Austin balls-to-the-wall rockers BROKEN TEETH — featuring Jason McMaster of WATCHTOWER/DANGEROUS TOYS fame — are gearing up for a-30 day U.S. tour in support of their new live CD, "Blood on the Radio". "Blood on the Radio" features songs from the band's first two studio albums. During the upcoming tour, the group will be visiting and introducing themselves to several new markets on the East Coast that they haven't played before. Fans can also look forward to previewing brand new tracks that have not been released yet.
If the band name alone doesn't make your jaw quiver, then BROKEN TEETH's bloody-knuckle, rawk 'n' roll will bust your chops with all the bottle-smashing bravado of barroom bad-asses like AC/DC and ROSE TATTOO. The band's latest release, "Blood on the Radio", is boiling with boys-night-out, tattooed testosterone, but the naughty girls understand. Call it bump-and-grind music for bangers ... a delectably dangerous, heavy metal hangover.
"It's the foot on the monitor, hand on the crotch, screaming demon rock-n-roll," McMaster says. Prior to the new live album, "Blood on the Radio", BROKEN TEETH released two studio albums, "Guilty Pleasure" and "Broken Teeth". "Guilty Pleasure" was produced by guitarist Jared Tuten and self-released on BROKEN TEETH's KillingBird Records.
"Guilty Pleasure" followed the band's 1999 self-titled debut, and in true BROKEN TEETH fashion, the album's tracks run the guitar-rock gamut. There are headbanging ballcrushers ("Devil Money", "Crash Landing Affair", "She Dances Evil"), mid-tempo shout-alongs ("Down to the Fire", "High on Danger" and "Chaingang") and whiskey-drenched, bluesy laments ("Second Hand" and "Happy End"). Wrap it in flames, pitchforks and devil horns, and "Guilty Pleasure" is the kind of album that would bring a sly, snaggletooth smile to the face of Bon Scott. The same can be said for the band's debut album, which sold more than 4,000 copies by word of mouth and high-voltage live performances.
For all their three-chord studio anthems, BROKEN TEETH does even more damage onstage. McMaster yelps and wails like an electrocuted cat dressed in well-worn leather and perhaps the world's last remaining RHINO BUCKET T-shirt. Guitarist Jared Tuten is a blitzkrieg of blues-based leads, while his co-hort Dave Beeson anchors the rhythm with six strings and a scowl. The bruising, bottom-end boom is supplied by the grizzly bear beats of drummer Bruce Rivers and his partner in crime, bassist Brett McCormick.
BROKEN TEETH tour dates:
Jul. 13 - Acadia Bar – Houston, TX
Jul. 14 - Star Bar - Atlanta, GA
Jul. 15 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
Jul. 16 - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
Jul. 18 - Sidebar Tavern - Baltimore, MD
Jul. 19 - TBA - Philadelphia, PA
Jul. 20 - Northsix - Brooklyn, NY
Jul. 21 - Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT
Jul. 22 - TBA - New England
Jul. 24 - Sudsy Malone's - Cincinnati, OH
Jul. 25 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Jul. 26 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Jul. 27 - Hairy Mary's - Des Moines, IA
Jul. 28 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
Jul. 29 - Character's Bar and Grill - Canton, SD
Jul. 30 - Fred P. Otts - Kansas City, MO
Jul. 31 - Bender's Tavern - Denver, CO
Aug. 01 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 02 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
Aug. 03 - Funhouse - Seattle, WA
Aug. 04 - Sabala's - Portland, OR
Aug. 05 - John Henry's - Eugene, OR
Aug. 06 - Annie's Social Club - San Francisco, CA
Aug. 07 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Aug. 08 - The Scene - Glendale, CA
Aug. 09 - The Viper Room - West Hollywood, CA
Aug. 10 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 11 - TBA
Aug. 12 - Room 710 - Austin, TX