Sat, August 12, 2017
This event is all ages
Tickets are WILL CALL only, no name changes and no transfers. The name on the will call list must match the name of the purchaser's ID. You and your guest must enter the venue as you check in.
Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled.
Orders exceeding the 2 ticket limit subject to cancellation! We are serious here!!!!!
Lead vocalist and guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach, bassist Chris Bauermeister, and drummer Adam Pfahler formed the band while students at New York University, later relocating to Los Angeles where they released their debut album Unfun (1990), and finally to San Francisco the following year, where they released 1992’s Bivouac. Soon they were mascots of San Francisco’s infamous 924 Gilman punk scene, inspiring and collaborating with bands like Green Day and Rancid.
Schwarzenbach’s charisma and personal lyrics helped to establish the band as cult idols, even as he underwent surgery to remove painful and voice-threatening polyps from his throat. Jawbreaker toured with Nirvana in 1993 and released 24 Hour Revenge Therapy in 1994, attracting the attention of major labels.
They signed with a major label and released 1995’s Dear You. It seemed that, after years of struggle, success was finally theirs. But then… a backlash. Dear You‘s polished production and smooth vocals resulted in rejection from the band’s formerly adoring audience. Infighting and tension led to Jawbreaker’s legendary dissolution in 1996.
This is their first SF show in many, many years.
Songwriter Andy Asp later went on to perform with the bands Cropduster and The Pattern.
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102