On October 14, 2013 the mighty Nine Inch Nails played to a somewhat packed house at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hitting the stage at 8:45 pm, Trent Reznor and company played for a solid two hours playing tracks that spanned NIN’s catalog from “Head Like A Hole” to songs like “Copy of A” from their latest record “Hesitation Marks.” Criminally, “Closer” and “Only,” two of my favorite Nine Inch Nails songs were absent from the set list, but the light show that accompanied every song more than made up for the set list omissions. As the show went on, each track had more intricate lighting and at times, it felt like you were flying.
I would like to point out that from my seat, I probably sat near one of the best behaved crowds I’ve ever experienced at a concert, which is strange as you would expect lots of craziness at a NIN show. I guess it just goes to show you should never judge a band by their fans. If you remotely like any songs by Nine Inch Nails, you should definitely catch them in concert as you will witness a sound and visual extravaganza. The show nearly gives Pet Shop Boys a run for their money in terms of insane visuals, but I still think the Boys win the prize for the most visually stunning concert of 2013. Nine Inch Nails are a close second though.
Below, you can see a video of their classic “Terrible Lie.” Posting this video is so awesome for me because when NIN were a new act, I could honestly say “it was not my kind of music.” I’ve grown a lot since then and have really opened my mind in hopes to experience as much as possible and judging from the photos I post on this site, I have succeeded. Apologies if the video gets blurry at times. The lighting occasionally made my camera freak out. That is not a terrible lie. This is….
The setlist was:
Copy of A / 1,000,000 / Terrible Lie / March of the Pigs / Piggy / All Time Low / Disappointed / Came Back Haunted / Find My Way / The Frail / The Wretched / Satellite / In Two / Survivalism / Running / A Warm Place / Somewhat Damaged / Wish / Burn / The Hand That Feeds / Head Like A Hole
The Day The World Went Away / Even Deeper / While I’m Still Here / Black Noise / Hurt
I love when I come across the latest in Moustache Art. Once upon a time, this artist improved Sheryl Crow’s look, but it could not save her god-awful album from being a lead balloon on the charts. Now the artist has improved the poster art for “The Social Network,” aka the Facebook movie.
Speaking of that movie, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is offering a free 5 track download of music from the movie at this link. Feel free to post the link to this story as your status update. If you do, I’ll swing by and click the “like” button.
Former Nine Inch Nails brainchild, Trent Reznor, has announced details of his latest project: a group called How To Destroy Angels with his wife Mariqueen Maandig. You can check out some samples of their music on the official website for How To Destroy Angels. A 6-track self-titled EP is due this summer.
This is the first of two installments on my favorite albums of the first decade of the 2000s. These albums are not in any particular order of greatness because I love them all. With the invention of the Ipod, we’ve developed musical ADD. The albums on this post and the next one (check back tomorrow) will make you want to throw your electronic devices in a tub filled with water and listen to albums in their entirety. Check out my list after the jump.
Newly married Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is giving another free gift to his legions of fans through his official website. When the band performed their final shows this summer, not only did the group endorse fans taking photos and video of them, but they are set to release all of the shows… for FREE! The first video of the band performing the entire “Downward Spiral” album at New York’s Webster Hall is now available on NIN.com. The footage was recorded by fans and has been professionally edited together. Reznor wanted to work with the venues for an official release, but due to high licensing fees, they were unable to come to an agreement. As a result, the band decided to just let the fans bootleg the hell out of these shows to say thank you for their support. I hope other artists take note of this, Prince.