Don't Break Down : A Film About Jawbreaker


Thu., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

The Texas Theater
231 W. Jefferson Ave.
Fort Worth, TX  76110
Like the band’s sweet-yet-painful name suggests, Jawbreaker proved to be a sugar-coated poison apple for punk fans from the start, hooking young punks with irresistibly catchy songs and spirited live performances. After forming in 1986 and quickly gaining a cultlike following, Jawbreaker sold out, broke down and broke up in ’96. After a series of increasingly successful albums and tours, Jawbreaker signed to a major label for Dear You, only to break up after the tour supporting the release. At the time, Jawbreaker seemed primed to be the connective musical bridge between Green Day and Nirvana, as Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says in the trailer for the new film, Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker. Tim Irwin and Keith Schieron directed the feature-length documentary, which shows Jawbreaker’s rags-to-riches-to-rags career and includes interviews and performances from the band’s members, as well as insightful observations by Armstrong, producer Steve Albini, Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett and more. Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., is screening the film at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For tickets, which cost $8.50, visit


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