Rock band Hot Water Music
filled up the House of Independents two nights in a row, and The Stone Pony was at capacity for two daytime back-to-back Rock 'n Roll Playhouse shows featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen for kids.
Ragan was former front-man - guitarist, singer and songwriter - for the band Hot Water Music
Ragan was former front-man -- guitarist, singer and songwriter -- for the band Hot Water Music
The brainchild of Chuck Ragan, longtime frontman of highly respected Florida punk rock legends Hot Water Music
, the tour sees Ragan takes out a group of handpicked troubadours - this year made up of Bedouin Soundclash's Jay Malinowski, Emily Barker, Cory Branan, Rocky Votolato and The Dead Coast Band.
"In the last five years that I've had the opportunity of being on The Revival Tour, it's been nothing but an invigorating breath of fresh air among the sea of live music out there today," explains Ragan, the former frontman of famed US punks Hot Water Music
, about the musical and cultural collaborative phenomenon that he helped create.
Hot Water Music
's late set and technical difficulties didn't put any strain on the band though, who reunited less than a year ago.
This UK instalment featured The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon and Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano, alongside Revival Tour stalwart Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music
, and was arguably the most impressive line-up to date.
It saw Revival Tour founder Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music
) bringing together Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) and Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) for "an acoustic collaborative event" where all four (plus fiddle player Jon Gaunt and stand-up bass player Joe Ginsberg) showcased their songs stripped to the bone.
His latest project is The Revival Tour, spearheaded by Chuck Ragan, leader of cult outfit Hot Water Music
. They're joined by a revolving door of other punk luminaries such as Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio and The Loved Ones' Dave Hause.
whose musical influences include Hot Water Music
and Less Than Jake, have been playing in bands together (including Hoodrat and PMZ) for more than 10 years.
Aidan wanted to name him "Chuck Ragan," after the lead singer of the band, Hot Water Music
, and one of my favorite singers/ musicians.
It's a sweet but rare treat when Scott Bourne graces the pages of Thrasher with his writing--there was a nice tribute that he penned to JR Neves last year, and an awesome take on the sounds of Hot Water Music
nearly a decade back.