Smashing Pumpkins at Slowdown Oct. 11; Helmet, Boom Chick, Netherfriends tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 12:49 pm September 28, 2011

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan

The celebration of all things ’90s continues as One Percent Productions announced today that Smashing Pumpkins is slated to play at The Slowdown Oct. 11. The $50 tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. How quickly will this show sell out? I suspect the answer is very quickly, considering The Slowdown’s capacity is less than 1,000 and the band has sold more than 30 million albums. In fact, I would guess that even if this version of Smashing Pumpkins consisted of Billy Corgan and three strangers (which it does), it could sell out Stir at $35. You have to wonder why 1% didn’t consider doing this one at a larger venue. If they have reasons, they’re not saying, but they do say that this show will not be moved to a larger venue regardless of how fast it sells out, so you better be quick on the trigger.

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Speaking of ’90s rock, Helmet is playing tonight at The Waiting Room with Broken Crown and Meet Your Maker. Helmet’s latest is Seeing Eye Dog, released on Work Song Records in September 2010. $15, 8 p.m.

There’s also a show at O’Leaver’s tonight featuring Brooklyn guitar-and-drum duo Boom Chick (not to be confused with the world famous Lincoln record label Boom Chick), along with Snake Island. $5, 9:30 p.m.

While over at The Barley Street Tavern, Chicago’s Netherfriends plays with Public Access and Razors. $5, 9 p.m.

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Tomorrow: The Return of Fizzle Like a Flood

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