Matthew Thomas Skiba is the lead singer and guitarist of Alkaline Trio. He has previously been a member of various bands including Jerkwater, Blunt and The Traitors. In 2002, Skiba recorded a split EP with Kevin Seconds. In 2006 Skiba was in a side project with F-Minus bassist Josiah (Joe) Steinbrick named Heavens which debuted their album Patent Pending on September 12th. Born in Chicago on February 24, 1976, he moved to the suburb of McHenry, Illinois at the age of three. Playing drums at an early age, his first concert was Public Image Ltd.