Margin Walker Presents, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and Paragon Presents are proud to present legendary punk group Jawbreaker at the Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center for the Performing Arts at 701 Riverside Drive on July 13. GA tickets for the rare show are $44 plus taxes and fees, and the Jawbreaker Skyline Premium Package is $99 plus taxes and fees and includes VIP parking, private indoor/outdoor bars, premier viewing areas, and more. Jawbreaker will be joined by Buffalo indie rock trio Lemuria and Austin-based punk rock band A Giant Dog. Tickets go on sale on May 4 at 10 a.m. Central and are available at skylinetheater.com/events/.
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.
A Jawbreaker performance was one of the most requested acts by fans during the 10-year run of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest and for 2016’s Sound on Sound Fest. Margin Walker Presents co-founder and national talent booker Graham Williams is thrilled to welcome the band for their first Texas performance in over 20 years. The show’s outdoor venue, Statesman Skyline Theater, neighbors Auditorium Shores, the former site of Fun Fun Fun Fest, and offers unparalleled views of the city, Lady Bird Lake, and a mini-festival atmosphere. Indie rock band Lemuria, as part of their Recreational Hate tour, will open the evening followed by Austin quintet A Giant Dog.
Margin Walker Presents, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and Paragon present Jawbreaker with A Giant Dog and Lemuria at the Statesman Skyline Theater is supported by The Austin American-Statesman and Dos XX. Doors for the July 13 show open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit skylinetheater.com/events/.