Random Panic Towns, Volume 1: Salem, Virginia
Since Panic first started hitting the road, they have always had an affinity for certain places: New Orleans, Red Rocks, Chicago, and Vegas are givens, along with lots of college towns. Sometimes, though, you look at the Everyday Companion, and you discover that the band has been in certain cities a BUNCH of times with little rhyme nor reason. Routing? Family members close by? Favorite club or promoter? One of these cities is Salem, Virginia, host to many a sleeper show over the past couple of decades. Tucked away in the Roanoke Valley and right along I-81, Salem has hosted Panic seven times since 1990. This episode focuses on three shows from Panic’s classic era: 9/16/95, 4/9/99, and 4/16/00. The band really stretches out in these selections, especially on 4/9/99, where both sets open with really nice improv jams. A must listen!
Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.
16 September 1995 - Salem, VA - Bast Center, Roanoke College
Raise the Roof > Entering a Blackhole Backwards > Henry Parsons Died
Source: AKG 460 + ck61
09 April 1999 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
Pleas > Chilly Water > Dyin’ Man > Chilly Water > Ride Me High
Source: FOB/DFC Schoeps MK4 > Reutelhuber > DA-P1 by Jim Finn
16 April 2000 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
Holden Oversoul > Me & the Devil Blues > Fishwater
Source: Schoeps MK4V > M222 > NT222 > Apogee AD1000 > HHb PDR1000 by Charles Fox