BOCA RATON, FL
Protagonist, lying hidden behind the plastic aesthetic and the mass of consumers in Boca Raton, FL, plays its own brand of melodic punk anthems. Led by desperate vocals, racing guitars and an unrelenting drum assault, they stick out like a festering sore in a city known more for its riches and beaches than music.
Protagonist takes punk rock and plays it at face value. For them it is an outlet to shout, sing and cry-out against everything that is wrong in the world. Before the onslaught of social networking sites that have facilitated the laziest and most undeserving bands to get a tour booked with the click of a mouse, Protagonist was jumpstarting its hometown scene with their hardworking DIY ethic. Always active, the band released demos and booked and promoted their own shows at VFW halls and skateparks all over Florida.