Imagine Dragons made their first appearance in Minnesota back in 2012, across the river in Minneapolis at the Basilica Block Party and since then they have become kind of a big deal! Their song “Radioactive” can be heard on heavy rotation across multiple station formats. They have an energetic stage presence, unique approach and enough catchy songs that will only help them on their upward trajectory toward being a household name and eventually selling out arenas.
Back in eight or ninth grade, I was in charge of holding the Sony Discman with surgeon-like precision (because it had zero skip protection) while riding shotgun as my brother drove the red Pontiac minivan to ski practice or school. This is where I first heard our borrowed copy of Nine Inch Nails’ “Pretty Hate Machine”. What was this music? Where could I get more? Who was behind it? That would be none other than Trent Reznor, and last night was the first time I would get to see Nine Inch Nails live.