BILLY CORGAN SIGNATURE MODEL ACOUSTIC GUITAR
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.