5/7/93…Sister Machine Gun @ The Dome Room, Chicago

Before heading out to Dome Room. 5/7/93

Before heading out to Dome Room. 5/7/93

This was a surprise show.  I recently happened to find a flyer in one of my old journals for a music release party of sorts for KMFDM, Sister Machine Gun, & Excessive Force at The Dome Room on 4/4/93.  I know I didn’t go to that.  What I don’t know is if it was because it was canceled or because I just decided not to go.  Either way, one of the reasons my friends & I loved going to The Dome Room was because of the amazing music they played.  It was a good size, it had a good crowd, & we loved to dance our asses off there.  So on May 7th, a typical Friday night for me & my bff, we decided to go to our joint, The Dome Room.  We went in and started dancing like crazy, as usual.  Somewhere in the middle of our dancing, a band started setting up to play.  We were like, WTF??  But we hung around to see what kind of music it was.   We actually had no idea who they were while they were playing, but we enjoyed it.  After they played,my bff & I approached the two guys that had performed to find out who they were.  The club was actually closing down while we were talking to them so we continued our conversation outside.  We found out that these two guys were Chris Randall (founder of Sister Machine Gun & lead singer) and Chris Kelly (keyboardist).

Cori, Chris Kelly, & Chris Randall after the show. 5/7/93

Cori, Chris Kelly, & Chris Randall after the show. 5/7/93

We talked for a while outside the club and actually exchanged numbers with Chris K.  He seemed pretty cool.  He obviously had a crush on my best friend.  But somehow I was the one that ended up hanging out with him again.  What’s cool about that is that he brought me to the Chicago Trax recording studio, where they had been recording their album, The Torture Technique, so I got to meet a couple of people who worked there-producers & engineers.  I know somebody I met was from the band Die Warzau.  I believe it was Jim Marcus, who was one of the producers on the album.  This was such a unique & fun experience.  The most memorable moments are those that come upon you by chance.  I just love surprises!

 

 

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