Photos: Wax Trax! Records celebrates with Ministry, Cold Cave at Great American Music Hall

Ministry (photo: Ian Young) Wax Trax! Records, the famous Chicago-based independent record store and label, was instrumental in bringing international new wave, punk rock, and experimental music to the US in the 1980s and '90s. Ministry, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Front 242, Underworld, Coil, Revolting Cocks, and more all released albums with Wax Trax!, paving the way for industrial music to hit the mainstream in subsequent years. The label and store’s legacy was celebrated on Monday night at Great American Music Hall, where the new documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records was shown to [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Tags: , |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay

The long-awaited PS Eliot reunion tour stops in San Francisco on Saturday. Friday, September 9 San Francisco Rock Against the TPP featuring Dead Prez, Jello Biafra, Built for the Sea, La Santa Cecilia and more @ The Regency Ballroom 6pm, FREE. RSVP here. The Abigails, L.A. Witch, Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, C.G. Roxanne and the Nightmares @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall 9pm, $15, 18+. Buy tickets here. Cold Cave & TR/ST @ Mezzanine 9pm, $20, 21+. Buy tickets here. MICHL, plus popscene DJs @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $15, 18+. Buy tickets here. Krewella @ Ruby Skye 9pm, $35, [...]

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Live This Month: June 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #307)

Live This Month: June 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #307) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A whole slew of great Bay Area bands are celebrating the release of new albums this month, and we've included songs from a number of them in this episode. As we say in the show, The Mantles have long been one of our favorite local bands, and early cuts from Long Enough To Leave indicate it's another winner from [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Velvet Teen, Wallpaper., Zodiac Death Valley, Memory Tapes, Cold Cave, Crooked Still

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, July 21st Memory Tapes, Sleep Over, Painted Palms @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $15, 6+. Purchase advance tickets only. Zodiac Death Valley, Lilac, Cannons and Clouds @ The Independent To win [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Cold Cave, Abe Vigoda, Man Man, Let’s Wrestle

Sunday, September 5th: Cold Cave with Abe Vigoda @ Great American Music Hall Life MagazineCold Cave | MySpace Music Videos Abe Vigoda - "To Tears" To enter send an email with your full name and the subject "I want to see Cold Cave!" to The fourth person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show! The starts at 9pm, $16, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Monday, September 6th: Man Man with Let's Wrestle @ Great American Music Hall Let's Wrestle - "We Are the Men You'll Grow to Love Soon" To enter send an email [...]

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