After 18 years, the inaugural Lollapalooza’s two most promising acts (sorry, Emergency Broadcast Network) are touring together again. Representing 1991’s dark side, like the Gulf War and George Bush Mk I, are black fingernail poster boys and industro-rock archetypes Nine Inch Nails. As a tribute to that year’s more positive events, such as Super Nintendo and, well, Lollapalooza, the fully reunited Jane’s Addiction are spreading their freaky hippie-punk optimism. Opening the show is Lolla ’92 alum Tom Morello with The Coup rapper Boots Riley, performing as Street Sweeper Social Club. Although each band’s motivations have changed, all remain among alt-rock’s greatest showmen.
Sat., June 6, 7:30 p.m., 2009