The Prep School Tragedy

The Prep School Tragedy

 Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA

dark and deep beats of industrial rock with the party atmosphere of a club show


Meet The Prep School Tragedy,the world’s first industrial crunk band. Based out of Chicago, this musical revelation fuses the dark and deep beats of industrial rock with the party atmosphere of a club show.

As though brought together by fate, the band was formed when Guy and Hodes met on a street corner in the city. Guy aka Tranq, had been working as an electrician at the time and moonlighting as a singer for his group Manufraqture. Hodes was out selling CD’s under the stage name Ignited. That’s when everything changed. As soon as the two met they realized that they had a mutual passion and the means to revolutionize the industry together. A week later they were in the studio working on their first LP.

To know the band you must first know the people behind the music. Ben Guy has been a music junkie for as long as he can remember. “I heard my first industrial rock song in ’94 and thought they took my idea,” says Guy “KMFDM gave me goose bumps.” Guy has always had a passion for techno and giving PST'S songs that extra bit of energy to take their tracks over-the-top.

Michael Hodes has been working as a solo artist since 2005 under the name Ignited. From 2006-2009 Hodes worked night and day producing a slew of mix tapes and underground rap albums in Chicago. Influenced by such artists as ICP, Type O Negative and Korn, he has always had a passion for fusing hip- hop elements into the industrial and progressive rock scene. “I want to show people what the other side of life is about through my music,” explains Hodes.

Guy and Hodes have joined forces to create The Prep School Tragedy, leading the way for the industrial crunk movement in Chicago.

Venues Played At:

Logan Square Auditorium-Chicago,Illinois
Reggies Rock Room- Chicago,Illinois
Abbey Pub- Chicago,Illinois
The Cubby Bear- Chicago,Illinois
The Elbo Room- Chicago,Illinois
Mad Maggies- Elgin,Illinois
The Rockhouse-Chicago,Illinois
Idols Sports Bar-Palatine,Illinois
Sharkys- Round Lake,Illinois
Penny Road Pub- Barrington,Illinois
The Redline Tap - Chicago,Illinois
The Nite Light Cafe- Berwyn,Illinois
La Rosa's-Hammond,Indiana

The Prep School Tragedy has shared the stage with the following national acts:

Deadstar Assembly
Los Marijuanos
Fashion Bomb
Kung Fu Vampire
Cynergy 67
Boi Jenus (Kiss 103.5)

Set List

2.)Step Into the Night
4.)Before I Kill You Look me in the Eye
5.)Thought I Told Ya
7.)Crunk Tonight
8.)Phoenix In the Sky
9.)Happy On the Outside
10.)Tearing me Apart
11.)It's All a Show

Live Shows range from 30 to 45 minutes.