ANACHRONISM 101: PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Words by: Shain Shapiro

Panic! at the Disco :: 10.24.06 :: Brixton Academy :: London, UK


Panic! At The Disco
I feel old, like a chaperone forced to accompany a minor to a school dance of some sort. Yet, I am not old. I often get harangued when I complain about my age, or about the weakness in my knees. Tonight, however, I feel old. This is not a high school dance. Still, teenagers are dressed to impress in their emotionally hardcore blacks and anachronistic whites, and a proverbial must-get-to-second-base aura fills the smoky air. Having crossed the plate nearly a decade ago, I feel out of place - very out of place. My friend, who is several years older than me and leaning beside me in the over-sold Brixton Academy, only compounds the problem, as we are the only ones within a considerable distance old enough to be holding pint glasses - plastic pint glasses.

This is the final night of a sold-out, five-evening soiree at the expansive South London hotspot for Las Vegas' Panic! At The Disco, the venerable indie darlings who have made haste to the top of the charts by cynically commenting on the scene they command. Lyrically, they are crass, overly sarcastic, and extremely jocular. Musically, they are smarter than the lot as well, cleverly combining Vaudeville with art-punk, complete with Burlesque dancers, performance art, and a tree-lined set. Their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, has been profusely drenching the mainstream since January, adding a small touch of class to the emo scene, a community based more on makeup and melodrama than rhythm and blues. I personally love the album and was curious to see how it would coagulate live, especially under the sails of thousands of screaming pubescent admirers. I still felt out of place. I forgot to adorn my cheekbones in black eyeliner, my belt was shamelessly not studded, and my parents were not picking me up after the show. None of those external variables mattered in the end, however, as after two lackluster support acts, Panic! At the Disco – buttressed by another keyboardist and cellist in addition to a slew of Burlesque dancers and Vaudevillian performers – pulled off their shtick in fine form, one emotionally hardcore melody after another.


Brendan Urie
Panic! At The Disco
After dropping the curtain and revealing a gorgeously anachronistic set design – dark boulevards, a Moulin Rouge-inspired banner adorning their moniker, and massive paper trees covered in lace – vocalist Brendan Urie emerged and began running through their recorded repertoire, including "The Only Difference Between Suicide and Martyrdom is Press Coverage" and "Lying Is The Best Thing a Girl Can Do With Her Clothes On." While the deviations from the studio versions were kept to a minimum, the instrumentation utilized and the consequent Burlesque show that followed suit throughout the songs electrified the Brixton Academy as the sextet laid down one sing-a-long chorus after another. In addition, standard cover versions of Radiohead's "Karma Police" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight" were included as the twenty-somethings paid homage to their influences. Complete with a triage of vocal harmonizing, as bassist Jon Walker and guitarist Ryan Ross handled many of the complicated vocal duties alongside Urie, each song was impressively original, and the crowd lapped up each melody like it was relationship melodrama on MySpace.

Furthermore, every lyric, verse, and chorus was sung ebulliently by the sold-out contingent, regardless if each one knew how critical the libretto was on the community the fans' generally represented. Panic! At the Disco's songs attack Ritalin addiction, megalomania, teenage angst for the sake of teenage angst, and the expansive bullshit of emotional hardcore music, but the crowd, entranced in each passing melody, did not mind becoming proverbial caricatures of themselves through song. "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" and "The End," both songs critical of the scene the band represents, sounded even sweeter because the crowd was ensconced in literally making fun of themselves. Again, I felt old because I paid attention to such metaphorical observations, but it made the night even more lascivious. The Burlesque dancers helped as well.


Panic! At The Disco by Andy Stubbs
Throughout their hour-long jaunt into irony and anachronism, Panic! At the Disco wielded enough sarcasm, hipster irony, and tasteful puns to rival any Live Journal or MySpace catfight. Plus each melody, rhythmic twist, and arrangement was tasteful, energetic, and climactic, exemplifying that behind the words, these lads can play the part as well. Not bad for a former Blink 182 cover band whose song titles are based almost entirely on Douglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk anecdotes.

As my friend and I left the packed venue post-encore, we saw hoards of parents' mini-vans waiting alongside the cabs to pick up their little ones after their special night out. Again, I felt like a relic. Still, if this is what feeling ancient entails, I should take a more microscopic look at my RRSP.

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Comments

nanatod star Mon 11/13/2006 03:48PM
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PATD is not a jamband in any way, shape, or form. I can understand articles about Beck Hansen, because he has good connections to Willie Nelson and others who keep the "hippy vibe" alive. I can understand articles about the Mars Volta or Secret Machines, as they modernize the Dead's concept of "Space" for today's audiences. Articles about Patti Smith closing CBGB's are newsworthy, as she has long ago paid her musical dues.

But Panic At the Disco! has absolutely no musically relevance to even any tangential jamband music. This article about PATD smacks of what used to be called in radio, "independent promotion." It doesn't pass the "smell test."

All Loving Liberal White Guy Mon 11/13/2006 04:14PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! not on jambase. i know that jambase is a home for a wide array of music but not this shirnk wrapped, mall punk, emo, hot topic stuff!!! !!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! i starting to dry heave seriously. ughhhh!!!

SFJoe star Mon 11/13/2006 04:26PM
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SFJoe

The only Panic I want to hear about on this website is Widespread Panic. I just threw up in my mouth when I opened this article.

Sherfman1 star Mon 11/13/2006 04:35PM
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PATD shouldn't be featured on here, unless jambase was bought by MTV. What a terrible excuse for music. Most of the people on this site are over the age of 12 and would like to hear about good music. Not this teeny bopper crap.

rtprudden star Mon 11/13/2006 04:42PM
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pumpkin pie hair cutted freak

All Loving Liberal White Guy star Mon 11/13/2006 04:47PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

seriously, somebody needs to atopne for this.

All Loving Liberal White Guy Mon 11/13/2006 04:47PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

i mean atone

Lord-K. Mon 11/13/2006 04:52PM
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Lord-K.

As my friend and I left the packed venue post-encore, we saw hoards of parents' mini-vans waiting alongside the cabs to pick up their little ones after their special night out. article is terrible someone was telling me for their show in chocago the cheapest tickets are 60 bucks this shit is like the new kids on the block of the new milenium yes i am panicing wtf were you guys thinking come on jambase

Permalot Mon 11/13/2006 05:00PM
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Permalot

Okay, agreed this has no place on here but larrydurango can you please form actual sentences next time you post on here. Thank you for your cooperation.

deadphish001 star Mon 11/13/2006 05:10PM
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deadphish001

Gonna have to go w/ everyone else here.

This article does not belong on this site. Please dont ruin a good thing for something poppy, and weak. These guys are a joke musically, and are better suited to TeenBeat than Jambase. Save some face and concentrate on the Music that Matters.

Don't go See Live music from PATD

keithrichardsforpres star Mon 11/13/2006 05:18PM
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keithrichardsforpres

I have to agree with the posts' here, I'm all for stretching the bounds, but honestly I never need to see a review of Panic At the Disco ever on JamBase. The only thing less interesting than pop-emo is pop-country (and at least then the chicks are hot). What's next, Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights or Taking Back Sunday? Shain, you're always one step ahead of the rest, but did you really need to cover Widespread Panic at the Disco Biscuits, there is only so much air in this world and space on JamBase, your time would be better spent covering someone worth their weight.

quhp starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/13/2006 05:43PM
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I think panic! at the disco is a great up and coming band for the new age of jam music. these guys are shining a light on a new direction. Dancers and sing-alongs--- come on guys.. what jam bands have em'? Lets move on from the old fashioned improvisational 'play what you feel' shmucks.
PATD, are IT. From their witty lyrics to their very complex melodical grooves--- I've been waiting for jambase.com to take notice and WAKE UP! Thank you so much for finally tapping in!

youngphan star Mon 11/13/2006 06:24PM
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Lets move on from the old fashioned improvisational 'play what you feel' shmucks. WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!
THAT IS IN ESSESNCE WHAT A JAM BAND IS!!!!!!!! IMPROVISATION
I know it isn't the only thing that makes "jam" or whatever you want to call it but it is what sets it apart. I am sorry that this website isn;t called musicbase it is jambase AND PANIC AT THE DISCO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT>
Jam Music makes me feel good What ever you want to call what these guys do hurts my ears with the way they SCREAM!@

mcmanust Mon 11/13/2006 06:49PM
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I agree about the bad choice for a review. I don't listen to jambands anymore but now listen to indie rock, alt-country, post punk, whatever. Panic at the disco to me is the same as my chemical romance and fall out boy, teenie bopper commercial punk thats listened to by a demographic that can't vote yet. And my point is they really put out a generic type of pop punk. Nothing special.

phreak89 star Mon 11/13/2006 06:58PM
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phreak89

did'nt it say that they played for only an hour. i've just come onto the jam scene within the past two years but as far as i knew not a single show band any jam band has every lasted only an hour, especialy if most of it is 3 and a half minute sing-a-longs and screaming. Widespread Panic and Disco Biscits, not Panic!At the Disco. i love this web site and what they do but they need to stay in thier jurisdiction.

jamarama star Mon 11/13/2006 07:19PM
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i was pissed when you guys started covering world music...but this the it! im done
you guys officially suck for covering shows like this...
next week its gonna be my chemical romance..
geighhhhhhhhh

jfs81887 star Mon 11/13/2006 08:09PM
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BARF!

BrotherCal star Mon 11/13/2006 08:24PM
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BrotherCal

I love you guys dearly. I visit the site daily and read almost everything...but here I draw the line. This band sucks. It's the kind of stuff that unknowing, souless, cold, small-eared, trend mongering, indie rock critics write about. Please, you guys know what's good. There's no need to try and compete with Pitchfork. In ten years, Jambase will still be kicking ass. They'll be history. There's so many great bands that you can be covering besides trite, here today, gone tomorrow mediocrity like this.

TNPanic star Mon 11/13/2006 08:24PM
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I had to check the calander and make sure it wasn't April 1.

krcwell starstarstar Mon 11/13/2006 10:23PM
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I'm sure everyone at Jambase was well aware that they would take a bunch of sh!t from the faithful readers regarding this review. I've read reviews of plenty of other non-"jambands" on this site that are still good music. Honestly, the first time I ever heard of this band was when I was at work, waiting for the Umphrey's set at Lollapalooza to be broadcast on AT&T Blue Room. PATD impressed me. I checked out the album. Granted, my life is no longer entrenched in teen angst as I am comfortably an adult, but I still give them credit. They write good songs. Had they not gone the mainstream approach and had their album produced by a pop producer, I think a lot more people in the jam scene would get in to this band. My 2 cents.

Andrew Bruss Mon 11/13/2006 10:38PM
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Andrew Bruss

guys, i didnt even read this review, but i did scroll to the bottom, and as a jambase reader who thinks these guys blow let me say one thing. DONT READ IT. i'm sure another phil lesh review will be up tomorrow, jambase still knows who their target demographic is, so dont get your hippie skirts in a wad becase they're trying to branch out a bit and experiment with new material. i'm sure the next review they run will be of a band whose been reviewed and featured at least a half dozen times in the past

Hotchkiss starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/13/2006 11:00PM
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Hotchkiss


what a bunch of whinney little bitches! (you people posting not the band)

like jonnynra said, if you don't like PATD! don't read the review. there will be another review up about a band you do like.

i have a feeling most of you didn't read the review. you just started posting your narrow minded opinion. i would also bet that most of you havn't really given PATD! a good listen.

i for one can respect them and i hear some great song writing. something that lacks in the "jam" scene. though i would never buy thier album or see them live, i do see the talent in what they do.

and regardles of the band it was a good review.

All Loving Liberal White Guy Mon 11/13/2006 11:08PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

MUMIA, all someone needs to do is hear like 2 seconds of PATD to know that they're for people who have pimples and braces. they're a pre packaged band no differnt than the backstreet boys. even mneudo has more cred than panic at the disco!

mreezal Tue 11/14/2006 01:12AM
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mreezal

bonewhackers

Hotchkiss Tue 11/14/2006 01:57AM
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Hotchkiss


ciffy, your a good guy, i usually agree with your posts.

but do me a favor, go read up on the history of PATD! and the backstreet boys. there's a difference i'll save you the home work.

backstreet boys: young aspiring models/actors recruited by Lou Pearlman in hopes of making lots of money.

panic at the disco: childhood friends who started a band out of thier love for music. named thier band after the lyrics of a smiths song (that in itself gives them more "cred" than mnuedo).

id rather be phishing star Tue 11/14/2006 06:44AM
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I hate when I tell people im going to see "panic" and they think im going to go see these dudes. The only panic worth talking about is our southern friends, Widesrpead Panic. Panic!!!!! at the disco, change your damn name so no one gets confused.

id rather be phishing Tue 11/14/2006 06:46AM
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REVIEW THE BISCO HALLOWEEN SHOW

nanatod Tue 11/14/2006 06:58AM
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Mumia, PATD was not necessarily named after a Smiths song. That theory has been discredited. It is believed that they were named after a song by the (now disbanded) Orange County pop-punk band, Name Taken.

After reading the various comments here that were posted subsequent to my original comment, I did some additional web research. Apparently, the writer of the jambase article, Shain Shapiro, is a freelance writer in his early 20's, who also drums for a Canadian hip hop act. Due to the relative closeness in age between writer and PATD, that might account for Shain's finding the teenyboppers in PATD less offensive that an older listener like myself.

Also, it appears that PATD initial surge of popularity came just after they appeared on MTV's TRL in January, 2006. By its very nature, TRL and its videos are the epitome and epicenter of "corporate" music. Ironically, because so much of MTV and TRL is focused on manufactured corporate non-musicians such as Spears, Timberlake, etc., to have an actual band like PATD that plays guitars on TRL is in a weird way, an improvement. But make no mistake about it, PATD still sucks, and PATD has no reason whatsoever to be the subject of a jambase article

lovejahlive Tue 11/14/2006 06:58AM
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lovejahlive

So having a clever name for your band counts for what exactly?
I know someone who's Ipod is full of this band(and all those other bands that sound enough like them to make them virtually indistinguishable from each other)and he kept insisting they were good.So out of fairness I gave them a critical listen.My personal opinion?They suck.
nanatod has it right.This band is so far out of the sphere of anything relevant to jam music that it doesn't belong here.I listen to all kinds of music,but I prefer music that is good.PATD just isn't.It's not even good pop.'You know how all the weed in Amsterdam is starting to taste the same?This band "tastes the same" as a hundred others.

pianote star Tue 11/14/2006 07:14AM
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pianote

why cant you guys at jam base write about a band that is totally UNDERAPPRECIATED for instance, THE BREAKFAST.....

matt_n9 starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/14/2006 07:16AM
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matt_n9

come on ok it is panic at the disco,im not really a fan but...you have to be versatile with what you cover, it is a well written article, it captures everything that an article should with some creativity, someone lay this to rest and get over it

dedhed6111 Tue 11/14/2006 07:29AM
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dedhed6111

I've got a secret shame I can no longer hide. I fucking love Panic!At the Disco. I know its not jam music, but sometimes we need a diversion from the norm. and to the guy who wrote "don't go see live music from PATD" that is sad and retarded. go see what you want, don't go see what you don't want. don't make a blanket statement like that which only makes you look like more of a narrow-minded fruitloop than the people you are supposedly bashing. The music is witty, very well organized, and their addition of electronica to the "post-hardcore" scene is a novelty in itself. i thought i was the only one. and while most of you don't care for it, i at least appreciated a little coverage.

shanky95 star Tue 11/14/2006 07:34AM
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"panic at the disco: childhood friends who started a band out of thier love for music. named thier band after the lyrics of a smiths song."... then decided to have "their album produced by a pop producer." Like it said in the article; "Having crossed the plate nearly a decade ago, I feel out of place - very out of place...we are the only ones within a considerable distance old enough o be holding pint glasses - plastic pint glasses." sounds like a shitty time, and i have listened to them, not my cup of tea, not even close to jam.

hatfieldsbro star Tue 11/14/2006 07:54AM
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after this i am offically moving to jambands.com peace out people

Rebacreates star Tue 11/14/2006 08:55AM
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I think its awesome when Jambase branches outside of the jam scene. Like when they wrote about Mastadon. That was awesome!

But Panic at the Disco?! Cmon... Lets write about bands that arent emo/pop high school music. I mean, look at these dudes haircuts! Talk about trendy.

STEG187 star Tue 11/14/2006 09:05AM
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STEG187

I am all for Jambase coloring outside the lines... after all I often contribute hiphop and metal pieces here at Jambase...

However, the line was crossed here...this band gets enough coverage, and they are woeful, and an industry bred band... their bio may claim otherwise but that doesnt necessarily mean its true.

Maybe if I was a little better at getting articles completed in a timely fashion, Jambase wouldnt need to reach this far...lol

I am all for MASTADON, though, they are an AWESOME band that transcends your traditional metal...

duckswiller star Tue 11/14/2006 09:14AM
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Is this Drama Club from high school or a band? They fucking BLOW shit. Why the fuck would anybody want to listen to that shit. I would rather masterbate with a cheese graider!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All night long, all night, all night, all night long!

Vega Productions star Tue 11/14/2006 09:52AM
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Vega Productions

Agreed...Turds at the Disco get way too much coverage already-don't serve this wretched stew to Jambase diners and and expect us to happily lap it up like PHISH phans at a sub-par show.

Give some love to GOD JOHNSON already...

Vega Productions star Tue 11/14/2006 09:53AM
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Vega Productions

Agreed...Turds at the Disco get way too much coverage already-don't serve this wretched stew to Jambase diners and and expect us to happily lap it up like PHISH phans at a sub-par show.

Give some love to GOD JOHNSON already...

Squid420 star Tue 11/14/2006 10:05AM
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BOOO this band!

BOOOOO

acomma star Tue 11/14/2006 10:05AM
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acomma

I don't know if any of you have read the slogan for Jambase or not, but it is plainly stated at the top of the page: "Go See Live Music." I could care less for PATD's style of music, but at least they play their instruments, unlike many bands out there now. Jambase is not supposed to just cover 'jam bands,' but music everywhere. It's music people!!

harryhood8 star Tue 11/14/2006 10:35AM
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harryhood8

i just threw up in my mouth a little bit. lets all go cut ourselves and jerk off onto the person next to us while crying about how our it sucks so much to be white and live in middle class surbuban america, especailly how our parents buy us a honda civic and pay for our school and clothes.

they just dont understand the deep underlying depression it takes to be a teenager in white suburbia. harder then anything else in the world. fuck. i gotta go.

quhp star Tue 11/14/2006 12:05PM
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my previouse post was a joke--

panic at the disco, does not need promotion on jambase. hopefully jambase will take notice of the disapproval of their readers and stay away from such a corporate band. Let these guys marinate for a couple years then let Shain do a write up..

these guys were harvested.. and what good comes from las vegas anyway? -.-

Lenox star Tue 11/14/2006 12:10PM
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Lenox

i know it says "go see live music" at the top of the website, but i always kinda thought that it was implied that it was "go see good live music". please never review a band like this again. you are pushing good bands off the front page to post this crap.

thill starstarstar Tue 11/14/2006 12:21PM
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thill

whether you like it or not, it happened. even the nyt writes about panic! as well as widespread. yes, it does suck being white and suburban, as these comments no doubt prove. dudes - they cover karma police and tonight, tonight - don't you remember those songs blowing you away in jr high? what about the young p!atd fan finding this review on google and notices tea leaf green's album cover looks a bit like 'let it be' and grows his hair long, starts eating mushrooms, gets into brian jonestown massacre...

turnupthebass star Tue 11/14/2006 12:43PM
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Boooo. Panic at the disco is a gimmick. I think that the general consensus here at Jambase, having read a few of the reviews, is that this type of music, however popular with 13 year old girls, is not quite what we'd like to see on the front page. I'm a big fan of indie music, but this doesn't quite make the cut. I've sat down and listened to the album from start to finish, and it sucks just as much as everyone says it does. It's catchy, but pretty annoying after the first or second cut. Please don't review anymore emo music. please. don't blur the wide line between myspace and jambase for something as stupid as this.

willeekinz Tue 11/14/2006 12:50PM
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SOMEWHERE IN GERMANY CRAIG JUDKINS IS GOUGING HIS EYES OUT

HOW COULD YOU JAMBASE ??

beatstock star Tue 11/14/2006 02:14PM
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beatstock

Okay...Wow. I think that this is the beginning of the end. Why does an article that is basically a mockery of itself get the front page? Isn't there something a bit too ironic about little myspace slobs getting made fun of at their idols concerts? And why is this not printed in "Tiger Beat" magazine. I understand that jambase reaches out to cover a wide genre of music but if you're going to cover indie musicians cover And you will know us... or Built to spill...not these corporate bred criminals known as panic! i think i'm going to jambands.com as well.

krsmall Tue 11/14/2006 02:25PM
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JAMbase not pop top 40 base

JimmyJamesx5 Tue 11/14/2006 02:29PM
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JimmyJamesx5

wow it seems most people know PATD isn't a jamband, i've not one every heard them or care to here, them that's not my style of music but i like songs like Karma police and Tonight tonight, so maybe i would like to here those covers, emo music in general sounds like hamster crying, whining, having sex, Most emo bands start out on hamster farms, but to say the article has no basis on a music based website is foolish, there is everything from metal, hiphop and jambands and this site and to exclude emo would be unfair, maybe the will start to cover some indie bands worth listening, to but don't check out Panci ot the fusco, instead check out the article on the metal band Mastadon, i don't even really like metal but this guys rock

koach Tue 11/14/2006 02:45PM
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you guys are all acting like myspace teenyboppers by actually caring this much about one article, where jambase is obviously trying to give a shit about all music, granted patd is a shitty band, but it was an entertaining article, on the other hand, come on jambase, if your gonna stray from jambands, then pick quality music....

All Loving Liberal White Guy Tue 11/14/2006 03:26PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

whats after this? a review of a ron artest concert in support of his new rap album ?

mreezal Tue 11/14/2006 06:37PM
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mreezal

ron artest holds it down

mcmanust Tue 11/14/2006 07:08PM
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I love the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Anton Newcombe is a nut job, see the doc. "Dig".

theorb419 star Tue 11/14/2006 08:09PM
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theorb419

what if widespread, these guys, and the biscuits collaborated. it would be widespread panic! at the bisco!

theorb419 Tue 11/14/2006 08:23PM
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theorb419

move away from IMPROVISATION?! this band is NOT "the new wave of jam music!" the new wave of jam music are guys like u-melt, groovatron, fgc, etc.; not this stuff.

STEG187 Tue 11/14/2006 08:34PM
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STEG187

ron artest holds it down

idigmusic Wed 11/15/2006 07:45AM
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panic at the disco do suck but so what. i would rather see a brand new article about them every day on jambase than ads for fossil.

shanky95 Wed 11/15/2006 07:46AM
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I'd pay money to see Ron Artest beat the emo out of this band.

shanky95 Wed 11/15/2006 07:47AM
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idigmusic - udontdigmusic, especially with that dumb ass comment, someones gotta pay the bills for this site... retard.

DaKracken Wed 11/15/2006 08:10AM
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I hate this kind of wink wink ain't I clever and ironic music personally but not nearly as much as I hate close minded music fans who would get upset about an article being written about them. This band has created a big buzz this year and connected with alot of people-young and old. Nobody made any of you geeks read the article so shut the hell up. This band probably won't be around in 2 to 3 years anyway so don't sweat it. P!ATD has a unique sound at least despite their horrible lyrics and melodies.

akeay star Wed 11/15/2006 12:48PM
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akeay

Sorry guys, but what the hell is this? God knows why these people even have fans, not to mention a record contract. You're just feeding the beast with this recognition. Is a review of K-Fed's new album next?

Curran star Wed 11/15/2006 01:24PM
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Curran

I like Jambands. I like Jambase because, for the most part, they cover the scene I'm into. I don't want to read articles about Panic at the disco, or whatever they are called. In fact I didn't read the article. I only read the reviews because I was interested in what others have to say. How about instead of an article about Panic @the disco we have an article about the real Panic or the real disco or bisco. That's all I have to say about this.

Tan Wed 11/15/2006 02:10PM
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Tan

Ron Artest holds it down.

nanatod star Wed 11/15/2006 02:26PM
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akeay said, "You're just feeding the beast with this recognition. Is a review of K-Fed's new album next?"

The difference between the two manure piles you mentioned is that Panic! At the Disco charged $60 a ticket for its upcoming Chicago show at the 11,000 seat UIC Pavillion, which show is now sold out, and K-Fed's recent show at Chicago's House of Blues was free.

Maybe K.F.'s soon to be ex-wife should be hooking up with Mr. Urie.

blower star Wed 11/15/2006 03:31PM
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Indie use to be short for independant label right? But now in means pop. Alternative now means mainstream. And new punk rock means pop. So alternative indie punk rock is pop,pop, pop!!! or is that my head exploding.

Harryhood wins best comment award. Hilarious!!!

Mumia-Seems like certain jambands (or whatever you want to label them) have extensive songwriting skills, (see GD or Allman Bros), some don't. I'm getting sick of all bands getting lumped into one catagory on htis website. Led Zepplin was a freaking jamband for gods sake. Have you ever heard the Song Remains the Same? They fucking jam hard.

I'll side with the bitches on this one. I am for reviewing all kinds of music on jambase. Keep it coming. However, if they suck the comments will be harsh. As is the case with this article and band.

cliftonhanger420 star Thu 11/16/2006 11:01AM
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i agree, please don't review crap like this anymore. mtv is out there for all those kids that like crap shoved down there throat. if this website turns to POP, than i'll have to find a new one to read. i liked the fact that there was no POP crap here. Please, I don't want to hear about this crap. how old are these kids, like 12.

harryhood8 starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/16/2006 11:12AM
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harryhood8

zomgzgoozogmz omfgzor panic! at the disco hits me in so many different angles. Why would you want to go see some lame band that doesn't sing and just plays there dumb ol' instruments for 25 minutes at a time. LAME. Panic! at the disco sings about how hard life is and hits my G spot. OFMGZOZROZ I LOVE THME!

QuantumTuba star Thu 11/16/2006 02:11PM
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QuantumTuba

The main defense given by proponents of this article is that Jambase needs to branch out. They should branch out, but to good music. There are so many fantastic bands they have not covered, such as classic brass phenoms the Canadian Brass, newgrass greats Trampled by Turtles, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band's zydeco, and the exciting metal fusion of OHM.

Focusing on music outside of the jam scene does not require entering the realm of mainstream pop, as articles on such superb prog metal bands as Dysrhythmia and Mastodon prove!

b08 starstarstar Thu 11/16/2006 05:19PM
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Everyone needs to shut the fuck up. You're all idiots. It is possible to like Phish and also enjoy, to a certain extent, Panic! at the Disco. Who cares if they're on MTV? Radiohead was on MTV all the time. Phish was on MTV at least a single time (DWD video). Trey has been on VH1. They are all incredible artists despite it. It's not like catching a disease that from then on makes an artist's career suck ass.

There is not a single argument that can stand up to the fact that Panic!'s album is a pretty good one. My girlfriend had it. It grew on me after two or three listens. The entire purpose of jam band music is to be creative and take a chance. Unfortunately, it seems like the "jam band" music scene does a much shittier job of that than most genres of music. So really, if you don't care about Panic! then don't read the article. Especially that asshole who claims he never read it. Seriously dude, you're lame.

b08 Thu 11/16/2006 05:43PM
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Oh yeah. The Clifford Ball also aired on MTV.

mreezal Fri 11/17/2006 02:44AM
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mreezal

look at these boners, the thing on the far right looks liek rosie odonnell.

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if u dont read these MTV articles and dont post anything on them then maybe Jambase will leave these articles to the MTV website instead.. peace ya'll

gr8deadphish starstarstarstar Fri 11/17/2006 07:24PM
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Shapiro's article, while very well-written(kudos), highly over-estimates these sorry excuses for "men". First off, i must admit PATD's album is a collection of catchy tunes i find myself singing along to from time to time. However, to credit this band with music affability is absurd. And again, i do not intend to completely renounce PATD as a musical act but there is no correlation whatsoever btwn the jambase community and this group. Having work a PATD show and observed their performance, i can relate to Sharpiro's out-of-place feel of the show. Watching thousands of pre-pubecent teens pour their inexperienced hearts out makes me want to throw up in my own mouth just a little bit. WHile reiterating my fanaticism of music in general, i suppose my point is please leave PATD and such related bands off this amazing website devoted to bands and musicians with unimaginable talent. Oh and as a side note: if Shapiro used the word anachronistic one more time i might have broken my computer screen.
Peace, and jam on!

Sensi1 star Sat 11/18/2006 11:56AM
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Jambase, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WRITING ABOUT THIS SHITTY BAND?
I can only think of one reason...MONEY. Shame on you jambase.

rjd999 Sun 11/19/2006 09:15PM
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here today gone tomorrow nonsense... oh, and your 40+ bucks isnt worth a set only spanning for an hour... while i can respect creative song writing, or maybe just creative song titles, at least play your instruments with a little bit of soul... no soul, no feeling, blah

bassdrum200 star Mon 11/20/2006 04:07PM
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bassdrum200

lets hear it for one star. poor choice j-base

Etnie5 Wed 11/22/2006 07:36AM
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No such thing as good or bad music, I wish people could understand that

Patjcostell star Sat 11/25/2006 03:13PM
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jbase BOOOOOOOOOOOOO why not do an article on Bright Eyes next maybe some 14yr olds will get a stiffy

Lucid_Interval star Wed 11/29/2006 05:54PM
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Cookie Cutter

iamzero starstar Mon 12/4/2006 12:53PM
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iamzero

Every time an article like this is written, an angel loses it's wings. Shame on you.

zzdowz Wed 12/6/2006 11:12PM
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zzdowz

Shame on me.. I actually enjoyed this review!!

happydestiny star Mon 1/22/2007 04:43PM
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happydestiny

oh boy, first its being around morons who hear me say I wanna go to a panic show and assume Im talkin about these little fucks..

but now theris an article o my favorite website about em
BOOO jambase, get it together

Zapzapa star Fri 2/2/2007 05:24PM
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Zapzapa

same thing happen to me some little kid thought i was talkin bout widespread