Two behemoths that came up in the ‘90s and made separate and distinctive impacts on alternative music — Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails — hit town on their current co-headlining tour. Both can also be credited with forever impacting and influencing my musical taste in dark-hued and sometimes saturated black musical territories, introducing 14-year-old me to the sinister side of human existence using utterly disparate tactics; one playing to my already-present fear of the end of the world (“Black Hole Sun” gave me wide, eureka eyes just like the freaks in the video every time I watched it) and black sexual deeds done behind closed doors with ball-gags and shackles (“Closer”). Both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have issued albums since their respective breakout 1994 LPs, The Downward Spiral and Superunknown; the former Hesitation Marks in 2013, the latter King Animal in 2012. Expect to hear both the old and the new on this Monday night. Dillinger Escape Plan opens. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, $38.50-$117.
Media by both bands (new and old) after the jump...
Nine Inch Nails, "Came Back Haunted" off Hesitation Marks.
Nine Inch Nails performing "March Of The Pigs" in 2013
Soundgarden, "By Crooked Steps" off King Animal
Soundgarden performing "Fell on Black Days" in 2013