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OH, CANADA!

Hello again Wax Trax! people!

It’s time for another update about the documentary. This time we’re headed to our friendly neighbors in the North. Edmonton, Alberta, it’s your turn!!

Please join us at NORTHWESTFEST as INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records is screened as a special sneak preview event! The WAX TRAX! film will be played on Friday, MAY 11 at 9:15pm at Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta. Tickets can be purchased through NORTHWESTFEST or through the theater directly. -We’re counting on all you Albertans out there there to show up in force for some serious WAX TRAX! love!

 

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LONDON’S (SCREENING IS) BURNING

 

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Hey all you Londoners out there. If you are waiting until the last minute to buy tickets to the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL screenings, I wouldn’t wait too long if I were you. The APRIL 26th screening SOLD OUT immediately. The second APRIL 29th encore screening only has a few seats left. As I said before…You snooze you totally lose. (You’ve been warned!)
You can get tickets here.

As previously announced, on APRIL 26th, Luc Van Acker will be joining me after the show for a nice little chat about the history and influence of WAX TRAX! around the world. This will be the time to ask Mr. Acker all the things you wanted to know…How “Revolting Cocks” got its name…Why he is called Gumby…and why my dad would cut holes in the crotch of his underwear.

 

GROOVIEVILLE USA

We also wanted to share some breaking news about the NASHVILLE screenings in May.
Our long time pal and spiritual adviser, Mr. Groovie Mann, will be joining me onstage after the MAY 12th screening. This will be an intimate discussion/Q&A with a founding member from a little ol’ band called MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT . I think those Xians will be Nervous indeed!

-Just a recap and reminder that festival tickets for the NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT went on sale APRIL 18 to festival participants, and APRIL 30 to the general public. If you missed the details, the film will screen at the Regal 23.
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CLICK HERE FOR NASHVILLE TICKETS

 

(In my most gossipy whisper-voice) Psssst. Hey Seattle…Better freshen up that Manic Panic-We’re coming for you. -Stay tuned.

 

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Don’t forget to come by the merch booth during the last half of the FRONT 242 US tour and say hi.
If you’re in Chicago on APRIL 28 & 29, don’t miss MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT w/ Special guest CHRIS CONNELLY at the WIRE.

 

As always, join the conversation on our official Facebook, twitter, Instagram pages and don’t forget to check out the WAX TRAX! RECORDS online store for new and vintage collectables and merch.

-Until next time!

xo-J

Posted April 21, 2018 by admin in News

WAX TRAX! – PUTTIN’ THE NASH IN NASHVILLE

Hello again Wax Trax people!

We’ve got some more WAX TRAX! film news and yep- as you may have guessed from the above title, we’re fixin’ to take our little documentary down to the Bible Belt.

This is the official call out to all WAX TRAX! fans south of the Mason Dixon line to join us at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival this May! On SATURDAY, MAY 12th and FRIDAY, MAY 18th at the Regal Theater 27, INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records will show the only planned screening in Tennessee. So all you Honky Tonkers feel free to swap those cowboy boots for some 10 hole Doc Martins and join us!
We’re doin’ this THE NASH-VILLE WAY!

 

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HERE ARE SOME NASHVILLE DATES TO KEEP ON HAND:

April 18 – Tickets go on sale to NashFilm Members (and you can reserve tickets to all films).
May 2 – Tickets go on sale to General Public.
May 9 – In-person Box Office Opens at Regal Hollywood 27.
May 12 – 1st screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT (Saturday) – 8pm
May 18 – 2nd screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT (Friday) – 9pm

Nashville Film Fest
Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX
719 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN

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UK AF

Due to overwhelming demand we have just added a SECOND LONDON SHOW for our UK premiere at EAST END FILM FEST. The additional screening of the WAX TRAX! Documentary will be held on Sunday, APRIL 29th. Tickets on sale NOW!

In addition, we have sweetened the deal for all you UK ticket holders for the April 26th. LUUUUC VAAAAN ACKERRRRR will be joining us during our after show Q&A panel. Ever wonder what it takes to be a Revolting Cock?…Now you can ask one of the originals!

 

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SO, JUST TO RECAP…

April 26 – 1st UK screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT (Thursday) – 9p

April 29 – 2nd UK screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT (Sunday) – 5p

East End Film Festival
The Castle Cinema Theatre
64-66 Brooksby’s Walk
Hackney, London E9 6DA

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-Just want to reiterate for all of you who are emailing about wanting a DVD. We are working on it, but we have a long way to go…which includes finishing the festival run during 2018.
More festival screening from around the world will be rolled out in the next few weeks so stay tuned!

As always, please check out new and vintage items from the WAX TRAX! RECORDS online store, and join in on all things WAX TRAX! on our facebook, twitter, and instagram pages.

Until Next time,

xo-J

Posted April 4, 2018 by admin in East End Film Festival, News, Wax Trax Records

ANARCHY IN THE UK

Hello Wax Trax! People!

It’s time for a new documentary and general WAX TRAX! update.

Since we haven’t checked in since way back in 2017, let’s go over some old news before we dig into what’s happening today.

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As many of you remember, we had our special artist panel and test screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT in LA, last November. I just want to go back and thank all our WAX TRAX! homies who were able to make it out to see the film and attend the special pop-up shop. What an incredible night! The gathering was undeniably about family and the sold out event was far beyond our expectations. It also ended up being a valuable tool in our post production process as we took the fan feedback very seriously.
Thank you to all who could attend!

 

For those who may have missed this video, here is a nice excerpt from the LA event, shot by Synthetik Films

 

 

Okay, this brings us back to the present and addressing one of our most frequent emails: “When can we see this damn film?”

Umm…How about next month?

 

LITTLE BRITAIN

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(In my best Queen’s English) Here Ye-Here Ye! WAX TRAX! will be embarking on a Super-Sonic-Trans-Atlantic-Barn-Burner in order to bring our little documentary to the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL April, 2018! For all our international pals looking to finally check out this long awaited story of WAX TRAX!, please join us for our official UK premiere on April 26th, 2018.

Tickets can be secured through the East End Film Festival and directly through the CASTLE CINEMA theater. FYI-This UK screening is expected to sell out quickly. As always…If you blokes & birds snooze, you blokes & birds lose!

“Okay- But do you have any Non-Brittonic screenings planned?” you may ask…Well, duh.

We’ve got some really great things planned all around the world regarding INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT this year and will pass along the details as part of the official festival announcements. Stay tuned for more info from waxtraxfilms.com as we roll out the 2018 screenings over the next few weeks. Complete info can be found a waxtraxfilms.com.

 

A DAISY CHAIN 4 TOURING

As we shake off the last days of winter, we could not be happier that some of the original key WAX TRAX! artists will be crossing the US for some springtime touring love.

 

FRONT 242

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The self-professed Dance Commandos will be hitting the states starting in April for some select dates.
What is special about this time, is the inclusion of some cities that have previously been off the touring route. For a full list of dates and venues check out the official FRONT 242 website.

 

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT

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Everyone’s favorite sextreme artists, Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy will also be crossing these amber waves of grain starting in April. This is an extension of their 30th anniversary tour and will be digging back through their deep and long history as pioneers of the dance floor.
A full list of dates can be found on the official TKK Newz page.

 

MINISTRY

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The extensive AmeriKKKant! tour will be in full swing in the US starting next week in support of the new Ministry release of the same name. Starting in California and ending in Texas, the US shows will blaze the trail for a world tour that will go through late August. For those who haven’t seen Ministry for a while, the set list seems to have been reworked to reflect both new and older material. Perhaps by next tour we’ll be able to hear a little (Every Day Is) Halloween…A girl can dream can’t she? -Bop bop.

 

LEAD INTO CONNELLY

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Our beloved Scottish skallywag is at it again. The Tide Stripped Bare is Chris Connelly’s 20th release to date! Oh where has the time gone. It seems like only yesterday, a young spry Chris was provoking RevCo fans on Chicago’s (Cabaret) Metro stage for YGDSOB. The new album sold out on CD quickly but can still be found digitally on all the normal platforms. For more info on all things Connelly, check out his main site.

Jeeze-Will Mr. Connelly ever slow down?…Let’s hope not.

 

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A new offering from everyone’s favorite Bass-Master-General is now available. Lead Into Gold has released the new 12″ – A SAVAGE GIFT / INSIDE A GOLDEN SUN. with a new full length coming soon. Hmm…could more live shows this year be close behind? Looks like this truly is the age of reason.

 

CLASS UP THAT ICE BOX

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New to the online store are special WAX TRAX! magnets. Finally, the perfect way to fix that kid art or grocery list on the fridge. Oh, and while you grab yourself the magnet pack, don’t forget the patches that just arrived! Go get ‘em!

As always, join the conversation at the official WAX TRAX! Facebook, twitter and Instagram accounts. Be sure to check out the full assortment of new and vintage merch and collectables from the official WAX TRAX! RECORDS online shop.

Cheers Govna’

xo-J

CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES

Howdy Hey Wax Trax people!

Just a check-in to remind you all about the upcoming documentary event that we are having in southern California. It is a unique chance to see the film as we approach the finish line before we lock in the final edit for 2018 festivals.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

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-Just under 2 weeks until WAX TRAX! swoops down on LA on Nov. 9th with our artist panel Q&A, collector’s Pop-Up shop, meet & greet…and YES, the only west coast test screening of our little documentary INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax Records.
This one night event will be showcased at the Montalban Theater…Get your tickets HERE!

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We’ve been getting everything ready and are super excited for you all to join us. As we said in our last email blast, En Esch, from the heady days of KMFDM on WAX TRAX!, will be part of the VIP artist meet & greet.

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Well…We have one more thing that we’re pretty excited about. Bill Leeb of FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY will now also be joining us for our little VIP love fest. That brings us to 7 seminal artists who helped create the genre, and honestly, all around great guys. Maybe now you can finally talk politics with Groovie Mann, get some pet grooming advise from En Esch, arm wrestle Paul Barker, all in one evening. Ahhh, isn’t the world of WAX TRAX! grand?

THE EDGE OF MIDNIGHT

 

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Once the documentary event is done and you have been fully submerged in all things WAX TRAX!, We have a shit kicker of an after party planned directly following the artist Q&A.
Make sure you’ve got your party pants on because WAX TRAX! documentary cast, crew and fans will be taking over the Cha Cha Lounge after the theater lets out. Stay tuned for more details!!

COLD LIFE

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Also-don’t forget about getting tickets to LA’s first appearance of COLD WAVES the following Friday and Saturday night. (11/10-11/11) at the Regent Theater.
An all-star lineup and many WAX TRAX! alumni will be taking over the Regent Theater for a weekend to remember. See you there!

That’s it for now. Thanks, and hope to see you in LA on the 9th!!!

xo-J

 

Posted October 28, 2017 by admin in News

PUT YOURSELF IN LOS ANGELES

Howdy-Hey Wax Trax! people!

-Hope you all are having a wonderful August as we begin to see summer starting to fade. Lots of great things happening around here at ground control and thought we would keep all our Wax Trax! homies up to date with all our upcoming plans. Let’s get started shall we?

 

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Please join us in southern California as we take over Hollywood’s RICARDO MONTALBAN THEATER for one day on Thursday November 9th, 2017. We will be exploring the upcoming Wax Trax! documentary with a special artist Q&A and Wax Trax! pop-up store set up in the theater.

 

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As a special bonus, free admission to a test screening of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records will be offered to all ticket holders. We have made a few tweaks to our film since our Chicago audience screened it last April, but we need YOU to provide further feedback as we get closer to our final edit. This will be the first time an audience outside Chicago will see the Wax Trax! story and we are excited to have you all take part in the shaping of this film. An audience questionnaire will be available after viewing.

 

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The panel Q&A will feature key artists from past Wax Trax! bands Front 242, Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and The Revolting Cocks discussing their early days on the label and what set Wax Trax! apart.
A special pop-up shop will also open in the theater offering original vinyl pressings, collectables and memorabilia from the Wax Trax! archives. Tickets to the event will include a limited Wax Trax! documentary poster, not commercially available

General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at waxtraxfilms.com

-Hope to see you in November!

 

GOING BACK TO CALI

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Well…Since we’ll already be there, l guess we should actually just stay in Cali. Now that you will be an expert on the inside history of Wax Trax from watching INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT and hearing the history first hand, what next? Well, don’t forget about seeing the bands that started it all perform live over the next 2 days?
Join the original Wax Trax! artists Front Line Assembly, Meat Beat Manifesto, Cubanate, Chris Connelly, Richard 23, and Paul Barker (performing the classic album Big Sexyland) as they perform live at LA’s Cold Waves Festival on November 10-11, 2017. Over the past few years the fine people of Cold Waves have done an amazing job at bringing many of the original Wax Trax! artists back to the forefront while folding in amazing new talent that keeps the genre changing and moving forward.

 

ME & MY PANKOW

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For those people who are itching for more live classics from the original label roster. Pankow may just be the scratch you need! Embarking on their first American tour since 1990 (!), the EBM pioneers are back for a nice chunk of US shows. We are super excited to see them & their ding-dongs at their Chicago Cold Waves appearance.

 

LAIBACH WAS FRAMED!

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For those of you who just need a little more Laibach in your life (And come on…Who doesn’t) We wanted to mention some news about the Slovenian Provocateurs. There is a limited Laibach art print being offered from Serigraphic Systems. This piece would look pretty bitchin’ hanging behind your podium.

 

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We also know this is somewhat older news, but the documentary LIBERATION DAY which shadows the band during their 2015 concert in North Korea is making the rounds. We are really looking forward to seeing this when it makes its way closer to Chicago and if the trailer captured the audience confusion, bewilderment and disorientation correctly, the band’s live rendition of the Sound of Music may have been one of the greatest pranks of all time to be pulled off on an international level. GET ME A LIGHT BEER!

 

 

Other news regarding the official soundtrack to the documentary…Still working on it and will update when we have more to report.

That’s it for now. Lots of planning for November. We hope to see some of you during our special California event.
As always, the Wax Trax! online store is open 24/7. We have been restocking some of the vintage vinyl so check back if something you were looking for something that was previously out of stock.
Jump into the conversation on our Facebook, twitter and instagram pages as well as upcoming documentary news at waxtraxfilms.com
Until next time…
xo-J

Posted August 18, 2017 by admin in News

AT HOME (HE’S A TOUR-IST)

Howdy Hey Wax Trax! People,

Wow-So weird to think the year is half over! Tons of great things happening around here and it seems every WAX TRAX! band is getting ready to go out on the road for some tour love! Before we get into the avalanche of tour details we thought we would check in and pass along a little documentary update.

MAGAZINE (Not the band)

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INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records was featured in last month’s issue of ELECTRONIC SOUND. For those not familiar with the UK magazine, this is a publication with incredibly dense knowledge, impeccable design and top notch writing.
We are honored to have been included and if you act quickly you may still be able to snag an issue with a limited New Order 7”…go get ‘em here!

 

COLD LIFE

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Looks like the good folks of Chicago’s Cold Wave Festival are doing something special and packing up the family truckster and heading out west to the City of Angels this November.

For those who are unaware of this superb festival, the past 5 years Cold Waves has been a huge part of celebrating the underground music that we all grew up with. The festival has grown over time as they continually showcase many of the artists who pioneered the genre as well as artists who continue to carry the torch. 2017 marks a special year as Cold Waves expands its territory westward and bring its own mid-west brand of bad-ass to the Regent Theater in SoCal.

Both locations have some special WAX TRAX! alumni. I’m sure the Chicago tickets and LA tickets won’t last long, so be quick…or be sorry.

hmm… If only there was some way to present a super special event for the WAX TRAX! DOCUMENTARY around the LA Cold Waves Festival…just sayin’ ;)

 

COCK LINE ASSEMBLY

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In case you aren’t able to make it to the Cold Waves festivities, you still have a chance to see some of these WAX TRAX! alumni as they make their way across the states. Richard 23, Luc Van Acker, Chris Connelly and Paul Barker will once again open the gates to Big Sexyland with the WAX TRAX! classic album played in its entirety. If that wasn’t enough…It seems all the stars have aligned and this time the one and only FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY will be joining The Cocks for most of these very special dates. Check out the US tour dates and cities here.

OH KAPT’N, MY KAPT’N

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Sascha K. & Co will once again be bringing the Ultra Heavy Beats of KMFDM back to the US this fall. The tour starts off at the Chicago Cold Waves fest and will kick off the band’s new EP “Yeah” and upcoming full length album. Check out tour dates and tickets here.

 

I SMELL BACON

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Raymond Watts is at it again and currently spreading his flesh across the US. If you missed this show last year we strongly suggest seeing this incredible show when they come to town. As if you don’t have reason enough, former KMFDM band mates En Esch and Guenter Schulz will be joining the Lord of Lard on this tour. Wow…I wonder if we’ll hear any songs they wrote together while Killing Mother Fucking Depeche Mode? I guess you’ll have to show up and find out. Check out the dates here for a town near you!

 

CUZ IT’S 30 YEARS

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Our friends in My Life In The Thrill Kill Kult are gearing up for something very special to kick off their 30th anniversary this fall!
Beginning in October, you will be able to see the iconic WAX TRAX! albums “Confessions Of A Knife” and “I See Good Spirits, I See Bad Spirits” performed live in their entirety. There is a reason these WAX TRAX! releases are still treasured today…Now is your chance to walk through the original “Gateway To Hell”. Just make sure you’re wearing something fabulous.

 

CIRCLING OVER THE US

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The Belgians are coming! 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year to see original WAX TRAX! artists live. Front 242 will be back in the US and ready to throw down. This time around, the Belgians will be hitting a few cities that they couldn’t get to last tour. Find out about show dates here.

 

 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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What would a Wax Trax! artist touring schedule be without our good friend Mr. Jourgensen? As some of you may know Ministry has been finishing up dates in the UK and then getting ready for their first headlining slot in Australia and New Zealand this fall. We are very happy that Mr. J will be picking up a few US dates between his globetrotting and is able to stop by Chicago for RiotFest before he heads down under.

Fans wanting a little back catalog luv might be in for a nice surprise. If the band’s recent shows are any indication of the upcoming set-list, Ministry should be weaving in some live versions of classic songs not heard in many, many years…could that mean we might get lucky and hear a little (Everyday Is) Halloween? One can dream…Bop Bop!

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to check out the online store for new and vintage merch. If you haven’t signed up for screening and product updates through the INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT documentary newsletter you can sign up here at waxtraxfilms.com.
As always, join the chant on the official WAX TRAX! party lines…Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and 1-900-You-Sexy ($29.99 per minute may apply)

xo-J

Posted June 27, 2017 by admin in News

WAX TRAX! WEEKEND

Hello Wax Trax! people!

Wow-WHAT A WEEKEND! (yeah, I know it’s Tuesday but I am just now recovering!)

 

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Second Panel = Groovie, Paul, Julia, Mr. 23, Sean, Chris, Patrick.   photo: Casey Mitchell

 

Thank you to all the people who joined us for our little documentary event
I am so fortunate to have shared something as special as this film with the friends and family that helped make it all happen.

It was a bit of a whirlwind weekend. Our party at Berlin… Getting to and from all the amazing DJ events on Friday throughout the city…The Special Saturday artist Meet & Greet…The panels of music legends…and of course presenting the actual documentary to test for you all.

Since we really had no idea how to make a feature film we honestly didn’t know what to expect. Would it suck, is it too inside, did it cover enough…we were both excited and terrified to show it publicly to family, the artists & staff, the hardcore fan as well as Wax Trax! novice.

For those of you who were able to make the event, we would love your feedback. As we stated before the film began, if you could take a minute or two to follow this survey and tell us about your experience, we would appreciate it.

http://www.waxtraxfilms.com/survey/
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the overwhelming love and support.

XO-J

Posted April 4, 2017 by admin in News