Jawbox, the highly regarded 1990s post-hardcore band, will grace the Metro Gallery’s stage on Saturday to mark the club’s 12th anniversary, the venue announced today.
Fronted by J. Robbins, who now runs the Magpie Cage Recording Studio here in Baltimore, the group released two LPs on the seminal punk label Dischord Records before scoring a deal with Atlantic.
The band split in 1997, and reunited for what was then considered a one-off performance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Earlier this year, Jawbox announced a 12-date reunion tour that kicks off in June–meaning the Metro Gallery show will be the first time the band has played in a club in more than two decades.
Talk of a reunion had been floating around for years.
“If we’re gonna do it, we should do it when we’re still physically capable of doing it justice, of the endurance and physical commitment that it takes to play the kind of music we played in Jawbox,” Robbins told Rolling Stone in January. “If we’re gonna do it, let’s just f—in’ do it.”
Tickets for Saturday’s show go on sale at 7 p.m.