Nine Inch Nails played a great show at Terminal 5 in NYC last night [8/25/09].
Trent Reznor introduced Peter Murphy as a special guest for three songs: Reptile, Kick in the Eye and Dead Souls.
nine inch nails terminal 5 nyc setlist 8/25/09:
the beginning of the end
march of the pigs
the line begins to blur
i'm afraid of americans
the big come down
the way out is through
reptile [with peter murphy]
kick in the eye [with peter murphy]
the hand that feeds
head like a hole
the day the world went away
dead souls [with peter murphy]
videos by maestro416
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Nine Inch Nails played a great show at Terminal 5 in NYC last night [8/25/09].
Monday, August 24, 2009
Nine Inch Nails performed the most amazing concert last night [8/23/09] at Webster Hall in New York City.
NIN played The Downward Spiral album live in its entirety, from start to finish, for the first and only time ever!
On our way to Webster Hall, we read the NIN twitter:
Heading to the venue for show #2. Cool set list tonight.The words "cool set list" reminded me of a similar comment NIN visual artist Rob Sheridan made before 1 of the 2 times they previously played the first part of The Downward Spiral live in 2007. I told my brother I thought they might start the Webster Hall show with at least 7 out of 8 of the first songs from The Downward Spiral. It was even better... They played the whole thing! All 14 songs front to back!
NIN stayed true to the album versions of the songs. Mr Self Destruct started with the record's THX 1138-style buildup intro and ended with the Adrian Belew guitar loops, which they usually don't play live.
After Piggy and Heresy, March of the Pigs ended without the "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" ending section that the band almost always plays in concert. Closer started up, and people took notice, hoping the band would continue down the spiral.
Ruiner was a welcome surprise as I think it's the first time drummer Ilan Rubin had played it onstage.
The Becoming was great, too, and so was I Do Not Want This, with Trent Reznor on a Dave Smith Poly Evolver Keyboard.
Eight songs in at this point last night, they had already played one more song than they had ever played in a row off The Downward Spiral. They hadn't played Big Man with a Gun in 15 years. Would they keep going? Yes, they did. It was awesome! That song rocks so hard live. It was insane! I remember thinking I was going to die the first time I saw Big Man with a Gun performed live in 1994 at the Riviera in Chicago. Last night was no different. The pit might not have been as brutal, but Webster Hall was so damn hot that I thought I might pass out near the front of the packed pit. Super intense. It was so great.
Now that the band had gone this far down the spiral, it seemed likely they might actually finish it. Next up was A Warm Place, a song that NIN has NEVER played live. Ever. Trent Reznor walked offstage. Ilan Rubin got up from behind the drums and walked over to the keyboard to play the main melody of the beautiful instrumental. Justin Meldal-Johnsen dropped his bass and went to a Moog Little Phatty synth, and Robin Finck stepped over to the slide guitar. A Warm Place is a sacred song to me that I feel such a strong connection to that it was almost overwhelming to experience it live. Simply amazing.
Trent returned to the stage holding the neck of a saxophone, and he played that breathing mouthpiece/reed sound that is the intro to Eraser. Back in the day, former NIN bass player Danny Lohner told me that's how it was done on the album, but last night was the first time Trent played it live like that. So good.
At the end of the Eraser, the entire audience at Webster Hall screamed with the band repeatedly, "KILL ME!"
Then the stage turned green for Reptile. "She spreads herself wide open to let the insects in..." It was amazing to hear these songs together in the same running order as the album. It put the lyrics in a different context and gave the show new meaning compared to other concerts.
I felt like we were experiencing something truly special. It was as if we were IN The Downward Spiral and on our way to its darkest moment, the title track's suicide fantasy. I wish I still had a more vivid memory of it right now. It seems like a blur only a few hours later. I was so exhausted I could hardly stand from the heat and crush of the front of the pit. After the quiet section, the band erupted and everything went red. The guitars were so loud. So heavy. And then everything went quiet again.
"I... hurt myself today, to see if I still feel." I've seen NIN perform Hurt live many, many times, and somehow it seemed completely different this time. With the perspective of having just listened to Trent Reznor scream the words of the songs from The Downward Spiral that came before it, Hurt's feelings of remorse and regret were all too clear. The best part was the hint of hope in the ending:
If I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way...
But the show didn't end there. After the guitar feedback from Hurt, they went right into 1,000,000 off The Slip. Then Terrible Lie, then Gary Numan's Metal. Then they played Lights in the Sky, the rarely played ballad from The Slip. Justin was on upright bass. The crowd quieted down to match the tone of the song. "The lights in the sky, are waving goodbye, and I am staying right beside you."
I thought this might have been the end of the concert, but there was more. A lot more. Burn was next, followed by Gave Up. It was nuts! Those two songs are usually played together way earlier in the set. I think NIN was determined to suck every last bit of energy out of everyone at Webster Hall. It was intense!
The last four songs were Suck, Physical, The Hand That Feeds and Head Like a Hole.
No encore. None needed. Killer show.
The Webster Hall Downward Spiral concert was the second of the last 11 Wave Goodbye shows for Nine Inch Nails. This is it. Our last chance to see this band for a very long time, if ever. There are only 9 NIN shows left: 2 more in NYC at Terminal 5, 1 festival show near Toronto, 2 in Chicago and 4 in LA. Catch 'em if you can. This is Trent Reznor's Wave Goodbye.
nine inch nails webster hall new york 8/23/09 setlist:
mr self destruct
march of the pigs
i do not want this
big man with a gun
a warm place
the downward spiral
lights in the sky
the hand that feeds
head like a hole
Here's some extra NIN trivia: On 2/15/07 at La Riviera in Madrid, NIN played the first 7 songs off TDS in a row after Pinion. They played 10 Downward Sprial songs that night, and Robin Finck [current and former NIN guitarist] was in the audience watching 2005-2007 NIN guitarist Aaron North onstage. About 3 weeks later, on 3/10/07 at Brixton Academy in London, they played 6 of the first 7 songs off TDS [skipping Ruiner] after Pinion, and a total of 9 TDS songs.
Photos + videos above by: tj milian - mark milian - kh863 - burndown - maestro416 - tania76 - Katherine Joplin - renton66
Please post more links to good quality audio, video and pics in the comments, and I'll update below:
Keep an eye on this youtube for videos of the entire show:
NIN Webster Hall Wave Goodbye Video Playlist by plaguedog32
brooklyn vegan pics
unlistenable youtube video of robin finck crowdsurfing in the pit during march of the pigs
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Serge M-Class 4 panel modular system:
Quadslope, Creature, SQP and Gator modules.
Delay provided by 2 Malekko 600 Bright pedals.
Shot on Kodak Zi6 in macro.
Sound recorded direct to Logic via Apogee Duet.
Update: vimeo added below as hexenduction's youtube account appears to have been deleted.
Them Crooked Vultures "Dead End Friends" at Melkweg in Amsterdam 8/19/09 youtube via szaller
Them Crooked Vultures played a gig at Melkweg in Amsterdam last night with Josh Homme [Queens of the Stone Age] on guitar/vocals - John Paul Jones [Led Zeppelin] on bass/keys - Alain Johannes [Eleven/QOTSA] on guitar + Dave Grohl [Foo Fighters/Nirvana] on drums.
Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I (Studio) youtube via themcrookedvultures
Extended teaser for Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I
I met John Paul Jones on Saturday in Hollywood. Look out for big things from Them Crooked Vultures. They just played their live debut show earlier this month after Lollapalooza at the Metro in Chicago. They're rumored to play a surprise set tonight on the Marquee stage at Pukkelpop. Their first UK gig is scheduled for August 24 at Islington Academy in London. Yes, Them Crooked Vultures will be playing shows in the US...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Here's the latest Literal Video from Dustfilms: Loser [Literal Video Version].
Previous Literal Videos:
a-ha: Take On Me [Literal Video Version]
Tears for Fears: Head Over Heels [Literal Video Version]
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under the Bridge [Literal Video Version]
Billy Idol: White Wedding [Literal Video Version]
1. Drag in a full song/track into Logic 9. Turn on Flex Mode, set Track to "Polyphone"
2. Then Check the box "complex" in the Track Inspector
3. Now Option + Drag the end of the region so that its 10-40 longer then the original holy freaking time stretch spectral heaven!!
Here's another tip from Apple: Use Groups for phase-locked drum audio quantizing.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Noisecore Booty Bass Fest 09' from Cristopher Sea.
Cristopher Cichocki performing at the 3rd annual Noisecore Booty Bass Festival in Montgomery, Alabama.
Check out Cristopher Cichocki at Skylight Books in Los Feliz on Friday Aug. 21 + at the Smell, down that urine-soaked alley in Downtown LA on Aug. 22.
Cristopher Cichocki - Video Composition / Fragments of Fragments from Cristopher Sea.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
AB42908610B from JT Nimoy.
The sound of money... a ripped up $100 bill transformed into a work of art. A light sensor controls robotics to rotate the pieces as the viewer steps closer and becomes a participant.
AB42908610B is title of the piece and the serial number of the $100 bill.
Friday, August 7, 2009
A digital noise generating circuit was sewn into clothing. The lower portion of the costume was rigged with conductive thread. Contact between the upper and lower portions of the costume changes the frequency of the sounds.A 60-minute audio recording of Corpus Callosum will be available as gross domestic product 002 on cassette + mp3.
This is footage from a two hour durational [grad thesis] performance on opening night of the exhibition.
Footage shot by Mike Stoltz 5.14.09
Somatic Sonata from honey Beast.
This is documentation of the recording process of the first movement in the sonata - Ink-less Tattoo. For this I asked humanola to attain a flesh-colored tattoo (a drawing of his own symbolizing persistence through physical pain). I recorded the administration of the tattoo from the underside of his arm. The captured sound (nearly 2 hrs) was transformed into a digital wave image. That image was placed upon my left arm, and tattooed with needle - without ink... this is to shift the focus from image to the sound of machine-body interaction.
My tattoo was also recorded and later played through my arm in a performance. The audience was invited to listen to the piece by pressing their ear to my arm.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Welcome to My Modular Insane Asylum! from Richard Devine.
partial gear list: arp - cwejman - cynthia - doepfer - elektron - eventide - harvestman - korg - livewire - mackie - make noise - mfb - motu - open labs - plan b - roland - tiptop audio - wiard + yamaha
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Subconscious Records has announced the third mail-order exclusive series of releases, entitled Beyond the Vault, full of brand new material from Skinny Puppy's cEvin Key and friends:
BananaSloth: Zombie Battle 2019
Shimokitazawa Tokyo gave birth to new monster BananaSloth. Electronics and psychic energies channeled and translated into musical data, the Sloth travels in time to give us this debut album, Zombie Battle 2019!
Phil Western and cEvin Key have been collaborating for fifteen years and nine albums. This recording takes advantage of most of the oldest synths from the studio collection.
Djoto: Slow Motion Burn
Djoto from Koenji Tokyo has been sending demos to Subcon for over a decade and has collaborated with cEvin in Tokyo on all of the recent DJ events. A communications engineer that really knows his phase.
The Tear Garden: Have a Nice Trip
A new album of material made over the past year at Subconscious and Edward Ka-spel's home studio. It features mixes by many collaborators including Collide, Humble Brothers, Frankie Pett, Raymond Steeg, and more..
Otto Von Schirach: Magic Triangles
Miami represented by none other than Otto Von Schirach. Some of his heaviest work to date. A must have!
PlaTEAU: Gort sPaCebar
Phil Western and cEvin Key. 5th album for PlatEAU. The spacebar is definitely a place worth visiting for a while. New recordings and a new level of electro space groove.
Baseck Sonic Death Rabbit: tba
Representing Los Angeles is none other than the sonic Gameboy tracker terrorists. This is their debut album.
Watch for the pre-order details on litany.net.
Monday, August 3, 2009
* Alvaro Cassinelli: concept, software and hardware development
* Daito Manabe: sound concept and sound generatio
* Kuribara Yusaku: latest software development including contour
tracking and interface
* Stephane Perrin: participated in early development of the smart
laser scanner technology used for tracking
Also check out true: a new sound, light and dance performance at Theatre Tram in Tokyo Aug. 6-9. Daito Manabe will be participating in the post-performace talk on Aug. 8.
Update: more links in the comments at make.