Worst Band In America Tour Kickoff

Rat Bastard and Scraping Teeth are Back for The Worst Band in America Tour 2012! To start up this rampage, ROOFLESS RECORDS PRESENTS:

Scraping Teeth/Holly Hunt “WORST BAND IN AMERICA 2012” Tour Kickoff 4/10/12


SCRAPING TEETH – A free-improv rock band centered around Frank “Rat Bastard” Falestra. They entered SPIN Magazine’s 1993 “Worst Band in America” contest and won. When booked to open for the Flaming Lips at the Cameo in South Beach, Scraping Teeth played for two continuous hours – Flaming Lips said “fuck it,” never performed and left town that night. The 2012 Teeth lineup includes Beatriz Monteavaro and Gavin Perry from Holly Hunt, and Snakehole’s Autumn Casey. The tour is a warmup for the 2013 Scraping Teeth 20 year “Worst Band” anniversary tour of the U.S.

“Scraping Teeth is not a noise band. The band’s goal is: totally improvised and fully formed rock compositions. Often the audience witnesses the process of divination from start to finish and back again. Scraping Teeth have more hooks per minute than any rock band that has ever proceeded. Ten years from now when this becomes pop, we’ll be able to show people our tapes and say, ‘See?'” – Rat Bastard in the Miami New Times, 1990


HOLLY HUNT – Transcendental drone metal

*with special guests*


For more info, check out the complete Scraping Teeth archive (with articles from local + national publications, videos, MP3s, etc.)

Scraping Teeth / Holly Hunt – The Worst Band In America Tour 2012

APRIL 2012
10 Tue – Miami @ Churchill’s
11 Wed – Atlanta GA @
12 Thu – Nashville TN @ Dino’s
13 Fri – Lawrence KS @ The Percolator
14 Sat – Minneapolis MN @ HExAGON
15 Sun – Chicago IL @ The Mutiny
16 Mon – Detroit MI @ M.U.G.
17 Tue – Cleveland OH @ Now That’s Class
18 Wed – Rochester NY @ Skylark Lounge
19 Thu – Easthampton  MA @ Flywheel
20 Fri – Providence RI @ AS220
21 Sat – New York City @ Spirit Bar (Bushwick)
22 Sun – Philadelphia PA @ Pageant: Soloveev
23 Mon – Baltimore MD @ The Bank
24 Tue – Chapel Hill NC @ Nightlight
25 Wed – Gainesville FL @ The Laboratory
26 Thu – Sarasota FL @ New College