IF YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO BOTH EVOKE THE sounds of the Smash­ing Pump­kins and own rare band mem­o­ra­bilia, now’s your chance — Ex­claim! is giv­ing Billy Corgan fans the op­por­tu­nity to win a limited edition LJ16BC Yamaha acous­tic gui­tar, Corgan’s sig­na­ture. The in­stru­ment is based on the hand­crafted LJ16 A.R.E., which boasts a medium-jumbo body and is loved for its “wide dy­namic range, strong low-end pres­ence and crisp tone.”

Corgan’s a stick­ler, though — look into the record­ing of Si­amese Dream to learn about his

WO OF CANADA’S MOST IN­TRIGU­ING live acts are team­ing up for a six-date tour of On­tario. Mon­treal-based synth punks Duchess Says will be head­lin­ing the trek with art rock­ers Ya­man­taka // Sonic Ti­tan, who have been qui­etly amass­ing new songs since re­leas­ing UZU in 2013.

The joint jour­ney will kick off in Novem­ber, start­ing with a show in Wind­sor on Novem­ber 20. It will then make its way through Hamilton, Guelph, Toronto, Kingston and Ot­tawa. If past shows are any­thing to go by, you can ex­pect Duchess Says to in­vite fans on­stage, sprin­kle glit­ter on the crowd and maybe even crowd­surf on a man­nequin. Ya­man­taka // Sonic Ti­tan, mean­while, will no doubt come fully decked out in makeup and cos­tumes — hell, they even put on their own rock opera in 2012. Ex­claim! is ex­cited to co-present this tour with Heavy Trip in cel­e­bra­tion of our 25th an­niver­sary. Find dates and tick­ets at Ex­claim.ca. per­fec­tion­ist ten­den­cies — so there are some tweaks made to re­ally cus­tom­ize this gui­tar. The up­per-mid har­monic fre­quen­cies were given more em­pha­sis, and the low-mid range was given more de­tail­ing, both of which com­ple­ments his play­ing style. The aes­thet­ics are also uniquely Corgan, es­pe­cially the “Zero” logo on the head­stock. There are just 25 of these in Canada, but you can win one at Ex­claim.ca. En­ter, cross your fin­gers and prac­tice some of Corgan’s tunes. If you win, you’ll also take home Ogi­lala, his new al­bum un­der his birth name, Wil­liam Pa­trick Corgan.

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