Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. In 2000, a 15-year old Gavin persuaded his dad to buy him a ticket to see the Smashing Pumpkins on their farewell tour. They were to play the cavernous NIA in Birmingham, England. Gavin had not been to see many concerts before. In fact, his previous con ... More >>
A Perfect Circle, Red Bacteria Vacuum Verizon Theatre in Grand PrairieJuly 23, 2011Better than: seeing a cover band devoted to Tool and A Perfect Circle songs. A Perfect Circle It's one thing to throw in a couple of cover songs in a set. It's a whole other thing to devote a majority of a band's ... More >>
Oh, Billy!There was a time in our younger days when there simply was no bigger band than Smashing Pumpkins. Depending on who you ask, double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Saddness is either one of the greatest triumphs of the mid-'90s alt-rock boom or one of the most self-indulgent, overra ... More >>
Billy Corgan, you still don't fucking get it do you? It's been almost 20 years since you first picked a fight with Stephen Malkmus and Pavement because you were mentioned in "Range Life." At least rappers, most of the time, they squash their beefs, mostly because the public forgets why it started ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 19, 2009... If you're going to SXSW, you may want to check out the worlds most ironic supergroup--Tinted Windows. The band includes ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, the middle Hanson (Taylor), Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick and Founta ... More >>
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
Whiskeytown's last album is a rock-and-roll masterpiece. So how come you haven't heard it?
With Adore, Billy Corgan has finally made a record as good as he thinks it is