Nine Inch Nails at The Pete; Fountains of Wayne and Soul Asylum at Altar (CP’s Tues. 10/8/13)

1) Alt-rock band Nine Inch Nails  is led by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist  Trent Reznor, who was born right up I-79  in Mercer, PA. The band brings their Tension 2013 tour to the ‘Burgh tonight. Nine Inch Nails music can be songs of pain and intense introspection, that’s one of the reasons the late great country legend Johnny Cash covered the NIN song “Hurt.” Other top songs by NIN are “Head Like A Hole” and “Came Back Haunted.” Opening act is Explosions In the Sky. 7:30 p.m. Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh, 3719 Terrace St., Oakland.

2) Soul Asylum, ground-breaking, alternative rockers, are in town tonight at Altar Bar. Formed in 1983 and hailing from Minneapolis, the band has a long recording history including songs: “Somebody to Shove,” “Runaway Train” and “Black Gold.”  Also headlining the show is Fountains of Wayne, a power pop band that started in New York City in the mid 1990’s. Fountains of Wayne had a big hit with “Stacy’s Mom.” Opening is Evan Dando (of the Lemonheads). 8 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., The Strip District.

3) The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Second Quest is presented tonight by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with exciting new visuals on huge screens.  7:30 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

4) A storm warning has been issued for the Civic Arena  as the Carolina Hurricanes take on our mighty Penguins. 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave. Uptown.