Concerts

The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

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6. SMASHING PUMPKINS @ 1STBANK CENTER | TUES, 10/16/12 If you are attending a Smashing Pumpkins show at which Billy Corgan is the sole survivor, you have undoubtedly already formulated an answer to the question that divides the band's modern fans: How many members does it take to maintain relevance? Your answer is not just "one," but "Billy Corgan." What's more, if you are a Smashing Pumpkins fan in 2012, you either don't care or you have resigned yourself to this fact, and rather than dwelling, you've moved on to Oceania, which Corgan has called "an album within an album," and whose songs are made up of lovely, flexible melodies that are less derivative of the band's font of undiluted agony than previous tunes.

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