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NYC TICKET LINKS
Wendesday Sept 12 / Mercury Lounge / $12
Thursday Sept 13 / Irving Plaza / $45
Friday Sept 14 / Irving Plaza / $45
Saturday Sept 15 / Gramercy / $45
3-Day Discount Ticket / $120
Friday VIP Tickets / $125
(THURSDAY VIP SOLD OUT)

Our innaugural New York Cold Waves event
takes place at the iconic Irving Plaza and
Gramercy Theatre in the Union Square
area of Manhattan.

CHICAGO TICKET LINKS
Thursday Sept 20 / Empty Bottle / $20
Friday Sept 21 / Metro / $45
Saturday Sept 22 / Metro / $45
Sunday Sept 23 / Metro / $45
3-Day Discount Ticket / $120
Friday Sept 21 / Smart Bar / $15
Saturday Sept 22 / Smart Bar / $15

CHICAGO VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT :(

CWVII in Chicago features:
Wax Trax! pop-up shop, food trucks,
raffles, silent auctions, Smart Bar Lounge,
Electronic Saviors pop-up and more.






LOS ANGELES TICKET LINKS
Wednesday Sept 26 / The Echo / $12
Thursday Sept 27 / 1720 / $42
Friday Sept 28 / 1720 / $42
Saturday Sept 29 / 1720 / $42
3-Day Discount Ticket / $105
Single-Day VIP Tickets / $110
(THURSDAY VIP SOLD OUT)

Our second annual LA Cold Waves event
takes place at 1720, a new downtown
LA arts-district music venue
featuring a full kitchen, outdoor patio,
craft beer list, and valet parking.



GODFLESH 8/24 CHICAGO TICKETS             GODFLESH 8/25 NYC TICKETS                              



Born in 2012, COLD WAVES began as a memorial concert for fallen Chicago musician and sound man Jamie Duffy. The original event, a 14-band affair over a single night, served as a springboard to what is now a multi-day festival-style show. The effort made that first September evening to raise money for Jamie's family has now grown into a global destination celebration of Chicago's relationship with industrial music, and a passionate fundraiser for suicide awareness and prevention causes.

LAST YEAR: We expanded the Chicago event to 3 full nights in Metro, with 2 after-show events in Smart Bar, and a kick-off concert at the Empty Bottle (not to mention a closing night party at Gman)... then we debuted in Los Angeles with 2 nights at the Regent Theater.

So in 2018, what else to do but go for broke? This year we are featuring THREE 3-Night affairs, in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago... with sweet home Chicago, the flagship, carrying two additional Smart bar events and a pre-party kick off event. Proud to have joining us, for a 4th year in a row, WAX TRAX RECORDS! setting up shop in our Chicago lobby, along with Electronic Saviors, Music to Cure Cancer setting up a booth in all 3 cities!

And of course... the music. Mr. Nivek Ogre, Bill Leeb and Jack Dangers at the headliner helm, along with a special extended-set from The Black Queen in LA... Chemlab performing their debut album "Burnout at the Hydrogen Bar" in full... C-tec, intact with JL DeMeyer (Front 242) and Marc Heal (Cubanate) hitting the stage for the first time in 20 years... an exciting CW debut for Continues, the latest project from Babyland's Dan Gatto, plus Vancouver post-punk darklings ACTORS, and NYC's mysterious and talented ANATOMY... CW gold-status members Paul Barker and Chris Connelly projects Lead Into Gold and Cocksure... the haunting and mezmerizing HIDE in support of their Dais Records debut "Castration Anxiety", along with Author & Punisher in support of his Relapse Records debut... and Chicago after-hours Live PA battles with the supreme Sara Taylor at the helm. And that's not allllll!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Darkest Before Dawn, who we are working with to bring support, community and resources to our closest allies: the late-night service industry staff and live music engineers who keep our clubs and bars humming. Relating back to Jamie Duffy, and through the recent passing of other much-loved and talented people in these industries, we feel a distinct calling to provide this oft overlooked group a chance for better access to mental health resources, emotional support, community and appreciation. Data supports this group being very susceptible to depression, isolation and suicide, as with other 3rd shift employee schedules, and having little to no mental health insurance options. We hope to help Darkest Before Dawn offer counseling, resources and more to our brothers and sisters who work tirelessly to deliver our nightlife.


OUR SPONSORS & AFFILIATES

Superluminal is a Scottish entertainment production company helmed by Kristan Morrison and husband Grant Morrison, award-winning writer and creator of such graphic novel masterpieces as Happy, Batman and The Invisibles. Superluminal specializes in UK and stateside concert promotion, poetry slams, debauchery and ceremonial Lovecraftian telekinesis. Welcome to the cultural circus!

Half Acre Beer Company is a brewery in Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded by Gabriel Magliaro in 2006, with its office located in Chicago. The recipes for the beers were developed in Chicago and the beer was initially brewed at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Half Acre's first beer, Half Acre Lager, debuted in August 2007. Halt Acre now has two taprooms in the Chicago area, offering their amazing beer and kitchens serving food created by Nick LaCasse, former Drawing Room and mfk chef. Metro will proudly offer a Half Acre special for a limited time during the festival.

All hail! Beloved Chicago record label and store launched by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher in the 80's, and carried on by Jims daughter Julia and her amazing family. The stregth and audacity to pursue and grow Cold Waves as a festival likley lies in homage to the legendary 3-day Retrospectacle concert celebrating all things Wax Trax! in 2012. Big congratulations to this crew who finally bestowed the long-awaited documentary "Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records" in 2017, and will once again grace the Metro lobby with their brilliant pop-up store, bringing you the vinyl, posters, CDs and T-shirts from the archives of this famed institution.

In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California. Its continually evolving and expanding line of guitars and basses appeals to a broad spectrum of players and diverse musical styles. One of the company's strongest assets is its growing roster of high-profile artists, including Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, Prince, Stone Temple Pilots, Nevermore, Black Label Society... and Jamie Duffy. Since the very first Cold Waves event in 2012, Schecter VP Mark LaCorte has generously donated custom guitars to be auctioned or raffled off as part of our fundraising efforts. 2017 should be no different, and we will be forever grateful to their charitable spirit. Long live the Cello Blaster!


CHICAGO / LAKEVIEW HOTELS AND AREA INFO

The event takes place in Chicago's relatively insane Wrigleyville neighborhood, adjacent to the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Not wanting to run from the truth, we need to tell you that its Chicago vs St. Louis in the final weekend of the regular season, aka it will be a fucking madhouse. We are moving our schedule back a half hour this year to hopefully allow for daytime Cubs traffic to disapate and encourage our attendees to come early! Please plan accordingly.

Our favorite hotel, the "rock n roll" Days Inn on Diversey is a great deal, about a mile down the street from the venue. As that hotel tends to book fast, there are some other great and affordable possibilities. Anything outside this list will likely be expensive the closer you get to downtown, unless you focus out by the airport, where you will find nice, normal, human rates! However... this year, the neighborhood welcomes the slightly posh HOTEL ZACHARY, just a block away from Metro! A few suggestions:

HOTEL ZACHARY

DAYS INN DIVERSEY

INDIGO HOTEL GOLD COAST

CITY SUITES BOYSTOWN

INN AT LINCOLN PARK  (best rates)


METRO/LAKEVIEW MAP (GOOGLE)







2017 MERCHANDISE FOR COLD WAVES ASSOCIATED ARTISTS:

COLD WAVES VI COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers,
including exclusive new tracks, remixes and album cuts from KMFDM, SEVERED HEADS, DRAB MAJESTY, STABBING WESTWARD, CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE, STATIQBLOOM, PANKOW, BOY HARSHER, COLD CAVE, MALEKKO and more.

CD:

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:

COLD WAVES V COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Our most exclusive comp to date, 14 brand new tracks
and remixes from MEATBEAT MANIFESTO, STABBING WESTWARD, CLOCK DVA, PIG, CUBANATE, BLOODY KNIVES, VAMPYRE ANVIL, DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER, HIDE, 16VOLT, CHANT, POLYFUSE, KANGA and NOT BREATHING.

CD:

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:

COLD WAVES IV COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers, including exclusive new music and remixes from PWEI, LEAD INTO GOLD, ACUMEN NATION, SEVERED HEADS, GODFLESH, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, COCKSURE, HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH and more.

CD:

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:

COLD WAVES III COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers, including exclusive new music and remixes from FRONT 242, DIE KRUPPS, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, COCKSURE, FEAR FACTORY, ACUMEN NATION, CAUSTIC, SMP, CYANOTIC and more.

CD:

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:

 

RCBSL "REVOLTING HEADS" TSHIRT $20

BLACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

SIZE

 

RCBSL "BIG SEXY LAND" TSHIRT $20

BLACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

Size

 

COLD WAVES LA TSHIRT $15

BLACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

SIZE

 

COLD WAVES VI TSHIRT $15 - $20

3 COLOR FRONT / 3 COLOR BACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

PRICE / SIZE
SIZE

 

VAMPYRE ANVIL SHIRT $15

BLACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

SIZE

 

CUBANATE TSHIRT $20

BLACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

SIZE

 

SEVERED HEADS CLASSIC ICONS TSHIRT $20

3 COLOR FRONT / 3 COLOR BACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

SIZE

 

SEVERED HEADS WIRE RABBIT 2017 TOUR SHIRT $15

1 COLOR FRONT / HALFTONE BACK CANVAS 3001 SHIRT

SIZE

PANKOW SHIRT $15

"NEVER TRUST A WHITE MAN" TSHIRT 2 COLOR FRONT / 1 COLOR BACK CANVAS 3001
SIZE

PANKOW "THROW OUT RITE" CD $10

SEVERED HEADS
"COME VISIT THE BIG BIGOT" 2XLP
$20 (remaster / reissue / vinyl)

SEVERED HEADS
"DONUT" CD+VINYL $16
45 minute NEW Severed Heads CD, flip it over and a hidden track plays on your record player!

SEVERED HEADS
"LAMBORGHINI/PETROL" 12"
$10 (vinyl)

TOM ELLARD
"80S CHEESECAKE" LP
$15 (vinyl)

FRONT 242 2017 TOUR POSTER $10

18X24 GLOSSY 100LB PAPER PRINT, SHIPPED IN TUBE

REVOLTING / FLA 2017 TOUR POSTER $12

18X24 3 color screen PRINT, SHIPPED IN TUBE


ONE FOR THE BOOKS: 3 METRO CONCERTS. 2 SMART BAR AFTER-SHOWS. 1 EMPTY BOTTLE KICK-OFF EVENT.
WAX TRAX! POP UP STORE. NOVATION DEMO STATION. FOOD BY DONERMEN. BREW BY HALF ACRE. RAFFLE + SILENT AUCTION.
9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1 (METRO, SMART BAR + EMPTY BOTTLE, CHICAGO).

NOTHING BUT LOVE, APPRECIATION AND RESPECT TO OUR BANDS, OUR CREW, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, OUR ATTENDEES.
Sponsored by Novation, Superluminal and Half Acre. Produced by Cracknation, Darkest Before Dawn and Metro.

See you next year...


 

COLD WAVES is a celebration of Chicago’s relationship with industrial music, the memory of a fallen brother, and a fundraiser for suicide prevention charities. In the summer of 2012, Chicago lost one of its most loved and respected sound engineers and musicians, Jamie Duffy. His work ethic and ingenuity in the local music scene was a gift to many musicians. His abrupt passing had a profound effect on the electronic and metal music families he meant so much to.

In need of healing and hope, we brought 14 bands together for one magical night that year to raise money for Jamies family and say goodbye. But in the end, it was more of an awakening... a rebirth... a breaking wave. The success of the show pushed us to build it into an annual event, stretching over a weekend and moving it to Chicago's iconic Metro.

Looking forward to our fifth year, COLD WAVES aims to shake the pillars of heaven by collecting the bands, styles, sounds and attitudes that Jamie held dear, and cement the sound of a Chicago institution alive and well. From Wax Trax! and Medusas to Uncle Al and Chicago Trax, this is our history and our future, the melding of man, woman and machine, the sound of melody, muscle and hate, basking in the glow of attack ships on fire down the shores of pluto.

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