Crank It Loud

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PUP – Tickets – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC – May 11th, 2017

PUP

Crank It Loud presents

PUP

Prawn, Almost People

Thu, May 11, 2017

7:00 pm

15.00-17.00

This event is all ages

PUP
As of lately, Toronto has been the breeding grounds for some of the best punk rock bands around. The scene is both a blessing and a curse. There seem to be 1,000+ loud rock bands in this city vying for attention, but when you are able to cut through the static, everyone seems to take notice. This is the case for Toronto four-piece, PUP.

What sets PUP apart in this booming scene is their ability to fuse raw punk energy with catchy earworms, big hooks, and scream-along choruses. Their songs are loud and fast, equal parts unchecked energy and calculated arrangements, with hair-pin turns, raging guitar riffs, and an overload of gang vocals.

Live, the band brings it full-throttled, every single show. They've gained a reputation for their sweaty, raucous, no-holds-barred live set. They play loud. Like really fucking loud. And every time they get on stage, you can be certain they're gonna play their guts out – house party, dive bar, festival stage, it doesn't matter. That's why AUX recently called them "One of Toronto's best live bands" and Grid T.O. named them their "Ones To Watch" for September.

In their short two years as a band, PUP has never stopped to catch their breath. It's been two years of tireless gigging, sleeping on couches, eating vegetable soup, nose-to-the-grindstone, eating/sleeping/breathing music. Two years of awesome tours, shitty tours, shows with Sloan, Titus Andronicus, Tokyo Police Club, Single Mothers, and a million shows with bands you've never heard of and probably will never hear of.

And now, at last, a full-length album, set to be released October 8th. The album was recorded by legendary producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, The Bronx, Vampire Weekend, Rage Against The Machine), and will be available from Royal Mountain Records.

Of the recording process, frontman Stefan Babcock says "We wanted to make an album that captured what we do live. We recorded mostly live off the floor and there are a lot of mistakes on the album, but they're real and awesome, and it sounds like us, playing our songs. That's all I've ever wanted out of a punk rock record."

The first single, "Reservoir", has already been making its rounds, debuting at #1 on the CBC R3-30 charts, and catching the attention of Fucked Up and Billy Talent who both handpicked the band to open for them this fall. They'll also be heading out for a major national tour, supporting label-mates Hollerado.

Those bands know what so many others are about to find out: PUP is more than just another loud Toronto rock band. Go hear it/see it for yourself.
Prawn
Formed in Ridgewood, NJ in the summer of 2007, Prawn has extensively toured the US, self-released two EPs and one tour demo. The band self-released their first full length You Can Just Leave It All in June 2011 with Topshelf Records releasing it on vinyl that winter. The band followed up their first full length with an EP/LP entitled Ships in the summer of 2012 — which they made their first trip to Europe and the UK in support of over a five week tour. The band has continued touring throughout 2012 and 2013. A split release with Joie De Vivre is slated for a February 11, 2014 release and a new LP will follow later in the year.
Almost People
Almost People is a melodic punk band based out of Durham North Carolina. The band was started by long time friends Jonny Clousson(formerly of Jay Heart Montreal) and Scotty Sandwich(Death to False Hope Records / The Sandwiches) in the summer of 2011. The band has established themselves locally by supporting legendary acts like Smoking Popes, The Queers, Cracker, and Less than Jake along with upcoming acts like Dead to Me, Cobra Skulls, Banner Pilot, Nothington, and White Wives. They rounded out the lineup in 2014 with the addition of drummer Paul Siebert(Awkward Friends) and guitarist Kyle Cox(En Serenade) The band is currently touring in support of their album "Collection" available from Loose Charm Records/DTFH Records.
Venue Information:
Cat's Cradle
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510
http://catscradle.com/