Hometown: Kansas City, MO (USA)


Shiner was a band from Kansas City, Missouri that was active from 1992 to 2003.

The group formed in 1992, and quickly found wide exposure, releasing a vinyl EP in 1993 and touring with acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Jawbox, Season to Risk, The Jesus Lizard, and Girls Against Boys. The group released their first LP, Splay (recorded at Steve Albini's Chicago studio) in 1996, and a second album, Lula Divinia the next year. Sub Pop took notice, and released a 7" single of the group's songs "Sleep it Off" and "Half Empty". Following this the band toured with Hum in 1998. A third full–length, Starless, was released on a label run by members of The Descendents, Owned and Operated, in 2000. A fourth LP, The Egg, would follow before the group broke up in 2002. This was recorded and produced at Matt Talbott's recording studio, Great Western Record Recorders in Tolono IL. Malinowski and Gerken are now in Open Hand, while Josh Newton is the bassist for Every Time I Die and The Damned Things. Allen Epley is in The Life and Times. Shawn Sherrill is currently in Roman Numerals with Season To Risk members Steven Tulipana and Wiliiam Smith.

The band also has the song "Third Gear Scratch" included on the soundtrack of the video game Saints Row 2.

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Every Time I Die, Open Hand, The Damned Things, The Life and Times


Shiner Making Love [reissue]


Making Love [reissue] (2007)


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