It’s beginning to look a lot like a Black Christmas. Tonight, resurgent Nineties rockers Smashing Pumpkins will take the stage at Brooklyn’s controversial arena, Barclay’s Center. Originally slated to be a Halloween show, Billy Corgan and co. were forced to reschedule the performance due to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the area. In a week filled with high impact regional shows from veteran musicians – Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden’s Sandy Benefit, Yo La Tengo’s traditional eight-night Hanukkah run at Maxwell’s – there’s no better way to kick it all of than to see the Pumpkins punctuate the winter air with an immaculate high-grunge assault. Tickets are available here; also check out the freshly released deluxe box set version of their legendary 1995 album, Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness.
Fuel your Yuletide spirit with their seasonal track, ‘Christmastime’, above.