Thursday, November 4
DSP Shows presents Bad Bad Hats live in The 9th Ward
7pm Doors, 8pm Show
Tickets: On Sale Fri. July 16 – General Admission Standing tickets, $10 advance, $12 day of show, can be purchased on Eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p).
Please Note:To ensure the safety of all concert goers, artists, and our staff, all patrons will be required to wear a mask (unless actively drinking) AND provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (two weeks past second shot) OR proof of a negative COVID PCR test (received within the past 48 hours) to enter The 9th Ward. If vaccinated, please sign up for the NY State Excelsior Pass Application for easy access on your phone. We will also accept your physical vaccination card or a clearly legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone. If unvaccinated please bring printed or digital proof of your recent negative PCR test.
Thank you for your understanding and for helping keep one another safe.
Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band consists of Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge, and Connor Davison.
Named for a trouble-making character from the Madeline children’s books, Bad Bad Hats is defined by a balance of sweet and sour. Their music honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity. Through it all, Alexander’s unflinchingly sincere lyrics cut to the emotional heart of things.
Alexander and Hoge met while attending Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 2012, they formed Bad Bad Hats with friend and bassist Noah Boswell, and began performing around the Twin Cities. That same year, they were signed by Minneapolis label Afternoon Records.
Their 2015 debut album Psychic Reader caught the attention of outlets including The New Yorker, NPR, Pitchfork, and Paste. Since the release of Psychic Reader , Bad Bad Hats has toured the U.S. extensively, supporting artists including Margaret Glaspy, Hippo Campus, and Third Eye Blind.
Lightning Round , the band’s second full-length album, finds Bad Bad Hats more confident and mature than ever. Producer and collaborator Brett Bullion (who also produced Psychic Reader) encouraged the group to record live in the studio, an approach which pushed the band outside of their comfort zone and lends many songs on the record a loose, organic feel. There is a vulnerability in this (fluttering tape loops, a few wrong notes) and it makes the music on the new album feel as honest and unpredictable as Alexander’s lyrics. In this spontaneous environment, Hoge, who is known to play every instrument in the band, delivers some of his most inspired musical performances yet.
As for Alexander, she’s still writing love songs, ones that recount with cinematic swell the subtle joy and pain of the everyday. Her vocals are supported by open, breathing arrangements that feature lush keyboard sounds and woody guitar tones. Davison was recruited to play drums on the album and became a full-time member in the process. His drumming and melodic contributions give the new songs a level of nuance not heard in previous releases.
Lightning Round marks the final release with contributions from original member Noah Boswell, who will be leaving the group this fall to pursue a master’s degree. Bad Bad Hats continues with Alexander, Hoge, and Davison. They have plans to tour the country this year.
Breakfast for Dinner is a fresh-faced Indie-Pop outfit, based out of Buffalo, NY. Sounds include glistening synth textures akin to Pale Waves and Walk The Moon. Breakfast For Dinner’s live show delivers a wide sound that was made to put you into good spirits.
As of February 2019, Breakfast For Dinner has released music along side the underground Niagara Falls, NY based label, Love Canal Entertainment.
Date(s) - 11/04/2021
341 Delaware Avenue