My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: 30 Year Anniversary Tour

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: 30 Year Anniversary Tour

Bit Rot, LSD

Wed, October 11, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

ADV $16

This event is all ages

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (Franke Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Though often categorized as a pioneering industrial band along with label mates MINISTRY, KMFDM and FRONT 242, their true sound can be described more as a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, electronica and lounge, interlaced with their signature sampling of spoken dialogue largely taken from old B-movies. In fact, the original intent was to write and produce a trashy thriller film in the style of John Waters and Russ Meyers. Yet without much cinema experience and access to video equipment, the project was scrapped, only to be transformed into a musical group of the same name - something both had more expertise in. Nardiello fronted the late 70’s Chicago bands THE DT’S and SPECIAL AFFECT, as well as singing for the post-punk British outfit DROWNING CRAZE. Daley attended Berklee College Of Music, but quickly realized a formal education in jazz was not for him. He left school in 1981 to co-found the art-punk Boston group ZERO ZERO, and later the more goth-electronic oriented GODBOX before relocating to Chicago in 1987.

TKK’s debut album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits was released in 1989 and the next few years were spent touring extensively with an entourage of dubious musicians, shocking performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media.

The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like “Kooler Than Jesus”, “Do You Fear For Your Child”, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (featuring punk poet chanteuse LYDIA LUNCH), and “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.

Their third album Sexplosion! (1991) spawned the chart-topping, radio savvy song “Sex On Wheelz” which quickly caught the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS and animator Ralph Bakshi’s COOL WORLD. The video to their 1993 single “Blue Buddha” was prominently featured in MTV’s classic series BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD. In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic THE CROW to perform the song “After The Flesh”. More recently THRILL KILL KULT was written into the story line of the 2013 film SEXY EVIL GENIUS starring Seth Green, Katee Sackoff and William Baldwin. Their music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, such as HBO’s long running, REAL SEX series, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION and most recently in the indie flick CRAZY EYES.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental, and has been directly credited for influencing many of today’s artists from MARILYN MANSON to the SCISSOR SISTERS. The group continues to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, changing styles and exploring new sonic avenues with each new album, yet always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.
Bit Rot
Bit Rot
Imagine the magic moment your parents fucked and nine months later you popped out. This is nothing like that.
Started by Texas native Billy Blair who was involved in many big projects in his career of entertainment. Fronted the shock rock band Surgeon General in the early 2000’s where it took him opening up for big acts like KISS, Poison, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth and Cinderella. He then went thru numerous bands like Mother Truckin Skull Diggers, White Collar Ghetto and the most recent, Messer, which brought a lot of hype in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and opened for nationals like George Lynch, Flaw and Earshot. Speaking of Earshot, Billy went to play bass for the national L.A. band during ’08 where he would get a taste of the national lime light and landing him an endorsement with Dean Guitars. Soon after that, Billy would land roles in movies, (which he is also an actor for now 13 years), such as the Syfy movie, Mongolian Death Worm, Jonah Hex and Robert Rodriguez’s slasher movie, Machete.

Billy then turned to his old drummer from MTSD/White Collar Ghetto, Rico and forms this new band. Rico was in several local bands such as Spearing Britney, EKG, Mind Gallery and KRADL. Also opening for nationals along with Billy in MTSD/WCG such as Premier 55, UFO, ACCEPT and King’s X.

Then Billy would turn to his old friend Nikki McKibbin, who was on the first season of American Idol. She would be one of the top 3 contestants along side with Kelly Clarkson. Nikki would soon be the queen of reality shows such as Fear Factor and the most recent Celebrity Rehab followed by Sober House. She fronted some big name local bands in Texas including Downside, Rivithead and Mother Truckin Skulldiggers. Nikki also fronts her main band, Wicked Attraction, which have played the club circuit and many festivals. She also worked with Billy and Rico in the past writing a songs for her solo career such as Naked Inside and The Lie, (which you can also see videos of the songs on You tube).

Holly Wood would complete the line up. New to the music scene; she had played guitar for over 13 years; and swapped over to bass after Billy invited her to play in the band. She is Billy’s hair stylist and has been master of ceremonies for various events. Doing hair for the Bush family, (yes the Presidents) and other celebrity’s.
Venue Information:
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226