Tag: Paul Barker

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.

Test Dept, Pop Will Eat Itself, Severed Heads, Paul Barker touring ahead of Cold Waves VIII

Test Dept, Pop Will Eat Itself, Severed Heads, Paul Barker touring ahead of Cold Waves VIII

Cold Waves will return to Chicago later this month for its eighth installment, and this year a number of the bands on the bill are touring — together and apart — in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 19 to 22 industrial-music festival at the Metro. Full details right here.

Revolting Cocks touring ‘Big Sexy Land’ in North America with Front Line Assembly

Revolting Cocks touring ‘Big Sexy Land’ in North America with Front Line Assembly

Revolting Cocks will follow up its appearance at the Los Angeles edition of the Cold Waves festival this November with a run of North American dates with Front Line Assembly on which RevCo will perform its 1986 Wax Trax! Records debut Big Sexy Land in its entirety each night. See full dates here.

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.

‘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.

Chris Connelly, Paul Barker reunite as Bells Into Machines — hear 3 brand-new tracks

Chris Connelly, Paul Barker reunite as Bells Into Machines — hear 3 brand-new tracks

Singer Chris Connelly and bassist/programmer Paul Barker — who played together in Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface and various other Wax Trax! Records industrial-rock supergroups in the late ’80s and early ’90s — are writing and recording new music together as Bells Into Machines.

‘Sound Opinions’ to salute Wax Trax! Records with RevCo’s Chris Connelly, Paul Barker

‘Sound Opinions’ to salute Wax Trax! Records with RevCo’s Chris Connelly, Paul Barker

This week’s episode of the ‘Sound Opinions’ radio show — billed as ‘the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show’ — will look back at the legacy of Wax Trax! Records and will feature an interview with former Revolting Cocks and Ministry members Chris Connelly and Paul Barker.

‘Fix: The Ministry Movie’ premieres tonight at Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

‘Fix: The Ministry Movie’ premieres tonight at Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

The long-in-the-works documentary ‘Fix: The Ministry Movie’ — featuring Trent Reznor, Jello Biafra and Lemmy Kilmister, among others — receives its world premiere tonight at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.

Wax Trax! ‘Retrospectacle’: Front 242, Thrill Kill Kult, members of KMFDM, RevCo

Wax Trax! ‘Retrospectacle’: Front 242, Thrill Kill Kult, members of KMFDM, RevCo

Former members of KMFDM and Revolting Cocks will join Front 242 and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult this spring at the Wax Trax! Records Retrospectacle: 33⅓ Year Anniversary, a two-night multimedia concert in Chicago celebrating the legendary record store and industrial music label.