(the past 30 days have been) QUITE UNUSUAL

Okay Wax Trax! people. The checkered flag is waving and the finish line is in sight

Less than 24 hours to go and you all have made this 30 day race on Kickstarter an incredible journey. All your messages of support and love surrounding the film have been super important and helpful to push us forward. I hope this doesn’t sound cheese-ball, but this movie is really your story just as much as it is ours.

Thank you all for continuing to share and get the word out about the film funding page., as well as a huge thank you for those of you who have been able to help us back this project and take advantage of our great new and vintage items.

For those that are still debating on whether or not to jump in and grab any of our special rewards that are left, the train is leaving the station and you have a few more hours to jump on board.

If you have been eyeing that Pailhead shirt or deluxe Front 242 Box, now would be the time before they are gone for good. Here is a nice message from Groovie Mann for those who may have missed him earlier.


A heads up for those who have contributed to the campaign: At approximately 9p US Central time tomorrow (7/25/15) ,the Wax Trax! campaign officially ends and we wait for Kickstarter to work their processing magic. We will be updating on the campaign page as things happen, but look for the survey to be emailed to all backers about 2 weeks after the campaign ends (so approximately 8/8/15). This will have all the important questions related to your reward level. You will be able to select a shirt size or enter other detailed info, so it will be crucial that you respond to the survey. We’re almost there! Keep sharing the word during our last and final push, thanks!


We wanted to announce another mighty-nice thing going on this fall. To mark the release of the new Wax Trax!/ Lead Into Gold collaboration, we will once again be setting up shop at this year’s Cold Waves festival Sept. 25 & 26 here in Chicago. The fest will be held at Chicago’s legendary METRO once again, and we are so happy that our label friends LEAD INTO GOLD and FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY will share the weekend. cw4_newbannertop

This will be set up similar to last year. Our little shop will be all Wax Trax! all weekend. If you’re looking to fill in your collection with the current Lead Into Gold release or new Pailhead shirt stop on by…You may also find some vintage Wax Trax! goodies and collectables that we’ve curated just for the special weekend. Hope to see you in September!


I also wanted to take this opportunity to mention a Chicago institution that, after almost 40 years, will be shouting “last call” one last time this weekend in their current location.


NEO Nightclub was an instrumental part of Chicago’s underground culture for nearly four decades. Back in the early days of Wax Trax!, NEO was part of the very tight community here in Chicago that rewarded you for being yourself, no matter how odd. Along with Smart Bar, Exit, Lucky Number 950, and Medusa’s, NEO was a fertile and safe place at a time when it was common to get your ass kicked for being different. My dad & Dannie loved NEO, I went there back in the day and I was lucky enough to bring my oldest daughter there one last time.  Thank you Jeff, Bud and Gil for such great music last night!! WaxTrax_Neo-Bud

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to check out our new Lead Into Gold limited pre-sale at the Wax Trax! Records store, and jump into the conversation on our Facebook, twitter, and instagram pages.

-See you soon!


Posted July 25, 2015 by admin in News