Okay, we’re back for one more round of fun as we put a cap on this Father’s Day Wax Trax! weekend

In addition to the Cocksure show on Saturday, 6/14, It is with great pleasure that we will be getting a little physical with the fans and bring WAX TRAX! RECORDS back to the people. For ONE DAY ONLY, we will present the Wax Trax! record pop-up store inside METRO, 3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, for a limited event to celebrate the new Wax Trax! single. The store will run from 11am to 4pm on SUNDAY, JUNE 15, at METRO and will feature the new Cocksure 12” single. In addition, Wax Trax! will unlock its vault of original label releases and collectibles, making them available in a retail setting for the first time since the store closed its Chicago doors in 1996.



This free all ages event will feature mucho grande shopping opportunities, as well as some of our favorite DJs from back in the day to roll out the Lincoln Avenue store playlist. A full service bar, original Wax Trax! pressings, subway posters, t-shirts and memorabilia from the label will top off the adventure.
(Now, if we can just figure out how to sneak ashtrays into Metro for the smokers while they shop, the original Wax Trax! retail experience would be complete)
Since this IS on Father’s Day (There seems to be some cosmic karma in here for me somewhere) and this IS all ages…Bring the kids! Show them what it was like in ancient times to experience a bonafide music shop. You never know…You may just unleash the next biggest Laibach or 1000 homo DJ fan!

We’ve got a couple extra things up our sleeves to get the party stated.
1. The first 40 people will receive a special free Wax Trax! bag stuffed with goodies. We don’t mess around with our “free shit”, and we highly recommend getting there early.
2. We will be hiding one special “Golden Ticket” in one of the random shopping bags throughout the day. This ticket will allow the ticket holder into a special Wax Trax! event later in the year. We can’t give everything away, but trust us, this golden ticket would be a very, very good thing to have.

Besides WT vintage pressings and prints from the catalog, we have gathered some of the more rare items that have caused a stir by some of you “high rollers” over the past few months. These include the test pressings for the unreleased Lead Into Gold, Front Line Assembly, Coil, and other impossible to find gems.


This is an opportunity to remember the store and label’s history and celebrate the new release by doing something fun and memorable. As many of you can recall, the original Lincoln Ave. store atmosphere was incredibly vibrant and full of life. If we can capture even a fraction of that original energy and fire from my dad & Dannie, this will be wonderful event. As with the original store, we hope people will use the day to just hang out, meet up, see old friends have a drink and listen to some great music from that special era.”

Also, we have shifted the Wax Trax!/Cocksure release show details slightly.
We have moved the show to the DEBONAIR SOCIAL CLUB at 1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.
Bring protective gear, it’s going to be a wild night!…See you at the show.

So just to recap the Wax Trax weekend:
COCKSURE Release live show @ DEBONAIR SOCIAL CLUB Chicago
$10 at the door

WAX TRAX! Pop-Up store to mark the COCKSURE single @ METRO Chicago

Hope to see you all soon!


Posted April 29, 2014 by admin in News

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