The party-prone rock troupe Salamanders came all the way from Nashville to wreck (and enjoy) St. Petersburg. They just so happened to also make a stop at the Piscean Celestial Ball at the Roser Park House. Also from Nashville came the St. Pete-originated Joe Aiello. If you weren’t there, you definitely missed out: Salamanders challenged noise levels and soaked themselves in liquor. Joe Aiello sang ballads that could render him a modern rock hero. The Black Roses proved that garage rock is most powerful at its primitive fundamentals – shrieks, distortion, and a heavy drum kit. Michael Christmas continued to try and break their own personal record as to how fast the police show up when their set begins. Archaic Interest played a seemingly eternal set of surf and retro rock with an edge that could lend it to be described as a movement. STOIC brought the room into an intimate huddle and spun beats as dollar bills burned and friends took turns on the microphone.
Yeah, it was a good night in St. Petersburg. Take a look at the debauchery of the Salamanders’ set below and even more of what went down