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Nine Inch Nails and The Jesus And Mary Chain
Nine Inch Nails Pulling the harsh sounds of industrial rock into the mainstream, Trent Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nails became the face of industrial music in the '90s with hits "Head Like a Hole," "Closer," and "Hurt" gaining radio and television airplay as the band rose to the top of the charts with influential releases The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999). Nominated for over a dozen Grammys, NIN won a pair of Best Metal Performance awards in 1992 and 1996 for two tracks -- "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery" -- from their metallic EP Broken. Extending longevity into the 2000s, NIN evolved while maintaining chart success with 2005's With Teeth, 2007's Year Zero, and 2013's Hesitation Marks, even as the band's style shifted to incorporate more atmospheric electronic elements influenced by frontman Reznor's Oscar-winning film score composition. The Jesus And Mary Chain Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the Scottish group made the world safe for white noise, orchestrating a sound dense in squalling feedback that served as an inspiration to everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Dinosaur Jr. Though the supporting players drifted in and out of focus, the heart of the Mary Chain remained vocalists and guitarists William and Jim Reid, Scottish-born brothers heavily influenced not only by underground legends like the Velvets and the Stooges but also by the sonic grandeur and pop savvy of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson. In the Jesus and Mary Chain, which the Reids formed outside of Glasgow in 1984 with bassist Douglas Hart and drummer Murray Dalglish (quickly replaced by Bobby Gillespie), these two polarized aesthetics converged; equal parts bubblegum and formless guitar distortion, their sound both celebrated pop conventions and thoroughly subverted them. You can always listen to Nine Inch Nails and The Jesus And Mary Chain on our curated playlist on spotify:

The Fox Theatre

660 West Peachtree Street Northwest · Atlanta


What we're about

A society consists of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger environment- Welcome to the Atlanta Rock & Metal Society!

This meetup group is a judgement free zone, designed for all metro Atlanta fans of rock and metal music to come together and enjoy all things rock! What’s not to love about going to see great live shows with some good friends, right? We plan events that take us to a variety of the greatest live venues that Atlanta has to offer, as well as other gatherings that will allow us to chill and socialize as a group.

In the spirit of building a true Society we have a few basic rules:

• We require that all members attend at least one event in each calendar year, this is a MeetUp group after all!

• In the event that you amass 3 no-shows, we will give you the boot! It's inconsiderate and downright rude to stand up you fellow Society Members!

• We also require each user include a photo in their profile so that we may be able to identify you when you come to events.

So, if you are a fan of Rock/Hard Rock/Metal and, can abide by these rules ...Come rock out with us!

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