Get Ready to Rock with the Smashing Pumpkins on Monday

December 7th, 2012

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Billy Corgan founded the Smashing Pumpkins in the late ’80s. The Chicago-based band began to achieve mainstream success following the release of Gish, in 1991, and Siamese Dream, in 1993, before becoming one of the biggest bands in the world with 1995’s smash double LP Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Since those heady days, the group has gone through several metamorphoses, settling into the current lineup—Corgan, drummer Mike Byrne, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Schroeder—which released Oceania earlier this year. But make no mistake, the Smashing Pumpkins (above, playing “Cherub Rock” for still deliver a layered, guitar-heavy dose of Goth, metal and dreamy psychedelic rock. And you can see them do it in person on Monday at Barclays Center. (This show has been rescheduled from 10/31, and all tickets for that show will be honored.)