UK antifolk duo Crywank plays rad and sad Sunday concert in Tampa

Chastity and Mrenc open.

click to enlarge Crywank - Photo via crywanktheband/Facebook
Photo via crywanktheband/Facebook
You can probably guess where Crywank’s moniker came from, but you won’t be able to predict how you’ll feel on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Crowbar in Ybor City after a full set of mildly-depressing, ineffably potent anti-folk from this U.K. outfit that makes music for fans of Daniel Johnston and The Moldy Peaches.

Its 2021 release Just Popping In To Say Hi was a pleasant surprise to fans who thought the band was over after a 2019 breakup announcement, and while Dan Watson gave Jay Clayton the blessing to do that album solo, they’ll both be present for this show that’s part of Crywank’s first-ever U.S. tour.
The sad and rad vibes are amplified by Chastity whose new album Suffer Summer is the punk and grunge 2022 release you need to be listening to right now—and you’re a damn fool to not get there early to catch a set from Mrenc, Lakeland’s patron saint of scuzzy art-pop noir.

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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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