Vic Bondi is a singer/songwriter and one of the founding members of political Chicago punk band called Articles of Faith. Bondi was originally a protest singer with decidedly leftist views. 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. Bondi's subsequent day jobs included working on Microsoft's Encarta as managing editor of the Encarta Interactive English Learning edition (Bondi's comments on this fairly ironic form of employment can be found here). Bondi resurfaced with another politically charged band, Report Suspicious Activity, in 2006, and was featured prominently in the documentaries "American Hardcore" and "You Weren't There".

Musical career

Early life:

Bondi was the son of a US 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 attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois where he majored in history.

Articles of Faith:

Bondi founded Articles of Faith in the early 1980s. 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 many times from 1983-1985. The group disbanded in 1985. Alternative Tentacles Records released the complete discography of the band in 2002. All the original members of the band for a brief European tour in 1991. They have not played together since but will reunite to perform at Riot Fest in Chicago in the fall of 2010. A new EP is also being prepared for release on Alternative Tentacles.

Other projects:

Bondi was also the lead singer and guitarist of Jones Very and Alloy. Bondi's newest project is Report Suspicious Activity which also features J. Robbins and Darren Zentek. Vic has also played with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine in a project called Weatherman. Vic Bondi is currently performing with J. Robbins of Channels, Jawbox, and Burning Airlines, Darren Zentek from Kerosene 454/Oswego/Channels, and Erik Denno from Kerosene 454 in a project called Report Suspicious Activity.