Groovadelic soul-thrash latin reggae booty. The kind of music your girlfriend likes and still rocks.


Since Canine emerged from the rubble of several popular local Boston bands in 1997, their eclectic mix of aggressive rock, latin, reggae and pop has carried them to non-stop shows throughout the northeast. Averaging around 100 shows per year at clubs, colleges and festivals of all kinds with a legion of devoted wackos in regular attendance, Canine are on a perpetual mini-tour.

From the depraved hull of Canine's crappy ass Van of Interminable Suffering, several thousand copies of their debut record Sic 'Em have been peddled, charting them in the top 30 at college radio throughout the region. Steve Morse from the Boston Globe fondly deemed Canine "an organic, going places band." At least it seemed fond at the time, he didn't give anyone a backrub or anything. While sunshine blown up the Canine skirt ain't exactly money in the bank, they've been featured on the local music shows, done the local rag interviews, showcased at the N.E.M.O. conference, been nominated for a Boston Music Award for best live show in Boston... and hosted some tastefully dubious parties along the way. Blah blah blah…

Having shared stages with bands ranging from Fishbone to David Lee Roth & Bad Company, their music featured on MTV's Road Rules, ESPN's XGames, and The Wild Wild Web (immediately following the Superbowl on CBS), Canine have busted their collective ass in hopes of liberation from "the Man".

In early 2001, Canine inked a deal with upstart Planet Noise Records for release of their first full-length record- Treacherous Turn One. Recorded and produced by singer/guitarist Fil Pacino and guitarist Daniel Bernal at Whisky Dragon studios, Treacherous Turn One is bigger and rounder than J-Lo's highly publicized posterior. Reviews describe it as "a base of groove heavy hard rock, lots of reggae, salsa and everything else…"(Digital City Boston). The record went into rotation at a reported 225 college stations and commercial specialty shows across the USA in the spring of 2001, earning over a half dozen top 10's. Canine is huge in Nacogdoches, dude…

Soul, groove and girth, Canine will leave you singing along with your ass shaking until you look like a rapper without a belt on. It's OK, you look better without the pants anyway. Look for Canine coming to a city near you, wherever you are, soon. Leave your belt home.


Sic 'Em - Leg Humpin' Records 1997
Treacherous Turn One - Planet Noise Records - 2001

Killing The Messenger, Devil's Pride, Banana Peel and Ain't Nobody are avl on MP3.
Banana Peel was added to 225 college and commercial specialty stations across the USA in May of 2001, ranking as high as #1 on some stations.

Set List

We play tunes from both records, a few bizarre covers from the likes of Chaka Khan, Zeppelin, George Michael, etc.
Sets range from 45 minutes to three hours.