The music that WaxTrax! brought to the world in the 80s and 90s was really important to me in the latter decade. I’ve seen a fair number of the former WaxTrax! performers, even helped some along the way. I’m sorry to see that both of its founders are gone now.
I love this line from the article: “In a 1991 interview with the Tribune, [WaxTrax! co-founder Jim Nash] laughed at the notion that he and Flesher were businessmen. ‘We’re in the business of chaos,’ he said.”