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Pup put on a scrappy show at Brooklyn Steel, their biggest headlining set to date (with Diet Cig and Ratboys)

Toronto punk rockers Pup started off their massive summer tour with a bang, playing to a sold out crowd at Brooklyn Steel alongside Diet Cig and Ratboys. The show was the second date of a nearly 40-date tour that concludes in July.

The Friday night show, despite drawing nearly 2,000 people, had a house show vibe with attendees weaving in and out of the main hall to refill their beer cups and chat with band-members at their merch tables. Alex Luciano of Diet Cig joked that fans should meet her after the band’s set to talk about astrology, and then half an hour later was floating around by the venue’s main bar, possibly doing just that.

Diet Cig

Pup

Pup’s set was electric and energetic, with a constant flow of crowd surfers making their way to the front of the crowd before pushing back in a few songs later. New songs from Morbid Stuff were at the forefront of the show, which opened with the albums title track and “Kids”. Some deeper cuts also appeared near the end of the show, including “Dark Days”, “Guilt Trip” and “Reservoir” from the band’s 2013 debut album.

The sold out crowd, and number of sold out dates still to come on the summer tour, suggest that Pup’s fan base is strong and will certainly continue growing as Morbid Stuff gets more attention. It is their best album to date, and the songs really were the highlight of the show, with more complex melodies and stronger lyrics than some of the earlier work. The punk style and DIY aesthetic that Pup was able to capture at such a big show made it stand out amongst other similar acts touring this summer, and make this tour one to catch when it hits your city.

Pup

Pup

Pup

Pup

Diet Cig

Diet Cig

Diet Cig

Brian Benton
Brian is the founder and editor of Respect Your Youngers. He currently lives in New York City, and previously lived in St. Louis and San Francisco. He enjoys public transportation and coffee, and can be found online at brianfbenton.com

Pup put on a scrappy show at Brooklyn Steel, their biggest headlining set to date (with Diet Cig and Ratboys)

Toronto punk rockers Pup started off their massive summer tour with a bang, playing to a sold out crowd at Brooklyn Steel alongside Diet Cig and Ratboys. The show was the second date of a nearly 40-date tour that concludes in July.

The Friday night show, despite drawing nearly 2,000 people, had a house show vibe with attendees weaving in and out of the main hall to refill their beer cups and chat with band-members at their merch tables. Alex Luciano of Diet Cig joked that fans should meet her after the band’s set to talk about astrology, and then half an hour later was floating around by the venue’s main bar, possibly doing just that.

Diet Cig

Pup

Pup’s set was electric and energetic, with a constant flow of crowd surfers making their way to the front of the crowd before pushing back in a few songs later. New songs from Morbid Stuff were at the forefront of the show, which opened with the albums title track and “Kids”. Some deeper cuts also appeared near the end of the show, including “Dark Days”, “Guilt Trip” and “Reservoir” from the band’s 2013 debut album.

The sold out crowd, and number of sold out dates still to come on the summer tour, suggest that Pup’s fan base is strong and will certainly continue growing as Morbid Stuff gets more attention. It is their best album to date, and the songs really were the highlight of the show, with more complex melodies and stronger lyrics than some of the earlier work. The punk style and DIY aesthetic that Pup was able to capture at such a big show made it stand out amongst other similar acts touring this summer, and make this tour one to catch when it hits your city.

Pup

Pup

Pup

Pup

Diet Cig

Diet Cig

Diet Cig

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