LIVE REVIEW: Hot Dog Show 5 at Crowbar 07.02.11
All photos by Nicole Kibert. Words by Ray Roa.
Palantine’s bassist, Brian Johnson, is a screamer. He proved it during his band’s closing set at the Fifth Annual Hot Dog Show at Crowbar, and while having a yelling competition with the audience might seem like a strange thing to do from the stage, his excitement was actually warranted as yet another edition of the summertime soiree went down as smooth as the countless pints of Pabst Blue Ribbon being swilled by those in attendance.
Free BBQ was served (Ironwood frontwoman Jacqlyn Hicks was confused as to why anyone would ever pick hamburgers over franks at a “hot dog show,” and we couldn’t agree more), and a hot dog eating contest was held. What’s more is that a swell pair of relative newcomers joined two of Tampa’s most beloved outfits on the bill. Alien House and Ironwood played the first two sets, before Braham Bones threw down (and threw out some free T-shirts). The gluttony exhibition then proceeded to ensue…
…then Palantine reminded the room why we’ve missed them so much with their brand of heavy, yet extremely melodic punk rock. A gallery of Palantine’s set, as well as links to pictures from the show are available, via Nicole Kibert, below.
Many, many thanks to MC Minihorse and the boys and girls at Crowbar, THX MGMT, PBR, and Brokenmold Entertainment for putting it on and allowing this guy’s dream to come true.