Baxter (punk band)
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Labels||Static Station Records
Will Not Clear Man
|Associated acts||Rise Against
The Lawrence Arms
The Honor System
The Killing Tree
Baxter (sometimes typeset .baxter.) was a Chicago post-hardcore/art punk band. The band consisted of  Tim McIlrath (later of Rise Against and The Killing Tree), Neil Hennessy, (later of The Lawrence Arms, The Killing Tree, The Falcon and Colossal), Timothy Remis, (later of The Killing Tree) and a bassist only referred to as J. Wood.
Baxter formed in 1995 in Chicago, Illinois and began playing basement shows and building up a fanbase. Their first record was released independently as a full length cassette entitled Troy's Bucket, and enjoyed moderate success in the underground scene. They began touring extensively around the Midwest. In 1996, they signed to the independent label Static Station. 1997 saw the release of a 7" entitled Lost Voices, and by this time they were very popular in the local scene. In 1999 they split up and members have remained active in the hardcore scene in bands such as The Killing Tree, The Honor System, The Lawrence Arms and most notably Rise Against. In 2003, Will Not Clear Man records put out Baxter, a compilation of both of their official releases as well as several unreleased songs and demos. In 2004, Minneapolis rapper P.O.S sampled the track "Out of Reach" for his track "Kidney Thief" off the album Ipecac Neat.
- Troy's Bucket (1996) - Astroboy Records
- Lost Voices... (1997) - Static Station Records
- Eastman & Evergreen (1999) - Science Records
- .baxter. (2003) - Will Not Clear Man records
- Tim McIlrath - lead vocals
- Neil Hennessy - guitar, backing vocals
- Timothy Remis - drums
- J.Wood - bass guitar
- Klein, Joshua (July 20, 2004). "Chicago punk: Rise Against poised to hit the mainstream", Chicago Tribune, p. 50.