Tooth Lures a Fang

  • Local
  • rock
  • garage rock
  • modern rock
  • indie rock

Tooth Lures a Fang is Zach Starkie, Nic Pater, and John Kathman. They play dynamic garage rock with an emphasis on satisfying vocal harmonies and progressive elements to make them stand out from other garage rock bands. By focusing on intricate and thoughtful songwriting, they preserve a song's integrity over the tropes of the genre."Tooth Lures a Fang falls in the “lo-fi” category, but on Sharon is Karen (which Pater engineered, mixed and mastered), the raw recording element is

Read More


Upcoming Shows


  • News

Lo Fi Records Release Juneteenth Compilation, Peace Beast 

Cincinnati’s own Lo Fi City has released a new, 14 track compilation - titled Peace Beast - with all proceeds from sales on June 17th going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, as well. So for the day, 100% of sales will go to this great organization - what’s not to like?

  • Preview
  • News

Fifth & Vine Live at Fountain Square 

Fifth & Vine Live at Fountain Square have announced the lineup for 2022!

  • Preview
  • News
  • Feature

First Annual ADDA FEST at The Southgate House Revival 

The inaugural ADDA FEST will be taking place at The Southgate House Revival on Saturday, March 26th!

  • News
  • Feature

Get Lost in Lo Fi City's Compilation 8 

For Lo Fi City, Cincinnati’s own alt/indie/lofi/fuzzrock label, the art is most certainly not lost. It’s thriving. It’s fascinating. And most importantly, it’s fun.

  • Preview

Black Signal Landing at Fountain Square 

Black Signal are slated to land the Y3R-M0M spaceship for a show this Saturday at Fountain Square with Tooth Lures a Fang and Hare Hunter Field.
  • Preview
  • News
  • Feature

Fifth & Vine LIVE Returns to Fountain Square 

Head on over to Fountain Square every Friday & Saturday from 7-11p for live music on the Square for Fifth & Vine LIVE!

  • Feature

CincyMusic Editor Year in Review: 2020 

In March, we started seeing concerts being rescheduled or postponed. At first, I just assumed it was a precaution and we would be back to normal in a few weeks. I was wrong. With no concerts to preview, review, or post photos of – CincyMusic had to pivot.

  • Preview
  • News

CincyMusic LIVE to Benefit MOTR Pub and The Woodward Theater 

Celebrate New Years Eve with a Live Streaming Benefit for two of our favorite venues, MOTR Pub and The Woodward Theater! Grab some bubbly and donate what you can!

  • Festival

Get Out to VOTE with CincyMusic LIVE 

On Saturday, October 3rd join CincyMusic and 7/79 Video with a LIVE event with Local Celebrities and some of the best bands in the city to talk about how important it is to VOTE.

  • Festival

Live Stream to Benefit The Southgate House Revival with CincyMusic LIVE and Cincy Groove 

CincyMusic and Cincy Groove have teamed up for two nights of Live Streaming music from over 20 amazing bands to benefit The Southgate House Revival on Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th!

  • Festival

CincyMusic LIVE with Cincy Groove and The Women's Groovement to Benefit The Southgate House Revival 

CincyMusic, Cincy Groove, and The Women’s Groovement have teamed up for two nights of Live Streaming music from 24 amazing bands and artists to benefit The Southgate House Revival on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th!

  • Festival

CincyMusic LIVE with Inhailer Radio to Benefit the Employees of MOTR Pub and The Woodward Theater 

CincyMusic and Inhailer Radio have teamed up for two nights of Live Streaming music from bands to benefit the employees of MOTR Pub and The Woodward Theater on Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd!

  • News

Tooth Lures a Fang Release Single for Charity 

Local indie garage rockers Tooth Lures a Fang have collaborated on a brand new song with Sing Me a Story, a Nashville, TN based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the "voices of children in need to the world - through music."

  • Preview

CincyMusic LIVE with Cincy Groove to Benefit The Southgate House Revival 

CincyMusic and Cincy Groove have teamed up for two nights of Live Streaming music from 20 amazing bands to benefit The Southgate House Revival.

  • Video

Tooth Lures a Fang - "Spider" at MOTR Pub 

Check out a crowd favorite, "Spider" from MOTR Pub on January 2, 2020!

  • Feature

Video Premiere: Tooth Lures a Fang - “So Many Strangers” 

Tooth Lures a Fang is excited to announce the release of "So Many Strangers," the second video from their 2018 release, Sharon is Karen.

Tooth Lures a Fang - First Single and Video from New Album 

Today, we’re excited to share the first single and video from Tooth Lures a Fang’s new full-length, Sharon is Karen, releasing on Lo Fi City this June. 

  • Preview

Tooth Lures a Fang at SGHR Tonight 

The trials and tribulations of creating music - and really, any kind of art - can be daunting. But change is inevitable, and even when it's expected it can cause some interesting things to happen. For Cincinnati progressive garage rock band Tooth Lures a Fang, change is more or less a part of who they are.

  • News

Cincinnati Submissions for the Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company announced the 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest back in December. The winner of the Contest will play a Tiny Desk concert behind the desk at NPR. Then, they'll go on a fully-funded tour of the United States with NPR Music and sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing...

Growing Up, Tooth Lures a Fang is Finally Teefin’ 

Cincinnati lo-fi garage rock aficionados Tooth Lures a Fang are set to release their first full-length, Teefin’, on October 3, 2015. Self-recorded, produced, and mixed, the album is the follow-up to their debut EP, Two Floors of Hang, which was also self-everything’d, and included the...

Our Weekend Picks :: May 15, 2015 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone...

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight & Tooth Lures a Fang at the Comet 

I’ve always appreciated the rare band that can end, only to find their now disparate pieces spiraling off in to the most inspiring directions possible. Regardless of why a band decides to call it quits, the emergence of music projects out of their ashes is always interesting, if nothing...

Request Band Admin Access