In an endless ocean of media mediocrity, it’s rare to find a musical act that actually “says” something. And, when a band has…
- Started a local, political scandal which was reported by multiple newspapers…
- Partially collapsed the roof of the basement in their house/practice space… (what a great party!)
- Opened up for multiple video game releases at GameStop’s…
more people start to notice. Combine these mini-accomplishments with a musical style that enrages, encourages, and encapsulates everything that needs to change in our twisted society, and you have INSTIGATOR.
Originally hailing from the southwest suburb of Yorkville IL, these Chicago transplants embrace an all-or-nothing, do-or-die mentality. This mentality translates into their music, which is usually a hot-headed punk rock assault that leaves your mind burning and your ears bleeding. However, the primary difference between INSTIGATOR and many punk bands is the idea of THINKING. INSTIGATOR serves a dual purpose, by providing an outlet for the members of the band itself, and for spreading the message of enlightenment and open-mindedness. Through this theme of thought, INSTIGATOR manages not to pigeon-hole themselves as a typical angst-filled punk rock band (although they’re CHOCK FULL OF THAT MAN!). With songs that spread to hard punk rock, ska/jazz, grindcore, and flat out insanity, there are no barriers or boundaries to inhibit any creative endeavor.
While INSTIGATOR is a separate entity from any one person, the people involved always shape the band. Johnny Hostile smashes on the bass and delivers throat-tearing vocals, laying the foundation of the songs. These vocals are accented by the gravely rasp of Steve Weimer, who spastically hurts himself and his guitar to create a consistent lazer beam of sound. The powerhouse sound of INSTIGATOR is brutally reinforced by the heavy-handed drums of Dan Wat, delivering smooth jazz beats all the way to machine-gun drumming, and everything in between.
Bands we’ve played with: Mustard Plug, the Methadones, Sleeping Under 47, Short Of All, The Cathy Santonies, Fear of a Unified Dakota, Lemme Caution, A Light In the Attic, Power Junkie, Survival of the Ego, Capital Eye, The Hallow, Juicehead, She Likes Todd, The FIBS, Against Medical Advice, and a crap load of others that I can’t think of right now.
Bands we’ve made babies with: All of the above. Multiple times. Lots of law suits.
So join us in tearing down the already-failing music industry, and to create a new means of media. Enter INSTIGATOR.
...And now... INSTIGATOR ARE FUCKING DEAD!!!!