Posts tagged "Smashing Pumpkins"

Part Two: Q&A Interview With Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins - A Ravinia Concert Preview (Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Highland Park)

Part Two: Q&A Interview With Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins - A Ravinia Concert Preview (Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Highland Park)
In part two of my interview with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, we delve into the ongoing series of Smashing Pumpkins album reissues and discuss the future of rock and roll in the social media era.  Billy Corgan performs a rare solo set Saturday night at Ravinia... ...

Part One: Q&A Interview With Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins - A Ravinia Concert Preview (Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Highland Park)

Part One: Q&A Interview With Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins - A Ravinia Concert Preview (Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Highland Park)
Gearing up for a show Saturday night in Highland Park, I spoke with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan about what it's like to look back on his work with Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan and more over the course of the last twenty-five years as he prepares for a rare solo performance at Ravinia... ...

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: May 3, 2014

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: May 3, 2014
The week in rock:  Random thoughts for the music fan on CIMMfest 2014 and Lucha VaVOOM... Plus the official 2014 lineup for the "Downtown Sound" series of FREE Monday night concerts featuring Bob Mould, Richard Thompson, Maps & Atlases and more... ...
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Memphis in May - The Beale Street Music Festival: Sunday, May 5 Concert Review

Memphis in May - The Beale Street Music Festival: Sunday, May 5 Concert Review
Rain continued to fall and despite obvious attempts by organizers at cleaning up/drying festival grounds, Sunday made for the sloppiest day yet as artists like the Flaming Lips, The Black Crowes, Phoenix, the Smashing Pumpkins and more closed out the 2013 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis... ...

Concert Review: James Iha Live at Schubas (Tuesday, 11/20/12 in Chicago)

Concert Review: James Iha Live at Schubas (Tuesday, 11/20/12 in Chicago)
Touring in support of his first solo album in nearly fifteen years, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha returned home to Chicago Tuesday for a sold out show at Schubas...

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Live (Friday, 10/19/12 at Allstate Arena With Setlist)

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Live (Friday, 10/19/12 at Allstate Arena With Setlist)
Friday night in Rosemont, the Smashing Pumpkins returned to the arena concert setting with a full performance of their new album Oceania along with other Pumpkins favorites at Allstate Arena...
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The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...
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