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Celebrate Jawbox’s DC Reunion Shows With Highly Caffeinated Ice Cream

Mount Desert Island has whipped up a confection to celebrate the band's 9:30 Club concerts

Photograph by Shane Gardner.

Beloved DC post-punk band Jawbox has reunited and will play two shows at the 9:30 Club on June 28 and 29.  And just as it did to commemmorate Ex Hex‘s new album, Mount Desert Island Ice Cream in Mount Pleasant will sell a special band-approved ice cream to commemorate the occasion.

“All Nerve, No Brain”—a name taken from a lyric on the band’s song “Jackpot Plus!”—has an espresso base that’s combined with dark-chocolate-covered espresso beans: “These inflammatory times of accelerated politics and culture call for accelerated desserts,” the band says in a statement.

The ice cream will be for sale at the 9:30 shows and in Mount Desert Island from the dates of the shows till the end of the band’s tour this summer. You’ll also be able to buy a bundle at Mount Desert that includes a color-vinyl copy of one of the band’s records, plus a T-shirt, with your ice cream.

Meanwhile, this video from a recent show on Jawbox’s tour suggests caffeine may be optional.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.