Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, performing under his full name William Patrick Corgan, wrapped up a two-night run at the Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn supporting his latest solo album Ogilala.
The first part of the show featured Corgan performing the album in full before diving into a career-spanning acoustic set featuring a number of Smashing Pumpkins classics and deep cuts as well as a few choice covers. Among them, Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush” and a take on the Grateful Dead’s “Box of Rain,” played for the first time by Corgan.
Corgan has previously been complimentary of the Dead, calling them (among others) a representative of the “lasting power” in music. “Real lasting power in this world now, generationally speaking, is The Who, is The Grateful Dead. It is Phish, or Dave Matthews, or Foo Fighters. People who can actually play, and actually move with the audience and have a conversation.”
Corgan’s tour continues later this week in Wilmington, DE.