Riot Fest pulls off another coup: Jawbreaker’s first public performance since 1996
April 19, 2017 at 9:00AM
An amicable reunion seemed like the last thing we could hope for from Jawbreaker, but people never stopped hoping—not least because the band had a monumental influence on punk, pop-punk, and emo. I wrote a novella-length oral history of my favorite Jawbreaker album, 1994’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, for a 2015 issue of The Pitchfork Review, and needless to say, I’m stoked to see them play their first public set in more than 20 years—they wrap up Riot Fest on Sunday, September 17, and I might camp out for a good spot in July. Riot Fest takes over Douglas Park for three days beginning Friday, September 15.