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Avail was a punk band from Richmond, Virginia. Originally from Northern Virginia, the band formed in 1987, its members included Joe Banks, Doug Crosby, Brian Stewart and Mikey Warstler. The only original remaining member, guitar player Joe Banks, teamed up with rival band LDK’s (Learning Disabled Kids) Tim Barry. They moved to Richmond in 1990, and soon, after numerous line up changes, put together a solid lineup to release their first album in 1992. Many of their lyrics center around Richmond.

Avail is on ‘permanent standby’ as per Tim Barry’s interview on Dope Sick Radio #40. Tim mentions in the interview “let’s just say it’s a thing of the past”


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  • knight_88

    This band should definitely be way more appreciated than just simple song. [2]

    10 Jul 4:45pm Reply
  • VirginiaSlimm

    I seem to recall you guys played at a punk rock birthday party I attended in RVA and some spunky vegan members took meat from the fridge and buried it in the yard. It was awesome mayhem. :P -Slimm

    21 Feb 11:43am Reply
  • wretched-one

    Wow, it was 21 years ago I saw this band play live, I witnessed some fantastic energy that night which went on even after they blew out the pa system in the middle of their set. They blew Samian off the stage that night...Great memories of my first vacation to the US of A :)

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Hullabaloolaloo

    Thanks fellas, this helped

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • TheBr0s

    thanks THPS

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • FuckerDance

    Simple Song

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • wtf_muthauckers

    hell yeah h8

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • turnschuhotoole

    Thank you Richmond for a rich variety of Artists worth to listen to every second!!

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • veludinho

    DVD - Avail - King Tuts @ Glasgow, Scotland (05.10.1999) http://geracao666.blogsp

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • h8

    "Avail sucks, and that fat boy can't play bass!" Live at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco is the gold standard for a live punk album

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    Wow. Over million scrobbles.

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • watthead

    Favourite live Avail moment: the circle pit during their set on the 3rd stage at Warped Tour '99 in Northampton, Mass.

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • RVAMonkFan

    Freeman reunites Avail guitarist Joe Banks with former members Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, The Might Could) and Chuck McCauley (Wardance Orange). The band's debut "It Doesn't Matter is now available from iTunes.

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • kholanda

    simple song = tony hawk memories = epic flashbacks of youth [5]

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • Archrsbowsrbrkn

    this band should definitely be way more appreciated than just simple song

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • IvanErshov51

    tony hawk's pro skater 4)))

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tarirules

    Amazing band! An important part of my youth.

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Jinada

    tony hawk pro skater 3 !!

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • rick-roll

    Simple Song

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
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