Newswire: Dream of the ’90s revived in Chicago with Smashing Pumpkins/Liz Phair tour

Some cities get to be cool all of the time. (Casts a sideways glance towards New York City.) The A.V. Club’s home base of Chicago, however, is not one of them. No, the last time Chicago was cool on a national level was in the ’90s, when local artists like Liz Phair and The Smashing Pumpkins formed the epicenter of an alt-rock scene in Chicago’s Wicker Park while alt-country bands like Wilco formed their own community at Lincoln Park’s Lounge Ax. The Chicago music scene was taken over...

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