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DS Photo Gallery: Avail Make Their Triumphant Return To Boston, w/Angel Du$t and Tied To A Bear

I’ve had a little bit of a difficult time encapsulating the recent run of Avail shows in any sort of meaningful way that wasn’t just endless, rambling gushing. I think that, to a lot of people in the “just-turned-40” age bracket Avail’s extended absence from the scene was for us what the prolonged Jawbreaker hiatus was for people 5-10 years older than us; the untimely “demise” of a band that didn’t fit into it’s own genre, played by its own set of rules, inspired a bit of hope for the underdog, and never really got its due credit until it seemed clear that they weren’t coming back.

But then, after a dozen years, they came back; first with a couple of rapidly-sold-out shows in their hometown of Richmond, VA, then with a small handful of club shows and festival appearances throughout the late summer. When the Boston date, September 8th, was announced, it seemed at first too good to be true; yours truly turned “the big 4-0” the day before the show. In fact, it was too good to be true for a little while; tickets to the gig at the 1000-ish capacity Royale sold out quickly, though where there’s a will, there’s always a way (thanks, Naim!). The days and weeks leading up to this run of shows led to more than a few “wait, is this really happening?!?” conversations with friends who were lucky enough to secure their spots at some of the small handful of shows on this run.

Even from the time doors opened for last Sunday’s Boston gig, there was still a bit of a surreal feel in the air, though admittedly the tone had shifted from “wait, is this really happening?!?” to “wait, this is really happening!!!”. By the time I got in to the venue, about ten/fifteen minutes after doors, a line had already formed at the merch stand that, well, included the majority of the people that were inside. And honestly, throughout the majority of the night, the line never really died down; a seemingly endless stream of revelers hoping to claim their little piece of memorabilia to mark the noteworthy occasion (shout-out to Angie Cooper for handling that merch line solo and like a boss all night).

Local openers Tied To A Bear kicked off the evening’s festivities, and I immediately began kicking myself for not having seen them sooner. They’ve been around for a hot minute, and while I’ve caught a handful of the TTAB-adjacent groups like Choke Up and Jeff Rowe on occasion, this was somehow the first time I’d had the opportunity to catch them live. Holy hell, they’re a great band: tight, uptempo, angular, melodic, anthemic singalongs in spades. If you haven’t heard their latest, True Places, yet do yourself the favor.

Angel Du$t provided direct support on this show as they did on each of the four dates of this brief Northeast run. I’d seen the Baltimore-based quintet a number of years ago opening a run of H2O shows and, well, I’m not the biggest hardcore fan in the world. I remember it seeming like they played 45 songs in their 30 minute set that night. This was different. Stylistically there are still some hardcore elements in their sound, especially in the last half of their set, but the first half was much more…I think “approachable” is the right word. Fun, melodic, engaging (read as: longer) songs with more room for textures and layers than previously heard.

And then…Avail. Like I said, it’s really a bit difficult to put their set into words. Technically, we were celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Over The James album, so that was played in full, but it was really as much of a “greatest hits” night as it was anything. It was cathartic from the word “go.” There were requisite technical difficulties, strained voices, endless crowd-surfers — not to mention a few unexpected stage divers from the wings during “Simple Song” — props, singing from the front row, a wedding proposal (she said “yes!”) and seemingly endless energy. It had the feel of a religious revival meeting that took the shape of a punk rock show. By the end of 75 minutes, “wait, this is really happening!!!” had morphed seamlessly into “Oh my god…that really happened!!!”

Avail meant a lot of things to a lot of people, particularly people who’ve been through and understood the struggles that come along with being on the margins or on the receiving end of some of the heavier things that life can throw your way. So on nights like these, when people who’ve made it through are able to come together for the first time in forever and celebrate and revel like the old days, sometimes the feeling defies words. Hopefully, the pictures below will do justice. Thanks to Tim and Beau and Gwomper and Erik and Joe for doing this.



Every Time I Die reveal lineup for their 14TH annual holiday show and 2nd installment of ‘Tid The Season’

Buffalo, New York hardcore rockers Every Time I Die have announced some fall tour dates in honor of their twentieth year as a band. The tour will feature fellow hardcore acts Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Vein.

The band has also announced the lineup for their second annual “Tid The Season” 1-day festival, which will feature Snapcase, Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Vein, Every Time I Die, and more.

Check out the tour dates below and get your tickets right here. Then head on over here for your “Tid The Season” tickets.

The latest release from Every Time I Die was Low Teens in 2016 via Epitaph Records.



Every Time I Die to embark on 20th anniversary tour

New York hardcore punks Every Time I Die have announced that they will head out on a 20th anniversary tour. Joining the seasoned vets will be: Turnstile, Angel Du$t and Vein.  Keith Buckley had this to say about the lineup for the tour: “We knew that the last headlining tour of our 20th year needed to be memorable and it had to be a lineup as broad-based as our two decades together. In each of these bands, you will find elements of the past, present and future of hardcore and I’m certain there is something in this tour that EVERYONE can vibe with no matter your age or background. If not, you may need to reassess your vibe.”

Check out the full list of dates below.

The latest release for Every Time I Die was 2016’s Low Teens. Tickets for this run of shows are already on sale you can head on over here to grab yours. 



Touche Amore (post-hardcore) stream tour mini documentary “Moments In Passing”

California post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré are streaming a mini documentary about themselves. The film is titled Moment In Passing and documents the band’s current European tour with Angel Dust. You can enjoy the short movie in full below.

Touché Amoré’s latest release was the 2016 full-length Stage Four.



Angel Du$t Premiere New “Headstone” Video

Baltimore punk outfit Angel Du$t have just released a music video for “Headstone”, a track taken from their recently released record “Rock The Fuck On Forever” which can now be purchased via Pop Wig Records.

Check out the “Headstone” video below.



Angel Du$t stream new album “Rock The Fuck On Forever”

Baltimore hardcore act Angel Dust just started streaming their brand new album “Rock The Fuck On Forever”. The album features thirteen tracks that are brimming with a hyperactive sense of energy, and loaded with some sweet, hard-rocking guitar riffs. Check it out below.



Angel Du$t stream new album “Rock the Fuck on Forever” in its entirety

Baltimore hardcore punk act Angel Du$t (featuring members of Trapped Under IceTurnstile and Mindset) are steaming their upcoming second album Rock the Fuck on Forever in its entirety, and you can listen to it out below.

Due for release this Friday (May 20th), Rock the Fuck on Forever will serve as the follow-up to Angel Du$t’s debut album A.D., which was released in 2014 through React! Records.



DS Photo Gallery: H2O, Angel Du$t and Give at the Middle East, Cambridge, MA

In support of their latest (and arguably their greatest) album, Use Your Voice, NYC hardcore vets H2O rolled through frontman Toby Morse’s birth state of Massachusetts to play before a sold-out crowd in the notoriously hot, sweaty confines of the upstairs music hall at the legendary Middle East nightclub in Cambridge. Now in their third decade as a band, and composed of some different parts than previous touring incarnations of the band, Morse and company continue to prove themselves as one of the tightest, most inspiring acts in the game.

The band’s lineup on the Use Your Voice tour is equal parts old and new, with founding members Morse and Rusty Pistachio (guitar) and longtime bassist Adam Blake joined by touring guitarist Colin McGinnis (None More Black) and special guest drummer Branden Steineckert (Rancid). Perhaps understandably, then, the band’s encore-less set was a tad on the short side (my incredibly unofficial count tallied 17 songs, though one was a cover of half of the Rancid classic “Journey To The End Of The East Bay”), but still paid a great deal of respect to classic tracks (“Guilty By Association,” “Family Tree,” “FTTW,” etc) and new songs (“Black Sheep,” “Skate!,” “True Romance”) alike.

While admittedly never the world’s largest hardcore fan, I’ve become a bigger and bigger fan of H2O over the last two decades, particularly because I’ve long felt that they fit right in at the more aggressive end of the mid-90’s punk music scene, and got short-changed in the process. I understand full well that I’m wading deep into hyperbole-infested waters here, but I can say without question that this particular Wednesday night was the best, tightest, and most positively inspiring set I’ve seen the various incarnations of H2O play over the last eighteen years, a show history that includes a mix of festival dates (Warped Tour) alongside opening slots for bands like Rancid and Face To Face. They’ve been a bit of a musical Haley’s Comet in terms of releasing new music for more than a decade (Use Your Voice marks their first original studio album since 2008’s Nothing To Prove, which itself was their first album since 2001’s Go), and have increasingly managed the second phase of their careers in an admirable fashion, balancing home and personal duties with the decreasingly lucrative field that is life as a “working musician.” Still, the perhaps “smarter-not-harder” approach to touring has given the band the energy and life it needs for sustainability going forward.

Support on this leg of the Use Your Voice tour came from the likes of Angel Du$t and Give. Neither band was familiar to me prior to the show (remember that thing about me not being the world’s biggest hardcore fan), but both definitely left an impression. Angel Du$t, for the uninitiated, are a Baltimore-based five-piece that features members of bands like Trapped Under Ice, Turnstile, and Diamond Youth. Their set was, in a word, ferocious; another showgoer who was also previously unaware of the band commented that he liked how “it seems like they’ve played 30 songs, because each one is like 45 seconds long.” Give, meanwhile, are  a DC-based five-piece who hearken back to the glory days of DC hardcore, if those glory years were crossed with Seattle in 1991. Fun band to watch, though the former band certainly got the crowd more whipped up than the latter did. (Editor’s note: Lowell, MA, bilingual hardcore outfit Los Bungalitos opened the show, though I missed the bulk of their set for traffic-related reasons. I blame Ben Affleck.)

Check out our photo gallery of Give, Angel Du$t and of course, the mighty H2O below.

 



Cruel Hand announce full US tour with Angel Dust, The Beautiful Ones

Maine hardcore act Cruel Hand have just unveiled a slew of early 2015 tour dates that’ll find them circling most of the US and parts of Canada for the month of January. Tagging along for support will be Angel Du$t and The Beautiful OnesCheck out the full rundown below.

Cruel Hand are touring in support of their recent full-length, The Negatives, which dropped September 23rd via Hopeless Records.



Full Album Stream: Angel Du$t – ‘A.D.’

Baltimore hardcore punk act Angel Du$t  (featuring members of Trapped Under IceTurnstile, and Mindset) recently released their debut album, A.D., and you can check out a stream of the whole thing below.

Angel Du$t released A.D. on June 10, 2014 via  React! Records.



Angel Du$t (hardcore-punk) announce debut full length album, post new video

The Baltimore hardcore punk super-group featuring members of Trapped Under IceTurnstile, and Mindset called Angel Du$t have announced their debut full length album titled A.D.  The album will be released on June 10th through React! Records.

To celebrate the announcement, the band has posted a video for the song “Stepping Stone.”  Check it out below.

The band last released their Xtra Raw EP last year through React! Records.



Music Video: Angel Dust (Hardcore Punk) – “Rage”

The Baltimore hardcore punk super-group featuring members of Trapped Under IceTurnstile, and Mindset called Angel Du$t have recently released a music video for their song “Rage”. The song is featured on “Xtra Raw EP” which was released this year through React! Records.

Click here to check out the video.