Matt Skiba

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    June 13, 2013

    Alkaline Trio - House of Blues - June 12, 2013

    Alkaline TrioHouse of Blues6/12/13During the intro to Alkaline Trio's "Olde English 800," which opens with singer/guitarist Matt Skiba strumming an A chord, numerous audience members took it upon themselves to clap along. In theory, this is fine. In practice it was a fucking nightmare as everyone cl ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Six Alkaline Trio Songs That Should Be Played Live (But Probably Won't Be)

    Every band has "hits," the songs they have to play in concert or no one will pay money to see them. Alkaline Trio is no different. Thanks to nine studio albums, including My Shame is True (released today), singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, singer/bassist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant have a pleth ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Alkaline Trio Make Me Feel Like Gollum

    I'm so vain, you probably think this story is about Alkaline Trio

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    November 23, 2011

    Ten Vegetarian Musicians with an Open Invite to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner

    ​I gotta be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving.On the one hand, it's my vegetarian anniversary. I gave up meat on Thanksgiving 1997, which, for all you math failures, means this year marks the 14th Thanksgiving in a row since I've eaten meat. For that, I am excited and proud ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Matt Skiba's Santa Ana Show: Canceled

    Matt Skiba/TwitterYes, this is a picture of Matt Skiba's foot​Did you buy tickets to the recently announced Matt Skiba solo show Dec. 1 at the Constellation Room (inside the Galaxy Theatre) in Santa Ana? (The page is gone now, obviously.) And now are you all excited to see the Alkaline Trio s ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Alkaline Trio at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Jacob Kahn/OC WeeklyAlkaline Trio at Alex's Bar. Check out the rest of our photos here!​Check out our slideshow here!Alkaline TrioNov. 13, 2010Alex's BarI can't put my finger on it. Alkaline Trio is a three-piece punk band with a straightforward sound whose songs don't bear any unusual or quirky a ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Jeffree Star Talks Some Trash, Some Sense

    burn this forever photography​Local native Jeffree Star may remind you a lot of 2006, but he's back with Beauty Killer, his second album and performing all over the country this summer. He'll be at the Galaxy this Thursday (we're giving away tickets!) if you want to get your untz untz untz on. Sin ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Alkaline Trio at the Glass House, Pomona

    Chad Sengstock Matt Skiba of Alkaline TrioThe Hype: The members of gloomy pop-punk band Alkaline Trio live in different parts of the country, which means tours can begin anywhere. With this in mind, singer/guitarist Matt Skiba, bassist/singer Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant chose the Glass Hous ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio on Upcoming Tour and New Album 'This Addiction'

    Doom pop purveyors Alkaline Trio will release their seventh studio album, This Addiction, Feb. 23. It will be the Chicago band's first release on their newly formed Heart & Skull Records--a joint venture, for this record at least, with Epitaph. This Addiction revisits Alkaline Trio's signature ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Dan Smith and Darren Parkinson of the Dear & Departed

    Dan Smith​Orange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Friday Night: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    (Placeholder image to soon be replaced by live photo by Robert Fayette!)BY DAVID J. NICOLASFriday Night: The Offspring, Alkaline Trio at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; June 5, 2009.Say what you will about the Offspring. Yes, their heavy punk-pop distortion seems to be a better fit in a diffe ... More >>