The Kinison

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The Kinison
Background information
Origin Oblong, Illinois, United States
Genres Post-hardcore
Years active 1999–2005
Labels LaSalle Records, FearLess Records
Past members Christopher Lee Lewis
Aaron James Faller
Guy Bub Knight
Tim Milhouse
Mikey Rivera
Frank Figueroa
Mike V
Rico Jones
Luke Highshoe

The Kinison is a rock band formed in Oblong, Illinois, in 1999.


In late January 2002, the band headed out to California in search of a new bass player and drummer. Initially, they hired bass player Tim Milhouse, and drummer Mikey Rivera, both friends of their then manager Bill Fold. Tim Milhouse ceased his playing with the Kinison[when?]. They then recruited bassist Frank Figueroa, from a band called 401 Waterman. Frank played bass on the band's debut EP, Mortgage is Bank. Soon after their recording, Frank quit The Kinison to find work as a registered nurse. The trio soon recruited Mike V and Mikey to complete the band.

After 9 months of playing tiny shows in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles area. they landed a spot on the indie rock festival This Ain't No Picnic. The band recorded an EP Mortgage is Bank in September 2002 for Fearless Records. In the spring of 2003 The Kinison found their way onto Coachella, a two-day music festival in Indio, California. In late 2004 they were one of the support acts for Blink-182 on a number of their European tour dates.

After months of touring they finally landed a record deal with LaSalle Records, and recorded the full-length album, What Are You Listening To?It was recorded in 15 days, produced by Pelle Hendricsson and Eskil Lovestrom (Refused, Poison The Well, Hell is for Heroes).

In November 2005, The Kinison broke up.

In January 2013, it appears that The Kinison have reformed with a new line up. They did release one EP entitled "Oh, the Guilt" in Sept 2013.



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