By Juan Jusino, Tampa Correspondent
Venue: Orpheum-Ybor City, Tampa, Florida—September 18, 2015
Rapper, front man of “deathcore” band Attila, and owner of Stay Sick Clothing, Chris “Fronzilla” Fronzack, AKA “Fronz” is one busy man! The concert in Tampa was the second night of his US “Party Tour” at The Orpheum in historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida.
The lineup also included Palisades, an “electronic-core” band from Iselin, New Jersey, Whitney Payton, a rapper from Philadelphia and It Lives It Breathes, from Providence, Rhode Island.
The show started with It Lives it Breathes, whose heavy sound and powerful vocals were enough to get the small crowd of less than 100 people going. Whitney Peyton took the stage next, and was the surprise act of the night. The skilled rapper from Philly knows exactly how to work a crowd! She often joined the crowd on the floor and even climbed on top of them during the show. There was no spot left in the venue where she didn’t go; she even climbed on top of the bar while still performing.
Palisades, which were hot off of the Vans Warped Tour, was the highlight performance of the night. One could easily tell that the majority of the crowd was there to see them. They crowd sang, danced and even “moshed” along the multiple vocals tracks and thumping electronic bass sound that Palisades was delivering. I was really surprised to see the crowd of around 100 people getting involved in the music, considering that my last few concert experiences have been plagued by numerous concertgoers filming the show with their smartphones. That was not the case with Palisades!
By the time Fronzilla took the stage, a big part of the crowd had already dissolved. That did not affect the quality of Fronzilla’s performance, who quickly energized the crowd with his slick and explicit rap lyrics. During his last song, he invited all the girls to get on stage. The crowd quickly joined him, leaving the floor nearly empty to put end to a short (about 40 min.) but effective set.
Overall, it was an evening of high energy, lots of grooves, and of course, dancing!
Fronzilla–“Turn It Up”
Whitney Peyton–“Woopty Woo Woo”
Palisades–“Mind Games featuring Champs”
It Lives, It Breathes–“With Or Without Wings, I Can Make Your Marty McFly”
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