Based on the throngs of people begging for tickets oustide of Moody Theater, Monday night’s taping at ACL Live was a pretty hot commodity. Myself, well, again I was fighting to reclaim my youth by revisiting the catalogue of Nine Inch Nails.
The folks at ACL should definitely be proud of bringing in Nine Inch Nails for a taping. Sure, they’re huge in the grand scheme of things, though not necessarily the largest act to grace the studio. But, what it did represent was the power behind the PBS program, as the importance of the show continues to grow with each act that comes to the venue. It also allowed for many of us to get a version of Nine Inch Nails that me mightn’t have seen otherwise.
Read on for my thoughts on the evening…
Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction are teaming up to give you a sweet new EP for free. The EP features exclusive new rare tracks from both bands along with tracks from Tom Morello’s new project Street Sweeper. Your free music is being used to get fans excited for the upcoming tour between the three bands. Tickets for the Austin date at the Erwin Center go on sale this Saturday at 10am. Head to the new NINJA site to get the free EP with a valid email address.
The darkness of A Place to Bury Strangers will soon descend upon the city lights of Austin, or at least the lights of Emos Alternative Lounge. These sonic destroyers visit our town Sunday evening, taking a step away from their tour with Nine Inch Nails. Expect to be wowed, and expect to lose your hearing. Also of note…Austin’s Boxing Lesson will be one of the opening acts. So make your way to Emos this Sunday night!
So Trent Reznor just can’t seem to give us enough free stuff. After offering up a whole new album The Slip for free, Trent & company are now offering up a free Tour EP entitled Lights in the Sky. The EP features tracks from A Place to Bury Strangers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, and of course NIN. Download the Lights in the Sky EP.