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/