Posted in music | pictures on June 10, 2009

photos by Zach Dilgard

Nine Inch Nails

...the brazenness that once defined Jane's Addiction has leveled off into something rigid and dutiful. (This was never more obvious than on "Jane Says," a signature ballad, and a diffuse and lackluster final encore.) Mr. Farrell sang in his piercing, theatrical whine, and as the alternative-rock front man most often pegged as Dionysian, he fulfilled a given role, shimmying and writhing, sometimes with a bottle of wine. "Still partying!" he crowed at one point. These days his freak show is a happy place.

By contrast Nine Inch Nails, which played a potent preceding set, delved into the colder aspects of freakishness. This too was true to form: Trent Reznor, the group's mastermind, has always been a brooder. But he sends his energies outward in performance: most of his songs reached eruptive fervor, even if they began in shadowy quietude. Mr. Reznor's lean backing band was equally engaged by thrashing post-punk riffs and thudding electronics, and his vocals created a calculated impression of soul baring at every degree of intensity. [NY Times]

Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction played two NYC-area shows togehter. They were Saturday, June 6th at PNC Bank Arts Center, and Sunday, June 7th at Jones Beach Theater. The photographs and review are both from Jones Beach. The co-headlining tour, that included a stop at Sasquatch, wraps up this weekend on June 12th in Charlotte, NC. NiN go on to play Bonnaroo on June 13th, while Jane's Addiction has shows June 13th and 14th in Portsmouth, VA, and Wallingford, CT, respectively. Both bands will travel abroad to Europe and elsewhere for the rest of the summer. Of course, Jane's Addiction will return in time for Lollapalooza on August 7th.

Street Sweeper Social Club (a band with Tom Morello and Boots Riley) opened both shows. More pictures and all setlists below...

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Jane's Addiction at Jones Beach June 7, 2009 set list (via)
Three Days
Whores
Ain't No Right
Pigs In Zen
Then She Did...
Up The Beach
Mountain Song
Been Caught Stealing
Had A Dad
Ocean Size
Ted, Just Admit It...

Encore:
Summertime Rolls
Stop!
Jane Says

Nine Inch Nails at Jones Beach June 7, 2009 set list (via)
Somewhat Damaged
Terrible Lie
Heresy
March of the Pigs
The Frail
Metal (Gary Numan cover)
I'm Afraid Of Americans (David Bowie cover)
The Becoming
Burn
Gave Up
The Fragile
I Do Not Want This
The Downward Spiral
Wish
Survivalism
Echoplex
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole

Encore:
Hurt

Nine Inch Nails at PNC Bank Arts Center - June 6, 2009 set list (via)
1. Pinion
2. Wish
3. Last
4. Discipline
5. March of the Pigs
6. Reptile
7. Meet Your Master
8. Gave Up
9. La Mer
10. Non-Entity
11. The Way Out Is Through
12. Mr. Self Destruct
13. 1,000,000
14. Echoplex
15. Survivalism
16. The Good Soldier
17. The Hand That Feeds
18. Head Like A Hole

Encore:
19. Hurt

Jane's Addiction at PNC Bank Arts Center - June 6, 2009 set list (via)
# Three Days
# Whores
# Ain't No Right
# Pigs In Zen
# Then She Did...
# Up The Beach
# Mountain Song
# Been Caught Stealing
# Obvious
# Ocean Size
# Ted, Just Admit It...

Encore:
# Summertime Rolls
# Stop!
# Jane Says

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Comments (18)

Trent sweats more than Patrick Ewing. That just isn't normal, I don't care how much he's dancing around or how hard he's clenching his fists around the mic stand. Some anti-perspirant/deodorant company would do well to lock him into a product endorsement deal. Hahaa.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 9:46 AM

at jones beach all bottled drinks were poured and served into cups "at the bands request" aka perry doesnt like being pelted with bottle caps!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 9:59 AM

NIN was awesome. every song was intense, and the audience were more NIN then JA. loved hearing the audience chant the lyrics...

Posted by annie momus | June 10, 2009 10:05 AM

morrello's band was awful. janes and nin were fantastic. i actually had a good experience at the shithole known as pnc.

phish was ten times better than both bands in camden the next night though.

Posted by beast | June 10, 2009 10:15 AM

At jones beach there was no alcohol. It was windy and I should have brought a sweater. fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:17 AM

10:17 they stopped serving alchol awhile back and it is always windy there it is on a bay!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:24 AM

both NIN and Jane's were amazing. seeing the blood-red moon rising above the sky during The Downward Spiral gave me chills.

also Robin smashing his acoustic in a rage at the end of The Becoming was the perfect ending to the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwoGblHvPnM

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:28 AM

That Street Sweeper act looks ridiculous in their little matching outfits.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:33 AM

SSSC were ok... just a shitty version of RATM, but nothing too terrible

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:33 AM

Navarro SHREDS.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:37 AM

a good chunk of the crowd left after NIN. I wonder how wise it was having JA close each show. Eh, the tickets were bought nonetheless

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:54 AM

Tom Morello - gayest tuning posture ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 10:59 AM

Perry & Dave make a good couple. Both terribly skanky & completely worthless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 11:04 AM

Dave's goatee is fucking terrifying.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | June 10, 2009 11:20 AM

It was so f'n cold at the Jones Beach show. And the wind...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 1:49 PM

videos of everything from the first row here -

www.youtube.com/maestro416

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 5:32 PM

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