SHINER – Final show 25/1/03
March 24, 2010
With regard to SHINER I’ve been planning a post of somekind for a long while now. My experience with SHINER began relatively recently in 2006, I’d had them pegged as some kind of SLINT influenced post rock band and ignored them for many years. Pretty silly of me really since they have gone on to become top five. After aquainting myself with their four albums I became hooked by SHINER’s progressive form of post hardcore rock music.
As with any original band they are hard to categorise… too heavy to be indie, too indie to be hardcore, and so on. Most importantly they always rock and best exemplify the dense rhythm heavy Kansas City sound. I can’t think of many bands with a better rhythm section than Paul Malinowski and Jason Gerken (the second coming of John Bonham). Uploaded here is a good quality recording of the band’s final show (The Madrid Theater in Kansas City) where they plow through 22 tracks from all albums, although there is a lean towards ‘Lula Divinia’ material. Great great band, one of the best…