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Friday, June 14, 2024

Latest CD to release at final show

By TRACI ROSENTHAL, Avenue Contributing Writer

The walls of the "Outhouse" are a shrine to all that is American pop culture. The residents proudly display their love of comedic cinema and '90s rock bands through DVDs and posters on the walls.

This would be a typical college bachelor pad in the heart of Gators country, except that it is home to one of Gainesville's most popular bands.

Adams Out, the progressive rock-pop band that has been living and playing together locally for slightly more than three years, is releasing another full-length album Friday.

"The new album is vastly different than anything any band has done before," said Chris Chaires, a guitarist for Adams Out. "It's a new genre and includes theatrical dialogue."

The sound is going to feature alternative percussions as well as modern recording techniques, he said.

The band, which consists of West Palm Beach natives Chaires, lead vocalist Dan Barnhart, guitarist Matthew Houlihan, bassist Jon Bush and drummer/backup vocalist Dylan Samore, moved to Gainesville to go to UF.

The decision to buy a house and live together came shortly after. The band members knew they wanted to stay together and try their luck in a town that offered a more diverse and opportunistic music scene.

"We were growing out of the West Palm Beach scene and came to Gainesville to try to progress," Barnhart said.

Since their arrival, they have been wild with success, opening for some of the biggest acts in Gainesville.

Longtime friend and fan Sheria Polk said, "I've been going to their shows since high school, and it's always great to see how much they've grown and gotten better over the years."

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But now the boys have decided to slow down and give the public one last chance to see them in action.

A CD release party will be held Friday at the 1982 Bar, and it is sure to be a bittersweet celebration for the bandmates and their fans.

The event marks the day of their highly anticipated new album release as well as the night of their last show before going on a hiatus, Barnhart said.

Although this seems like the end of an era for the band, it doesn't mean it's the end of the road for these gifted musicians.

"I think they all recognize that they love the band and it's been a great part of their lives, but it's time for them to move on and pursue other things," Polk said. "Exciting things are happening for all of them."

Bush, Samore and Chaires will continue to use their musical talents around Gainesville in their band Kings of Pain, which is a tribute to the band The Police.

All the fans who have fallen for Adams Out's fun and innovative entertainment can rest easy knowing it's not completely over.

As Barnhart assured Adams Out followers, "Everyone's going to keep playing music."

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