Bad Witch is a stunning slab of uncomfortable, stark industrial rock. Arguably more interesting is the fact that Scottish goth-rockers The Jesus and Mary Chain will open the shows on this Cold and Black and Infinite: North America tour. It’s not like Reznor to look backward, but this is clearly a nod to one of his influences. Also Dec. 8, 11-12 and 14-15.
This show will actually mark the midway point for Nine Inch Nails’ run of six nights at the Palladium between Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 15. So hey, by the Wednesday show Trent Reznor should be fully warmed up. Not that he needs it; the brains behind NIN is one of music’s true artists, workhorses and perfectionists and, like Bowie, he has a fan base that is prepared to join him for a ride through all of his gloriously awkward tilts and turns. The man can do what he wants, and this year’s