The 2010 MIDI Ghetto Tour brings together the greatest forces of classic East Coast and West Coast American coldwave! Together with neo-cyberpunk wunderkinds Left Spine Down
and 16 Volt
represent the very best of industrial rock all in one night.
Chemlab defined the worst excesses of '90s Industrial and built a reputation for wild and uncontrollable shows and behavior until finally exploding in 1994. After a decade of near-silence, enigmatic frontman Jared Louche reformed the band in 2004 and released a groundbreaking and powerful comeback album, Oxidizer
. Now on their third US outing since reforming, Chemlab's second life is already proving as compelling as their first.
Portland's 16 Volt have straddled the underground and the mainstream nearly since their inception. Evolving gradually from a dark, grinding electro-industrial solo project in to one of the most influential electronic rock bands of the '90s, 16 Volt burned out following their record label's abandonment of their 1998 breakthrough album, Supercoolnothing
. Now on tour supporting their brand new American Porn Songs Remixed
collection, 16 Volt features an all-star lineup and nearly two decades of cyberpunk dominance.