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The RX Bandits of Long Beach

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Photo by Emily Ibarra via RX Bandits' MySpace

The RX Bandits, everybody's favorite progressive/reggae/rock band from Long Beach, are back in town. Playing two nights at the Troubadour, this is the perfect opportunity to whip out your dancing shoes and skank your way onto the dance floor. Their explosive live show will blow you away. I first saw them when I was sixteen and haven't gotten over it since. We caught up with Steve Choi, the RX Bandits' guitarist for a quick and dirty one on one interview.

: : The Quick and Dirty 5 Questions with Steve Choi, guitarist for RX Bandits : :

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