Corridor’s Tampa Bay debut is the best reason to skip Gasparilla Music Festival on Sunday

The Sub Pop-signed French-Canadian band is supported by Deeper at Hooch and Hive.

click to enlarge Corridor’s Tampa Bay debut is the best reason to skip Gasparilla Music Festival on Sunday
Caroline Desilets

There’s been a lot of talk about afterparties for Gasparilla Music Festival, but this indie-rock superbill of sorts is a good reason to skip GMF altogether. It represents the first Bay area show for Corridor, which arrives touring in support of its excellent Sub Pop debut, Junior.

The album, released last year, has the unfortunate task of living up to the Francophonian’s twitchy masterpiece Supermercado.

Noisey called that 11-track effort “the Best French Record of 2017,” while playfully arguing that it could be the best French language record of the five years after that. Seeing Chicago’s Deeper land on the bill just after the band comes off a European tour with Twin Peaks is icing on the cake, but the goods get even better thanks to local support from what’s arguably Tampa’s best indie-rock band right now, Brother Cephus.

Corridor w/Deeper/Brother Cephus. Sun. March 8, 7 p.m. $10-$13. Hooch and Hive, Tampa.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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