Concert Reviews

Review: Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre, 10/10/11

SMASHING PUMPKINS at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/10/11
It took Billy Corgan 21 songs, or until halfway through the encore, to acknowledge his audience last night. It's unclear whether this is a bad thing or a bad-ass thing -- though more than an hour and a half without a direct address is certainly an unusual thing. At the very least, it's an indication of where the Smashing Pumpkins' longtime leader, legendary think tank and only original member is coming from these days -- something like the best possible combination of a god complex and a Napoleon complex.