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"Allister" is a pop punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The four-piece formed in 1996 and were one of the first bands to sign to Drive-Thru Records. They are known for their exemplary pop punk music and their fun-loving, Budweiser-consuming natures. Besides releasing three studio albums — 1999's ''Dead Ends and Girlfriends'', 2002's ''Last Stop Suburbia'', and 2005's ''Before the Blackout'' — Allister made a cameo appearance in the 2004 film ''Sleepover''.

Allister was formed in Chicago, Illinois under their original name Phineas Gage by high school classmates John Hamada (vocals/guitar) and Tim Rogner (vocals/drums) with Eric "Skippy" Mueller (bass) in 1996. The following year, they changed their name to Allister, paying homage to Alasdair Gillis from the Canadian TV show ''You Can't Do That on Television''. Upon being submitted a short demo tape, Drive-Thru Records decided to put out their debut release: a 7 inch vinyl record containing four songs, titled ''You Can't Do that on Vinyl'' (1998). Before the end of the year, Allister added another guitarist to the band, so Mueller took over guitar duties while Scott Murphy joined on bass.

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years active 1996–present
origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
music genre Rock (music)
current members Tim Rogner
Scott Murphy
Kyle Lewis
Mike Leverence
past members Eric Mueller
John Hamada
Chris Rogner
David Rossi
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source: Wikipedia