Cracknation Presents: COLD WAVES VI! 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. More info on the festival can be found here.
This show serves as the festival's kick-off. Full weekend lineup/ticketing options can be found here.
One of the earlier hip-hop/industrial crossover artists (along with Consolidated and Meatbeat Manifesto), MC 900 FT JESUS debut album Hell with the Lid Off was released in 1990 featured DJ Zero (Patrick Rollins) and the single "Truth is Out of Style" which gained a cult following. The following year Welcome to My Dream was released. His subsequent single, "The City Sleeps", was featured in the album in which explored the mind of a serial arsonist. The song sparked controversy in Baltimore when a then ABC affiliate, WJZ, ran a report suggesting that a series of arson in the area was a result of WHFS allowing the song play time. MC900's final album,One Step Ahead of the Spider was released in 1994; it contained the single "If I Only Had a Brain", which increased exposure from the music video directed for it by Spike Jonze. Griffin officially retired in 2001, and 15 years latr, on November 26, 2016, Mark Griffin announced via Facebook that he was set to perform a show at The Kessler Theater in Dallas in hopes of kick-starting a tour as well as a possible fourth album with his former label Nettwerk of which had approached Griffin about. On February 3rd, the quartet played a sold-out concert performing several of the MC 900 songs, receiving a rapturous ovation.
GOST is an 80's, electronic, house dark dreamwave project out of Hell...Michigan, that is. "And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.Directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness, which many people do not believe exists. The power of the Devil. The power of Satan. The power of Baalberith."
DJ BUD SWEET will be spinning dark, grimey, apocalyptic records all the dark grownups love throughout the night.