Minnesota Storytellers: Bad Bad Hats
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Earley Center for Performing Arts
Bad Bad Hats hails 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.
“Lightning Round”, the band’s second full-length album, finds Bad Bad Hats more confident and mature than ever. The group recorded 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. In this spontaneous environment, Hoge, who is known to play every instrument in the band, delivers some of his most inspired musical performances yet.
Bad Bad Hats has toured the U.S. extensively, supporting artists including Margaret Glaspy, Hippo Campus, and Third Eye Blind.
General admission for the concert is $15. Minnesota State Mankato students will be admitted free with a valid MavCARD. Minnesota Storyteller Series ticket packages are available for those who pre-purchase.
For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.Purchase Tickets