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
1. a great punk/electronica vegas band that has had a huge hit with their song-- "i write sins, Not tragedies"

2.What happens when the disco ball explodes at the club.
News reporter: Can you explain to me what is happening here sir?

Disco Club member: awwww man! We were partying like crazy and then the disco ball totaly exploded dude! it woas groovy at one time but now-- IT'S JUST PANIC! AT THE DISCO!!!
by Grif is King!! May 11, 2006
The best band ever. Consists of the 4 HOTTEST guys on the planet.
No joke.
If you havnt ever heard of them then get your ass out from under that rock and listen to the best flipping band you will ever hear.
Girl 1: Hey, Kaitlin, are you seriously going to a Panic at the disco concert?!

Girl 2: Yep!

by AlexaKaitlin October 25, 2008
an amazing band from Vegas that their true fans have followed since summer '05. But now all the posers think they like.

Gave us the "let's get these teen hearts beating. Faster, faster."
Panic! at the disco is a scene band that became mainstream like FOB
by Lydia G March 21, 2006
well whatever you are doing, drop it and go listen to p!atd. then go buy the album 'a fever you can't sweat out'
half of it has neato instruments like acordians and shit like that. the other half has sweet synthsizers that are kind of disco-ish. they all knew each other growing up in Las Vegas. i hear they are nice guys and i'm going to a show soon. Pete Wentz, bassist from Fall Out Boy, pretty much discovered them. Yah, so i guess the two bands are good friends. They have 3 videos. You can see them all on the internet but only one on mtv so far. I love the lyrics. this is so confusing, but its a great band.
bredon urie = great vocals, guitar, and hotness
spencer smith = drums, sweet guy, cuteness
ryan ross = guitar, write the lyrics, cute guy
brent wilson = bass, way hot & nice hair
Panic! at the disco must be my favorite band!!!

WARNING: teeny boppers will burn, if they say anything about having their babies or type like this "LyK 0mGGZZ Br3nd0n !z s00 hO+++!!!111oneone"
just wanted to bring that to your attention.
by i'm the new cancer April 22, 2006
Imagine Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and every other popular band ranging from emo to...emo-esque, and then think of a band exactly the same, but with slightly more flamboyant makeup and costumes, and you have Panic! At the Disco.

Obviously everyone ate these guys up-They sound the same as their old favorite bands (which were all crap, by the way) and their whiny lyrics which attempted to be dirty attracted pubescent teenagers around the country. Their crappy hit song "I write sins not tragedies" has such edgy lyrics (like the use of the word 'whore', haha!) and amazing talent that it stayed on MTV's rock song list and whatever other godawful hit list for weeks and weeks, thus proving that if you can sell yourself like a prostitute you can make it big, even if you're an awful band.
Scene Kid: Panic! at the Disco is great! Have you seen their stylish tophats? They're so cool!

Me: Go watch Citizen Kane if you like tophats so much, at least it won't make you want to cut out your ears.
by Keefe I January 23, 2007
A band composed of cyborgs created by MTV to send subliminal messages which trigger homosexual thoughts in teenagers.
Male Teen 1: Hey man have you heard that new band Panic! At The Disco?!
Male Teen 2: Yeah their lyrics are so catchy!
Male Teen 1: OMG I know dude!
Male Teen 2: What does "poise" mean?
Male Teen 1: Hey let's make out.
by fata1 November 05, 2006
This is basically the greatest band that has ever been created. They have also been created by the greatest guy ever. Pete Wentz. They have a great record label(Fueled by Ramen and DecayDance). Brendan Urie and Ryan Ross are so hott that they make this band 10xxx hotter. They have one CD with 9 songs that rock. They have a kick-ass concert.
"OMG, Panic! At The Disco had a kickass show last night, and they played my favorite song called Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off!! Also, Ryan and Brendan made out. Can you say HOTT??"
by Miriam<333 September 25, 2006

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