When: Thu., Feb. 7 2013
soaring, instrumental rock, 9:30 p.m.
Columbia-based Pan has 34,000 friends on Facebook, but as the members of this instrumental outfit have learned, all is not as it seems. “The fans started to pour in and we just thought that they really liked our music,” guitarist Ian Flegas says. “We finally figured it out when people started commenting on the page about bread.” (FYI: “pan” is Spanish for “bread.”) You won’t find any loaves of Bimbo bread at Pan’s Charleston show, but you will hear tracks from their epic 2012 album These Are the Things I Love and I Want to Share Them With You. But unlike their musical forebears — Fang Island and Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Pan likes to keep their songs short and sweet and upbeat. “We write music that makes our blood flow,” Flegas says. “When our blood flows, our audience’s blood flows — or at least that’s what we strive for.” He adds, “Each time you listen, you can imagine something different, which is what’s cool about instrumental music.” If you miss the Tin Roof show, you can see Pan on the C2 show Eclectic Evenings in May. —Susan Cohen THURSDAY