Panic Years

Panic Years

by Daniel DiFranco
Panic Years

Panic Years

by Daniel DiFranco


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“I’d be twenty-nine at the end of the year,” the narrator of Panic Years announces, “and playing bass was the only thing I was good at.” Fueled by positive online reviews and a minimum of introspection, Paul and his bickering bandmates—beautiful Laney, hard-drinking Jeff, despairing drummer Gooch—soldier unquestioningly through a gruelling and open-ended quest to play gig after gig in the seamy nightclubs and questionable dive bars of indie-rock America. As the band stoically makes its calamitous way cross-country from Texas to New York, its journey is struck repeatedly by theft, drug use, foot infections, gastrointestinal distress, crooked promoters, and the hatred of rival bands. In his earnestly deadpan account of the claustrophobic daily grind of life on the road, newcomer Daniel DiFranco has created a brutally realistic record—not only of the underground music scene, but of everyday existence in its purest form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997574227
Publisher: Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

DANIEL DIFRANCO lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches English and music. He pets and says goodbye to his two cats every day before leaving for work. An alum of Temple University and of the Community College of Philadelphia, he also has an MFA from Arcadia University. In a former life he studied guitar and music performance. A full list of publications and other miscellany can be found at and @danieldifranco.
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