Darling Canadian punk band Pup brings ‘Morbid’ new album to Tampa Orpheum

It’ll be guitarmonious.

click to enlarge Darling Canadian punk band Pup brings ‘Morbid’ new album to Tampa Orpheum
Photo by Vanessa Heins

Canadian punk-rock band PUP may not be playing rooms as small as Orpheum after this, and that’s saying a lot since we first saw the Toronto group of friends tearing it up and even smaller places like Crowbar.

A new album, Morbid Stuff, is adored by gatekeepers at the New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR and Rolling Stone, and while the mainstream accolades may scream “sell-out” to some, the effort — which is rife with gang vocals, guitarmonies and lyrics about kicking the bucket — is truly one of the best records to come out of Canada in the last few years.

PUP w/Illuminati Hotties Hero. Tues. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. $20-$25. Orpheum, Ybor City. eventbrite.com.

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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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