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Dying Scene Radio – Episode 15 – Band Spotlight: Strung Out

The boys are back with Episode 15 of Dying Scene Radiooooo! In this installment, AP snags a whopper of an interview with legendary Simi Valley thrashers Strung Out down at Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Fest as it rolled its way through Denver. If you’re excited about the seminal punk band’s upcoming album, you’re really going to want to give this one a listen as Jason and Chris spill the frijoles on the name of the upcoming LP! EXCLUSIVE NEWS! LOOK AT US! As always the lads are also gonna be spinnin’ a ton of music from new and emerging artists that you were probably too lazy to discover and giving their shitty opinions on some of the most noteworthy scene news from the last few weeks that you were probably too lazy to read. Check it all out below!



Avail Announce More “Over The James” Anniversary Shows

If you’re like me, you’ve been hopeful that the Avail reunion shows were going to make their way outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, and today we can finally say that those wishes have come true!

The monumentally-influential Richmond, Virginia band are taking the show on the road for a long-weekend of Over The James 21st anniversary shows in the northeast: September 6th at Union Transfer in Philly, September 7th at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, and September 8th at Royale in Boston. Support on all dates comes from Angel Du$t. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (4/20) at 4pm Eastern, and at least 200 tickets will be available for walk-up purchase at the Union Transfer, Gramercy Theater and Sinclair Box Offices respectively. All of the gigs will feature the original OTJ-era lineup of Tim Barry, Joe Banks, Beau Beau, Gwomper, and Erik Larson. Pack those sleeping bags and we’ll see ya in line!

Over The James was initially released on April 7, 1998, on Lookout Records, and was later released by Jade Tree a couple years later. Avail’s final release was their 2002 Fat Wreck Chords full-length Front Porch Stories.



Avail to reunite for “Over The James” 21st anniversary show in Richmond

Well holy hell, boys and girls; hell, it would seem, has frozen over…Avail are back!

In spite of years of insisting it wouldn’t happen, the ground-breaking Richmond, Virginia band are reassembling for a 21st anniversary show in honor of their 1998 album Over The James. The gig will feature the original OTJ-eralineup of Tim Barry, Joe Banks, Beau Beau, Gwomper, and Erik Larson. It marks the first Avail show in more than eleven years and that particular lineup’s first show together in what I’m pretty sure is more like 19 or 20 years. It’s all going down  Friday, July 19th at The National in their hometown of Richmond, and features support from Iron Reagan and Asylum. Tickets are on sale this coming Friday (March 29th) at 10am Eastern at this here link, so plan your sick time accordingly.

Over The James was initially released on April 7, 1998, on Lookout Records, and was later released by Jade Tree a couple years later. Avail’s final release was their 2002 Fat Wreck Chords full-length Front Porch Stories. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more of these dates in the very, very near future. If I were a betting man…



Former Avail hype-man Beau Butler announces Mayoral bid in Richmond

Beau Butler, local Richmond, VA bartender and former hype-man/cheerleader for RVA punk band Avail has announced that he has decided to enter his name into the 2016 Richmond Mayoral race.

You can check out Butler’s official statement below. It could use a little cleaning up, but he certainly knows where his priorities lay.

Avail never officially broke up, but they have been relatively inactive for the past six years. 



Strike Anywhere, Avail, Ann Beretta (sort of) make comic book debut

Strike Anywhere, Avail and Ann Beretta‘s lyrics have been featured in an original indie comic book illustrated by Chris Hamer. The book, Pink Noise, is composed entirely of song lyrics.

Click here to read a description by the author and then click here to check the comic book out yourself.



Avail band members form new band, Freeman

FatJoe Banks, current guitar player for Avail, and former Avail band members Erik Larson and Chuck Mc Cauley have reunited. Erik left the band after the release of “Over the James” and Chuck hasn’t played with the band since “Dixie.” The three of these guys, in what they are calling sort of a family reunion, are joining with vocalist Freeman (don’t know if that is his first or last name) to form a band called, get this, Freeman. You can check out some of the new band’s songs on their Myspace page.

Avail’s last album, “4 AM Friday,” was released on Jade Tree Records on April 11, 2006.