|Instruments Guitar, Vocals|
Movies You Weren't There
|Name Vic Bondi|
Years active 1981-present
|Associated acts Articles of Faith
Report Suspicious Activity|
Education Northern Illinois University
Music groups Articles of Faith, Teenage Time Killers
Albums Your Choice Live Series 022, New Life for Lies, Complete, Volume 2: 1983-1985, Fortunate Son
Record labels Alternative Tentacles, Your Choice Records
Similar Reed Mullin, Lee Ving, Tommy Victor, Greg Anderson, Woody Weatherman
Vic Bondi is a singer/songwriter and one of the founding members of political Chicago punk band Articles of Faith. He went on to form Alloy, and Jones Very after AoF's demise. At the time of AoF's original breakup Bondi was working as a history instructor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Bondi's subsequent day jobs included working on Microsoft's Encarta as well as other projects in educational and media software. After a hiatus in the late 90s, Bondi resurfaced with new bands, Report Suspicious Activity and Dead Ending. He was featured in the documentaries American Hardcore and You Weren't There.
- Early life
- Articles of Faith
- Other projects
- With Articles of Faith
- As himself
- With Jones Very
- With Alloy
- With Report Suspicious Activity
- With Dead Ending
Bondi is the son of a U.S. Navy captain and his family moved frequently when he was young: by his own count, he moved to new homes twenty-two times before the age of eighteen. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1985 and earned a PhD in history at Boston University in 1992.
Articles of Faith
Bondi founded Articles of Faith in 1981. Originally called Direct Drive, the band changed its name and began to play thrash and hardcore after Bondi saw the Bad Brains at the 930 club in Washington, D.C. in 1981. Combining thrash, reggae, and noise, the group was notable for its political lyrics, three-guitar attack, and sponsorship of the Chicago scene. AoF released two EPs (What We Want is Free and Wait) and two LPs (Give Thanks and In This Life, both produced by Bob Mould, and toured North America several times from 1983-1985. Bondi had already left Chicago by the time AoF disbanded in 1985.
Bondi was also the lead singer and guitarist of Jones Very and Alloy and later fronted Report Suspicious Activity which also featured J. Robbins of Channels, Jawbox, and Burning Airlines, Darren Zentek from Kerosene 454/Oswego/Channels, and Erik Denno from Kerosene 454, and released a record on Alternative Tentacles in 2005. Vic has also played with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine in a project called Weatherman. Bondi now fronts hardcore band Dead Ending with members of Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Noise by Numbers & The Bomb. Dead Ending have released three EPs. Bondi was also announced as a participant in Reed Mullin's Teenage Time Killers project.
With Articles of Faith
Compilation and soundtrack appearances