Windy City outfit MLWTTKK formed in 1987 when core duo Buzz McCoy and Groovie Mann endeavored to make an art film called My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Tragically, the movie was never completed, but the soundtrack that the pair prepared was released that same year on Wax Trax! They clearly had a good time making it, because they adopted the name for an ongoing project and, the following year, put out the debut full-lengther, I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits. The rest is history — the band is a Wax Trax! favorite, alongside the likes of Ministry and Revolting Cocks, though with a sleazy disco sound that sets them apart. This year’s In the House of Strange Affairsalbum sees the band on typically shit-kicking form.

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult plays with Curse Mackey at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at 1720.

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