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Turning internal despair into bummed-out hits has become a predictable trope of indie rock, but when Smashing Pumpkins did it in the early ’90s, the genre didn’t quite yet feel as contrived or mundane as it does today. On Sunday at the Lincoln Theatre, the band, which is now basically just frontman Billy Corgan and a backing ensemble, brings its brooding and highly emotive songs to town, in part to promote the latest cycle of its most recent recording project, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. The show is being billed as “an evening of acoustic based music and electronic soundscapes,” and as mysterious as that may sound, a recent blog post by Corgan has promised a section of the show will feature songs from the band’s 1993 album Siamese Dream. Even after a decade of mediocre albums and attracting almost peak-Morrissey levels of Internet mocking, Corgan’s reworked versions of “Today” and “Disarm” are likely to be special treats for both serious and casual fans. Smashing Pumpkins performs with Liz Phair at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $85–$325. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com.