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Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan talks reunions, recording with Brian Fallon and returning to Tampa Bay




Hot Water Music singer Chuck Ragan says Tampa was always important for seeing and playing shows as a band that started out in the smaller-market Sarasota and Bradenton areas.

"Going to Ybor City as a kid felt like going to the Big Apple or something when we first started going there," he said.

The Gainesville band eventually broke through with albums like Fuel for the Hate Game and Caution, played Warped Tours and even appeared on WB teenybopper drama One Tree Hill before breaking up in 2006.

Now Hot Water Music will return to Ybor City to kick off their first headlining tour in eight years, with the Menzingers and La Dispute, at the Orpheum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Click here for details.

For more with Ragan, click here for Jimmy Geurts' story.

[Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:17pm]


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