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Contest: Win Two Tickets to Alkaline Trio at The Paradise in Boston, MA on August 11th

July 21, 2011 by  
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So Alkaline Trio JUST released their new album Damnesia on Epitaph Records.  Do you have it yet?  Of COURSE you do (if ya know what’s good for ya)!  So now we’re giving you the chance to hear it live!  The band will be playing at The Paradise in Boston, MA on August 11th and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner!

Oh, we should also mention  that is Alkaline Trio’s 15th Anniversary Tour and here’s what bassist and vocalist Dan Andriano had to say about THAT, “We’re looking forward to our 15th anniversary tour this summer. We’re going to really try to put together a set that encompasses everything the band has done over the past 15 years and plan to play some songs that rarely find their way in to the set list. We will also play some songs in an unplugged style similar to what we’ve recently recorded on Damnesia. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”   NICE!  This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss out on.  So enter for your chance to win the tickets!

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Step 2: Send an email to with subject “Alkaline Trio”. 
Include your name, email address and phone number.  In the email note that you followed us on Twitter or liked us on Facebook.
That’s it!  You’ll be entered into the drawing for the tickets and we’ll notify the lucky winner on August 7th.  So what are you waiting for!  Get those entries in now people!!

For more on Alkaline Trio head here.

Concert Gallery: Warped Tour at the Comcast Centre in Hartford, CT

July 16, 2010 by  
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The music world’s best traveling summer camp – Warped Tour – is in full effect.  We have a lot of Warped Tour coverage planned over the next few weeks but here’s our  installment of photos from the Hartford, CT stop on July 11th at the Comcast Centre.

Warped Tour
Featuring: Alkaline Trio, Motion City Soundtrack, Pierce The Veil, Set Your Goals, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hey Monday, Every Time I Die & Emmure
July 11, 2010
Comcast Centre – Hartford, CT
Photos by:  Josh Lowe

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Alkaline Trio’s “This Addiction” Streaming On Myspace Music‏

February 19, 2010 by  
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Myspace Music is now streaming Alkaline Trio’s seventh album, This Addiction, on the band’s Myspace page.  The album is set for release February 23rd.  Check it out!!

Alkaline Trio – “This Addiction”

Alkaline Trio | MySpace Music Videos

New Video From Alkaline Trio For “This Addiction”

February 8, 2010 by  
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Check out the new video for Alkaline Trio’s “This Addiction:

Preview New Alkaline Trio Song – This Addiction

January 5, 2010 by  
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Alkaline Trio’s new album “This Addiction” drops on February 23rd.  You can head over to this website to stream the title track.

Alkaline Trio – Agony & Irony

June 23, 2008 by  
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atcoverAlkaline Trio
Agony & Irony
Epic Records

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by:  Justin

Alkaline Trio is back with their sixth studio album titled Agony & Irony, set to drop on July 1st. People will see this album further evolve the Chicago trio into a well-established pop punk band. That’s what this album sounds like – they’re not a “punk” band anymore and it’s not your classic Trio, and that’s OK.

That was one of the concerns that I’ve heard from fans of the band – that they would change their style being on a major label. This is not the case and this album is another step in the evolution of the Trio trio. Their sound has matured throughout the years and they’ve been able to keep it fresh from album to album as more and more people are getting into them (and they should).

This is one of the bittersweet things about a band as they evolve. They gain more listeners this way, but it may drive away old listeners as well. Talking to fans of the band, I’ve heard both sides of it, although the listeners that get pissed off by the band becoming more popular are in the minority. It’s an argument that’s never made much sense to me. Just as you’ve changed from 10 years ago and don’t wear the same clothes you used to wear, your favorite bands are going to inevitably evolve as well. If you’re a fan of the BAND, you go along for the ride and enjoy the band’s evolution. If you’re a fan of one SONG or ALBUM of the band, you’ll probably stay in the past and cry about their evolution. Anyway… /rant

Agony & Irony is filled with fantastic songs that will really grow on you. “Calling All Skeletons” is a great start to the album and gets your attention right away. Next you have “Help Me” and “In Vein”, which fans have already been able to hear on the EP or on the band’s Myspace page. I really dig these songs, and “Help Me” is one of those catchy songs that grows on you, but in my opinion, these aren’t even the best songs on the album!

Track #4 “Over And Out” is my favorite song after the first few spins of A&I. With strong vocal emphasis on this song, and about death and loss, this track is lyrically excellent with a chorus that will go over well in a live setting. Lines like “Over and out he sighed / It seems I’ve run out of time / Please tell my wife I loved her more than life itself” show that the band’s trademark lyrical style hasn’t changed.

Another highlight is “Lost & Rendered”, especially the chorus, which will undoubtedly be an excellent live song as well. It starts out heavy and the guitars are stronger on this track than others. Along with “Over And Out”, I’m really digging this song and have been playing it repeatedly for the last 16 minutes or so, which at 3:23 in length means I’ve played this song about… oh well, math wasn’t my strong suit anyway.

Overall, I think fans will be impressed by the consistency of this album. This is one of the few albums that I’ve been able to listen to all the way through. While I had a couple of favorite songs mentioned above, when you listen to the album, none of them really stand out and grab you. It’s a very consistent album from start to finish. You know how it is with some bands. The first 2 or 3 songs on the album are the “hits” and the rest of the album sounds like it was just included to fill up the CD. That’s another one of those good/bad things about an album. In this case for Alkaline Trio, it was a good thing… you won’t find much filler on Agony & Irony.

This is an album that will go over great in a live setting, so check out the tour dates below. So log off the int3rw3bz, postpone playing World of Warcraft for a few hours, and go out and catch a good rock show! Otherwise pick up Agony & Irony when it hits a store near you… unless you’re one of those people who never leave your apartment. In that case, hop on iTunes and download it.