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DS Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago – Day 3 (Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, The Flatliners, The Menzingers and more)

The weekend of September 15-17 saw the annual return of Riot Fest. Riot Fest 2017 was held for the 12th consecutive year in Chicago and for the third consecutive year in Douglas Park. Once again, Riot Fest saw an eclectic crowd turn out, including multiple generations of families. You can check out our coverage of day one here and our shots from day two here, but we, like Riot Fest organizers this year, certainly saved the best for last. 

While last year’s Riot Fest included a Danzig-led Misfits reunion that was noteworthy in its own right, this year’s headline reunion band felt somewhat bigger and more important in a lot of ways. There’s a giant faction of the punk rock scene that’s effectively been the House That Jawbreaker built, and that was certainly reflected in this particular day’s lineup. There’s a direct sonic and stylistic connection from newly-reformed trio, playing only their third show in over two decades, to bands like Hot Water Music to more recent torch-bearers like The Flatliners and The Menzingers. All of the above were on display on a hot and sweaty third-and-final day of Riot Fest 2017, marking a notable past, present and future that seemed to find each generation drawing inspiration from the others.

But wait, there was plenty of other punk rock history to go around! GWAR have kept on keeping on following the death of frontmonster Dave Brockie a few years ago, and have been Riot Fest regulars for years. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones made another stop on their Let’s Face It 20-year celebration shows that’ll wind down with this year’s Hometown Throwdown around Christmastime. Pennywise, who will be celebrating their thirtieth birthday as a band next year, played one of the weekend’s best-received sets. Check out our full photo rundown below!



Fat Wreck announces Riot Fest flexi pack that may feature new Jawbreaker music

Fat Wreck Chords have announced they will once again be releasing a special flexi pack exclusive to Riot Fest. In total, the pack will include four flexis with previously unreleased songs.

As most of you know, Jawbreaker will be playing this festival, and some puns in the label’s press release make it sound like one of the flexis may include new music by the recently-reunited band:

“Trust us, you’ll Want the special bonus two song flexi that will be included with every pack…that’s right, four flexis total! Leave your Chesterfields at home and get to Riot Fest and grab a flexi pack!”

Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach recently revealed that the band has been “trying to” write new music. It’s been 22 years since their last album Dear You was released.



Jawbreaker trying to write new music

Following a screening of the new Jawbreaker documentary last night in New York City, frontman Blake Schwarzenbach participated in a little Q&A session. When asked whether the band has any plans to release a new album, he said they are “trying to” write new music.

Jawbreaker’s last album Dear You was released 22 years ago, so to say fans have been patiently waiting for a new record would be an understatement. The band reunited earlier this year and will be playing Chicago’s Riot Fest next month.



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.