Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats

Cumulus

Sat 9/15/18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$10 ADV/$12 DOS

This event is all ages

Bad Bad Hats
Bad Bad Hats
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.
Cumulus
Cumulus
Alex Niedzialkowski, otherwise known as Cumulus, was ‘goddamn sick of it.’Sick of the entitlement. Sick of the unwanted gaze. Sick of the feeling that she could not feel safe, no matter where she turned. Those words were often times hard to convey when it mattered most, but in the form of a song, it came pouring out. Cumulus’sophomore album on Trans Records, Comfort World, is slated for release this coming fall, but life’s realities were weighing heavy on her chest and Niedzialkowski had to release that in the only way she knew how. Made more confident by the writing and recording process of her full length album, “Retreat” was written. Niedzialkowski began to make it a point to play the song at every show, even though it did not yet have a full band arrangement. She spoke about consent on stage, and the feelings that had led up to this song, and immediately women were approaching her with their own stories. “Retreat”, written to have a chorus so catchy that people would be singing along about enthusiastic consent before they could think twice about it, would have to be a separate release. And maybe it was always meant to stand on its own. It was becoming clear that this song was too important to save for a third album. In 3 minutes, Niedzialkowski carves out a pop monument with sharpened hooks and tightly wound guitar, recalling the anthemic joy of ‘90s Sheryl Crow as much as the sweet introspection of Mirah. It is not the song of someone who is giving up on the world, it is a hymn of power and control built on guitars and keys, for people who have had enough of being quiet, who are ready to build a new world.
Venue Information:
Slowdown - Front Room
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102
http://www.theslowdown.com