Posts Tagged ‘Smashing Pumpkins’

DMV Beats, Jumbo Edition: Farma Wesley, “Washington Slizzards,” and RIP Smash Taylor

Farma Wesley

Here's what we know about Farma Wesley: He's from Woodbridge but claims Liberian heritage; he's got a righteous high-top fade; he says he's got a mixtape called Farmageddon coming in May; and his Golden Era-influenced rhyme style bends toward extended metaphor and personal revelation. "White girl upset when I don't text her/She talk too [...]

ToDo ToDay: James Iha! Rushdie Talks Fatwa!

Billy Corgan may have been the undisputed brains behind The Smashing Pumpkins, but James Iha, the band’s laconic second guitarist, was its squishy, lovelorn heart: Every few EPs, Iha got to present one of his own songs, almost all of them straightforward romantic foils to Corgan’s expressionistic angst anthems. Since the Pumpkins’ initial breakup in [...]

The Smashing Pumpkins Really Need Your Love, I Suppose

The Smashing Pumpkins didn't give fans much to complain about last night at the 9:30 Club. At no point did frontman Billy Corgan emerge dressed like a celestial Jesus. Nor did he inflict his band's new material on the sold-out room in increments greater than two songs in a row. Nor did he clear the [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Bob Edwards, Reel Affirmations

Bob Edwards, the Peabody Award-winning veteran host of NPR's Morning Edition, was controversially removed from the program in 2004, right before his 25th anniversary on the airwaves. Instead of keeping the correspondent job he was offered, Edwards made the jump to satellite radio, and brought many of his listeners with him. He published his memoir [...]

Skysaw’s Great Civilizations, Reviewed

Jimmy Chamberlin, Mike Reina, and Anthony Pirog did writers and copy editors a huge favor when they changed the name of their new band from This—because nothing endears a group to a music journalist like fucking around with syntax—to Skysaw.
Though Chamberlin—or Jimmy C, or whatever Smashing Pumpkins diehards like to call him—is the draw here, [...]

Please, Billy Corgan, Stop The Madness!

Billy Corgan is outta control these days. I don't know whether to cry or vomit, but after I got an eyeful of the egomaniac with Tila Tequila, bisexual reality TV star, I think I felt part of my soul die. That part being the angry post-Nirvana, pre-Fugazi discovery era of my adolescence. "Just good friends," [...]