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Following various lineup changes over the years, RX Bandits included vocalist/guitarist Matt Embree, keyboardist Steve Choi, bassist Joseph Troy, drummer Chris Tsagakis, and a horn section of trombonist Chris Sheets and saxophonist Steve Borth by the early 2000s. Emerging in 1997 from Orange County's thriving ska-punk scene, the band quickly began to make a name for itself as a unit willing to take musical risks and lyrical stances. Most of this was due to Embree, whose songwriting continued to evolve in a more progressive direction even as RX Bandits grew to its eventual complement of six. After generating a strong buzz in the Anaheim area, the Bandits signed with SoCal punk-pop powerhouse Drive Thru and issued their official debut in 1999. Halfway Between Here & There was typical ska-punk with a decided pop edge, but 2001's ambitiously named Progress did mess with the sound's traditional precepts a bit. It certainly showed the Bandits as willing to use the horn section in adventurous ways. The band continued to build their national following, appearing on the Warped Tour and playing club gigs of their own. In 2002, Embree started the record label Mash Down Babylon (MDB) Records, which emphasized the band's role in a larger musical community. With July 2003's Resignation (issued through Drive-Thru's upstream agreement with MCA), RX Bandits took their progressive sound to another level entirely, excising much of the ska in favor of moodier reggae and raw, near post-hardcore screeds. It was also a platform for Embree's views on society and politics. That September, RX Bandits headed out with Something Corporate for a two-month club tour. Summer 2006 found the band on nationwide headlining dates, leading up to the fall release of their next album, ...And the Battle Begun, on MDB. Borth also exited the group. - All Music Guide
219 South 600 West
Depart I-15 South. At exit 307, take ramp right and follow signs for 400 South. Turn left onto 400 South. Turn right onto 500 West. Turn left onto 600 South, and then immediately bear left onto 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue.
Depart I-15 West / I-80 North. At exit 306, take ramp right and follow signs for 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue
Depart UT-186 West /400 South / University Blvd toward 500 East. Turn left onto State Street. Turn right onto 500 South. Turn left onto 300 West. Turn left onto 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue.
Depart I-80 East. Take ramp and follow signs for 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue.
The lot to the south of the building is owned by the City of Salt Lake. It has posted NO PARKING signs. Fencing and they will ticket/tow cars. Suggested parking would be along 600 West or paid parking at the Gateway Mall.
Trax is preferred option as you can “Park n Ride”. Take the Blue Trax line and use the Old Greek Town stop. Because of Utah’s curfew law, any “All Ages” show has to be over by 11pm, which is around the time of the last departing Trax trains.
Will Call is handled at the door the night of the event. In The Venue staff can direct you the night of as there is often a separate Will Call line.
No smoking inside the building.
Patrons under 18 are welcome to any of our "All Ages" shows when accompanied by an adult or guardian that is 18+ of age. Age information is specified for each show. Additionally, because of Utah’s curfew law, any “All Ages” show has to be over by 11pm. Patrons 17 and under may not attend shows that will extend past 11pm.