Margin Walker Presents, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and Paragon present Jawbreaker at the Statesman Skyline Theater with special guests A Giant Dog and Lemuria, July 13, 2018.
Independently-minded and adhering to an old-school D.I.Y. punk mentality, West Coast trio Jawbreaker led the wave of 1990s punk-rock with their spirited musicality and marathon live shows. After a series of EPs and singles, guitarist and singer Blake Schwarzenbach, bassist Chris Bauermeister, and drummer Adam Pfahler released the band’s debut album, Unfun, in 1989. Independent labels Tupelo Recording Company and Communion Records signed the group in the following year, releasing their second studio album, Bivouac, in 1991. Their breakthrough record, 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, produced by Steve Albini, came out in 1993. Considered one of the most influential acts of the 1990s emo scene, Jawbreaker’s mix of punk, emo, and grunge paved the way for groups like Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional. Jawbreaker’s last proper album was 1995’s classic Dear You, which was reissued by drummer Pfahler’s label, Blackball Records, in 2004. After the release of Dear You, the cult-hero band disbanded in 1996.
Jawbreaker reunited in September 2017 to headline Chicago’s Riot Fest and followed with a series of sold-out shows in early 2018 in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. The band is set to play Seattle’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit in June 2018. The July Austin date is the only Texas date remainder of 2018 for the seminal trio.
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Come Early to the Skyline Theater
Once the doors have opened there will be plenty to keep you having fun until it’s showtime! Entertainment includes games on the lawn, open food stands and food trucks, and of course full bars pouring. Check out the Dos Equis bar and Craft Beer Village.