Tag: Front 242

Front 242 announces Jean-Luc De Meyer is hospitalized and “his health is worrying”

Front 242 announces Jean-Luc De Meyer is hospitalized and “his health is worrying”

Front 242 canceled a pair of planned concerts in their native country this weekend after Jean-Luc De Meyer was hospitalized.

Front 242, Nitzer Ebb to headline 10th edition of Chicago’s Cold Waves festival

Front 242, Nitzer Ebb to headline 10th edition of Chicago’s Cold Waves festival

Chicago’s industrial-themed Cold Waves festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this September with a three-day event headlined by Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 8-14, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 8-14, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode covers news about the Morrissey-headlined Cruel World festival, Front 242, Erasure, Bryan Ferry, Clan of Xymox and more. Plus, the episode is shot from the Hard Cafe Vault, where Velvet Rebel shows off memorabilia from Devo, Debbie Harry, The Cure and Morrissey.

Front 242 returning to U.S. for 13-date ‘Black to Square One’ tour this fall

Front 242 returning to U.S. for 13-date ‘Black to Square One’ tour this fall

After securing slots headlining Cold Waves IX in Chicago and the festival’s Wax Trax! Records showcase in Los Angeles, pioneering industrial/EBM act Front 242 today rolled out details of a 13-date U.S. tour that will open in late September and run through early October. Full dates right here.

Cold Waves’ Wax Trax! Showcase in L.A. to feature Front 242, The Young Gods and more

Cold Waves’ Wax Trax! Showcase in L.A. to feature Front 242, The Young Gods and more

Just days after announcing the ninth incarnation of its Chicago industrial-music festival, Cold Waves today revealed that it will bring a bit of the Windy City to Los Angeles in late September with a Wax Trax! Records showcase featuring performances by Front 242, The Young Gods, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and more.

Front 242, Stabbing Westward, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult headlining Cold Waves IX

Front 242, Stabbing Westward, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult headlining Cold Waves IX

Chicago’s industrial-themed Cold Waves festival returns for a ninth installment this September with a lineup topped by Front 242, Stabbing Westward, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and The Young Gods, plus Wax Trax! Records mainstays Paul Barker and Chris Connelly. Check out the full lineup.

Front 242 announces 12-date ‘Circling Overland’ tour of North America this fall

Front 242 announces 12-date ‘Circling Overland’ tour of North America this fall

Belgian EBM pioneers Front 242 were announced earlier this week as headliners of Chicago’s Cold Waves festival in September — but that won’t be the group’s only U.S. show this fall. Jean-Luc De Meyer will play a total of 12 North American dates this September and October.

Watch: Trailer for ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ documentary

Watch: Trailer for ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ documentary

The premiere of the long-in-the-works documentary about the rise and fall of Chicago’s Wax Trax! Records retail shop and record label is just over a day away, but for those who can’t make it Chicago, or just want a glimpse now, here’s a 3-minute trailer to whet your appetite. Watch the trailer here.

Front 242, KMFDM, Stabbing Westward, ohGr, Severed Heads playing Cold Waves festival

Front 242, KMFDM, Stabbing Westward, ohGr, Severed Heads playing Cold Waves festival

The Cold Waves festival — billed as “a celebration of Chicago’s relationship with industrial music” — returns for a sixth year this fall with a 3-day lineup headlined by Front 242, KMFDM and Stabbing Westward, organizers announced this week. The event is slated for Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 at Chicago’s Metro and Smart Bar.

‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ to screen in Chicago next month

‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ to screen in Chicago next month

The long-in-the-works documentary about the rise and fall of Chicago’s Wax Trax! Records retail shop and record label — home to Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Front 242 and more — will premiere with two special test screenings and panel discussions on April 1 in the Windy City.

Relaunched Wax Trax! Records to release Front 242 live 7-inch single next month

Relaunched Wax Trax! Records to release Front 242 live 7-inch single next month

The recently resurrected Wax Trax! Records imprint next month will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Front 242’s first U.S. show by releasing a new 7-inch single featuring a pair of tracks recorded live by the EBM pioneers at concerts in Chicago in both 1984 and 2011.

Front 242 to perform in New York, Chicago, Tampa during rare U.S. visit this fall

Front 242 to perform in New York, Chicago, Tampa during rare U.S. visit this fall

Front 242 — featuring Jean-Luc De Meyer, Daniel Bressanutti, Patrick Codenys and Richard 23 — will make a rare visit to the United States this September, but are only slated to perform three concerts, with performances planned in New York City, Tampa, Fla., and Chicago, as part of the Cold Waves Festival.

Wax Trax! Records is back: Legendary label resurrected by co-founder’s daughter

Wax Trax! Records is back: Legendary label resurrected by co-founder’s daughter

The legendary Wax Trax! Records imprint will be reborn this summer under the direction of Julia Nash — daughter of label co-founder Jim Nash — and will mark its resurrection with the release of a 12-inch single from Cocksure, the new project featuring label mainstay Chris Connelly and Acumen Nation’s Jason Novak.

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

New (work) week, new month, new year… time, it would seem, for the latest in our monthly series of Auto Reverse mixtapes — two 45-minute sides to help you ease back into post-holiday life. Stream or download the two sides, crammed, as always, with some ’80s college-rock favorites and a few new tracks.