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Panic! At The Disco

There was a time when music from Las Vegas conjured up images of Liberace, the cape-wearing Elvis, and the sound of drum rolls that accompanied showgirls as they kicked up their gams and flung off their garments. Despite this shtick working its magic on the Strip, the first germ of the idea of what would become Panic At the Disco was planted by two kids oblivious to everything but the sounds of Blink-182 heard on strip mall loudspeakers in the distant suburbs surrounding Sin City. Cofounders Ryan Ross (guitar) and Spencer Smith (drums) eventually pulled in a few more of their high school pals (Brendon Urie and Brent Wilson) to complete the lineup. They experimented with original songs (as practiced in Spencer's grandmother's living room), nearly half of which would end up on their debut release, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. How did the music industry track down these innovative suburban high school talents? After hearing that Pete Wentz, bass player for the emo success story Fall Out Boy, was starting a new label, guitarist Ryan sent him a link to their website. Amazingly, after a few sampled tracks, this e-mailed URL led to being signed to Wentz's Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen recor... See More

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  • ...Live in Chicago

    Panic! At The Disco

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 1 min

    Two thousand eight was a big year for the Vegas quartet known as Panic At the Disco. After famously dropping the ! from their nomenclature, the band released their sophomore album Pretty. Odd., the follow-up to 2005's platinum debut, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. The band eschewed their signature emo-dance party sound for classic Beatles-esque pop-rock. Touring in support of Pretty. Odd., the band headlined the annual Honda Civic sponsored tour with support acts Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound and Phantom Planet. Their May 23, 2008 stop at the Congress Theater was filmed for Live In Chicago, the band's second live offering, and features new hits such as Nine In The Afternoon, That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) and Northern Downpour, as well as longtime fan favorites like I Write Sins Not Tragedies.
     
     

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