ora Iso “Dropped” from Bathcat
Glued “Travis” from Insides
Parlor Walls “Low Vulture” from EXO
Wei Zhongle “Wave” from The Operators
Shopping “Asking for a Friend” from The Official Body
Sneaks “Red” from Gymnastics
La Misma “Martiz E Vidro” from Kanizadi
Kurraka “Kaos” from Kurraka
Pustostany “Chujowa Piosenka” from 2012
Tunic “Disappointment” from Disappointment
Tropical Trash “Fat Kid's Wig” from UFO ROT
Telomere Repair “Bang You” from Telomere Repair
Noxagt “Gravy & Blood” from Turning It Down Since 2001
Thor & Friends “12 Ate” from Thor & Friends
The Gorge Trio “The Invisible Student” from Open Mouth, O Wisp

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

MON. MAR. 19

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5
-Jane Wave
-The Cowboys (Bloomington, IN)

Fresh off tour and her recent album, Plastic Peridot, Jane Wave supports The Cowboys, a Bloomington, Indiana-outfit that riffs on classic rock without being beholden or constrained to the genre. The sequel to Mark Plant's Times Beach, aka Nibiru, fires off a new round of raw pop.

TUE. MAR. 20

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5
-The Phlegms (AR)
-Thee Oswalds

The Phlegms aren't ooey and gooey in name alone -- the band's sordid sound feels just as sticky and infectious. The psychedelics coming from Sunwyrm are both lurid and ludicrous, reaching from noise rock and riff-heavy jam bands in equal measure.

WED. MAR. 21

@ 2720 basement | 9pm | $5
-Radiation Risks (Buffalo, NY)
-The Stranger

The mutants that make up Radiation Risks absolutely revel with a forced injection of funk into its finely-tuned punk. The songs here are wound tight to the point that they eventually snap, breaking into slick, danceable sections before winding back up again. 

THU. MAR. 22

@ Off Broadway | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-The Thing (Sweden/Norway)

As a trio, the Thing manages to manipulate space with subtley syncopated rhythms that dodge discernible timing with reckless abandon. The sound offers up a playful kind of chaos that is innately primal and ultimately welcoming. This is a free-jazz party through and through. 

SUN. MAR. 25

@ Hoel | 8:30pm | $5
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
-Henry Hank (Springfield, IL)

We can't say enough nice things about Curt Oren, whose set weaves between story-telling, anecdotal comedy, inclusive sing-alongs and experimental jazz. Really, he manages to cram all of those things into one cohesive and compact set. New album coming out on Already Dead this summer. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Mar. 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.

Mike Herr “Blue Western Palace” from Blue Western Palace
Jane Wave “All Dust” from Plastic Peridot
Kid Chrome “Psychic Prison” from Kid Chrome and Company
Paddlefish “I Know” from Refrigerator
Isabel Rex “Arm of Wood” from American Colloquialisms/Two Hexes
The Cowboys “Marjorie” from The Cowboys
The Stranger “Gut Rot” from The Stranger
Radiation Risks “1k1 Caribbean Knights” from Goodbye Money
The Phlegms “Punk” from The Phlegms
Frank Meadows + Xander Seren “Untitled” from Sul Pont
Zak M. “Downbeat” from My Number
Jack Toft “Doin Beers” from We Can't Go Back Now: The Cold Rhymes Collection
This Is My Condition “175” from Cut Loose
Black Pus “Fly on the Wall” from All My Relations
Don Gero “Fire Ball I” from Wizarding
USCO “Beuhkse” from Treffpunkt
Melkbelly “Scrupulous” from Pennsylvania
Shoppers “I.” from Silver Year
Warm Bodies “My Face Fell Off” from Warm Bodies
The Miami Dolphins “Connect the Dots” from Water Your Waiting For
Birthing Hips “Sludge” from Urge to Merge
Ponytail “7 Souls” from Ice Cream Spiritual
Casual Hex “Sacred Plush” from Fleshed Out
Baus “What's On Your Mind” from Will Be Right Back
Ausmuteants “Silent Genes” from Band of the Future
Haram “الدفع عن حالاك "The Defense of Yourself"” from When You Have Won...
Rakta “Rodeados Pela Beleza” from Oculto Pelos Seres
Kaleidoscope “Elephant” from Vol. 2 No. 1
Melt-Banana “Candy Gun” from Fetch
Ultra Bidé “Alabama Bomb” from DNA vs. DNA-C
Mount Shasta “Fired” from Put The Creep On
Multicult “Centroid” from Position Remote

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

MON. MAR. 12

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Slump (Richmond, VA)
-True Body (VA)

Slump pulls its set of molten punk through portals to achieve an intense brand of harsh psychdelia. The slow burns here never reach the territory of a jam band, but the riffing does evoke a sense of exploration. Shitstorm maintains its role as the city's utmost in workhorse garage rock. 

THU. MAR. 15

@ Blank Space | 8pm | $7-$10
Grownup Music presents:
-Mike Herr (tape release)
-Ra Child
-Larva Lu
-DJ 18&Counting

The prodigal drummer returns to St. Louis after moving to Austin last Fall. Mike Herr puts a punctuation mark on 2017's Continual Debrief with a new raw, succinct document released by the heads over at Grownup Music (GUM). The night is sure to be an audio-visual chill pill for fans of abstract percussion. 

FRI. MAR. 16

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Paddlefish (Springfield, MO)
-Kid Chrome (Olympia, WA)
-Isabel Rex

With a lackadaisical vibe but a solid and pointed approach to songwriting, Paddlefish constructs pop-friendly riffs that revel in fuzz and buzz. Isabel Rex returns for a rare show in support of two touring acts that vary in style while both bringing substance. 

SAT. MAR. 17

@ El Lenador | 9pm | $5
-Jack Toft (Buffalo, NY)
-Cranky Yellow
-Ex Salis
-Li'l Smokie
-Zak M

Jack Toft is a DIY journeyman who has picked up the detritus of punk and sordid pop to construct a bizarre set of raps with a minimalist approach to backing tracks. OK, so songs like "Doin' Beers" and "Why Live When You Can Die" are surface level at best, but Jack's rhymes have little nooks and crannies filled with baffling loops of logic and inanity. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Mar. 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.

Shux “No No Tony” from Demo
Royal Brat “Full Tilt Duster” from Eyesore
Lithics “Excuse Generator” from Mating Surfaces
Shopping “Suddenly Gone” from The Official Body
Mike Herr “Blue Western Palace” from Blue Western Palace
Sea Priestess “Frightened Man” from Last Year's Paper Fan. A Night With...
Slump “Who Owns The Void” from Split 
Running “Why Can't You Be in Running?” from Vaguely Ethnic
Trauma Harness “Flag Smasher” from Tried My Hardest
Blank Spell “Red Teeth” from Miasma 
Soft Shoulder “Tabouli Outlet” from Songs and Intermissions
Bugs and Rats “Not Like My Gun” from Bugs and Rats
Ora Iso “Dropped” from Bathcat
Palberta “Nose” from Bye Bye Berta
Shell of a Shell “To Disappear” from Already There
Jerkagram “Flavor Country” from All Eyes On Me
Palm “Forced Hand” from Rock Island
Background “Tongueless World” from BKGD
Browser “Adopted Barriers” from Surey
Gay Beast “Poly Asx” from To Smithereens
ГШ (Glintshake) “Мой новый стиль” from ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ
Boredoms “Ant 10” from Ant 10
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “7000000000 Human...” from Are Euphoria
Timeghost “On Airs, Waters, & Places” from Cellular

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


@ Bolozone | 9pm | $5
-Dog Prison (Little Rock, AR)
-Butthole (Nashville, TN)
-Body Leash

Through Dog Prison's thick mesh of fuzz and feedback comes rock riffs that feel subtly surfy with malicious undertones hidden underneath. Butthole comes from Nashville with an equal level of gnar, making for a fast and fierce power run of bands. 

@ Flood Plain | 7pm | $5
-Fuck Lungs (album release)
-Tracky Naw
-Cunningham/Suen/Gray trio

Joe here. This is an album release for my project with Chicago-based saxophonist Curt Oren, who employs both circular breathing and post-processing to expand an already intense approach to baritone saxophone. Tracky Naw (Guppy, Tube Socks) opens the show with an improvised set of solo guitar. 


@ CBGB | 9pm | 21+
-Blank Spell (Philadelphia, PA)

Blank Spell might have the distinction of being the only hardcore band to tour with Deerhoof. Its approach is heady and weird but not too heavy. Local post-punks Shux celebrate the release of their demo on this night -- a sure-to-be solid document of the band who debuted only a few short months ago. 


@ Strawberry Bounce House | 8pm | free
-Lobby Boxer (tour kickoff)
-Bill K'narly and the Reptilians

With a propulsive and maddeningly skillful sense of rhythm, Lobby Boxer is able to marry straight-up sing-songy sections with dense and brain-bending math rock. In an effortless blend of simplicity and complexity, the trio's overall vibe never feels overwrought or exhausting. This is a kick-off for the band's jaunt to this year's SXSW -- see them off. 

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Wrong Division Playlist: Mar. 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.

Glued “Eyes Forward” from II
Dog Prison “Dumpster Dream Girl” from Demo Tape
Blank Spell “Red Teeth” from Miasma LP
Pool Holograph “6PM Lens” from Transparent World
HundredMillionThousand “D'om” from Lp1
Kyle Landstra “Within” from Within/Without
My Name Is Rar-Rar “Mr. Deer” from Ripper / Mr. Deer
Xaddax “Bug March” from Ripper / Mr. Deer
The USA Is a Monster “Clay People” from Wohaw
Ga'an “I Of Infinite Forms Part II” from Ga'An
Ora Iso “Florida” from Bathcat
Pocahaunted “touch you” from Make It Real
Gang Gang Dance “Nomad For Love” from God's Money
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Benbelo” from Are Euphoria
Palm “Dog Milk” from Rock Island
Koenjihyakkei “Quivem Vrastorr” from Angherr Shisspa
Korekyojinn “Yellow Jacket” from Tundra
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Quarters” from Dots
Shearing Pinx “White Mud” from Poison Hands
Black Pus “Nowhere to Run” from All My Relations (Bonus Track Version)
Stillsuit “10” from Stillsuit
Pterodactyl “5 minutes in 2 minutes” from Love and Circuits: A Cardboard Records Compilation
CCDS (Death Squad) “322” from Death Rides The Moonbeams!