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Alt rock icons take a run at the Bowie classic at SXSW Festival
By Alex Baker
Billy Corgan and his latest Smashing Pumpkins lineup were just one of the many incredible bands at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin. In this live clip from The Guitar Center Sessions shot at this year’s festival, Corgan and co. try their hand at the David Bowie classic “Space Oddity.”
Seminal ‘90s alt-rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins have resurfaced with a 13-song album entitled Oceania.
Led by the eccentric but infinitely talented Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins ruled the album charts in the middle 1990s. The band’s heavy and sonically innovative guitar songs were showcased on albums like Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
However, by the close of the century drugs and inter-band difficulties had taken their toll. Band members came and went. There were… Read More
What can you say about “Chicago’s Most Loved Small Venue” The Hideout? Plenty. It’s a true shanty, and a true Chicago legend. It’s over 100 years old, sports the same name since prohibition ended and, probably, exactly the same look. There’s no sign out front, and nothing to suggest it’s a prime music venue, and it’s not necessary. It’s located in the middle of nowheresville, adjacent to an industrial truck park that is also host to The… Read More