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J Robbins at Saint Vitus
photo by Kate Hoos
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Jawbox’s J Robbins played Saint Vitus w/ LAPeCHE & Ageist (pics, setlist)

J and his band played solo material, songs from his bands Burning Airlines, Office of Future Plans, and Channels, and a John Cale cover...

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Foxhall Stacks
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stream Foxhall Stacks’ (Jawbox, Minor Threat, Velocity Girl, etc) debut album

Foxhall Stacks is Bill Barbot (Jawbox), Peter Moffett (Government Issue), Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion), and Jim Spellman (Velocity Girl), and their very fun debut LP sees them making punky power pop...

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premiere: new D.C. “Punk the Capital” doc has a trailer, and screening dates (watch!)

"From the perspective of that family-sized row house, this film dives back into an array of D.C. area bands of the late 1970’s (Slickee Boys, White Boy...) and looks forward into the growth of DC’s hardcore punk scene of the early 1980’s (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Faith...)"

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Inner Ear (via their website)
Inner Ear (via their website)
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famed DC punk recording studio Inner Ear broken into; valuable equipment stolen

Inner Ear's client list reads like a history of DC punk and indie rock. "You just have to keep on going,” said studio founder Don Zientara.

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Jawbox
photo by Kate Hoos
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Jawbox began their reunion tour in Cambridge (pics, review, videos, setlist)

Following a warm-up show in Baltimore, reunited post-hardcore greats Jawbox properly began their first tour in 20 years at The Sinclair in Cambridge last night...

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J Robbins
two-headed J. Robbins
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Jawbox’s J Robbins announces debut solo album (stream a track)

The album was recorded with some of J's frequent collaborators, including former Government Issue, Burning Airlines, and Office of Future Plans bandmates...

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Report Suspicious Activity
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Report Suspicious Activity (Vic Bondi, J Robbins) are back w/ new video, playing The Fest

Back in the George W Bush era, hardcore vets Vic Bondi (of Articles of Faith, Alloy, etc) and J Robbins (Jawbox, Government Issue, etc) formed Report Suspicious Activity with two members of Kerosene 454 and Oswego, Darren Zentek and Erik Denno. They're now reunited for the Trump era, with a new album, an even newer single, and a video for that single...

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Paul Bearer Records Collecting Dust
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next at Nitehawk Music Driven: new hardcore film/Q&A, Ryuichi Sakamoto doc

The hardcore doc is new film 'Records Collecting Dust II' and it includes a Q&A with members of Sheer Terror, Government Issue, and Embrace.

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(photo via Jon Wurster)
(photo via Jon Wurster)
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John Stabb of Government Issue, RIP

We're sad to report that Government Issue's John Stabb (real name John Schroeder), who had been battling stomach cancer, died on Saturday (5/7)...

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Keith Morris Tony Rettman
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Keith Morris guests on Tony Rettman’s radio show; OFF! auctioning off signed LP to raise money for John Stabb

Tony Rettman's punk radio show on Green Room Radio continued today with the legendary Keith Morris of Black Flag/FLAG, Circle Jerks, and OFF!. FLAG are also touring soon, and OFF! are auctioning off a signed LP to benefit John Stabb of Government Issue, who's undergoing cancer treatment.

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