Private Instigators
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Private Instigators

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
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Private Instigators @ Fizz Bar & Grill

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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"South Side On The Town"

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"The high energy antics of the Private Instigators are not to be missed."

"They're very much throwback rock n roll with a modern twist, and have one of the freshest sounds of any band I've met."--Jessa Rose, SiqScene

"...[T]he band produced a fury of music which had her (and everyone else) swingin' to the upbeat twitterpating guitar riffs and thundering percussion rhythms"--Southside On The Town -

"Music Mayhem Magazine"

Private Instigators, a 3-piece punk doo wop band as they offered a completely different style and sound compared to the other bands playing that night. Private Instigators had a oldies Doo-Wop feel along with the heavy punk rock feel to it. Not my usual sound but it was actually a very pleasant mix of music to hear together & a very unique genre of music that you typically do not see mixed together but the Private Instigators definitely proved that the mix up can happen & sound great! They're very much throwback rock n roll with a modern twist to them. They have a great stage presence and energy on stage that shows not only through their music but it shows within the crowd as they had the entire venue of Misfits fans moving to the pleasant mix of Doo-Wop & Punk music! Definitely a great direct support choice for the misfits.!The-Misfits-Haunts-the-TLA-in-Philadelphia-with-an-incredible-performance/c1cvg/5482BD3A-814C-4F25-96E1-879856751306 -

"Live Television Performance"

This performance was to promote our fund raiser show with The Misfits! - WGN

"Benefit Show with Misfits"

IE Ed Spinelli captured The Misfits benefit concert for acclaimed Chicago photographer John “NuNu” Zomot last Friday at at City Winery. Proceeds helped cover Zomot’s massive medical costs after he suffered a heart attack in 2014. Special guests Private Instigators opened, including eleven-year old guitar prodigy Brandon Niederauer who also jammed with The Misfits. - Ed Spinelli


Still working on that hot first release.



How often have you walked through a supermarket or stood in an elevator and heard some smooth, corporate “rock” music quietly piped through the    place? That’s the type of thing that drives Private Instigators up the proverbial wall. They say, “If it’s not loud, fast, and fun, it might be music, but it ain’t rock ‘n’ roll!” They feel there’s no point in playing rock ‘n’ roll softly or quietly. Their favorites didn’t, so why should they? 

                                                                                         With one ear on Little Richard and the other on The Ramones, the Privates blast through a set of songs which lean heavily on 50s rock ‘n’ roll (Chuck                Berry, Dion & The Belmonts, Bo Diddley) and the punk scene of New York City in the 70s (New York Dolls, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Dead Boys). Songs  about “rock ‘n’ roll or doin’ it (which are really the same thing)” are played at high volume and high speed, propelled by the frenetic drumming of Jeff                   Gonzales and hyperactive picking of guitarist Dominick Dolio. At the same time, bassist Keith Burman spits out the lyrics. The band officially formed in  June of ‘12, when Keith (late of soul-rockers Keith and the Complications, who were called “The most rocking’ soul band you’ve never heard” by Gapers Block)       joined Dominick and Jeff, long-time friends who had previously played together as Death by Mercury and as Sha-Boom!, but they’re already making quite a           splash in the local scene. 

Ready to tear up Texas and later the world! 

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