BeachLife Festival returned to Redondo Beach, California on the weekend of May 13-15, 2022 with all of the charm, surfside vibes, and satisfying musical bookings we have come to expect.
The Smashing Pumpkins today announced their North American arena tour with special guests Jane’s Addiction. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date SPIRITS ON FIRE TOUR will commence in October including UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Friday, October
Sunday brought slightly cooler weather, thinner crowds, and another day of good music to the sold-out Sea.Hear.Now festival. Lines were shorter, and it was much easier to move around and
It had been a very long two years since Riot Fest last graced Chicago with its uniquely eccentric and exuberant presence, but at long last, the first full day of
Smashing Pumpkins performing at the TWC Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte NC 5.8.13.
2012 wasn't a very flashy year for new music, but what it did spawn were well-wrought, thoughtful and multi-layered releases that balanced introspection with muscle, unafraid to maybe make a few missteps but unabashed in their verve for making good, solid music.
Smashing Pumpkins performing at the 1st Bank Center, Broomfield CO 10.16.12.
For a while in the 1990’s, the Smashing Pumpkins had a whirlwind ride, spitting out singles such as “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” and “Zero” that enraptured listeners with a searing dose of alternative corrosiveness from the psyche of frontman Billy Corgan. It touched a nerve and brought the band to the height of fame. Now in 2012, Iha has put together a reflective solo album titled Look To The Sky and last month took a little time while home in New York to call in to talk about his “cool” youth and what inspired him to go back into the studio.
For a period of time The Smashing Pumpkins looked like they had the potential to be the next U2; Corgan shares Bono’s gift for creating over-the-top anthems that hit their mark, although the lyrical content is dark and mysterious instead of straightforward and earnest. For a variety of reasons The Smashing Pumpkins imploded before this could happen, and at this point it most likely never will, but “Oceania” is a strong return to form for a band that could do wonders to help revive a struggling rock n roll scene.