As rock star Billy Corgan is helping to prove, MySpace is the new Friendster, with decidedly better benefits. More and more acts are using MySpace.com to promote themselves, which is a very good thing for us, the listeners.
Corgan is using his Space (www.myspace.com/billycorgan) to give fans the chance to get inside his brain via his super-detailed blog, to stream songs from his upcoming solo album, TheFutureEmbrace, to win free tickets to his summer tour, and yes, even to become his "friend." The contest for free tickets ends tomorrow, so MySpace users had better enter now, if they haven't already.
Alongside the big names (Oasis, Weezer, My Chemical Romance), some not-so-famous artists make a home on MySpace. Everyone, from British indie rockers the Go Team!, to Toronto scene favourites the Two Koreas, to some guy called Psycho-Clown, has a MySpace page, and odds are most people's other favourite artists do too.
Here's where you can catch Billy Corgan's solo tour in Canada:
July 2, Toronto, ON - The Carlu
July 19, Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt