"Tub Ring" is a Chicago based band that formed in 1992 as a high school punk band. The band really took form with addition of keyboard player Rob Kleiner, who spent his teenage years following around the band Mr. Bungle. With Kleiner added to the band, Tub Ring adopted the similar sounds of Mr. Bungle. Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance took note of Kleiner's passion and creativity and ended up producing their first official full-length.
Eveuntually, in the late 1990s and early 2000s a new scene of weird music arose, with Tub Ring, Dog Fashion Disco and Mindless Self Indulgence leading the way as a new underground musical revolution started. Rob Kleiner also filled in for Mindless Self Indulgence's injured guitarist on the road in 2004 and 2005. Other contemporaries worth mentioning are Retard-o-bot, Daiquiri, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Bad Acid Trip and the Young Professionals out of Canada.
On December 10, 2005, Tub Ring came in second place during MTV2's "Dew Circuit Breakout" competition. Tub Ring performed two songs in the final including "Future Was Free" as well as a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body".
*Kevin Gibson (vocals)