Cold Waves announces 2019 NYC, L.A. & Chicago lineups: PWEI, Test Dept, Chemlab, more
Having started in Chicago, Industrial/goth fest Cold Waves now also happens in Los Angeles and NYC. The lineups for all three are now announced.
Chicago is still the biggest and happens September 19-22 at Metro and Smart Bar. The lineup is pretty great, including Pop Will Eat Itself (which these days does not include Clint Mansell who is an in-demand film/tv composer), Nitzer Ebb, Test Department, FILTER, Chemlab, Haujobb, Severed Heads, ADULT., Light Asylum, <PIG>, Ministry/RevCo member Paul Barker doing his "Min-Dub Soundsystem," Vatican Shadow and lots more. Four-day passes are sold out, but single night tickets are still available -- check out the full Cold Waves Chicago 2019 lineup below.
The NYC edition of Cold Waves is September 18 & 19 at Brooklyn Bazaar and Night 1 (9/18) is Pop Will Eat Itself, Chemlab, and Statiqbloom; Night 2 (9/19) is Test Dept, Severed Heads, Paul Barker's Min-Dub Soundsystem and Anatomy. There's also an aftershow for Night 2 at Saint Vitus featuring a DJ sets from Front 242's Patrick Codenys and Andi Harriman, plus a live performance by Confines. Tickets and fest passes are on sale now.
Before NYC and Chicago is the one-day Cold Waves L.A. fest which happens Friday, September 13 at The Regent and includes Test Dept, Severed Heads, Pop Will Eat Itself, Paul Barker's Min-Dub Soundsystem, Kælan Mikla, INVA//ID, and Sex Cells DJs (Danny Lethal & Matt Pernicano). Tickets are on sale.
Pop Will Eat Itself have a couple of other Cold Waves-presented U.S. shows while here: They'll play Seattle's El Corazon on September 11 with Severed Heads; and Baltimore's Ottobar on September 21 with Chemlab.
Full Cold Waves Chicago lineup, and a streamable mix of the 2019 performers, is below.
Cracknation presents: Cold Waves VIII
SEPTEMBER 19-22 METRO/SMART BAR
Thursday, September 19
POP WILL EAT ITSELF * CHEMLAB
ACUMEN VS. 16VOLT * CURSE MACKEY
SMART BAR: PANIC PRIEST (LIVE PA) * CONFORMCO (LIVE)
SHANNON FUNCHESS (DJ)
Friday, September 20
NITZER EBB * HAUJOBB * LIGHT ASYLUM
KLACK * WINGTIPS
SMART BAR: IVARDENSPHERE (LIVE PA)
PATRICK CODENYS (DJ) * PHYSICAL WASH (LIVE PA) * PATRIXIA (DJ)
Saturday, September 21
TEST DEPT * SEVERED HEADS * ADULT.
KÆLAN MIKLA * TWIN TRIBES
SMART BAR: VATICAN SHADOW (LIVE PA)
BECKA DIAMOND (DJ) * ANDI HARRIMAN (DJ)
Sunday, September 22
FILTER * <PIG> * PAUL BARKER’S MIN-DUB SOUNDSYSTEM
STREET SECTS * HAEX
SUNDAY GMAN CLOSING PARTY: SARAH GRAVES (DJ) + ???? GUEST