comedian Emily Flake wrote a comic about Jawbreaker, opened for them at Brooklyn Steel
In case you've somehow evaded all social media, Jawbreaker just wrapped up a three-day NYC residency of sold-out Brooklyn Steel shows (check out our pictures and review of night one as well as pictures from night two and night three).
Aside from an unbeatable Jawbreaker setlist, night one also included opening performances from Charly Biss and comedian Emily Flake. While a band like Charly Biss makes obvious sense as a lead-in to Jawbreaker, Flake might at first seem to be a bit random. But diehard Jawbreaker fans (are there any other kind?) will recognize "Young and Dumb Inside," her heart-wrenchingly earnest comic about growing up as a suburban punk and worshiping Jawbreaker, which was published in the New Yorker late last year.
Night two (2/27) brought opening sets from Clare O'Kane and "surprise guest" Waxahatchee. O'Kane, originally based in Los Angeles, is now a New York comedy staple, making guest appearances on Tom Scharpling's The Best Show and starring in James Adomian and Anthony Atamanuik's hilarious Bernie Sanders / Donald Trump mock debate. Last month, O'Kane opened for Neil Hamburger on tour, and she also just taped her first album for A Special Thing Records. Watch her perform at the Knitting Factory below.
On night three (2/28), comedian Kate Willett opened Jawbreaker's final NYC show, along with Waxahatchee. Last year, Willett released her debut comedy album Glass Gutter. And just a few days ago, Willett performed on The Hard Times's live show at the Nerdist Showroom in LA. Preparation for the punks that awaited her on Wedesday, perhaps? Check out her excellent set on Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening below.