Tampa's Palantine unleashes Melee

Palantine 10.18.08



Palantine 10.18.08


Palantine 10.18.08


A little known fact - Vinnie actually writes and records all of Palantine's music himself. It is amazing that Vinnie is on his third killer record in three years. We should all be so productive and talented!


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Palantine 10.18.08

Editor's note: Pictures and text by Nicole Kibert.

Palantine's Melee release party at New World Brewery in Ybor City on Sat., Oct. 18, proved a bit frightening (see haunting Halloween decorations).  Luckily, the evening did not turn into an actual melee, affray or fracas. Rather, it was a night filled with some of the best rock Tampa Bay has to offer.

The Gleaming Amoebas opened the show (sadly I missed their set - I heard they were good and really how could a band that mixes flamenco and indie rock not be?).

Next up, The Semis (Billy Summer, Matt Simmons, Don Butler and Cristian). The foursome delivered a high-energy set of rad hair metal and winningly dirty power pop!

The Semis 10.18.08

The Semis 10.18.08

As Palantine (live: Vinnie Cosentino, Brian Johnson and Jeff Fox) took the stage, people gathered around in expectation of a catchy, melodic-yet-guitar-heavy set.  As their MySpace suggests, the band is best enjoyed at full volume, and this act showed they were well worth the effort to make it out on a drizzling Saturday evening, even while the Tampa Bay Rays battled in the playoffs.

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