This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins! In a special episode produced in part with Illinois Entertainer, and joined by his bandmates Jeff Schroeder, Mike Byrne, and Nicole Fiorentino, the Pumpkins frontman discusses the group’s new album, Oceania (streaming here). Corgan reveals how the album grew out from the ongoing Teargarden by Kaleidyscope effort, weighs in on audience expectations, and discusses the positive response to Oceania. Stream or download that podcast below.
Look for Oceania to drop this coming Tuesday, June 19th. And catch The Smashing Pumpkins tonight, Thursday, June 14th at Metro (limited tix just released). Or for a more immediate live Pumpkins fix, look for Jaime Black’s write-up of the Oceania listening party cruise event this past Tuesday, posting soon at Illinois Entertainer. And find CVU video of Corgan performing “Tonight Reprise” into “Tonight, Tonight” on the ship below.
ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.