Beard Of The Day – April 23rd – George Rebelo

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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.

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Drunk Sex: Preds 2 – Hawks 3 (3OT – Hawks lead 3-1)

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A process made far longer and more laborious than usual that eventually reaches what usually is a satisfactory ending marred by the miles it took to get there that at that point both participants are just happy it’s over. But one side is much happier with the ending than the other. There’s last night for you.

I saw a lot of people saying that Game 1 was Nashville’s best punch and that the series was over because the Hawks only took a standing eight count and then won anyway. I wasn’t sure. The Preds had the first of three horrible 2nd periods that night, Rinne wasn’t very good, and they still almost got it. Last night/this morning felt like a better right hook that still didn’t connect. The Preds actually won the 2nd period for once, Rinne was much better than he’d been all series (though still not looking totally comfortable), they’d kept Kane quiet, and had a lead in the 3rd.

Now they’re faced with winning three in a row, which they’ve done once since February, including one here which they haven’t managed this season yet. Now you might consider whether they’re deflated or not. Let’s get to it all.

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Tomorrow Starts Today – Game 4 – Predators vs Hawks Preview, Pregame Thread, Fire Department Inspection

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Game Time: 8:30PM Central
TV/Radio: CSN, NBCSN (US), SportsNet (Anglo), TVA3 (Franco), WGN-AM 720
Arrested Development: On The Forecheck

For already the second time in the series, the Hawks have an opportunity to go up two games on the Nashville Predators, this time to push them to the brink. The last time didn’t go so well, but the Hawks are now doing so on home ice where they can dictate the matchups. The key, as always, becomes execution.

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Beard Of The Day – April 21st – Cedric Bixler-Zavala

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Much like the lineup decisions of of Joel Quenneville, the lyrics of At The Drive-In and Mars Volta lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala can be positively inscrutable. And while known more for his wild mop of curly hair that flails in the breeze during the wild and sometimes spastic live performances of both bands, Zavala often sports an equally unkempt beard.

At The Drive-In emerged out out of El Paso, TX in the late 90s and early aughts with post-hardcore bombast and a limitless array of tempo changes augmented by incredible live shows. But just as the band reached the apex of its popularity after the release of Relationship of Command in 2000, the band fractured into two offshoots- the more radio friendly (but still challenging) inclinations of guitarist and co-song writer Jim Ward and his band Sparta, while Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed the even more baffling Mars Volta, channeling their dormant prog rock inclinations. At The Drive-In has since reunited for the occasional one-off festival show, but new material seems out of the question. But no matter the project, Bixler-Zavala and his hair and beard will surely challenge listeners both in their patience hoping for a new ATDI release while also pushing new sonic boundaries.