By: Lynn Lieu
Throughout their decade-plus-long career, the Orange County-reared Rx Bandits have reinvented and revolutionized their sound. The group opens UCR’s Spring The Barn Series this year with special guests Suedehead. This year’s upcoming shows include members of the Visionaries, La Banda Skalavera, The Bled, Baths and Al Madrigal. Having plenty of notches on its collective belt due to extensive appearances on the Vans Warped, Bonnaroo, Coachella and Bamboozle circuits, the Bandits will be wrapping things up Wednesday as the group recently posted on its website the following: “We have all mutually decided that this summer will be our last tour.” So bring your hankies, kids, cuz this show is bound to bring out some tortured tears as guitarist/vocalist Mathew Embree, guitarist Steve Choi, bassist Joseph Troy and drummer Christopher Tsagakis will make this show at The Barn a memorable one.
Rx Bandits at The Barn at The Barn (on West Campus Drive) at UCR, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-2776; rside.ucr.edu/barnseries. Wed, April 20. 7:30PM. $5-$17.