Matt Skiba

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Five Great Acoustic Punk Tracks

    Last month noted garage punks The Men released their latest effort, an EP of acoustic tracks called Campfire Songs. The 2013 Free Press Summer Festival MVPs may play some pretty hyped-up punk rock, but they're no strangers to softer styles, with latest album Open Your Heart more closely resembling N ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Friday Night: Alkaline Trio at House of Blues

    Alkaline Trio House of Blues May 3, 2013 "I don't deserve this!" Matt Skiba shouted, his veins pushing against his neck as he strained his voice, the crowd chanting along, nearly drowning out his band, Alkaline Trio. "No, I don't deserve this!" Donning a pink cowboy hat and pink converse to match ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Red, Diana Krall, W&W, etc.

    Red Warehouse Live, May 3 The latest Christian band to cross over into the "active rock" mainstream, Nashville quartet Red indeed takes its name from the blood of the Lamb, but not in an overly dogmatic way. In fact, their success among the heathens keeps right on growing, with fourth album Release ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Out Today: Washed Out Wins, R.E.M.'s First Bad Day, Incubus Chills

    ​This week sees the return of Incubus with an original disc after a greatest-hits collection, Sublime's first round of music with new lead singer Rome, a set of re-imagined hits from Alkaline Trio, and and R.E.M. reissuing 1986's Life's Rich Pageant. Today also holds the debut LP of Washed Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Alkaline Trio Forges Ahead On This Addiction, Hopes Fans Will Join Them

    Myriam Santos​ Popularity can be a mixed bag for a band. With mass acceptance often comes a form of indentured servitude, with each entitled fan expecting the band to continue his or her personal notion of the band's trajectory, even if that trajectory is effectively standing still. Moody pop-punk ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    Aftermath: Alkaline Trio and Thrice at House of Blues

    It’s troubling why I don’t enjoy Alkaline Trio’s newer albums. Everything through Good Mourning is lovely, but the last two not so much. But why not? The band hasn’t changed. Its two original songwriters, Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano, are still behind the wheels, but something just isn’t th ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    September 22, 2005

    Scared Straight

    Alkaline Trio gets clean on its pristine new LP

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    May 29, 2003