Tampa rock band and scene champ Bangarang celebrates 10-year anniversary this weekend

A slew of Bangarang's favorite bands will join in onstage.

click to enlarge Bangarang - Photo by Shae Johnson
Photo by Shae Johnson
Bangarang
In the more than 10 years I’ve had a byline at Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, only one band has garnered more traction than Bangarang when it comes to Best of the Bay reader polls.

It’s no surprise either. For the last decade the hybrid rock group has been not just a surefire party-starter, but one of the biggest scene champs, ready to be at other artists’ shows and, more recently, book them under the Healthy Phoenix promotions group from Bangarang frontman Senyo Fugar.

For the Bangarang 10-year anniversary celebration in Ybor City on Saturday, Sept. 24, the boys have asked their favorite bands to open and invited a couple luminaries of the local songwriter and rap scene—Shevonne and Pusha Preme, respectively—to play each others songs, too.

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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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