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Nobody Gonna Hold Us Back

Show Review: NIN

1220’s Open Call

Nobody Gonna Hold Us Back

Show Review: NIN

The show got moving with “March of the Pigs” and the crowd-pleaser “Closer,” but by far the hardest-hitting, tightest tune NIN dished out was, surprisingly enough, “With Teeth.

As the concert wound down, a sea of cigarette lighters emerged and a universal sing-a-long ensued for “Hurt,” the dark ballad resurrected by the late Johnny Cash . Unexpectedly, though, the biggest letdown of the night was “Head Like a Hole.” That intense synthesizer sound, which is the backbone of the signature closer, was barely audible. Regardless, it was a great two hours or so of extremely fierce industrial metal—well worth the price of admission.

1220’s Open Call

Chalk it up to youthful resilience—all three remaining members are 19—but 1220 isn’t throwing in the towel yet. “Now I’m more inspired to write songs,” says Dover. “We’re still trying to play good rock’n’roll, but the band’s more like a team now.” 1220’s style, which draws heavily from classic rock and pop from the ‘60s and ‘70s, is propped up by Jacob Gibson ’s vocals and Bill Van Dleet ’s agile pounding of the drum kit. Still, the team could use a few new members. “We’re looking for people with musical talent of course, and I guess we want to find someone around our age,” he says. “But it’s hard to find people our age that have the same mindset about music. We kind of know how we want things to sound so it’s hard not to be picky.” But don’t be intimidated; these guys will audition anyone who’s willing. Go to www.1220theband.com to contact them.

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