Alkaline Trio Family Tree [Draft Version]
Alkaline Trio Family Tree
[a draft version of the Alkaline Trio Family Tree, associated releases/projects/performances, and characters] Current Members
Matt Skiba Alkaline Trio, Heavens, Matt Skiba and the Sekrets, theHell, Solo, Unborn Ghost, Blunt, Traitors, Jerkwater, Them Crooked Vulvas/A Perfect Circus/A Perfect Cervix, Blink-182, Teenage Time Killers, The Cereal Killers, and numerous Guest Vocal Spots
Dan Andriano Alkaline Trio, Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room, The Falcon, Slapstick, Tuesday, Flowers, Solo, Guest Vocal Spots
Derek Grant Alkaline Trio, Dead Ending, The Suicide Machines, Solo, Telegraph (The Skolars), Gyga, Thoughts of Ionesco, Remainder, Walls of Jericho, Broken Spoke, Derek Grant Meets The Reaper, Mourn Again, and numerous spots as touring DrummeGuitarist for bands such as The Vandals, Good Charlotte, The Falcon, and Face to Face) Former Members
Rob Doran (Demotape, Sundials) Alkaline Trio, Jerkwater, Pit Er Pat, Matteah Baim; is a Visual Artist/Prop Stylist
Glenn Porter Alkaline Trio, Tommyrot, 88 Fingers Louie, Geyser, The Moneychangers
Mike Felumlee Smoking Popes (formerly Speedstick), Alkaline Trio, Duvall, Solo, The Bigger Empty, Squirtgun, This Is Me Smiling Other Important People
Heather Hannoura [Gabel](vocals on 'Sadie’) - Artist/Designer Helped design many of the Trio's original artwork and aesthetics
Band: Hide: Resurrection/Force Fed (Single), Possession/The Bleeding Heart (Single) Album Forthcoming https://hide3.bandcamp.com/ https://artisticintegrityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/air-020-possession
Some artwork: http://heathergabel.bigcartel.com/
Has worked with: Alkaline Trio/Heavens, My Chemical Romance, Hot Water Music/The Draft, Fake Problems, The Lawrence Arms, Reggie and the Full Effect, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Rancid, and AFI (among many others)
Mike Park (OwneOperator of Asian Man Records; also Skankin' Pickle, The Bruce Lee Band, The Chinkees, Solo, Psychiatric Disorder), Ogikubo Station (w/Maura Weaver; 2016-Present)
Atom Willard (Touring Drummer, theHell) ....[Note: Add other projects]
Nolan McGuire (live guitarist/tour manager, the infamous '4th member')
Julie Wager (original webmistress; and early supporter of band) Alkaline Trio (1996-Present)
A fairly comprehensive list of Alkaline Trio releases and b-sides is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_Trio_discography
Below is a list of side-projects and former bands for members and former-members of the Alkaline Trio. But first, here is some info on some deep-cuts and unreleased tracks.
Alkaline Trio Rarities and Odd/Ends:
Magic Bullets (never released; Good Mourning Era; instrumental track that was demoed, not to be confused with Angel Alcohol)
Angel Alcohol (Good Mourning Era; also referred to as Everywhere I Ever Want to Go) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXFNe6W4_A8
Will You Stay If I Shut Up (Earlier version of Blue in the Face, Electric Demo; Good Mourning Era). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Outdc8esXfk
"December 02, 2002 today marks the one week mark of recording, and it's my last chance to dance. i put some finishing touches on "we've had enough" and we move on to the newest of the songs. "angel alcohol" has been around for a few years now...and we managed to completely rework the song. it comes together pretty easily, and i'm finding redemption in the fact that i can actually play drums today!! "will you stay if i shut up" poses a few problems, mainly just finding the right tempo for the song. we try it a dozen different ways until it feels right. then, it's smooth sailing. the final song is the newest song, "magic bullets"...all of the ideas are there we just needed to put them in order & with some help from joe we get it down. there's no shortage of celebration as i am done with my end of the deal & the first major chunk of the album is done!! derek" https://web.archive.org/web/20030212074217/http://www.alkalinetrio.com/journal/index.php
Scrapped Alkaline Trio record post-Crimson, pre-Agony and Irony. Complete Control Radio (2008), Minutes 1-3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz9sJtV1AcA
Notes on early bands/side-projects/other releases (in chronological order):
Blunt (Drummer, 1992?-1993?): Demotape, 1993 (yellow cover with Wrecking Ball); other demotapes?
Jerkwater (Drummer, 1994-1996): Releases-The Love You Save (Ooh Do I Love you Compilation); Drown/Useless (Drown 7"); Hocus/13th Floor (Planet Mini Van Compilation); Instrumental (Ground Rule Double Compilation) (~1994-1996 Era; w/ Rob Doran on Bass)
Traitors (Drummer, 1996-1997):Releases-Everything Went Shit (Compilation LP, 1996-1997 Era) Trivia/Tribute: https://johannsfacerecords.bandcamp.com/track/bring-me-the-head-of-matt-skiba
Alkaline Trio (guitarist/vocals, 1996-Present): Founding member (w/Rob Doran [bassist] and Glenn Porter [drummer]). Only member to perform on all releases.
Solo: Split with Kevin Seconds (EP, 2002): Good Fucking Bye; The City That Day; Next to You; In Your Wake; Soul to Keep (For Phyllis; 7 Seconds Cover); Demos (LP, 2010)
Heavens: Patent Pending (LP, 2006), Counting/Another Night (Promo CD or Mini-CD); Patent Pending Single (Patent Pending/ P.P. Lovett Remix/P. P. Fury 666 Remix; P.P. Flowers of Doom Remix); Love Will Tear Us Apart (Cover, Joy Division); Lost in Ze Desert, 70's Rough Idea (Myspace Demos?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLK3CuFsk70; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzzUcdj7CqM
Them Crooked Vulvas/A Perfect Circus/A Perfect Cervix [Live Covers Band]: Members-Derek Grant, Greg Corner (Kill Hannah), Matt Skiba, Johnny Radtke (Kill Hannah), Scott Lucas (Local H). https://soundcloud.com/dynastypodcasts/cvu10-debonair-three-year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-vQXxTpMbU (Part of Dancing With Myself)
Punk Rock Karaoke (2008, vocals): Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
Unborn Ghost-Demo Loop (from website; circa 2012) http://www.unbornghost.com/ https://twitter.com/unborn_ghost Band with Brian M. Clark
TheHell (2012-Present): Save Les Requins (EP, 2012); Southern Medicine (EP, 2013)
Matt Skiba & The Sekrets (guitar and vocals; 2012-Present): Babylon (LP, 2012); Haven't You (EP; 2012); Kuts (LP, 2015) Rare live track: (Skiba-version of Since You Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vROszboiRs4 during the disaster-tour of the debut album.
Teenage Time Killers (2014-Present): Teenage Time Killers: Greatest Hits, Vol 1. (LP, 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjPHDFHOcHY
The Cereal Killers (2014-Present): Children's Pop-punk band; w/Mark Hoppus
Blink-182 (guitarist, vocals, 2015-Present): California (LP, 2016); (demos, "30+ songs" pre-California; plus bonus Deluxe Edition with b-sides, coming 2017), see 5:55 min mark onward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTO1jouBFes
Jerkwater (Bass, 1994-1996): Releases-The Love You Save (Ooh Do I Love you Compilation); Drown/Useless (Drown 7"); Hocus/13th Floor (Planet Mini Van Compilation); Instrumental (Ground Rule Double Compilation) (~1994-1996 Era; w/ Matt Skiba on drums)
Alkaline Trio (1996-1997, bass): Demotape (1996) and Sundials (7", 1997)
Pit Er Pat (~2004-2008, bass): Emergency (CD, 2004); Shakey (CD, 2005); 3D Message (EP, 200); Pyramids (2006); High Time (2008)
Matteah Baim (~2006-~2008, bass) Death of the Sun (CD, 2007); Laughing Boy (CD, 2009)
Tommyrot (drums, 1993?-1994?): One Exception (Fool's Gold Compilation); It'll Move/Spoon (Slapstick Split 7"); Getting OldeCarousal (Planet Minivan Compilation); 1) Loss of Balance, 2)"C" Threw "U", 3) Invitation To Lose, 4) All The Same (Derail E.P., 1994); Swivel (1) Killing Time, 2) Sleepwalking, 3) For What It's Worth; Cassette, 1993; Missing tracks?)
88 Fingers Louie (drums, 1995-1996): Behind Bars (LP, 1995); Up Your Ass (LP, 1996) https://88fingerslouie.bandcamp.com/album/behind-bars https://88fingerslouie.bandcamp.com/album/88-fingers-up-your-ass
Alkaline Trio (drums, 1996-2000): Sundials (7"); For Your Lungs Only (EP); I Lied My Face Off (EP); Goddamnit (LP); Maybe I'll Catch Fire (LP); Alkaline Trio (S/T compilation)
The Moneychangers (drums, 2006-?): Making Friends with the Moneychangers (EP; 2006); S/T (LP?; 2007); Crybaby Cry In (New York City) (7").
Advisory (drums, ~2010-?): Referenced in Wikipedia. The Facebook page for the band has no mention of him; though they are in Portland. Glenn does not appear to currently be playing in any bands. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ADVISORY-143487178996341/about/?ref=page_internal
Flowers (?-1993?): Members-Dan Andriano, Pat Ford (Colossal), Eric Acosta, Jeremy Andriano; Understand (Fool's Gold Compilation); Cassette Tape [Swallow]: 1) Feels Like I'm inside You, 2) Taking, 3) Message for You, 4) Karen is Here, 5 ?. [2 demotapes, but not sure if Swallow is one of them...]
Slapstick (1993-1996, Bass): Yellow Plaid/Brotherman (Tommyrot Split 7") [Note: Not on discography CD]; Guy Smiley/Johnny (Superhero EP); Lookit!/Discography
Tuesday (1996-1998): Demotape (1996; *Note, either the tracklist is wrong or there are other demotapes, as Dreamer's Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l48EcH12rP4 is not listed on here: https://www.discogs.com/Tuesday-Demo/release/5052188); Early Summer EP (EP, 1997); Freewheelin' (LP, 1997) https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzGT1QBIWt/?taken-by=rkellenberger Setlist
Alkaline Trio (1997-Present, Bass): For Your Lungs Only (EP, 1998) and Goddamnit (LP, 1998) to Present.
Ben Weasel and His Iron String Quartet (Bass, 2007): These Ones Are Bitter (LP, 2007)
The Falcon: God Don't Make No Trash or Up Your Ass With Broken Glass (EP); Unicornography (CD); Gather Up the Chaps (CD); Original website: https://web.archive.org/web/20050405035757/http://www.thefalconisbiggerthanjesus.com/
Solo/Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room: Split with Mike Felumlee (2002); Hurricane Season (2011); Party Adjacent (2015); Of Peace Quiet and Monsters (7") 2012; Split with Brendan Kelly (2012).
Cardiac Arrest; later Three Mile Island; later Article One [High School Bands] Recruited to Speedstick (which became the Smoking Popes)
Smoking Popes (drums, 1990-1999, 2016-Present)-Played drums on every release except the Innoculator EP (EP, 1991); At Metro (Live CD and DVD, 2006); Stay Down (LP, 2008); and This Is Only a Test (LP, 2011); Reunited in 2016 for the 2-song digital release Simmer Down/Someday I'll Smile Again (2016): https://asianmanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/simmer-down
Alkaline Trio (drums, 2000-2001): Maybe I'll Catch Fire Tour Drummer; From Here to Infirmary (LP, 2001); Hell Yes (7", 2001); Metro (B-Side from ); Stupid Kid (7", 2001, w/The Metro by Berlin) Alkaline Trio/Blue Meanies (Split 7", 2000, Bye Bye Love by The Cars)
Solo (2001-Present): 64 Hours (LP, 2001), Split with Dan Andriano (EP, 2002); Don't Be Afriad (from Smoking Popes Tribute, 2003); Split with Friendly Enemies (EP, 2009); Mike Felumlee is My Hero (EP, 2002); Adelaide (EP, 2013); Two Sides of Every Story-Vol 2. (Split with P.K. Workman, 7", 2014)
Duvall (drums, 2001-2002)-Demos (2001, unreleased); Standing At the Door (EP, 2001); This Time Everything Is Mine (Split EP with Seville, 2002)
The Bigger Empty (2015-present)-Vs. The Cloud (EP, 2015); *Debut LP forthcoming http://artisticintegrityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/air-026-vs-the-cloud
This is Me Smiling (drums, 2006): S/T (CD, 2007)
(Founder of Double Zero Records; Live from the Rock Room)
Reaper (1989-Present): From a Darkened Past. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YymzCm9t2ek Album reissue (coming soon?): https://www.instagram.com/p/BPDLNSYDR9b/ ;various cassettes https://www.instagram.com/p/BQSz0p_FeVQ/?taken-by=derekdontgram Derek playing Christmas Vacation (Descendents) https://www.facebook.com/thedescendents/videos/1282121175141365/
The Suicide Machines (drums, various instruments, songwriter, 1992-1998, +Reunion shows): Destruction by Definition (LP, 1996); Skank for Brains (EP, 1996); Battle Hymns (LP, 1998); The Essential Kevorkian (?, Demo, 1993); Green World (?, Demo, 1993); On the Eve of Destruction: 1991-1995 (Demo Compilation, 2008).
Telegraph (formerly The Skolars from 1993-1996; DG from 1998-2000?): Quit Your Band (EP, 1998); Switched On (The Telegraph, LP, 2000). *Note: unclear if Derek performed with the Skolars. Credited with writing, but not playing on a couple of tracks pre-1998. Not sure if these are covers or what. See: https://www.discogs.com/Telegraph-10-Songs-And-Then-Some-The-Skolars-Collected-93-96/maste294042
The Exceptions: Early/Mid 90's ska-band from Detroit. Contemporaries of The Suicide Machines/Skolars etc. *Not a ton of info on Derek's role in the band. Not credit on main releases according to discogs.
Gyga (drums, ?-1998-?): The Black EP (EP, 1998)
Thoughts of Ionesco (drums, ?-1999-?): A Skin Historic (LP, 1999)
Walls of Jericho (drummer, circa 2001): Temporary replacement/touring drummer.
Remainder (drummer?; circa 2000): Not much info here. Derek recorded the Purple Trilogy EP (see below) with Arun Bali (guitarist of Remainder), so it makes sense that he might have been in the band. Discogs does not include him in the credits of the only Remainder release I could find: http://merchanddestroy.com/track/purple-trilogy-revisited-ep; (Remainder, EP, 2000)
Broken Spoke (w/Royce Nunley and Jay Navarro of the Suicide Machines): Little or no information available...
Alkaline Trio (drums, misc. instruments, backing vocals, 2001-present): Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music Split EP & Good Mourning (LP) to Present (most recently My Shame is True [LP]).
Solo (2007-Present): The Purple Trilogy: (1) Betray U, 2) Betray Me/Electric Intercourse; 3) Afterfunk (EP 2007-2009; Remastered, 2016); Love is a Bad Dream (Single, 2014); Breakdown (LP, 2015); Split with Dan Cribb (DG: 1) Almost Whole, 2) Love Because, 3) Little Bit of Makeup; EP, 2015); Ruby Red (Single, 2016); Don't Marry Me (Single, Jeff Dean Mix, 2016)
Dead Ending (drums, 2012-present): Dead Ending EP (I; II; III); Class WaIvanka Wants Her Orange Back (7")
Mourn Again (2016-present): Black Flamingos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQORje7djfI
Also, touring drummer for Good Charlotte, the Vandals, and touring guitarist/bassist for a variety of bands including The Falcon, The Gaslight Anthem, and Face to Face.
w/Good Charlotte (drums): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atiamsMhJOw w/The Falcon (bass) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LgOSnZ43Is w/The Vandals (drums): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMli2V5FU1w
Related bands not in the Family Tree, but important:
The Lawrence Arms Hot Water Music One Man Army Rise Against The Gaslight Anthem Naked Raygun Pegboy The Cure The Misfits Elvis Costello The Damned The Germs
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