Panic At The Disco
Café Tacvba are at Walt Disney Concert Hall this week
Le Butcherettes are at the Moroccan Lounge on Tuesday
James Brown meets Cyndi Lauper dance moves
didn’t disappoint an adoring audience
that “Crazy = Genius” and “LA Devotee” in the middle is so good it moves well beyond just another album
The problem with Rivers is that he sucks FYI.
The best song ever about being 28 and peering down the loaded gun of 30
Victorious! Panic At The Disco – Just in time for the playoffs Panic offer their idea of a modern “We Are The Champions” but hits me as a little too wordy to be played for years to come in stadiums. On the other hand “champagne pouring over us…?” Who knows, right? – C+
Muse has established a sound and a look, dark and damn serious, with retro-sci-fi-looking outfits, they performed as if they were doing a Shakespearian play with battles directed by David Lynch and scored by Ennio Morricone,… well they used ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ at one point.
Hallelujah – Panic! At The Disco – Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith kinda blew the now a duo back in 2011 (but no worse than the other half of the bands the Young Veins). However, all is forgiven with this fine Gospel meets emo rocker… time to panic again – B+
We all know that bands like Panic! and fun. have received a lot of backlash for supporting gay rights, which is ridiculous. It’s like receiving backlash for speaking up against racism or sexism. Regardless, the guys turned the controversy into a selfless way of revenge, which was pretty clever.
I don’t know what is worse the lyrics (‘Oh! You all say/ It’s okay to be gay/ Because practically fag marriage will stay /Well this calls for some truth/You’re all insane, fags are profane’) or the terrible awful singing? It’s so bad you are gonna want to strangle the singer after just a few lines
There’s a new music video for “This Is Gospel”- but the catch is the entire song is just Brendon singing at a piano. I literally melted when I found this out, because acoustic or stripped down Panic! is the best Panic! of all.
He gave his roommate access to his personal bank account to “pay shared living expenses.” Something’s fishy there. I understand trusting your roommate but that’s a stupid move and I really don’t think he’s that stupid.
I love Maria Taylor any way but add one of the best albums of 2013 and her shouting me out as a “real sweet guy” at one of her concerts and I am, needless to say, am putty in her hands. This show at the Knitting Factory on Thursday, with a full band should be excellent as this review off “Lazy-I” would appears to prove
The energy and passion Brendon put into it mirrored that of when he was nearly ten years younger, when Panic! was just starting out. His ‘swagger’ and persona were overwhelming, and my eyes were glued to him.
I mean, c’mon, he was half naked for 3 straight minutes in that “Girls/Girls/Boys” video. It’s like the same concept of Miley Cyrus, just a bit let scandalous. He knows how he sings a note will determine how many people download the song or the odds of it getting on the radio. He’s a manipulative genius.
“The tune “You’re Invited” is weird and almost feels creepy. The vocals are odd and choppy and mirror the techno feel that is unlike anything he’s ever done before. “My mind is playing tricks on you” has an MGMTesque vibe and it begs the question, “what the heck even happened.”…He’s so fleeting and flighty that his ambiguity can’t even be mistaken for ignorance or innocence.”
“They’re all so tight together and it fits so well, and is clearly extremely rehearsed. It’s so polished and addicting, and the deeper register of Brendon’s voice takes over and when it hits the chorus, the three of them harmonizing is absolutely stunning”
I love that Urie is so point blank about it. In a nervous jitter explanation he sums it all up, Wanting to use Fiona’s vocals from “Every Single Night”. Fiona “was not having it, man, she was bummed on us.”
In the video, Urie says he is still a big fan and loves her stuff but he can’t resist to call her ‘bitch’ during the interview… super classy dude! (he kind of overuses this dude term all along his short monologue)
If Miley can get one more hit song off this album it is gonna break her right through and the album will be a monster and she has it as well. Otherwise, no surprises here except maybe Panic!, it was no Pretty.Odd and I am surprised it moved over 75K units.
Q: “If I’m remembering correctly, for a while, you guys dropped the “!” and just went as “Panic At the Disco.” Why’d you go back to stylizing it as “Panic! At the Disco”?” A: “Honestly, we just printed it without the “!” one time, and people flipped out.
Last time I looked I was interviewing a musician signed to Saddle Creek next week, so let’s send some love to Tim Kasher of Cursive whose last solo album was pretty good. But any week Sleigh Bells release a new album must belong to Sleigh Bells.