Mat Kerekes describes himself as “not amazing” at guitar. He may not be Slash, but when he finds a guitar line that hits his ear just right, he’s not going to let it go.

Hear Mat Kerekes describe the process of not letting a good riff die and learn all of the parts to his shimmery solo track “Ruby,” along with a few choice Citizen riffs in this APTV exclusive.

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Kerekes recently released the second single off his forthcoming solo album expected to be released later this year. “Diamonds” is available to stream here.

Kerekes is currently out on a solo tour, and Citizen are embarking on a co-headlining tour with Knuckle Puck this May with support from Hunny and Oso Oso. Kerekes’ tickets are available here, and Citizen tickets go on sale this Friday and can be purchased here.

Mat Kerekes dates:

03/25– Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/26 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

Citizen dates:

05/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
05/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
05/12 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale
05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
05/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
05/21 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
05/22 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
05/24 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
05/25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
05/26 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
05/28 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
05/29 – Orange County, CA @ The Observatory OC
05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
06/01 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/04 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
06/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
06/08 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
06/09 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
06/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar
06/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
06/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre