Monday, June 3, 2013
June 1, 2013
Seminal Chicago emo ensemble Alkaline Trio has enjoyed a prosperous 17-year run that’s seen the band release eight studio albums—not counting B-sides compilations, splits and acoustic releases—and inspiring countless heart and skull tribute tattoos along the way. Many of the emblazoned jumped ship a decade ago when the band began to veer away from its distinct anthems of beer-soaked heartache poured into the timeless Goddamnit and Maybe I’ll Catch Fire. Any such exodus wasn’t evident at The Rave Saturday, though, as a sellout crowd was on hand to sing along as the veteran band traversed its lengthy and ever-changing catalog in 75 minutes of nostalgia.