Okay, here's a definition...Alkaline Trio.
Alkaline Trio, a band from Chicago, Illinois, consisting of Matt Skiba, Dan Adriano, and Derek Grant, are a great example of a punk band. They have a hard punk sound on many songs, and on others, a mellow sound unlike any other. Their most recent album, This Addiction, supported by Epitaph records includes lyrics that dig deep into love, addiction, and life experiences. The music carried that strong, defined AK3 sound and also added a new, refreshing chapter, as every CD expresses a different, unique style. This band proves that unique punk rock music still thrives.
Check out these AK3 songs: "Dead On The Floor," "I'm Dying Tomorrow"
Photo: Matt Skiba performing at Warped Tour 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio, taken by me.