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Listening to WFNX 1983-2012
WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
| July 20, 2012
The Smashing Pumpkins | Oceania
Billy Corgan's ego alone has probably gone triple-platinum, and he's never been afraid of calling himself a genius (even while promoting skanky, mediocre albums like Machina and Zeitgeist).
Martha's Music (2012)
| June 22, 2012
Smashing Pumpkins | Gish/Siamese Dream
Billy Corgan's zeitgeist whine, so omnipresent via high-charting Siamese Dream tracks "Today" and "Disarm," was the true sound of the alterna-'90s.
| December 02, 2011
[download] Smashing Pumpkins, September 1991 @ Axis, WFNX 8th anniversary party
The remarkable vault of DUANE BRUCE strikes again. Yesterday the former WFNX DJ unearthed Nirvana's 1990 gig at ManRay in Cambridge, and today he comes...
| November 03, 2011
Billy Corgan dishes on the 20th anniversary of Gish — one smashing debut record
The saturation of album anniversary celebrations has gotten out of hand in recent years.
Tales from the Pumpkin patch
| October 21, 2011
The night before Nevermind: Bullet LaVolta's drummer on opening for Nirvana in Boston on September 23, 1991
Nirvana, Live at WFNX's 8th Birthday Party, September 23, 1991, at Axis, BostonEDITOR'S NOTE: It was no accident that, the night before Nevermind came out...
Todd A. Philips
| September 22, 2011
[wfnx chatter] Bad Rabbits cover Smashing Pumpkins' "1979"
It seems every time BAD RABBITS -- up for three Best Music Poll awards; voting ends Thursday, kids -- post another video/download in their Live...
| May 09, 2011
Bullet with Butter-face Wings: D'Arcy Wretzky (ex-Smashing Pumpkins) arrested
TMZ with the deets today on the arrest of former SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist D'arcy Wretzky. While the whole charade -- something about letting horses roam...
| February 10, 2011
The Big Hurt: Corgan vs. Malkmus: 15-year grudge
As a child of the '90s, I sure find it heartwarming to see a classic feud of my youth re-form for a big festival appearance.
| November 26, 2010
Interview: Melissa Auf der Maur
Melissa Auf der Maur describes herself as "a good Boston Irish girl," born on St. Patrick's Day in 1972.
On her new CD and movie — and Billy, Courtney, and Danzig
| October 15, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #15 - Smashing Pumpkins
Chicago, 1988. That’s where a weird kid named Billy Corgan bumped into James Iha in a record store. They two began performing around...
| August 13, 2010
Passion Pit cover - Billy Corgan approves!
Billy Corgan has spoken -- well, Tweeted -- and earlier today gave the all-important seal of approval for Passion Pit's sparkling synthpop waterfall cover of...
| June 25, 2010
The Big Hurt: Now hiring
If you're a musician looking to break into the big leagues, now's your chance.
Music news in brief
| March 19, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
New Smashing Pumpkins Song
There's a new Smashing Pumpkins song. It's 6 minutes long and kind of odd. Download it free here.
| December 08, 2009
Burrito, Investigates, Maura, MRTPQ, Memory and WTF
Info Burrito, Sandbox Investigates, Maura Johnston, MRTPQ, Memory Game and WTF all in todays Sandbox Podcast! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
| September 17, 2009
Pop Trash, Maura Johnston and WTF
There's Pop Trash, Maura Johnston, the Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query, the WTF Line and Bill Corgan in today's The Sandbox Podcast! Listen...
| July 16, 2009
Hit the deck
It's not that Celebration were ever a bad fit for 4AD. The echo-chamber organs, the tribal drumming, and the caterwauling vocals of Katrina Ford added up to a kind of desert-peyote and fringed-suede-jacket version of the more twisted stuff in the label'
Celebration's future is in the cards
| May 08, 2009
The Big Hurt: Crashing Pumpkins
I recently had the "was that real, or did I dream that?" feeling about the upcoming Spider-Man musical featuring songs by U2, and I happily concluded that it was a dream.
Plus Lynched Beatles, and a misleading Baby
| April 17, 2009
25. Billy Corgan
The snarl-toothed, light-bulb-headed Corgan has always been one of rock music's uglier characters. So now that he pouted through the roundly-panned Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour and came out in inexplicable favor of the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger,
The snarl-toothed, light-bulb-headed Corgan has always been one of rock music's uglier characters. So now that he pouted through the roundly-panned Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour and came out in inexplicable favor of the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, we couldn't avoid putting him high up.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Hot Box experiment on themselves
We’ll get to Stolzenberg’s band in a minute; right now I’m engrossed in her PhD work at Boston College.
| March 23, 2009
WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
| December 01, 2008
Billy, Don't Be a Hero
The second of a two-night stand in Boston, with no overlap from the previous night, the Saturday show started off with a few of Corgan's better-known tunes only to drift off into la-la land at around the halfway point.
Smashing Pumpkins at the Wang Theatre, November 15, 2008
| November 18, 2008
Photos: Smashing Pumpkins at the Wang Theatre
November 15, 2008
| November 18, 2008
PUMPKINS PATCHED: SMASHING PUMPKINS
BILLY CORGAN, ever the ruthless alt-rock dictator, is not afraid to release an entire record...
| October 23, 2008
You might not buy this, but Fitchburg was pretty happening 15 years ago.
The triumphant return of Shudder To Think
| October 08, 2008
Steve Stark, WTF and The Finisher
Sandbox Senior Political Correspondent Steven Stark talks about last night's debate, we check the WTF Line and hear The Finisher! Hear it now! Subscribe to...
| October 08, 2008
Going on sale: October 3, 2008
Low vs Diamond, MC Frontalot, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| October 01, 2008
Fletcher's Pop Trash, WTF Line and The Finisher!
Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, we check the WTF Line and play back The Finisher! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
| September 25, 2008
The Big Hurt: Confessions of a band namer
Maybe you’ve never heard the name Harold Wells, but it’s a safe bet that you’re a fan of his handiwork.
The music industry’s best-kept secret speaks out
| September 02, 2008
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