In Memory Of Curtis Canino

People assume that because Chicago is a big city, it's tough to make friends and that danger lurks around every corner. For years, as a regular face on the city's metal scene, 29-year-old Curtis Canino disproved the first part of that myth, making friends easily and always being quick with a smile. It was not uncommon to see him gracing the halls of Superior St. with any number of friends and band mates, having a good time on his way to, or from, rehearsals.

Sadly, in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 4, the dangerous side of the city reared its head and claimed yet another victim as Canino was shot dead by a unknown gunman who remains at-large.

For those that know him, it comes as a jarring reminder of how fragile life is and how finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time can make it even more so. That does not erase the fact that such acts of violence (and, let's face it, cowardice) are incredibly senseless, as they leave friends and families to grieve over the sudden loss of a friend and loved one.

Curtis may not have risen to the heights of other musical luminaries on the Chicago music scene, but that does not lessen his impact on those who knew him. We are saddened by his loss and our deepest condolences go out to his family, his friends, and, most importantly, to him.

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility


  1. 2003... 2nd floor: Walking through the halls sniffing the strange odor coming from Punch Clown's room... Good times.

  2. Man, Curtis, you showed me so many bass licks at Superior Street, I learned so much, i can't believe a year has passed already. hadn't seen you in a few years but my heart broke when i learned about the coward that ended the life of such a great guy.. we spent so many hours jamming and its hard to believe that you aren't with us