• Black Bananas

Royal Trux called it quits in 2001, giving way to new projects led by core members Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema. The former has produced twisted sounds under his own name and with Howling Hex, but the latter has been clinging to the last vestiges of the original band, calling her group RTX and refining a queasy strain of 80s-style hard rock. Recently she cut her final remaining ties to Royal Trux by renaming her long-running combo Black Bananas, but the recent Rad Times Xpress IV (Drag City) clearly sits on a continuum that stretches back to the first RTX album, 2004’s Transmaniacon.