Sounds Like: Tool, Nirvana, Incubus, Soundgarden, Pink Floyd
Manager: The Institution manages itself at this time
Bio: The Institution is San Francisco's very own flavor of alternative/melodic hard rock with a progressive twist. The band formed in late 2004 when Jay Scott (vox/guitar) met Pete Markovina (drums) Johnny "Nova" Dunlap (bass) and Joel Gimbel (Auxiliary Man). The Institution has released their freshma...See Full Bio
"The Institution is a new band emerging out of the San Fransisco scene and their music brings to mind the Deftones, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins and other hard hitting progressive metal acts. But they aren’t just pure aggression as singer/lead guitarist/songwriter Jay Scott brings a melodic quality to the songs that juxtaposes the power and force of metal with a more endearing vulnerability that sways listeners and teases them into believing he has crafted a nice, verbose pop song that brings to mind a kind of alt rock poetry until the pounding of Pete Markovina’s drums hits you full in the face with a tribal urgency."