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Published: 2012/10/20

Playing for Pizza and Beer: Relix Revisits 1997 with Widespread Panic

This week Widespread Panic released Wood, a two disc set of performances drawn from the group’s 2012 acoustic tour. To mark the occasion, Relix has looked back 15 years to present a 1997 feature on the group that ran in conjunction with the 1997 album Bombs & Butterflies. In the piece Dave Schools remembers the band’s early days when “You’re sleeping in parking lots and camping and staking cash and doing whatever you can to get to the next show. I can remember not enough people were coming to see us, and the guy was emptying quarters out of the pool table to pay us. We’d play for pizza and beer.” The complete feature can be found on

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