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Best Choices: Nine Inch Nails, Barenaked Ladies, Sugarland and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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9 Inch Nails goes back to the Joint at the Hard Rock.

Friday, June 15, 2018|2 a.m.

Nation, comedy and veteran alt-rock bands are on the agenda for this weekend. And if you’re a regional going through the symptoms of house group sports withdrawal, keep in mind the Las Vegas Lights FC dip into Cashman Field downtown Saturday and the Las Vegas Aces play at Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Strip Sunday.

9 INCH NAILS Trent Reznor and company opened a three-show set at the Joint at the Acid Rock Hotel Wednesday night, thrilling fans with a powerful selection of tunes spanning its large catalog. After these next two shows, the band is off to Europe and Asia for a summertime run. June 15-16, info at hardrockhotel.com. BARENAKED GIRLS Mix 94.1 FM Radio brings the Barenaked Ladies Last Summer season on Earth trip to the Sandbar Pool stage at the Red Rock Resort Saturday night, with assistance from fellow memorable ’90s acts Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. June 16, info at stationcasinoslive.com. BRANTLEY GILBERT & LAUREN ALAINA The Green Valley Cattle ranch Amphitheater hosts two of country music’s brightest brand-new stars Saturday night. Southern rocker Brantley Gilbert has actually written some of Jason Aldean’s hits and has 4 No. 1 hits of his own while fellow Georgia native Lauren Alaina just won the ACM Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year. June 16, details at stationcasinoslive.com.

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SUGARLAND With brand-new album “Larger” on the charts after eight years without a record, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are back together onstage after successful solo runs in current years and ready to please long time Sugarland fans. Their tour stops at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center Saturday. June 16, details at mgmresorts.com. CHRISTOPHER TITUS The”tough funny”comedian brings his newest tour, Amerigeddon, to the South Point Showroom for a series of weekend efficiencies. June 16-17, details at southpointcasino.com.

Five thoughts: Nine Inch Nails at the Joint (October 20).

1. Over the last few years, 9 Inch Nails shows have actually been as significant for their complex visual discussion as for their music, however at this one-off show, the most elaborate phase element was streamers hanging from numerous instruments and microphone stands. Without the light show, the focus was completely on the music, and the band maximized it.

2. Although there have been 2 NIN EPs (Not the Actual Occasions and Include Violence) released in the previous year, the set was mostly focused on popular hits, drawing just 2 songs from each of the EPs and rather showcasing long time favorites like “Terrible Lie,” “Closer,” “Desire,” “March of the Pigs” and more, to the audience’s passionate reaction.

3. NIN’s 2017 shows are the very first with Atticus Ross, a longtime partner of NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, as a live entertainer, and the very first given that Reznor revealed Ross as the only other irreversible band member considering that NIN’s creation. Despite his apparent significant impact, Ross fit in flawlessly with the other veteran live NIN players, chilling behind his keyboard rig and most significantly including some loud intensity to the prolonged coda of “The Great Destroyer.”

4. When Reznor revealed that the band will cover a David Bowie tune and he hoped they would do it justice, they could have quickly launched into any of the frequently covered Bowie classics that have actually become much more prevalent since the singer’s death. Rather they broke out a moody variation of “I Cannot Provide Whatever Away,” from Bowie’s 2016 farewell album Blackstar.

5. “We value you coming out eleventh hour,” Reznor stated to the crowd that might have been somewhat larger had actually the program been revealed more than a few weeks in advance. However the program never ever felt hurried, and the band never sounded anything however polished, whether on brand-new songs or somewhat fine-tuned variations of old favorites.

Best Options: 9 Inch Nails, Stephen Stills & & Judy Collins and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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contact) Friday, Oct. 20, 2017|2 a.m. From commercial rock to folk hits and funk jams to pop ballads, there’s lots of music on tap for the next couple of days … and dancers in light fits, too. Explore your weekend entertainment choices right here.

NINE INCH NAILS Just in time for Halloween, NIN frontman Trent Reznor and his regular partner Atticus Ross recently released a weird cover of the style from John Carpenter’s renowned 1978 horror pic “Halloween.” Carpenter’s unconventional trip lands at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel next weekend on Oct. 29, but Reznor and company play the exact same place Friday night, still going strong after kickstarting the Nine Inch Nails live program for celebration season. Oct. 20, details at < a href=" https://hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/joint-nin.php" target="_

blank” > hardrockhotel.com. STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS Simply shy of 50 years because the release of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” ’60s and ’70s folk-rock icons Stephen Stills (who wrote that collection of short songs from Crosby, Stills & & Nash’s launching album) and Judy Collins have embarked on their very first trip onstage together in conjunction with their collective album “Everybody Understands.” Their Saturday stop at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall assures to go down as one of our performing arts center’s most famous shows. Oct. 21, info at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/stephen-stills-judy-collins/" target=" _blank

” > thesmithcenter.com. TRADITIONAL CELEBRATION JAM What time is it? Time to celebration at the Orleans Arena Saturday night when the always-funky Morris Day & & The Time blaze a trail through a multi-era, multi-genre dance fest. Traditional hip-hop, R&B and pop will be well represented with Club Nouveau, Midnight Star, Jalil and Exstasy of Whodini, Cash B and Young Hump of Digital Underground, the Sugar Hill Gang, the Furious 5 featuring Melle Mel and Scorpio, the Dazz Band and JJ Fad. Oct. 21, information at < a href=" http://www.orleansarena.com/events" target=" _

blank” > orleansarena.com. Related content TEGAN AND SARA The Canadian twin sis have actually sold more than 1 million records, won three Juno Awards and notched a Grammy election in their storied indie-pop profession, and their recent albums “Sweetheart” and “Love You to Death” have used their biggest hits. However Tegan and Sara are taking it back to 2007 with this program at the Pearl, playing advancement record “The Con” to celebrate its 10th birthday. Oct. 21, information at palms.com. ILUMINATE” America’s Got Skill” judge Howie Mandel called iLuminate “one of the best acts you can perhaps see live,” and Sunday night is your chance when the highly magical dance team turns out the lights and shines at the Reynolds Center. The program incorporates dancers of all genres, from ballet and jazz to hip hop and B-boying, amazed by glow-in-the-dark fits managed by wireless lighting systems choreographed to the music and dance. Oct. 22, details at thesmithcenter.com.

The Weekly interview: Shooter Jennings talks Nine Inch Nails, Giorgio Moroder and Bob Dylan

It’s impossible to pigeonhole Shooter Jennings. Because releasing 2005’s Put the “O” Back in Country, he has actually has meddled country, rock roll, electronic music as well as video-game scores– and that’s just for beginners. The multi-talented musician signed in before a recent show.

You just recently opened up for the Old 97’s on a few Texas dates. I think they opened for my father [Waylon Jennings] back in the ’90s at one point. He really fell in love with Rhett [Miller] and the band. He wound up taping a couple songs in the studio with them, that didn’t come out for a long time until me and the Old ’97s put them online. [The band has] remained in my life because I was quite a bit more youthful, like, 18. To lastly do some shows with them after all this time is remarkable.

You’ve been on the road for a few months now. Exactly what’s been the most rewarding feature of your latest run of programs? I did a couple years exploring with my father’s old band, Waymore’s Outlaws, and that was a lot of fun. However I’m going back to my band, my LA band. We have actually done a lot of records together, but not a great deal of substantial touring. It’s actually amazing to obtain out and play these tunes on the road with these guys. It’s such a fantastic band.

What is visiting with this band permitting you to do that you haven’t ben able to do the past couple of years? We’re revisiting a great deal of old product, which is truly nice. A great deal of the Black Ribbons product, which is harder but fun and daring. We can play the nation stuff, the heavy stuff, whatever we desire, to try to craft the best show.

Has doing these shows kick-started any song ideas? We’ve already tape-recorded a record. We’re just resting on the material, because we’re creating a strategy– when to release and how to launch. And we’re doing a lot of various things on the side at the very same time, other records with other people. We keep new things pretty near to our vest, since YouTube and things like that make that not a lot enjoyable. I have actually always been someone who liked to spring the brand-new things on people on a record initially.

There’s something about entering into a shop, buying a record, unwrapping it and putting it in a stereo– it’s kind of a lost art. For sure, physically or digitally. When I say record, I indicate both. Physically, our label [Black Country Rock] presses a great deal of vinyl, and we have a product that we have the ability to make and sell. We put a great deal of heart and soul into the art and the design of it and whatever.

I gather vinyl. It’s like having an artifact, something physical that marks a period of time. That is something that is lost in the digital age.

What have you bought recently that you’re most stired about? 9 Inch Nails has this new vinyl store, and they have actually rereleased a lot of their old records. I was a very big 9 Inch Nails fan when I was younger. Trent Reznor’s kind of the reason I began to do music. They have actually reprinted a bunch of old things on vinyl. There’s an album by a band called Prick that he produced that I loved [1995’s Prick, and they’ve rereleased that on vinyl, and they have actually rereleased the Lost Highway soundtrack on vinyl. And they rereleased the Quake soundtrack, the computer game that Reznor did back then, on vinyl. I simply bought all 3 of those.

I purchased The Fragile: Discrepancies 1 on vinyl, the four-LP set. Me too. I bought that, I bought The Down Spiral and I purchased Broken, which I was extremely excited about to have on vinyl. I’m waiting on those to show up. My better half’s preferred record is The Fragile; my own’s The Downward Spiral. The Downward Spiral was the record that influenced me to play music. I could not believe that record when I heard it. I was like, “This is the most aggressive, layered, cool, original record.” I was 15 when it came out, and it simply spoke to me.

On the Giorgio Moroder tribute you released in 2015, Countach (For Giorgio), you got Marilyn Manson to cover David Bowie’s “Feline Individuals.” I was a big fan of Marilyn Manson maturing, and then we end up being friends about two-and-a-half years earlier– we just clicked. He was whatever I hoped he would be by the time I satisfied him. It blew my mind having the ability to have a hero of mine like that on a record. I was a fan of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals and all that.

Exactly what was the motivation for doing the Giorgio Moroder record? In 2012 I began digging into Giorgio and truly falling in love with his tunes. They were just excellent songs and plans, and I was becoming obsessed with him. I had put together a George Jones tribute record called Don’t Wait Up (For George), but at the same time I wanted to do something various. It hit me to do, like, a George/Giorgio thing. Initially it was going to be two songs, like two 7-inches or something. The George one developed into an EP, and then I resembled, “Well, we got ta do a Giorgio one to go with it.”

The concept was to utilize drum makers and synthesizers on the George record more and use more live drums and fiddle and steel and things on the Giorgio record. They were type of like a pair. The Giorgio record, because the tunes are so long, became a full record. I was really happy. To be able to get through that was like an experience. When I did Black Ribbon, the idea record we had, that was handling something big and persevering. This was another experience, in a way. Survival. Like, “I’m doing a Giorgio record. I’m going to complete it, and it’s going to ready.”

In a way, it likewise teaches you things. I constantly heard that Hunter S. Thompson would retype Ernest Hemingway books to get his composing design down, and learn from the within out. Doing a record like that on Giorgio taught me a lot, since I was trying to follow his arrangements pretty carefully and adapt them and learn how he thought from the inside out.

You recently played the Bob Dylan tribute, Dylan Fest 2017, and you did his tune “Man Provided Names to All the Animals.” What drew you to that a person? I was visiting my mama in Arizona with my spouse and kids. We remained in the automobile with her, and she was playing the Slow Train Coming record. That song was on at the minute when they asked me to do Dylan Fest. And I was like, “I wish to do this tune!” I mean, I simply love the song. It’s so easy, and it’s stage-y and vibe-y. I also understood that everyone there was going to be dealing with the success and aiming to sing like Dylan and stuff. It was like, “I’m going to do something weird, and have fun with it.”

I’ve done “Isis” a bunch on trip, and I sent a lot of songs [over for factor to consider], but my very first choice was constantly “Guy Gave Names to All the Animals.” The man who was the bandleader was like, “We’ve constantly wanted to do that one! Let’s do that!” I was type of stuck, and I needed to do it, however it was a lot of enjoyable.

Do you have any memorable Las Vegas moments that stand apart? I live in LA; I went to Vegas, like, every weekend for the very first 4 years of my time there. I have actually been there 17 years. Vegas was a location you go to party for the weekend, or I’ll take my partner for her birthday. I have lots of Vegas stories.

I saw 9 Inch Nails with A Perfect Circle there when Twiggy was playing bass in Nine Inch Nails. I believe that was during the With Teeth record. I remained in a hotel space with Maynard [James Keenan], and he had a roadway case loaded with wine and wine glasses. I remember being like, “Wine and wine glasses in a road case– that’s the very first time I’ve ever seen that.”

Shooter Jennings with Jamie Wyatt. July 14, 8 p.m., $25-$39. Vinyl, 702-693-5000.