Wax Trax! doc screening @ House of Vans w/ PIG performance, pop-up shop & exhibit
That documentary about Chicago industrial label and record store Wax Trax! (which we first wrote about five years ago), is finally coming out. As we wrote at the time:
Wax Trax! Records began its life as an independent record store in Denver which, in 1978, relocated to Chicago where it soon found itself at ground zero for the city’s postpunk scene. In 1980 Wax Trax! started a label that became synonymous with industrial music, releasing records by Ministry, Front 242, Coil, Revolting Cocks, Foetus, KMFDM, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult and lots more. The label got bought out by TVT Records in 1992, and owner Jim Nash died of AIDS-related complications three years later, but the label’s music and legacy live on.
Now titled Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records, the documentary features interviews with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Steve Albini, Jello Biafra, Ian McKay, Al Jourgensen, En Esch, members of Front 242, Revolting Cocks, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and other Wax Trax! groups and label/store employees, plus archival footage and more. You can watch the trailer below.
Industrial Accident is being shown at select special screenings around the country including one in NYC at House of Vans on July 28. Presented by Rooftop Films, the event also features a post-screening performance by KMFDM-related PIG (Raymond Watts, En Esch, Ben Christo, Jan-Vincent Velazco), plus a DJ set by Front 242’s Patrick Codenys. Additionally, and this sounds potentially cool, there’s a full Wax Trax! Pop-Up Shop and traveling exhibit from the record store & label’s archive. The event is free with RSVP.
All Industrial Accident screening dates are listed below.
Industrial Accident – 2018 screening dates
July 28, 2018 – HOuse of Vans – Brooklyn, NY
July 30, 2018 – Woods Hole Film Festival – Woods Hole, MA
August 16-18, 2018 – W-Fest – Amougies, Belgium