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Watch Jawbreaker’s full reunion set in San Francisco!

A few months ago, it was announced that Jawbreaker would reunite to play this year’s Riot Fest, but the guys just don’t seem to want to wait.  After some videos surfaced of the band playing in Albany, CA a few weeks ago, it appears the band played another reunion show in San Francisco a few days ago.  Luckily, a video of the full set has been uploaded, so if you weren’t one of the lucky few to catch this set, you can now see the whole thing below.



Riot Fest announces full schedule

Riot Fest has released their full schedule of set times for all bands on all stages. The three days of bands upon bands upon bands in Chicago with a carnival and freak show is headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and freaking Jawbreaker, who have reunited after a 21 year hiatus.

A handful of bands will be playing full album sets, including Wu Tang Clan, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dinosaur Jr., Bayside, and everyone’s favorite crotchety old man that can’t take a punch, Danzig.

Tickets Check out the full schedule below and see if you can get through it without your brain melting from being over-inundated with rad.



Jawbreaker reunite for secret show

A few months ago, it was announced that Jawbreaker would reunite to play this year’s Riot Fest. However, the real reunion happened last night at a secret show in Albany, CA. If you weren’t one of the lucky few to see this show in person, you can watch the band play “The Boat Dreams from the Hill”, “Condition Oakland”, and “Chemistry” for the first time in 21 years below.

It seems this won’t be the only show Jawbreaker will be playing this month. They appear to have a sold out show at the Rickshaw Shop in San Francisco lined up for August 12th.



Jawbreaker documentary “Don’t Break Down” official trailer release


Riot Fest have released the official trailer for the highly anticipated documentary Don’t Break Down on legendary band Jawbreaker.  Give it a watch below.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, there is even more news. The movie will premiere on August 11th at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in San Francisco. According the the theater’s website, the screening is completely sold out, which is not shocking.

Jawbreaker will be appearing for the first time in 21 years at this years Riot Fest.



Riot Fest releases sneak peak trailer for Jawbreaker documentary “Don’t Break Down”

Jawbreaker shook the world by announcing their reunion at this year’s Chicago Riot Fest, and the surprises continue from the legendary band. Riot Fest has released a sneak peak trailer for the upcoming documentary Don’t Break Down, which will follow the history of Jawbreakers formation, its evolution and the powerful impact and influence the band had on the punk rock and independent music scenes.

Check out the trailer below.

Whose making the pilgrimage to this years Riot Fest to see the mighty Jawbreaker return?



Jawbreaker teasing something?

Over a week ago, we reported that California punk legends Jawbreaker were reuniting as the headliner for Riot Fest this September. Well, they posted a picture of the band members with their instruments on Facebook the other day, which has led to speculation that more shows, or new material or both, are in the works.

Other than Riot Fest, Jawbreaker currently have no other shows scheduled, and it’s not clear if the reunion is permanent. We’ll keep you posted as more details on Jawbreaker’s future come to light. The band broke up in 1996, a year after the release of their classic album Dear You.



It’s official: Jawbreaker is back, and will play this year’s Riot Fest!

After years of rumors, speculation and teasers, California punk legends Jawbreaker have announced that they are finally reuniting. The band will play their first show in 21 years at this year’s Riot Fest as the headlining act on the festival’s final night on September 17th. More details on the fest can be found here.

It’s not clear if the Riot Fest performance will be a one-off, or if the reunion will result in a tour or new album. We’ll keep you posted as more details on Jawbreaker’s future come to light. The band broke up in 1996, a year after the release of their classic album Dear You.



Jawbreaker are not reuniting

Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler has addressed rumors of a reunion on the band’s Facebook page, explaining that he was indeed talking about the possibility of bringing the legendary California punk band together, but was not hinting at immediate plans for it. He explains:

“I spoke very frankly about the possibility of a reunion at the Giant Robot Dear You 20th anniversary instore last month. But I was not hinting that we had immediate plans to do so. Just said that we’d talked about it, played and actually got pretty close a few years back. But it was not to be. Trust me, I’d be the first to break that kind of news…”

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, shortly after the release of Dear You. Although the band has never officially reformed, the members of Jawbreaker got together a year ago working on a documentary called Don’t Back Down.



Adam Pfahler says Jawbreaker are in talks of reuniting

In a recent interview, Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler revealed that he and his bandmates have been practicing together, and are considering a reunion after 20 years apart. He states:

“We’ve totally talked about it, and everyone is excited about it, but it’s gotta be right. It’s gotta be cool. It’s gotta be just right. All the money in the world isn’t gonna make that happen. Everyone’s just gotta be right there with it.”

A video of Adam discussing the possibility of a reunion can be viewed below.

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, shortly after the release of Dear You. Although the band has never officially reformed, the members of Jawbreaker got together a year ago working on a documentary called Don’t Back Down.



Jawbreaker announce vinyl reissue of “Dear You”

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of its release, long-defunct California punk legends Jawbreaker will release a vinyl reissue of their iconic final album Dear You on December 18th, which will be pressed on blue vinyl. You can pre-order a copy of the reissue here.

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, shortly after the release of Dear You. While no official reunion has been announced, the members of Jawbreaker got together last spring working on a documentary called Don’t Back Down.



Blake Schwarzenbach releases solo song “Sanity Is Waiting”

Blake Schwarzenbach, the former singer of Jawbreaker and Jets to Brazil and current singer of forgetters, is streaming a new solo song called “Sanity Is Waiting”. You can listen to it below.

There are currently no details about “Sanity Is Waiting”, but we’ll keep you updated. He announced a solo album back in 2013 called Christopher Remembers, which has still not been released.



Full Album Stream: “What’s The Score?” (Jawbreaker tribute)

Save Your Generation Records released a Jawbreaker tribute album titled What’s The Score? earlier this week. The tribute which features covers of Jawbreaker classics from bands like Reward, Small Parks, Ghost Thrower, and many others can be streamed in its entirety below.

If you like what you hear, be sure to head over to the label’s Bandcamp to purchase What’s The Score?. The physical LP features 12 tracks, and the digital version which comes with all vinyl copies has 4 bonus tracks.



DS Exclusive: Reward (Philly punk) cover Jawbreaker’s “Boxcar”

After months of hard work and hyping up, Save Your Generation Records is only one day out from releasing a very special Jawbreaker tribute album titled What’s The Score?. The album will feature over a dozen great bands putting their own unique spin on Jawbreaker classics including “Do You Still Hate Me?,” “Jinx Removing,” “Sea Foam Green,” and many others.

In May we brought you an exclusive stream of Michigan emo act Small Parks‘ take on “I Love You So Much It’s Killing Us Both,” and today we’re very excited to be streaming yet another track from the tribute!

Give Philly punk band Reward‘s cover of “Boxcar” a listen below, and head over here to pre-order What’s The Score? and hear other songs that will be appearing on the record.



Random Cover Song: Jawbreaker – “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got” (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from 90’s punk staples Jawbreaker, tackling “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The original version of the song appeared on Jett’s debut solo album, Bad Reputation in 1981 (initially released as Joan Jett in 1980), while Jawbreaker’s cover first appeared on the Chesterfield King EP, before being reissued on CD versions of Bivouac (both in 1992).

You can listen to both versions below.



Video: Yotam Ben Horin covers Jawbreaker, performs one new song and two Useless ID for PunksInVegas

Yotam Ben Horin, front-man of Israeli pop-punk act Useless ID, recently caught up with the team at PunksInVegas for a Stripped Down Session. In the process, he covered the Jawbreaker classic “I Love You So Much It’s Killing Us Both,” in addition to performing his own new track “Where’s The Time” and the Useless ID tracks “Symptoms” and “Heaven Sent.” Check out the videos here.

“Where’s The Time” appears on Yotam’s new album “Distant Lover,” which is out now on Hardline Entertainment. In case you missed it, we premiered a video for the “Distant Lover” track “Sad” yesterday – check that out here.