Feature Film Program

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Two men take a tribe of outsiders on a ride through the 1980s underground, accidentally changing music along the way.

Event includes a full Wax Trax! collector’s pop-up shop! A traveling exhibit from the influential record store & label’s archive will also be on site. The first 100 guests to the Wax Trax! collector’s pop-up shop get a limited-edition, silver-metal Wax Trax! pin.


Sat Jul 28 7:00 PM

The Film

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Julia Nash | USA | 95

In the fall of 2010, a woman nervously exits a truck and enters a dilapidated Arkansas barn to retrieve the belongings of her deceased father and his partner. After a decade of neglect, the crumbling boxes and garbage bags containing a lost chapter in American music are about to come back home to Chicago. The two men in 1975, had opened a small shop in Denver named Wax Trax! Records before eventually moving the store to the mid-west where it becomes legendary to music fans across the globe. Using their independent Chicago retail store as a foundation, the two men begin to release music on their own label. This accidentally creates a new genre that begins to gain global recognition. As Wax Trax! grows in reputation a series of unfortunate events cascade through the business and its two creators, almost causing the label’s influential history to be lost forever.


Youth Code

Los Angeles Duo Youth Code are raw, punishing, industrious electronics built from the seeds of hardcore and early Wax Trax. Ryan William George and Sara Taylor blend chaos with catchy dance undertones to create a sonic fury paralleled to none. Formed in 2012, Using all hardware to perform, Youth Code have already proven their path with being the first band outside of Psychic TV to be put out by PTV's own label " Angry Love Productions " as well as a full length LP on the flawless Dais Records roster.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
DJ set from Patrick Codenys of Front 242
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
Q&A with director Julia Nash and Groovie Mann from TKK; En Esch from KMFD; and Patrick Codenys from Front 242
10:30 PM
Live performance by Youth Code
This event is free with an RSVP. In the event of rain show will be held indoors at the same location. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

The show presented in partnership with