I Wanna Cover You Like An Animal: Watch Band Without Hands become Nine Inch Nails in Allston


The dream of the ’90s was alive and well along Harvard Avenue in Allston on Halloween night.

While we were busy getting our Smashing Pumpkins on with Vary Lumar, Boston’s Band Without Hands were ripping shit up at O’Brien’s Pub as Nine Inch Nails.

Maybe this Halloween throwdown could rekindle some kind of renewed rivalry between Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, or maybe it can just further prove that our city knows how to party. Watch Band Without Hands doing “March Of The Pigs” and “Wish” — our two favorite performances from their set — via YouTube below, and peep the Bandcamp for audio of their entire performance. Their rendition of “Hurt” was so powerful it made the camera explode, so be warned, it cuts off before it finishes.


As for Band Without Hands and their day job playing feisty synth-punk originals, catch them live and in action November 15 at Wonderbar in Allston and December 6 at Copperfield’s in the Fenway. We’re told we’re getting a new Band Without Hands LP by year’s end, as well as two new singles, one of which could surface in the next two weeks.

For added Band Without Hands goodness, check out Barry Thompson’s April interview with the band.