Chris Tsagakis

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Rx Bandits Write a Proggier Prescription For Their New Record

    Don't call it a comeback, because technically, Rx Bandits only broke up for a year. But about three years ago, it sounded like the Long Beach ska/punk-turned-prog outfit were calling it quits for good: The guys announced that they would stop touring back after a 36-date summer excursion across North ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013


    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2012

    C-Gak's Drumming Fuses Man With Machine

    [Locals Only] Chris Tsagakis of Rx Bandits perfects his hybrid electro sound at Harvelle's

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Concerts Sprawling With Sound

    [Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Friday Night: RX Bandits at the Glass House

    Not actually from last week's Glass House show, but this is pretty much what it looked like.‚ÄčThe Hype: If you had to pick a handful of bands that pretty much own the Glass House anytime they take the stage, Rx Bandits would undoubtedly be carved near the top of that list. On the heels o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Last Night: RX Bandits at Chain Reaction

    Last Night: Rx Bandits, Tera Melos, Polar Bears and Peba Luna at Chain Reaction.Better Than: Most of the shows you go to see at Chain Reaction.Download: "Live From Bonaroo" (2007) on MDB/ Sargent House Records.Anyone who frequents the storied all-ages venue Chain Reaction can usually look forward to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Last Night: English Beat, RX Bandits at The Grove

    In the decades since the sounds of ska infiltrated Orange County, the local music scene has definitely gone through some changes. Live music junkies have been left to fend for themselves in a sea of emo, screamo, hardcore and other intricately titled audible slop. But last night at The Grove in An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Chris Tsagakis on his solo act: Technology

    The last place you would expect to find members of an OC band that managed to claw its way out of the depths of obscurity and into some money is underneath the dim lights of a cramped stage at a neighborhood sports bar and family restaurant. Yet that's where we ran into Chris Tsagakis, drummer for ... More >>