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Video: Smashing Pumpkins Cover “Space Oddity” by David Bowie

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.”

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Spiralfire is an alternative rock outfit from Carrboro, NC that rose from the ashes of a breakup suffered by lead singer Sinclair Vernon. Enlisting guitarist Riley Miller, bassist Keith Lewis, guitarist Dom Ciampa, and drummer Manny Parial, Vernon formed Spiralfire, a sonically sophisticated alt-rock band with influences like Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and Soundgarden. The band has recently finished their first full length recording and is poised for big things in 2013. Check out their video for “Road Rising.”


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They’re Baaack! – Smashing Pumpkins Return with New Album “Oceania”


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

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Great Venues: Double Door – Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park area, Double Door is one of the best places in town to see great live rock music in a comfortable, subterranean setting. It is the smaller, more intimate sister club to the Chicago’s legendary rock venue Metro, and offers an impressive range of performers ranging from mainstay rock acts to hip-hop, Latin, new-country, and electronic.

The club has a killer sound system and a layout similar to a rehearsal studio, making it ideal for bands and audiences… Read More

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