Alkaline Trio
Putting on some Jawbreaker or Jawbox always acts as an emotional expectorant for me. But just like antibiotics, overuse lessens their ability to disinfect. If the lyrics of Alkaline Trio don't have the poetic beauty or intelligence of the Jaw-bands, the energy of the music more than makes up for it. On their latest, Maybe I'll Catch Fire (Asian Man), Matt Skiba sings and rages with an exhaustive emotive furor that makes Alkaline Trio my latest musical therapy of choice. I interviewed Skiba recently.