Oh mighty Corgan, take our sacrifice. Today’s offering is from your acolytes Silversun Pickups. In this cup is a tear from each of the band’s members, as well as intertwined strands of hair preserved from their teenage years. Please accept this offering, our lord Corgan.
Oh no, this is not good. I am getting a message from our master. He senses dishonesty in your offering. He says… that you prefer The Afghan Whigs to The Smashing Pumpkins? Is this true? Look into my eyes, Silversun Pickups! Oh, Silversun Pickups. Why are you even here? You have enraged our lord.
Be gone! Take your recent album Neck of the Woods with ye! While you’re at it, go on tour this fall! Go on tour in the West Coast, go to tour in the Midwest, even go on tour to New Orleans to play at The Voodoo Music Festival. Also, go play a show with 3OH!3 and make people reading the popular musical news site Tiny Mix Tapes read that name for the first time. Really, 3OH!3?
Silversun Pickups dates:
08.08.12 - Kansas City, MO - Berkley Riverfront Park
09.01.12 - Calgary, AB - Xfest
09.02.12 - Edmonton, AB - Sonic Boom
09.04.12 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl %
09.06.12 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater %
09.07.12 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater %
09.09.12 - Portland, OR - Pioneer Courthouse Square
09.10.12 - Davis, CA - Mondavi Center %
09.12.12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
09.13.12 - Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium %
09.16.12 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater ^
09.17.12 - Papilion, NE - Sumtur Amphitheatre %
09.18.12 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place %
09.20.12 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre %
09.21.12 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom %
10.26-28.12 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience
% School of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius
^ 3OH!3, The Hives, The Wombats
[Photo: Eric Uhlir]