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Beach Slang Stream Video for “I Hate Alternative Rock”, Announce UK/EU Tour Dates With Jawbreaker

Philadelphia’s Beach Slang are streaming a music video for a single from their forthcoming EP. The recently released cover of Bob Mould’s “I Hate Alternative Rock” is the track chosen for visualisation treatment. It will feature on MPLS, which is due to come out on March 15 via Quiet Panic.

Whilst you wait for the full EP, why not check out the video for “I Hate Alternative Rock” below.

The previous release from Beach Slang was the 2018 effort, Everything Matters But No One Is Listening [Quiet Slang].

In addition to the new music video, Beach Slang will also be hitting the road with Jawbreaker for a short run of dates around the UK and Europe. You can find details of the shows below too.



Jawbreaker announce run of East Coast shows

Punk legends Jawbreaker have announced a small run of East Coast shows this year. After being forced to cancel a couple of shows last year due to weather.

You can check out the full list of shows below.

Jawbreaker has played a steady stream of reunion shows since back in 2017.  Jawbreaker released Etc. back in 2002, while fans have been chomping at the bit to get some new material from the fellas, it has yet to materialize.



DS Photo Gallery: Jawbreaker, Naked Raygun; and Smoking Popes at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

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Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on the north side of the city played host to three heavy hitters Sunday November 4, 2018. The bill provided fans a bit of relief from near constant coverage running up to the midterm elections. There more than a few “I Voted” (early in those cases) wristbands, politically motivated t-shirts and buttons visible. But for the most part this show would promise a a time-out from the heavy 24 hours news cycle.

The crowd proved that they were among those undeterred by heavy rains. They were too interested in watching Jawbreaker, a beloved headliner returning to Chicago roughly a year after the city played host to the band’s reunion at Riot Fest 2017. There had been more than a little grumbling about the ticket prices for this show when it was first announced. However, it appeared those in attendance in short order decided that shelling out north of $40 was well worth it.  Surely seeing two groups of favorite sons, Naked Raygun and Smoking Popes from Chicago’s tight knit punk rock community helped.

Speaking of tight knit, this show did draw a strong representation of aforementioned community. Spotted in the crowd, but not a complete list by any means I’m sure, were members of Pegboy, The Bollweevils, Death and Memphis; and The Usuals.

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The Smoking Popes launched into a set of both old tracks and new tunes from “Into The Agony,” the band’s first full length album in many years. Lead singer Josh Caterer dedicated “You Spoke To Me,” off their third album, 1997’s “Destination Failure,” to Jawbreaker, as the song was written about Blake Schwarzenbach himself. Caterer described how fortunate he felt to be on same bill as one of his musical inspirations.

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Naked Raygun is routinely described as legendary. And despite any hesitation about that word from its founder and lead singer Jeff Pezzati, it is so frequently used one may come to believe that is actually part of the band’s name.

There had been rumors that due to heath and other concerns, this show would be Naked Raygun’s last live performance. Jeff Pezzati dispelled those rumors and assured me they will in fact continue playing live shows.

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Bill Stephens, of Naked Raygun, in a lighthearted moment, sticks his tongue out at photographers shooting from the pit below.

Pierre Kezdy, Naked Raygun’s longest running bass player is presently battling cancer and was not in attendance on stage or in the crowd. But his spirit was nonetheless felt and it was seen, on one of the most popular items at Naked Raygun’s table: a t-shirt featuring a full-bodied portrait of Kezdy.

 

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Returning to Naked Raygun’s performance on this night, Pezzati’s bandmates, drummer Eric Spicer, Bill Stephens on guitar and bass player Fritz Doreza, in their respective roles matched Pezzati’s vocal strength and powered through almost two dozen songs. Highlights including “Home of the Brave, “Peacemaker,” “Vanilla Blue,” the perhaps fortuitously named “Treason,” on which Eli Caterer of The Smoking Popes guested on stage. And of course “Rat Patrol” with its frenzy inducing “Whoah oh oh oh oh oh.” 

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Oh and a photographer’s note: After the first three songs were completed Pezzati glanced down into the photo pit when he noticed the security signaling for the shooters to leave the pit and indicated to them with “he stays, she stays…” and so on. When the security again signaled for us to leave, Pezzati once again took a moment to tells the security, “they stay.” This was not the first time, Pezzati has advised security that the photographers stay for the entire set. It’s always appreciated by those of us documenting the show.

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Eli Caterer of Smoking Popes guests on a couple of Naked Raygun songs.

Jawbreaker’s reunion at Riot Fest 2017 whet their fans’ cravings for more shows. Headlining the annual festival weekend apparently also whet the band’s own appetite to play together more often. Jawbreaker kicked off its set with West Bay Invitational and filled it with some of its best songs, including “Jinx Removing,” “Chesterfield King,” “Kiss The Bottle,” and “Accident Prone.” Their energetic performance challenged the crowd to keep up.

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By the end of the night, many the show attendees straggled out of the Uptown venue and up to the “L” red line platform just across the street, shoulders hunched with exhaustion and clothes soaking wet. But it was hard to tell if that was more due to the rain outside or sweat earned inside by leaning into a solid punk rock bill top to bottom, working to match the energy expelled by those on stage. Just your average Sunday night in Chicago, IL.

 

 



Jawbreaker add Portland shows to reunion dates

Jawbreaker has added another stop in their reunion tour. They’ll be playing the Crystal Ballroom in Portland Oregon on August 17th and 18th, and will be joined by Swearin’ and Hurry Up.

You can see all of Jawbreakers upcoming reunion shows below.



Jawbreaker adds Austin, TX show to reunion tour

Jawbreaker has added another stop in their reunion tour. They’ll be playing the Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center in Austin, Texas on July 13th.

The four (currently) remaining stop on the tour are

June 1-3 – Upstream Fest, Seattle, WA
July 13 – Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center, Austin, TX
Sept 14 – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Sept 15 – Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ



It’s official: there will be new music from Jawbreaker!

After months of speculation of new music, Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach confirmed on the latest episode of the Going Off Track podcast that they are indeed planning to work on what will be their record since 1995’s Dear You. Here’s what he had to say:

“Our summer is just gonna be trying to write, jam. What we really wanna do is just riff out and see what comes. I’m spending the next month writing at home, and then we’re gonna converge in San Francisco and go in a studio and see what happens.”

He was also asked what the new Jawbreaker would sound like, “I like the more band-like jams that we have [like “Bivouac”] or “Jet Black” or songs like that, that could only be as a unit.”

And then Blake was asked why the band decided to work on new music for the first time in more than two decades since their breakup, and his response was, “It’s for our own excitement. We can’t keep playing these same songs. I mean, they’re wonderful for people who have not seen it — we’re lucky there are people that wanna see it — but we need some new songs to make it exciting.”

You can listen to the podcast right here. Talk about new music from Jawbreaker comes in around the hour and 37-minute mark.

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, but reunited a year ago and have been playing shows sporadically ever since then.



Fans Petition Jawbreaker For a New Album

Inspired by the recent reunion shows, Jawbreaker fans are appealing to the band to write and record a new record by way of petition. It reads:

“The 90’s punk music scene wasn’t just all about bands like Green Day, The Offspring or even Blink-182. There was this band called Jawbreaker who released four amazing albums that remain a major influence on pop punk, emo and similar genres in general, including their last one from 1995 “Dear You”. The band went their separate ways in 1996, but have been back together since 2017.

Given how many years it’s been since the last Jawbreaker album was released, many fans would love to hear a new album. Our patience is running out, especially after too many years of waiting for a reunion, and Blake Schwarzenbach saying in the summer of 2017 that Jawbreaker has been trying to write what may be a new album. Let’s get this petition out there and shared to as many Jawbreaker fans as possible to let the band know that we want to hear at least one new song.”

If you’re behind the motion, head over to the petition page and add your name.



Jawbreaker announce shows in California and New York

Punk legends Jawbreaker have announced a string of US reunion shows. The band will be getting together for four shows in California (two in SoCal and two in NorCal) as well as two dates in NYC. The dates will take place over the course of January, February, and March. They will be joined by comedy acts Clare O’Kane, Emily Flake, and Kate Willett as well as bands like The Smokers, Composite, The Neutrals, Post Life, and Waxahatchee.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations below and see a detailed outline of the guests that will be joining them on each date.

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.



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.