News we didn’t think we would hear of again was of a newly reformed Jawbox, that post-punk band from DC that originally formed back in 1989. But after years of silence, and some initial prodding by drummer Zach Barocas, the band began rehearsing for shows that now comprise An Impartial Overview (tour). The band reunited back in 2009, appearing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which was a one-off performance.
The band’s last album, the self-title Jawbox LP, was released back in 1996 and after a year of supporting the album on tour, the band broke up in 1997. The sets will draw from most of their discography with an emphasis on the Robbins/Coletta/Barbot/Barocas recordings, especially For Your Own Special Sweetheart and Jawbox, which mark the peak of their creative and performative time together. Longtime fans will be in familiar territory: Coletta’s irrepressible presence; Robbins’s heartfelt guitar and vocal harmonic roar; Barbot’s razor-sharp vocal and guitar challenge and complement; and Barocas’s exacting flail and crash continue to coalesce as they always have, as a single functioning musical unit.
JAWBOX ON TOUR
6.14 – Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair
6.21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
6.28 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
7.9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
7.10 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
7.12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
7.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
7.19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
7.20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
7.26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7.27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro