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Jawbreaker at Riot Fest 2017 for New Noise Magazine

This will go down as one of my most beloved pieces of work. Go ahead and bust my balls. I can take it.

Jawbreaker. September 18, 2017 at Riot Fest, Chicago by Alyson Colleta.

Seeing Jawbreaker at Riot Fest was one of the most amazing shows ever. The trip to Chicago and Riot Fest in general were a fantastic time (much love Chicago Diner) but seeing Jawbreaker, a band we never thought we'd see, a band that hasn't played in 21 years, surrounded by thousands of people who were transfixed that night, was unreal.

....But with expectations running so high, there were so many things that could go wrong. They could be nervous and sloppy. They might play some weirdo set list or go off the rails. There was a chance of thunderstorms. Or worst-case scenario, they could come out on that stage and break our precious little hearts with insincerity. 

 But none of those things happened. 

 After 21 years, “One, two, three, four, who’s punk…. What the score?!”....

Read the full story at New Noise Magazine here. 

I'm hoping for a club tour, but I'm just grateful to have been there for this.

Joe Sib feature for Huck

Joe Sib is the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records, the guys who have put out record by 7 Seconds, the Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Casualties, and Title Fight, and are still releasing amazing work from Pup, Restorations, and Chuck Ragan.

Joe SibJoe Sib by Kate McGann

Sib is still running the day to day ops at Side One Dummy, but in addition to the day job, he's got a little stand up comedy career. A lot of his material is based on his experiences in the punk scene. Some folks in independent culture take themselves too seriously, so he's really refreshing. Of course, our conversations were funny as hell and we both had stories of being grown men and saving important emails from Ian MacKaye. Read the full profile I wrote for Huck Magazine.