Friday, August 12, 2016
Panther Camp's EP release show at Will's Pub boasts a hefty lineup and free pizza
By Bao Le-Huu
on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM
with Look Mexico, Mike Dunn | 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 | Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org
Though its market share is big around here, the standard of pop-punk is actually pretty uneven. Orlando's Panther Camp, however, are easily one of the area's most reliable flagships, not because they reinvent the template or anything; they simply nail it better than most. As their brand-new EP (The Hated, the Loved, the Willing and the Wicked) attests, their gift for classic anthems is both natural and unabashed. And live, they're a forceful unit with a triumphant frontman. To really party up this notable local release, they've gathered a cast of diverse but equally melody-minded talent from the city and beyond including Look Mexico, the Sh-Booms, Abandon the Midwest and Mike Dunn. In addition to a stacked five-band bill, admission includes a copy of the new EP and pizza (while supplies last) from the most hot-buzzing new eatery in town right now, Pizza Bruno. Line up early for this one.