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Industrial supergroup Pigface celebrates 25 years of revolving-door lineups

Plus: The Music Box screens an underappreciated Prince movie, the Chosen Few DJs honor a bygone house-music club, and more.

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In 1991, drummers Martin Atkins (Public Image Ltd, Ministry, Killing Joke) and William Rieflin (Ministry, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks) launched Chicago-based industrial supergroup Pigface, whose revolving-door lineup has since included literally dozens of musicians, including members of Swans, Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, the Jesus Lizard, and the Sugarcubes. During an epic, cameo-crazy set that Gossip Wolf caught at Metro in November 1994, it seemed like they all got onstage at some point! On Friday, November 25, Pigface celebrate their 25th anniversary at House of Blues with the usual mishmash of awesome weirdo luminaries, among them Atkins, former NIN drummer Chris Vrenna, former Kittie guitarist Fallon Bowman, former KMFDM drummer En Esch, and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult cofounder Frankie "Groovie Mann" Nardiello.

So far 2016 has been packed with awful surprises, and Prince's death in April is high on the list—Gossip Wolf isn't ready to let him go! On Saturday, November 26, Odd Obsession's midnight-movie series at the Music Box screens a 35-millimeter print of the Purple One's underappreciated black-and-white flick Under the Cherry Moon, which came out in 1986. Tickets for the one-off showing are going fast!

Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving evening after you've digested a week's worth of food and your third cousins (once removed) have hopped the train home? Well, the Promontory is hosting a house-head family reunion, with six of the Chosen Few DJs—Wayne Williams, Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, and Tony Hatchett—spinning sets in tribute to defunct house club Sauer's. Tickets are $10; the show starts at 8 PM on Thursday, November 24.

It's been a minute since Gossip Wolf has heard from rapper-producer Martin Sky, but he drops an EP on Thursday, December 1—he'll throw a listening party at Jugrnaut on Wednesday, November 30, at 5 PM.   v

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Correction: The name of the defunct club in the Chosen Few item has been fixed.

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