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Adam Pfleider 08/12/11 12:44 PM

AP.net Remembers: RX Bandits
 
This week marked the end of the RX Bandits' farewell run. I was more than fortunate enough to see the guys play one last time at the end of June at the very beginning of the tour, and I've been working on the way to express what the band has meant to me since picking up Progress for the first time so many years ago. As some of you may or may not know, my original username for the site was duffmanrxbandit. Head here to read my thoughts on the show, some quotes from Matt Embree about the band's music and influences and even some words from the users of AP.net. Definitely let us and the band know what you thought about the last run (for now).

bobbo8 08/12/11 12:48 PM

Was super bummed I didn't get to either night they played in Boston. Didn't Choi say they weren't done as a band but they just weren't touring anymore?

Adam Pfleider 08/12/11 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbo8 (Post 93272392)
Was super bummed I didn't get to either night they played in Boston. Didn't Choi say they weren't done as a band but they just weren't touring anymore?

yes. that's why I said (for now). they're just bowing out politely and who knows what the future will bring.

skibby15 08/12/11 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbo8 (Post 93272392)
Was super bummed I didn't get to either night they played in Boston. Didn't Choi say they weren't done as a band but they just weren't touring anymore?

they're on a hiatus, not breaking up

nickstetina 08/12/11 12:55 PM

Really glad I was fortunate enough to see their Chicago date.

irthesteve 08/12/11 12:57 PM

Saw them a few times and have grown to love the band over the years, a bit sad I missed this final run though

k-murda 08/12/11 12:58 PM

Endless love for these guys. They'll be missed. Thank you for my first tour ever Matt & Chris!

weworemasks 08/12/11 12:58 PM

It Is Too Soon For This :-(

edit: all caps fail

Chalie22 08/12/11 01:01 PM

I saw ther last philly show. They went out with a bang. I always supported this band because they made real music that meant something to me. Good luck in all your future endeavors.

topsecret 08/12/11 01:02 PM

Saw them in Santa Cruz, Long Beach, & LA on this last tour. Amazing band. Great dudes. I might have cried a couple times. Ha. Hope to see these guys around again. 10+ years is more than you get from most bands though. Much love....

phaynes1 08/12/11 01:13 PM

Phenomenal band. Sad I missed the tour.

Jake Jenkins 08/12/11 01:16 PM

Saw them in Chicago and it was hands down one of the top 3 concerts I've ever attended and easily the best I've gone to all summer. I'll miss them while they are away but I'll always be eagerly awaiting their return. Such a great band that I've been in love with for so long.

sargenthouse 08/12/11 01:19 PM

HISTORICAL BAND. that is all. :-)

Markus1186 08/12/11 01:42 PM

Next summer just won't be the same when there isn't that usual RX date circled on my calender :(

stuffsux00 08/12/11 02:11 PM

ahh stop reminding me!! i saw the last two shows in Pomona and SF. still refuse to take off the wrist bands.

panicbxmb 08/12/11 02:50 PM

i'm gonna miss these guys. glad i got to catch them live at various points throughout their career (including tours for almost each album, and one date of the final tour).

i also have to thank RXB for touring with such excellent bands all the damn time. their shows were always so stacked with goodness.

i'm gonna miss these guys. i can't wait to see what they do in the future.

kidinthebushes 08/12/11 02:50 PM

Always sad to hear a DTR band from my high school days calling it a career.

I remember watching their video for Analog Boy on the first Drive-Thru Records DVD over and over again.

gonfreaks 08/12/11 02:51 PM

RIP RX Bandits. Truly a fantastic band that I will miss dearly.

JimmyIymmiJ 08/12/11 03:18 PM

Incredible band. I missed them on their last 2 tours, unfortunately, but I saw them several times and they were always amazing. They were one of the best live bands out there.

Cameronisonfire 08/12/11 03:40 PM

Great band. One of the best live shows youll ever see. Glad I got to see them a few times.

whenyourearound 08/12/11 04:49 PM

Great read! This made me throw on ...And The Battle Begun, my favourite from them.

joel_one 08/12/11 05:42 PM

best live band i ever saw. i truly will miss them. their last show was absolutely insane, one of their best ever...i went to 3 of the shows on this tour, wish i could have gone to them all!!!!!

Crowe41 08/12/11 08:03 PM

So happy I was able to see these guys last year in Australia. Incredibly talented.

thesollopsist 08/12/11 09:32 PM

Amazing band, will be highly regarded. I'll miss em.

punk89 08/12/11 09:36 PM

One of the most talented bands out there. Here's to hoping they reunite sooner than later!

Poochemist 08/12/11 10:55 PM

Got to see their final show in SF- it was good. Just wished that they played Status...

NoOneRunsFaster 08/13/11 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stuffsux00 (Post 93275812)
ahh stop reminding me!! i saw the last two shows in Pomona and SF. still refuse to take off the wrist bands.

I was also at the SF show. Watching them embrace at the show was breath taking. Such a solid performance. I'm going to be treasuring that show for a long time

nfgdragon 08/13/11 02:32 AM

I saw at the last show in S.F., and by pure happenstance, I was lucky enough to also catch them back in June in D.C. What a great fucking band. They always moved forward with their music. All of them are incredibly talented musicians. I first was exposed to them when they toured with New Found Glory. Cyrus had a broken foot, so Chris pulled double duty playing drums in RxB and NFG. Since then, I think I've maybe missed one of their bay area shows.

If you haven't heard RxB, you're missing out.

fcbucks1 08/13/11 02:42 AM

great group of guys. I don't listen to them quite as much as I used to, but they are still more important to me than any other band. It was awesome to see them at the philly date during this last tour and to see how much it meant to the guys to be coming through for the last time (for now).

amorning_ofsleep 08/13/11 12:05 PM

Lucky enough to see them back in 06. But man. Fucking amazing musicians. Definitely a huge blow to the music community. We need more music like them.

dietoseeyoufail 08/13/11 01:54 PM

I shed a few tears at the last Glasshouse date. This band was an immense inspiration to me as both a drummer and a songwriter. I owe everything I'm currently doing to their existence. Amazing band. Amazing musicians. Amazing people. No doubt about that.

Long live RXB

dsilb37 08/13/11 11:32 PM

RX Bandits are an important part of everything about the way I love and listen to music

DisasterCode 08/19/11 04:12 PM

Wish I wouldve made there show here. Fuck.