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Smashing Pumpkins/Albert Hammond Jr at Aragon Ballroom
November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$108
Smashing Pumpkins, Illinois’ sensational alternative rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Aragon Ballroom!
Smashing Pumpkins were formed in Chicago in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan and guitarist James Iha. The band’s been through many line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Billy (lead vocals and guitars), James Iha (guitar, bass, and backing vocals), Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), and Jeff Schroeder (guitars and keyboards). Their musical style is best described as a blend of alternative rock (a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s), indie rock (a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s, encapsulating the genres chamber pop, indie pop, lo fi, math rock, neo psychedelia, post punk revival, sadcore, and shoegaze), and grunge (a sub genre of alternative rock that fuses elements of punk rock and heavy metal, with lyrics that are typically angst filled, often addressing themes such as social alienation, apathy, confinement, and a desire for freedom). They’ve had a stellar career with 9 studio albums, 4 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 6 extended plays, 43 singles, 23 music videos, 4 video albums, and 2 Grammy Awards.