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Playin' to Live, Livin' to Play shows a change in the lineup of the River City Rebels — with former trumpet player Dan McCool now on vocals — and a serious revision of the punk sound has occurred as well. While the Rebels still have a trombone and sax player, they are thrown so far down in the mix that their impact on the album is negligible. This is a punk band through and through — forget any notion of ska music. They're now writing catchier, more Rancid-like punk tunes — punk with a little "umph!" — and they even have punked themselves out with the studded belts and tattoos. This could be the next generation of Rancid-type music, it's just too bad that it's all been done before. Still, not a bad release and if this pattern of regeneration continues, the River City Rebels show themselves as a band who might do something quite noteworthy.


Formed: 1999 in Burlington, VT

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

River City Rebels formed out of the unlikely town of Burlington, VT, in late 1997. With the original members of guitarist Dan "Bopper" O'Day and drummer Erik Schmidt and bassist Chris Jukosky, River City Rebels would endure a number of lineup changes before settling down with Ward Aimi (vocals), Brandon Rainier (trombone), Gabe Rich (guitar), and Dan McCool (trumpet). Resulting in a sound of street punk, ska undertones, and a politically inspired lyrical content, Victory Records eventually released...
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