Dec 2017 12

Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD – 10/06/2017
 
Front 242 - Circling Overland Tour 2017

 

While several acts have played a significant role in defining the genre, it was Front 242 that gave us the name that perfectly encapsulated the style of danceable industrial and electronic textures that is EBM – Electronic Body Music. For over three-and-a-half decades, the pioneering Belgian group has followed a path of artistic and strategic creativity, eschewing the conventions of melodic songwriting in favor of something more primal and rhythmic. Touring the U.S. in the fall of 2017 [..]

Dec 2017 04

The Star Theater, Portland, OR – 11/12/2017
 

 

What more can be said about Stabbing Westward? One of the biggest selling bands of the late ’90s and early 2000s, bridging the gap between mainstream alt. rock and underground industrial, Stabbing Westward has been enjoying a resurgence in the last two years. Two days after a headlining performance at the first ColdWaves L.A., the band proceeded northward for its last show of 2017. There to catch the show was Chazz Gold of Chazzarazzi Nightlife, to which ReGen Magazine would like to extend its deepest appreciation for offering this coverage of two stellar bands. [..]

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 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 [..]

Sep 2017 07

Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD – 08/17/2017

 

With two Gold albums and several hit singles that dominated radio and MTV in the late ’90s, Stabbing Westward holds a special place in the memories of many an industrial and alternative rock fan from that era. Vulnerability and aggression in equal doses, the band’s songs played as soundtrack to all the heartache and turmoil of anyone who felt the weight of emotional collapse. Since disbanding in 2002, the band members had gone on to other creative pursuits, with keyboardist Walter Flakus joining vocalist Christopher Hall’s band The Dreaming in 2015. In 2016, with the return of guitarist Marcus Eliopulos and touring drummer Johnny Haro, Stabbing Westward’s spark had been reignited [..]

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