The SetUp

The SetUp

Hometown: Richmond, VA (USA)


In November 2001 The SetUp began out of the ashes of other bands that the members had played in together, and soon after recording a few records our friend Andrew Clarke left the band to study Spanish and own a restaraunt. Soon after that we found David Cisco on our couch one evening, and the rest was history. In January 2006 it was decided that the band was breaking up. Some members wanted to be more active, some members wanted to be less active, and other still wanted to do more less active things. It was only natural and fitting that we called it quits on a cold Thursday night in a storage space in SouthSide Richmond.

Fitting into our trend of having bad luck, canceling shows, and maintaining our reputation as one of those bands that never could get their shit together, we also decided to not play a last show. Even though many people have openly criticized us for canceling several shows and not scheduling a last show, we had to hold our ground. When a band breaks up it is inevitably divided into two sections. The first being the members who are ok with the break up. The second, of course, is the more volitile side, and is not ok with the band breaking up. In the case of this particular break up it is easier to cater to the side that is the most hurt by the breakup and bow to their wishes to not play a last show.

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