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Jawbreaker Day with Drummer Adam Pfahler 2016

Jawbreaker Day 2016 The 20th anniversary of their final album, Dear You is complete. We had it scheduled in 2015 - the producer Rob Cavallo couldn't make it, then again earlier this year, but Adam fell ill, but this time it worked out and Rob Cavallo couldn't make it anyway. It turns out the day was fine without him.  The first thing I need to say is that I'm incredibly proud of events like this. It's not that it's fun to hear stories told by a member of one of your favorite bands of all time, it's more about the people, some of whom you knew well and some just in passing for decades who once again got together. We need...

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GR2: Sat Oct 18th 3pm Jawbreaker Day - with Drummer Adam Pfahler

You got it. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary reissue of 24 HOUR REVENGE THERAPY with Adam Pfahler , drummer of Jawbreaker at GR2.  He will talk, read, show photos, and sign albums. You can ask him questions about anything, including the feature doc on the band that's in the works and the kind of sticks he uses. We’ll have the re-release CDs, limited RED VINYL LPs and T shirts. We'll also have photo prints for sale from Don Lewis and Eric Nakamura JAWBREAKER DAY w/ Adam Pfahler Slideshow / Talk / Album Signing Saturday, October 18, 20143 PMGiant Robot 22062 Sawtelle BlvdLos Angeles CA 90025 310-445-9276 http://gr2.net/

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Punk’s Not Dead. It’s just been waiting for change in Myanmar

Photographer Olaf Schuelke has collected some awesome images of young punx in Myanmar for Roads & Kingdoms. Myanmar has spent the last few years redefining itself, and reaching out to countries like Mongolia for neighborly advice on how to best weather a major economic and political transition. Last year’s host for the World Economic Forum on East Asia, Myanmar is on a fast-track to adapting to globalization, for better or for worse. These kids are doing alright though, even if they’ve latched on to Hot Topic on trucker speed. They’ll mellow out and start broadening their punk horizons soon enough. Burmese emo is right around the corner… Get the full scoop and see more great images here.

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My Punk Rock Photo Exhibition “B-Shots” at Balconi Coffee

The opening night for my exhibition, “B-Shots” was Sunday March 31st at Balconi Coffee in West LA. I imagined it would be myself and a few friends rolling through. It’s not an “art show”, as I imagine art shows. This is more of a document of a time period. The late 80s and early to mid 90s. I was actually more impressed and thankful to the artists who came and lent support. Mari Inukai, Luke Chueh, Edwin Ushiro, Andrew Hem, Sean Chao, Rob Sato, Ako Castuera, Kris Chau, Leah Chun, and I know I’m forgetting some at this moment. There was so much talent in the room, it was overwhelming. It was also great to talk about the shows, the...

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China’s Infamous D22 Closing

D22 the infamous club in Beijing which developed their “underground” scene is closing it’s doors. As a lot of indie clubs it was far on the edges of town, but that also leads to it’s mystique. Now it’s closing after being an integral part of the scene. The music is China still isn’t spread world wide, but that’ll come over time and venues like D-22 will always pop up. (WSJ – D22)

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