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118: Milwookie, Nolaween, and Living in the Past

Ep. 118

Milwookie, Nolaween, and Living in the Past


This week, we recap four solid shows from the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, an annual stop for the band and fast becoming a must-see run for all the Panic fans out there.

Looking ahead, we wishcast a few covers for the upcoming Nolaween run at UNO Lakefront Arena, and, as we always do around this of year, wax poetic about the 1997-2000 Halloween runs. No existential talk this episode, but we hint at a serious conversation in the weeks ahead - don’t worry kids, we’re not breaking up. And, big surprise here, Jeff rattles off his favorite Fall 1996 shows. Have fun in NOLA everyone, and be safe!


*Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.*

22 October 2021 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

Gradle > Gimme > Entering a Blackhole Backwards > Chilly Water > Four Cornered Room > Chilly Water > Life During Wartime

23 October 2021 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

Diner > Ophelia > The Shape I’m in

24 October 2021 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

Jam > Love Tractor > Riders on the Storm

29 October 1996 - Kalamazoo, MI - State Theater

Diner, Nobody’s Fault But Mine > Machine > Barstools and Dreamers

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