Having sold out the Saturday night at the Regent, Jawbox have added a second the following night, and it’s wonderful that more people will have the opportunity to see the recently reformed Washington, D.C., alt-rockers. Originally formed in 1989, the band split in ’97 after a string of excellent post-punk records on Ian MacKaye’s Dischord Records (among other labels) and, but for a brief spell in 2009, were gone (but not forgotten) until this year. But Jawbox are back. There’s no new album yet, but for now fans are going to be happy to hear songs from 1991’s Grippe, 1992’s Novelty, the major label For Your Own Special Sweetheart (Atlantic) and 1996’s self-titled album. Craig Wedren also plays.
Jawbox plays with Craig Wedren at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at the Regent.