A pop-rock band hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada that infuses a rather wide array of other elements into their songs.

They currently have one album out, entitled "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" which is split down the middle(this split marked by track 8, "Intermission") with the first containing very electronica-influenced futuristic sounding songs, and the second containing songs that sound older by means of use of vaudeville piano and accordion

The current line-up of Panic(as they are often abbreviated to) consists of:

Brendon Urie-Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Accordian, and organ
Ryan Ross-Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Accordian, Organ
Brent Wilson-Bass
Spencer Smith-Drums and Percussion

The lyrics are written by guitarist Ryan Ross and are often more reminiscent of prose than traditional lyics or poetry, and contain many allusions to various facets of pop culture, in particular the writings of Portland satirical author Chuck Palahniuk. These allusions include:

-The second track of their album is called "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage" which is a line taken from Palahniuk's novel "Survivor"

-The sixth track on the album, entitled "Time To Dance", is said to be one big reference to Palahniuk's "Invisible Monsters"

-The song "London Beckoned Songs about Money Written By Machines" contains lyrics that start with "Just For the record, the weather today is...", this is verbiage very often used by the narrator of Palahniuk's novel "Diary"

Currently(2006-07) they've developed a large following, due in large part to the success of their single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". This following is primarily composed of adolescents in the age brackets of 14-17, often the type of people which have widely been given the somewhat-derogatory nickname of "scene" or "emo". And as with most bands associated with, through their own doing or not, "Emo" or "Scene", the band experiences very much criticism and hatred, even if for the fact that these self-proclaimed critics really dislike them for the mere sake of rebellion.
"Panic! At the Disco's next single will be the seventh song off of their album, "Lying is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off"
by Damien Richards July 11, 2006

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straightest band alive
panic! at the disco are seriously so fucking straight. like, for real.
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An awesome band hailing from Las Vegas who get alot of crap for their quick rise to fame and for having fans who haven't followed them since they started out.

People, get a life. Just because people haven't been fans since they played for food or whatever doesn't mean they're posuers. Since when did bands start out not to get popular? What idiot says 'Hey, let's start a band and make sure we never get signed and earn money for doing what we love?'

Evil Anti Posuer-Oh My god! You only got into Panic! at the disco recently, you're so posuery, go listen to something else!

Me-SFTGOH
by MajinD September 28, 2006

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panic at the disco are seen to be emo but alas that is not true for if they were i would not bother to listen to them.
Panic! at the disco = mighty good band worth listening to.
em: "simon, have you heard of panic at the disco?
simon: "ahhh McNo, are they McGood?"
em: "they go beyond good"
simon: "McCool"
by emmo (not emo) August 15, 2006

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the best band in the- oh god no. no no no this can't be happening. WAAAAAAAAAAAAA! WH-WHY DID THE-THE-THEY HAVE TO B-BREAK UUUUUP!?!
The end of Panic(!) at the disco?!! THE HUMANITY
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A really good band that has a lot of talent. The lead singer, Brendon Urie is amazing. Not only does he sing, but he plays rhythm guitar, piano, organ, accordion, Techno keyboard, and is also a talented actor. Poor Brendon has a hard time singing live, though. Watch the videos on MTV.com to see what I mean.
Unlike most bands, they don't have a specific style. I'm very surprised that some people call them emo because their only song that can actually be classified as emo is "Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off". They were also influenced by blink-182 which is falsely labeled emo by many people. Instead, they cover almost every style of rock and made their own style by combining pop-punk and techno.
They are sadly given a bad name by poser fans, teenyboppers, and dumbasses who put "! At the Disco" on their MySpace account. I actually once saw "Bowling! At the Disco-182" WTF?
Bowling! At the Disco-182: Panic! At The Disco FUCKEN ROX!!! THERE LIKE MY FAVRIT BAND!!!:D
Me: Yeah, but you're ruining their image by putting ! "At the Disco" in your name. You're also ruining Bowling for Soup and blink-182.
B!ATD182: YER JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE YOU LISTENTO SHIT LIKE BAD RELIGION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me: I listen to everything, dumbass. that includes Panic! and Bad Religion.
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an elctronic- rock band who's really KICK ASS! random fact: their lyrics never rhyme :s
PANIC! AT THE DISCO IS SOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!
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An awesome band hailing from Las Vegas who get alot of crap for their quick rise to fame and for having fans who haven't followed them since they started out.

People, get a life. Just because people haven't been fans since they played for food or whatever doesn't mean they're posuers. Since when did bands start out not to get popular? What idiot says 'Hey, let's start a band and make sure we never get signed and earn money for doing what we love?'

Evil Anti Posuer-Oh My god! You only got into Panic! at the disco recently, you're so posuery, go listen to something else!

Me-SFTGOH
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