Mod Sun will bring intoxicated hippy-hop to Orpheum in Tampa on Thursday

He was at Crowbar last fall.

click to enlarge Mod Sun will bring intoxicated hippy-hop to Orpheum in Tampa on Thursday
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After Mod Sun’s 2017 set at Crowbar, CL contributor Michael Fritz wrote that the 32-year-old rapper born Derek Smith “had the most stage energy I’ve seen from any performer since Matt & Kim.”

A literally intoxicating set unfolded (“He did stunts like shotgunning a hit of a blunt with a girl in the front row and drinking a scary amount of Jack Daniel's,” Fritz added), and we’ll have to wait and see if Mr. Sun — who’ll play songs from a forthcoming 2019 album — does it again during a Thursday-night set of the “hippy hop” that’s forced Mod Sun into some of the biggest headlining sets of his career.

Mod Sun. Thurs. June 6, 7 p.m. $25–$35. Orpheum, Ybor City. eventbrite.com.

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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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