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Incoming: 311, Digable Planets, Telekinesis, Alter Bridge, Smashing Pumpkins

​In case you haven't heard or come from a foreign land, Thanksgiving is next week. That means the holidays are upon us, and show announcements are becoming more and more scarce.

This week's group is lead by the Smashing Pumpkins playing a casino. That is literally the most compelling show in the group -- sorry, 311 fans.

Smashing Pumpkins playing a casino -- yep, it's come to this for the spectacularly insufferable Billy Corgan and his merry band of whomever. In all honesty, I have no clue who he tours with nowadays and, frankly, I don't care. Good luck trying to hear any Smashing Pumpkins music recorded before the year 2000 at that show.

I know clubs guru Benjamin Leatherman already wrote a post about the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins show. Just take a look at the other just announced shows -- 311, Alter Bridge, Telekinesis and Digable Planets -- and you'll see why I was forced to write about Smashing Pumpkins yet again.

The rest of this week's mellon-collie-yet-not-infinitely-sad shows:

311: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., $40. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Alter Bridge: With Tatty Porter, & Like A Storm., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m., $20-$25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Catalepsy: With Beneath the Surface, Suspect Terror, & more., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m., $10-$12. Warehouse 201 Music Venue, 201 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Surprise, 623-313-1295.

Digable Planets: Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., $17-$20. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Hacienda: Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 p.m., $8. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.

Ras Kass: Friday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., $20-$25. Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Smashing Pumpkins: With OK Go., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., $15. Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800-946-4452.

Telekinesis: Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., $8. The Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 480-966-9565.

Kim Wilson All-Star Blues Band: Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.