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Santa Barbara’s Winchester Rebels have arrived on the local rock scene with the goal of putting it on the rock ‘n’ roll map  – and then, moving onto the national stage where they rightly belong. As Kid Rock says, “it ain’t bragging if you can back it up” – and this talented rock group, as heard on their new album Three Sheets To The Wind as well as the band’s high-energy live show, can do just that.

Winchester Rebels play a special showcase on the Main Stage at The Roxy Theater, 9009 Sunset Blvd., Thursday, February 9. 10:15 p.m. Tickets $10. ($5. if you use the promo code “rebelfan”) – available at Info: (310) 278-9457.

On Thursday, February 16 the band headlines and hosts a Benefit for the Boys & Girls Club Of Santa Barbara at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Buy tickets here: Also performing:OrangeCounty band A Broken Opera and Seven Year War.

“We wanted to be part of something cool and help support what the Boys and Girls Club are doing for the youth in our city,” explains WR lead singer/front person, Nick Hunt, who like the other band members, grew up in Santa Barbara. “They’re not only teaching kids how to grow up and become good people – they’re also helping our community become a better place now and in the future,” Hunt concludes.

The band’s Three Sheets To The Wind is nominated in the “Best Rock Album ” category for the 2012 (22nd Annual) Los Angeles Music Awards.

Regarding the group’s just-released Three Sheets To The Wind, raves, “The melodies are awesome…this is obviously a talented bunch of musicians. My faves include “Dining With Devils,” “Desolate,” “Flying,” and “Down”…but all the tracks are fantastic. I absolutely love this album!”

Watch a live performance of Winchester Rebels performing the track “Flying” here:


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