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Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They’ll just about all be right, too (if is any kind of reference, anyway). Everyone’s nebulous identification and loose understanding of the genre is both its best and worst quality… More »

I have three tattoos. There’s a treeish thing on my calf that doesn’t really bother me, and another on my back so unmentionably bad it shall remain undescribed in any public forum as long as I draw breath. My favorite sits on my wrist: a cross made of four F’s — all dark lines, symmetry,… More »

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical term for what Albini actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countless… More »

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Blake Schwarzenbach – “Sanity Is Waiting”

While everyone's still waiting for a Jawbreaker reunion (and getting confused by Jawbreaker Reunion), ex-Jawbreaker/Jets To Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach has just shared a really…
Peter Helman | July 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Jawbreaker – “Boxcar” Video

No, it's not a Jawbreaker reunion (at least not yet, anyway), but the band has shared a video for "Boxcar," a track off their third…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 2:19 pm

The Mountain Goats Cover Jawbreaker

Representing different, but intertwining sections of my life/record collection, Mountain Goats and Jawbreaker cassettes got a lot of wear in my teenage boombox. They've come…
brandon | June 7, 2011 - 11:17 am

Thorns Of Life @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock 1/23/09

There's no shortage of Blake Schwarzenbach respect around here, so when we found out the man's new band with Aaron Cometbus and Daniela Sea (of…
brandon | January 26, 2009 - 12:37 pm

Blake Schwarzenbach Has A New Band

It’s called the Thorns Of Life. They’re referencing Shelley. And it’s not just Blake: The ex-Jawbreaker/Jets To Brazil frontman has come out of retirement (though…
brandon | November 14, 2008 - 6:11 pm