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Mina Caputo
Mina Caputo

Against Me! put out six studio albums in the past 12 years, and arguably just keep getting better. Brooklyn's Life of Agony put out classic metalcore album "River Runs Red" in 1993, two more albums before 1998, and then just continued to reunite every so often without new material, not counting their short-lived attempt at a comeback with their mostly-ignored new album on Epic in 2005. Nobody should be surprised then that Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel's transformation to Laura Jane Grace received tons of attention, while LOA's Keith Caputo's transformation to Mina Caputo received much less (it was cool of Laura to have Mina open some shows for her though).

I think most Life of Agony fans thought LOA was finished for good. They already aren't an active band, and it's just hard to imagine Mina Caputo fronting LOA at this point. Maybe Against Me!'s success at making it work inspired them though, because earlier this year LOA announced they would return to the stage with Mina to play some European festivals (they were always bigger in Europe), and now a local show is officially happening too...

Life of Agony will play Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on Saturday, September 13th. Tickets on sale Friday, July 18th at noon.

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Laura Jane Grace

Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) came out as transgender back in 2012 and has since released a new AM! album that often touches on the matter, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and toured extensively in support of it. Now, Laura is getting a reality series on AOL which tells her story, as well as the stories of "other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media." Check out the trailer video for the series HERE.

Against Me! are about to kick off another tour, this time with Tony Molina and Big Eyes. It begins in North Carolina on Thursday (5/1) and hits NYC on Saturday (5/3) at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

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Tom Gabel

Following in the footsteps of Life of Agony's Keith Caputo (who now goes by Mina), Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel is coming out as transgender. Rolling Stone reports:

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.

Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news," says Gabel. "But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Against Me! will soon hit the road with The Cult and hit Terminal 5 in NYC along the way.

Tom recently played two shows in NYC as part of the Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan and others.

Chuck Ragan's band Hot Water Music has some shows coming up and a new album.