Jawbreaker was a popular San Francisco punk rock band in the 1990s. They had their roots in Los Angeles, where membersBlake
Schwarzenbachand Adam Pfahler were students at the exclusive private Crossroads High School. The band came togetherwhen they met bass
player ChrisBauermeister at New York University in 1988.With Schwarzenbach on guitar and vocals,Bauermeister on bass, and Pfahler on
drums, the band gained recognition in the late eighties and earlynineties for their melodicyet driven sound providing the foundation for
Schwarzenbach's poignant, bleeding-heart lyrics and signature rasp.