A decade ago, J. Robbins was riding an incredible hit streak, having fronted legendary DC punks Jawbox, founded the almost-as-incendiary Burning Airlines and produced records like The Dismemberment Plan's masterpiece "Emergency & I." His profile has been a lot lower since then; unfortunately, the biggest news about Robbins in recent years has been benefit shows for his son, Callum, who has spinal muscular atrophy.

A decade ago, J. Robbins was riding an incredible hit streak, having fronted legendary DC punks Jawbox, founded the almost-as-incendiary Burning Airlines and produced records like The Dismemberment Plan's masterpiece "Emergency & I." His profile has been a lot lower since then; unfortunately, the biggest news about Robbins in recent years has been benefit shows for his son, Callum, who has spinal muscular atrophy.

Robbins stays busy recording other bands, but thankfully there's some activity on the performance front too. Jawbox reunited on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and Robbins will play solo at Kobo this Friday after an acoustic performance by one-time Robbins collaborators Miranda Sound. It might be the show of the year for people who like their punk-rock angular and earnest.