Doug Christie Would Never Return to N. Korea, Unless …

Doug Christie — one of the players on Dennis Rodman’s ’14 basketball trip to North Korea — says there’s NO WAY he’d return … unless LeBron James was involved.  Christie — along with Kenny Anderson, Vin Baker and other ex-NBA stars –…



New Order announce 2018 North American tour dates

New Order have announced new North American tour dates. In August, the synth-pop pioneers will play shows in St. Paul, Cleveland, Washington, DC, and Toronto. Then in September, they’ll appear at Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, CA on their way to Hawaii for a pair of dates. They’re also due to appear at Corona Capital in Mexico City in November. See the all the specifics below, and grab tickets here.

Last year, New Order released a new live album, NOMC15, which was recorded at London’s Brixton Academy during their 2015 tour. Their last studio LP came back in 2015 with Music Complete.

New Order 2018 Tour Dates:
08/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
08/25 – Cleveland, OH @ InCuya Music Festival
08/28 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
08/30 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
09/29 – Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
10/03 – Kahului, HI @ Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Castle Theater
10/05 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Arena
11/17-18 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital

from Consequence of Sound

Ranking Every Nine Inch Nails Album from Worst to Best

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we follow Nine Inch Nails’ downward spiral from Pretty Hate Machine to the upcoming Bad Witch.

Trent Reznor, music’s leading purveyor of dread, has been making music as Nine Inch Nails for 30 years now, releasing some of the most visceral, jarring, and candid records the world has ever heard. Throughout those three decades, he’s pushed boundaries and tested limits wherever he could, whether it was by mutating synth-pop into his own signature industrial sound or by simply trying to discover the limits of broadcast television. Even today, Reznor is still testing boundaries, specifically that of expectations as the man who once proclaimed he was “poisoned to [his] rotten core” and “too fucked up to care anymore” has become an acclaimed film composer deftly able to soundtrack anything from a book club thriller to a war documentary.

Across his career, fans have followed Reznor through fits of bleak depression, suicidal flirtations, ambient explorations, religious and political onslaughts, and anxious echoes. Now, it’s time to do it all at once, travelling from the grimmest moments of his discography to the brightest. We’ve combed over all of the albums Nine Inch Nails has to offer (including the long EPs), picking out the lost treasures, best grooves, dynamic moods, memorable lyrics, and even those moments that mirror Reznor’s acclaimed soundtrack work, until we were left with the best representation of what makes Nine Inch Nails so menacingly great. Take a look and explore the darkest and most cerebral part of the human condition.

–Doug Nunnally
Contributing Writer

Louder Than Life Festival

This piece was made possible by our good friends at Louder Than Life. For tickets to see Nine Inch Nails perform there, click here.


from Consequence of Sound