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Jerkwater was a punk band from McHenry that existed in the early to mid 1990s. Today, they may be best remembered for helping to launch the career of Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio, which he formed with Jerkwater bassist Rob Doran. Guitarist Sean Seeling went on to play with Apocalypse Hoboken.


  • Mike Rosenberg - Vocals
  • Jeremiah Klinger - Guitar
  • Scott Ensminger - Guitar
  • Sean Seeling - Guitar (replaced Scott in 1995)
  • Rob Doran - Bass
  • Matt Skiba - Drums


  • "Instrumental" on the Ground Rule Double compilation (Divot Records/Actionboy Records, 1996)
  • "Hocus Pocus" & "13th Floor" on the Planet Minivan compilation (Dyslexic Records, 1996)
  • "The Love You Save" on the Ooh Do I Love You compilation (The Core for Care, 1996)