Beard Of The Day – April 23rd – George Rebelo


For twenty years now, George Rebelo has provided the precise yet powerful percussion backbone to one of modern punk rock’s most stalwart acts, Hot Water Music. And that balance of precision and power can just as equally be found in his jet black beard.

Hot Water Music has always toured relentlessly throughout the years, their with their live shows being truly energetic affairs. So when the band found itself on hiatus due to co-frontman Chuck Ragan’s desire to be with his family and sow his acoustic oats, Rebelo was enlisted to help out a fellow Gainseville, Florida act, none other than Against Me!. Rebelo contributed his skills to 2010’s White Crosses, and toured with the band intermittently. Hot Water Music themselves have since reformed, released new material for the first time in seven years in 2012 with Exister, and most recently pressed a limited edition quadruple-LP vinyl compilation to commemorate their 20th anniversary. And where ever the band may find itself next, it can be assured that the bearded Rebelo will be providing the drumming for it.

  • GritsnGravy

    HWM/Naked Raygun at the HOB on 1/2/09 was a nice surprise addition to my trip up for the Winter Classic.

    • I was there, naturally.

      • GritsnGravy

        Hell of a way to ring in the new year. My old roommate who hadn’t seen Naked Raygun, and was only slightly familiar with HWM still holds that as one for the best shows he’s ever seen. I’m inclined to agree with him.

        • One of the best shows I ever got to see featured HWM. Plea For Peace Tour, August 2001, the Metro

          Illusion of Safety era Thrice
          Jupiter era Cave In
          A Flight And A Crash era HWM
          Here To Infirmary era Alkaline Trio (Derek Grant’s first show with the band, actually)>