Jawbreaker was a popular San Francisco punk rock band in the 1990s. They had their roots in Los Angeles, where members Blake Schwarzenbach
and Adam Pfahler were students at the exclusive private Crossroads High School. The band came together when they met bass player Chris
Bauermeister 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 early
nineties for their melodic yet driven sound providing the foundation for Schwarzenbach's poignant, bleeding-heart lyrics and signature rasp.