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Nine Inch Nails + Soundgarden: Jones Beach, NY (Photos)

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden brought their co-headlining tour to Jones Beach in Long Island for a sold-out show.

Oneohtrix Point Never

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden

City: Wantaugh, NY
Venue: Jones Beach Theater
Date: 2014-08-01

All photos by Sachyn Mital

Trent Reznor began his set with "Copy of A" bracing the microphone alone on stage with the full house lights going before finally giving into the darkness of his soul (or at least his music) and turning off the lights. His act was nearly without pause save for one "thank you" bolstering his tough guy persona. While the band's set did veer into heavy electronica segments, Nine Inch Nails did give the audience a formidable musically set with an outstanding light show. A particularly trippy visual highlight came during "The Hand that Feeds" when I realized that Reznor and his guitar were not casting the shadow on the wall behind him, it was pre-recorded and purposefully not synced to his actions.

Their co-headliners on this current amphitheater tour was another '90s staple, Soundgarden (minus Matt Cameron who has prior commitments with his other band Pearl Jam). Chris Cornell and the band are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Superunknown this year but their set didn't necessarily favor that album. In between howling, Cornell did take some time to appreciate the ocean-side theater and the crowd who came, tailgated (many playing "can jam") and thrashed to the grunge hits, including the rarer "Gun". Pictures of the two acts, and the opener Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never doing a DJ set as the crowd slowly came in are below.

Oneohtrix Point Never:

Soundgarden:

Soungarden setlist:

Searching With My Good Eye Closed

Spoonman

Been Away Too Long

The Day I Tried to Live

Gun

Black Hole Sun

Outshined

Jesus Christ Pose

Blow Up the Outside World

Fell on Black Days

Superunknown

A Thousand Days Before

Rusty Cage

Beyond the Wheel

Nine Inch Nails:

NiN setlist:

Copy of A

Sanctified

Came Back Haunted

1,000,000

March of the Pigs

Piggy

Terrible Lie

Closer

Gave Up

Disappointed

Find My Way

The Great Destroyer

Eraser

Wish

Only

The Hand That Feeds

Head Like a Hole

Hurt

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