Emo-punk was big in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Alkaline Trio wasn’t the biggest band to emerge from that era, but they’ve had much more longevity than some of their peers. The group’s debut album, Goddamnit, is a classic drunken “broken heart” punk record, and the band continued to release albums that were both aggressive and emotional. Now it’s 2018, and as so many bands have found, it’s hard to separate the personal and political in the Trump era. On their lastest, Is This Thing Cursed, they sing about depression, the 2016 election and looking forward to the future.
INFO: 8 p.m. Catalyst, Thursday, Oct. 18, Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $28/adv, $32. Information: catalystclub.com.
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