Closing out 2015

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Working all three acts this fall plus the annual Coldwaves festival and then closing out the year with some recording in Dec/Jan with our friend Shane at Howl Street Studios.  Can’t wait!

With Nineteen Thirteen:
October 9, 2015 @ 8PM – Anodyne (Walker’s Point) – Milwaukee, WI

With Devil Met Contention :
September 5, 2015 @ 5PM – WMSE Backyard BBQ (Cathedral Square Park) – Milwaukee, WI
October 3, 2015 @ 7PM – Riverwest Public House – Milwaukee, WI
October 22, 2015 @ 8PM – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee WI
November 6, 2015 @ Private Show – Details TBA
November 14, 2015 @ 8PM – Kneel to Neil Tribute show – Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Milwaukee, WI
November 14, 2015 @ 11PM – Private Event – Boone and Crockett – Milwaukee, WI
December 18, 2015 @ 7PM – Benefit Show – Anodyne (Walker’s Point) – Milwaukee, WI

With Dickie:
September 10, 2015 @ 8PM – Rozz Tox – Rock Island, IL
September 11, 2015  @ 8PM – Two Brothers Roundhouse – Aurora, IL
September 12, 2015 @ 8PM – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
October 16, 2015 @ 12PM – Java Blend on Iowa Public Radio – Iowa City, IA
October 16, 2015 @ 9PM – Lefty’s Live – Des Moines, IA
October 17, 2015 @ 7:30PM – National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library – Cedar Rapids, I

*With Acumen Nation:
September 24-27, 2015 – Coldwaves IV Festival – Double Door/Metro – Chicago, IL



It’s Coldwaves Time Again!



Well – it’s that time of year again, when I strap on the ‘ol bass guitar and fire up the industrial furnace to prepare for COLDWAVES III!

Year one was a crazy Cracknation hybrid set with CZAR, Acumen Nation and ILC tracks all in the set.  Year two was a full on ILC set complete with all of our special guest friends.

This year is all Acumen Nation. The set time is a little shorter but we’re going to rip through 9 tracks from our now 20 year discography. WOW. How is that even possible?

I will be bassing it up for the set and maybe just maybe I’ll slide in to do one track on the drums. (Lefty drummer on a righty kit is always a good way to see how well my brain and limbs are at doing what they’re told.)

If you are anywhere near the Chicagoland area, you really need to be at these shows.  4 Days of amazing music and all to help honor and keep the memory alive of our dear friend who passed 3 years ago.  Miss you Kidd.

Lineup, ticket info and more can be found here:

Jamie Duffy 1973-2012

Some of Industrial Music’s finest musicans will perform as a collective at Bottom Lounge in Chicago on Friday, Sepetmber 7th, 2012 to celebrate the life of Jamie Duffy, who passed away on June 21st of this year

Having become an integral part of the local Chicago Music scene, Jamie Duffy worked at such notable live concert venues such as the House of Blues, Cubby Bear, Cabaret Metro and more as a stage manager and also sound man. He learned to perfect his craft at Chicago’s infamous Chicago Trax where he provided technical support and engineering on albums by Chicago’s very own Ministry, Sister Machine Gun, Chris Connelly, Sister Soleil, Method Man and more

In addition to being a sound engineer and producer, Jamie was also well known across Industrial Music’s landscape for his contributions as a member of the Coldwave/Metal hybrid band, Acumen Nation and the Drum and Bass project, Dj? Acucrack.

Jamie Duffy’s contribution to the Metal and Industrial genres crosses over from releases on major record labels such as Warner Bros. Records and RCA records, to large independents such as WaxTrax!Records, to the smaller independent labels such as Invisible, Underground Inc, CrackNation records, WTII Records, Fifth Column records and Metropolis records

If unknown by the wider record buying and concert going public, Jamie Duffy was recognised by his musical peers as one of the greatest stage managers and sound men that Chicago has seen, not too mention his technical and production skills on some very influential albums. Jamie is survived by his mother Patricia Duffy

Friday September 7th’s concert starts at 7pm (tickets $20-$50), finishing around 1am with all proceeds going to assist Jamie Duffy’s family with funeral costs. Paying tribute to this great man will be several of Jamie Duffy’s peers and friends with whom he produced, remixed, engineered or just plain influenced. An all star cast including such well known names of the industrial genre includes Paul Barker, Chris Connelly, Jared Louche, Martins Atkins, Steven Seibold, Jim Marcus, Jason Novak, Eric Powell will be performing selections of songs by their bands; Revco, Chemlab, 16volt, Acumen Nation, Damage Manual, Hate Dept., Claypeople, Go Fight/Die Warzau and more , while finishing with an all star jam worthy to pay their respect to this great man.

More information at