Panic! at the Disco Holds Court at the Greek Theater

September 29, 2014 4:37 PM

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Panic! at the Disco Holds Court at the Greek Theater

Powerhouse band Panic! At the Disco brought their signature complex multi-leveled sound and pounding beat to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles this summer, keeping the SRO crowd on their feet with their current hits as well as old favorites. The small stage at the Greek blazed a complex and colorful light show as the band opened with "Vegas Lights," and "Time to Dance." Lead singer Brendon Urie, wearing a gold lamé jacket and leather pants, strutted through his opening songs filtering his own sound from a mixing board at his microphone to distort, compress or filter his voice as he chose, mimicking the studio sounds created for their hits. Touring guitarist Kenneth Harris and bassist Dallon Weekes played to adoring fans as did touring drummer Dan Pawlovich.

It was fantastic to hear Urie's adjustments live so that familiar songs sounded exactly like their releases. But the singles don't capture the band's contagious energy. Urie on stage is kinetic, non-stop, upbeat and electric, even as many of the lyrics descend into sadness, disconnection, torment an...

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