Jawbox add tour dates; J Robbins releases two-song solo single
Jawbox made a triumphant return this year with their first shows in 20+ years, and the reunion is set to continue into 2020. They recently announced shows in Richmond and Carborro, and an appearance at Atlanta's Shaky Knees festival, and today they added their first UK headline show since 1994 happening on June 11 at Electric Ballroom in London (pre-sale).
Meanwhile, frontman J Robbins stays busy with his solo career too. Earlier this year, he put out his first-ever (and very good) solo album, Un-becoming, and today he put out a new non-album solo single, "Winter Sun," backed by a cover of John Cale's "Magic and Lies." "Winter Sun" finds J successfully embracing shoegazy '90s indie rock, and for the John Cale cover, he turns the art rock original into the kind of post-hardcore that Jawbox were best known for. Listen to both new songs below.
J is also gearing up for his first full-band solo dates since releasing the album, which will see him joined by Pete Moffett (Government Issue, Burning Airlines) on drums, Brooks Harlan (War On Women, Office of Future Plans) on bass, and Gordon Withers (Office of Future Plans) on cello, all of whom also played on Un-becoming.
As mentioned, the tour begins in Philly on December 5 and includes a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus (12/6) the next night. That show will be opened by two bands who have worked with J Robbins: LAPêCHE (who also opened part of the Jawbox tour earlier this year and feature members of Small Brown Bike and Strikeforce Diablo) and Ageist (members of Thursday, Errortype:11, Primitive Weapons, more). Tickets for the Vitus show are still available.
All dates and all opening bands are listed below. Pictures of Jawbox's recent NYC reunion show are in the gallery above.
J Robbins -- 2019 Tour Dates
12.5.19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle w/ LAPêCHE
12.6.19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ LAPêCHE, Ageist
12.7.19 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Versus, Drew O'Doherty
12.12.19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme w/ Old Fire, Singing Lungs
12.13.19 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village w/ The Life and Times
12.14.19 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe w/ All Eyes West, The Kyle Sowashes
Jawbox -- 2020 Tour Dates
1/31 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
2/1 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
5/1-3 Shaky Knees Atlanta, GA
6/11 Electric Ballroom London, UK