Saw NIN and Dresden Dolls last night. Of course I took out my earplugs about halfway through the show so I can’t hear today (yes, I have to wear earplugs now to preserve my hearing).
Dresden Dolls were fun, I’ve had their CD for awhile now. The drummer was really good…since they are a two piece and Amanda was stuck behind her keyboard most of the show the amount of movement they could do was limited. Which is kind of a bummer because it’s kind of boring seeing two people sit for 90% of the show. Still dig their CD though.
NIN came on…I know a lot of the older NIN fans do not like the new CD because they are moving away from being industrial…well, I think it’s a good thing. I respect Reznor as an artist in that he’s not afraid to evolve and not put out the same album over and over. It felt like they still have some kinks to work out, I don’t think the keyboards were loud enough on some of the songs (the mixing didn’t match the album on the newer material occasionally) and while Aaron and Trent were moving around a lot, Jeordie kind of stood in place the whole show….and I’ve seen him perform with Marilyn Manson so I know he can do better.
I think are a few songs on the new CD I would have performed live that didn’t get performed. I liked that they used modular synths live, when you could hear the keyboards they were pretty beefy.
This is the third time I’ve seen Nine Inch Nails perform. I think last night’s show was better than the show I saw for the Fragile tour but not as entertaining as the Downward Spiral tour.