Nine Inch Nails – Critic’s Pick

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Nine Inch Nails
7:30 p.m. October 1
Chaifetz Arena
w/ Explosions in the Sky

After threatening to put Nine Inch Nails to bed a few years ago, Trent Reznor is back with a new album, Hesitation Marks, and a new tour. As the only original and full-time member of the band, Reznor is credited with bringing industrial music to the masses with massively popular genre-bending albums like Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral. He’s been at it since the late 80’s and, traditionally, Nine Inch Nails albums are written and recorded solely by Reznor, who then assembles a cast of talented musicians to translate his music for live performances. Reznor’s creative output, combined with inventive marketing campaigns and highly-publicized collaborations (David Bowie, Marilyn Manson) has helped him to build his own brand and personal myth as a respected but mysterious genius.

— By Jaime Lees

– link: Riverfront Times