COLD WAVES VIII: NITZER EBB, FILTER, TEST DEPT, SEVERED HEADS,
, CHEMLAB, HAUJOBB, ADULT., LIGHT ASYLUM, ACUMEN VS 16VOLT, STREET SECTS, KÆLAN MIKLA, TWIN TRIBES, PAUL BARKER'S MIN-DUB SOUNDSYSTEM, VATICAN SHADOW, CURSE MACKEY, HAEX, KLACK, WINGTIPS, BOOTBLACKS, IVARDENSPHERE: SINGULARITY, PANIC PRIEST, PHYSICAL WASH, BECKA DIAMOND, ANDI HARRIMAN, SARA GRAVES, ????????
The event takes place September 19 - 22 at Metro and Smart Bar in Chicago.
LIMITED Discount 4-Day passes will go on sale Tuesday April 2 at 10AM CST via www.metrochicago.com.
DAILY LINEUPS and details will be announced Thursday April 4 at 10AM CST.
All single day GA and limited VIP tickets will go on sale Friday April 5 at 10AM CST via www.metrochicago.com and www.coldwaves.net.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit Darkest Before Dawn (www.db4d.net).
Special thanks to our sponsors: Half Acre Brewing, Riveting Music, Superluminal Productions, Electronic Saviors and Schecter Guitar Research.
Statik Industrial TV's excellent coverage on Cold Waves 8 Music Festival - part 1 in NYC Eric from 16VOLT's side band from the 90's "h3llb3nt" was honored to play all three festival's shows this September, NYC/CHI/LA - look for more coverage including H3llb3nt in the next couple episodes - we'll post 'em when they are public! https://www.facebook.com/290664868334472/posts/338215793579379/
It's taken me a bit to recover from our 2018 H3llBent Cold Waves Festival adventures. I still can't really form full thoughts on it. It's all random, blurs, flashes in recent memory all melting together... but I will try. It was a whirlwind of no sleep, flying all over and witnessing all the magic that the Cold Waves family creates. 6 Cities (3 of them proper Cold Waves Festival dates, 3 of them with CHEMLAB, 2 of them with Chemlab/ C-Tec. 10 flights, 1 Van trip, a ton of Lyfts and Ubers and 1 Amtrak ride for me, 1 Greyhound ride for Steve Hickey, who was my partner in crime on this one, we couldn't have done it without him. We had John Servo DeSalvo out for our NYC and Chicago shows, he is a beast. I am recovering not because all that was exhausting, it was. I am recovering because of the people, places and moments that are once again gone. From the first call I got from Jason Novak seven years ago Cold Waves has become a part of my life that I am blessed to have. We are all blessed to have. And although it celebrates the life (and always carries a tear for me)of Jamie Duffy after his passing, Cold Waves has created something bigger than all of us. I can't put it to words. It's connection maybe, I don't know. I just know that I am so lucky to be a part of it. There are new people I meet every year and meeting them is usually amazing. There are some standouts for me this year, Mike Love, Ged Denton, jean-luc de Meyer, Rhys Fulber, Rexx Arkana to name a few. And there are my road brothers from decades ago, Dan Brill, Nez Llrlrr, Kraig Tyler, Jason Bazinet, Jim Marcus, seeing them every year is amazing. Band standouts for me this year- CHEMLAB. Jared Louche and his band of merry men simply destroyed every show. Make no mistake, for my money this was Chemlab's festival. They owned it. Marc Heal, Jean Luc Demeyer, Sean Payne, and Ged Denton = C-Tec was heavy, slick and pro every show. ACTORS was awesome to meet and see. They are going to blow up and forget all the little people. So many others... ugh. The Cold Waves enablers, Jason Novak, Kelly Britton-Novak, @Georgia Novak, Dann Szymczak, Mike Welling, Hayley Cody, Aaron Pollak, and more. Thank you, it was a hugely ambitious deal, you guys all killed it and made it great for everyone. Pat MamaKidd Duffy, the always mom of honor, I wish we spent more time together, next year. (Love you). I am forgetting people. I know it. I will probably keep adding to this. It was a fun experiment to bring out H3llB3nt. We really hope people enjoyed it. It was different. We know. We fell in love with doing it. We hope you did too. I am honored to be a part of Cold Waves. I miss you all already. See you next year...