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• 10-30-06 -- our three bay area shows this weekend went great. thanks to everyone who came out, and special thanks to chad for putting us up all weekend.


• 9-13-06 -- we just recorded the initial tracks for our next record. we'll be doing at least six songs, and we're recording it ourselves, which means we'll have months to screw around with it.


• 9-5-06 -- audio from our performance on kzsc's silverfish in the kitchen radio show is up on our music page. look for some more live recordings soon.


• 8-24-06 -- george is moving to tucson, but rum & rebellion isn't breaking up. read a message from george here.


• 8-18-06 -- getting ready to debut two new songs at tomorrow's show. working on plans for recording a new record.


• 6-10-06 -- our record is now available for purchase online. buy it here.


• 6-10-06 -- our new bass player, mark cantu, played his first show with us last night. welcome aboard, mark!


• 6-5-06 -- our record is #10 on the april 2006 chart at kszu, the radio station of stanford university. thanks, smurf!


• 5-2-06 -- paul from mule train does a great podcast, "someday coming down." the latest one features our cover of "prison bound" check it out here.


• 4-29-06 -- our record got an amazing review in punk planet #73.


• 4-11-06 -- new bass player tryouts start soon. we'll never replace joe, but we do need a new bass player.


• 2-13-06 -- new review of our record.


• 1-28-06 -- the cherry bean in salinas has temporarily halted shows. read more about it here. and here's a link to a news story about it.


• 11-1-05 -- george's brother richard shot some footage at trackstock and cooked up the first rum & rebellion video. go to our music page and take a look.


• 8-21-05 -- the cd release show went great. thanks, everybody.


• 8-12-05 -- the cd insert was dropped off at the printer today. it's the final step putting this thing out. only a week until the cd release show.


• 7-30-05 -- we locked ourselves into chad's studio in berkeley and cranked out 1,000 cd covers today. chad had everything set -- the silkscreen ready, the embossing machine prepped, the artwork done. we started slow because of a tempermental silkscreen, but once all the little kinks got worked out, we were a well-oiled machine, a rock and roll sweatshop. defying all logic, we did all 1,000 of them in around six hours, and still had time for pizza, beer and the simpsons. thanks, chad, we couldn't have done it without you. (check out some pix on the photos page).


• 7-13-05 -- the santa cruz metro wrote a story about the someday comin' round cd, and george even got quoted. read it here.


• 7-11-05 -- you can now befriend us at myspace.


• 7-11-05 -- the record release show for the "someday coming round" cd compilation is saturday july 16, 9 p.m., at the poet and patriot in santa cruz. featuring clampitt, gaddis and buck, the younger brothers, and boaz vilozny.


• 6-7-05 -- the new song is done and mixed. check out a couple pics of the process in the photos section.


• 5-31-05 -- we're in the middle of recording our newest song, 'san luis waltz,' for the mule train compilation. it's our first time recording ourselves on scott's 8-track, and it's sounding pretty good. speaking of reconding, we're planning to visit artist manny santana in santa cruz in the next few days to decide on artwork for the cd.


• 5-23-05 -- we have shirts! we silkscreened about 40 black rum & rebellion t-shirts last night. they'll be available at our shows for $7, or you could get one by mail for $8. email scott for details.


• 5-23-05 -- cd update: the final mix of our debut 13-song album is in the capable hands of the mastering engineer. we're hoping to release it sometime in june, maybe early july.


• 5-20-05 -- we'll be appearing on a new compilation cd put out by the good guys in mule train. the cd, to be called "someday coming round," is scheduled to come out this july and feature such great bands as mule train, juanita family and friends and the devil makes three.


• 5-15-05 -- we just happened to notice that our good pal dan got us a shout out in punk planet 67 in his reviewer spotlight, under the list of things he's also listening to. dan, you're the man and we owe you a beer.


• 5-1-05 -- new photos from last month's santa cruz shows and recording session posted on the photos page. we'll have more about our weekend at the dutch oven soon, but for now listen to this sample.


• 3-31-05 -- george will be reading sunday at a 24-hour read-in aimed at keeping salinas' libraries open. although community efforts are underway to save them, the city's three public libraries are slated to close because of budget shortfalls. this event, at the cesar chavez library, will also feature live music, dancers and a play.


• 3-24-05 -- we got our first zine review: four out of five stars from the sweet kids at it's all gravy. click here to check it out.


• 3-16-05 -- the site is relaunched with a new look. here's what's in the hopper: we'll be recording april 15-17 at the dutch oven in alameda with mr. craigums. we hope to emerge from the weekend with our first album. stay posted for our record release show.

we're also going to have stickers soon. oh, great things await us ...