Bad Bad Hats

Majestic Live & True Endeavors Present

Bad Bad Hats

Heavy Looks, Disq

Thursday, July 13th 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 18 and over

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas must cancel their July shows, including a date at the High Noon Saloon on July 13. All online tickets will be automatically refunded and all other tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.

But wait - we have good news! Bad Bad Hats will still be playing a killer show with very special guests Heavy Looks. Tickets available now for $10 advance / $12 day of show and available here:

**Please note if you had previously purchased tickets and are looking still looking to attend, you’ll need to repurchase your tickets

Bad Bad Hats
Bad Bad Hats
Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kerry Alexander (vocals, guitar, wisdom), Chris Hoge (drums, courage), and Noah Boswell (bass, power) met while attending Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn. Kerry and Chris began writing songs together in 2010, recording a collection of demos that would later become their first EP. The addition of their friend Noah in 2012 solidified the line-up. The indie rock trio's songwriting quickly caught the ear of Minneapolis label Afternoon Records, whose alumni includes Yellow Ostrich, Now Now, Haley Bonar, and One for the Team, among others. Afternoon Records signed the trio and released their It Hurts EP in early 2013. Two years later, the band released their bold debut LP, Psychic Reader, on July 17th.

Before the three joined forces (creating what is now known as the Triforce), Alexander recorded rough demos in her mom's walk-in shower and sang 90s pop covers at open mic nights. Hoge played electric guitar in high school, but took up drums in college to fill out his own fuzzy recordings. Boswell played in jazz band by day and spun turntables by night in a teen experimental rap squad called The Erotic Assassins.

As primary songwriter, Kerry's perspective is the guiding force behind Bad Bad Hats. In her early teens, Kerry's family moved away from her childhood home in Birmingham, Alabama. As the new kid at a new school, Alexander began writing songs to temper her loneliness and take up the time. Inspired by popular female songwriters of the 90s, notably Alanis Morissette, Kim Deal, and Letters to Cleo's Kay Hanley, Kerry developed a unique songwriting voice of her own. She embraces classic melodies and simple arrangements, and does not shy away from emotive lyrics. It's Kerry's party and she'll cry if she wants to.

Since the release of It Hurts, the three friends have performed around the Midwest, working on new material that expands upon the homespun sound of their previous work. Psychic Reader is the result of their sonic growth. Bolstered by the experimental touches of the album's producer, Brett Bullion, Psychic Readerdraws from the influences of all three members, exploring a number of musical styles over the course of 33 minutes. Kerry's strong vocals and lyrical sensibilities tie the songs together as a cohesive unit, making for an album that is both surprising and universal.
Heavy Looks
Heavy Looks
Heavy Looks are an aggressive power pop band based out of Madison, WI. Rosalind Greiert, Dirk Gunderson, Jarad Olson, and Shawn Pierce have been breathing music for the better parts of most of their lives. Dirk and Jarad played together in Good Grief, Jarad and Rosalind played together in Grinagains, Dirk had a solo project called The Deadly Vices, Rosalind had a solo project called Little Red Car, and Shawn has been in too many bands to count.
“Sophisticated beyond their years.” —The Isthmus

They may be teenagers, but don’t call them a teen band. Disq founders/songwriters Isaac deBroux-Slone and Raina Bock have been gigging with Madison music pros nearly triple their ages since elementary school, and wowing the faculty during summers spent at the Berklee College of Music.

In 2014, the pair launched their own band Disq—a lo-fi, old school pop rock band that includes Zoe Dennis (keys/guitar) and Quinn Mattson (drums).

Their first full length album Disq 1 was released on July 7, 2016, and is available on itunes, bandcamp, spotify, Tidal.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703