The Cavedogs United States
The Cavedogs (Todd Spahr, Mark Rivers and Brian Stevens) played their first gig as the Cavedogs at the Rat in Kenmore square some time in Novemeber of 1985. They played their last gig at the Paradise just down the road from the Rat in August of 1992. Between those years and venues, Enigma Records was lucky enough to release their first record "Joy Rides for Shut-ins" in 1988. Enigma folded in 1989 and the Cavedogs were signed to Enigma's parent label, Capitol, who dropped them in 1992 after releasing "Soul Martini."