Feb 2018 26

The divide between artist and audience has seemingly become thinner than ever thanks to the advent of social media and similar ways in which technology has enabled people to communicate more readily. Following this line of thinking, ReGen correspondent Gabe Wilkinson presents The 6ix List – a series of three questions, each with six answers, posed to select artists in an effort to allow you, the audience, to peer into the minds of those who create music in our scene.

For our first entry in this new feature, Gabe spoke with Mark Alan Miller of the trailblazing industrial act Out Out. Miller gives us some insights into his latest musical creation, Ridotto, before jumping headfirst into The 6ix List

 
Out Out - The 6ix List
 
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Dec 2017 17


 

Killing Joke is practically an institution – for nearly four decades, the prominent post-punk group has been a singular trailblazing entity whose influence has been cited and felt through virtually every genre of music since. Comprised of vocalist/keyboardist/programmer Jaz Coleman, guitarist Kevin “Geordie” Walker, bassist Martin “Youth” Glover, and drummer “Big Paul” Ferguson, Killing Joke’s sound is a juggernaut of contrasting musical atmospheres driven by spiritual and sociopolitical themes; constantly autonomous and innovative. [..]

Nov 2017 30

The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, 11/10/2017 – Saturday, 11/11/2017
 

 

Every year since 2012, the ColdWaves event has grown in stature and magnitude, celebrating the life and music of Jamie Duffy, and showcasing the strength and solidarity of the industrial music scene. For the last five years, Jason Novak has paid tribute to his friend and musical partner to make ColdWaves more than a simple charity for suicide prevention – it’s a reminder to the disenchanted, the disenfranchised, and the disheartened that this scene is more than a clique, more than a support system… it is a family, bound by the blood of music, art, and culture that we share as a common identity. This year marked a special moment in ColdWaves history [..]

Nov 2017 28

The Montalbán Theatre, Hollywood, CA – 11/09/2017
 

 

Having now had some time to process the singular experience that was the Thursday night of November 9, 2017, this writer finds that the words continue to elude him. Taking place on this night at the Montalbán Theatre on Vine Street in the heart of Hollywood was a screening of a documentary several years in the making, funded via Kickstarter campaign and chronicling the history of what began as a small record store in Denver, Colorado and would later move to Chicago and become what prominent Chicago artist/musician Jim Marcus referred to as “The start of it all.” [..]

Nov 2017 04

The Metro, Chicago, IL – Sunday, 10/01/2017
 
ColdWaves VI

 

It’s Sunday, the first of October in 2017; it has been a tumultuous and emotionally draining year, not just for the political state of the world, but with the untimely passing of several musical artists, leaving in many a void that could only be filled by an event such as ColdWaves. In the past, the festival spanned two nights to showcase virtually every corner of the underground industrial music scene, but this year offered a third night and one of the most diverse assemblies of the assorted styles that encompass the scene to make for the biggest ColdWaves yet. [..]

Nov 2017 03

The Metro, Chicago, IL – Saturday, 09/30/2017
 
ColdWaves VI

 

The waves of cold air continued to flow through the Windy City on this sunny Saturday evening of September 30, beginning the second of three nights of ColdWaves VI. One of the many heartening aspects of this particular gathering of the industrial music scene is not only the diversity of music but that of the crowd as well; fans of experimental and atmospheric industrial and exploratory sound mingle with those that prefer melodic and lyrical expression or even the more primal urges to simply move one’s feet and shake one’s fists on the dance floor. With this year spanning three nights and offering the largest and one of the most varied artist rosters ever, ColdWaves is an opportunity not just for musical discovery but also for friends old and new to share in this industrial community [..]

Nov 2017 02

The Metro, Chicago, IL – Friday, 09/29/2017
 
ColdWaves VI

 

Five years after the departure of Jamie Duffy, the sixth entry in the Chicago ColdWaves event perhaps bore some of the deepest scars in the fight against depression and suicide. As ReGen associate John Galope had stated in the Digressions podcast, “dark music for people with dark thoughts,” more than adequately describing the varying styles of industrial, goth, electro that encompass this music scene. But this year, the reverberations of that statement extended into wider territory [..]

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