Protagonists were a punk band from Naperville that existed in the early to mid 1980s. They recorded with Phil Bonnet and released one 7". The group was formed while the members were in high school and split when everyone left for college. In 2020, Alona's Dream Records released their recordings digitally and on vinyl.
- Johnny Lukashevich - Vocals/Guitar
- Jeff Eichler - Keyboards
- Todd Ude - Bass/Vocals
- Scott O'Daniel - Drums
- "Hard On Me" 7" (Nova, 1985)