Catch indie rock group Bad Bad Hats tonight at the 9th Ward at Babeville. From Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bad Bad Hats formed in 2012 when Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge, and Noah Boswell attended Macalester College. Shortly after, the trio signed to Afternoon Records through which they’ve released some singles and 2 LPs: Psychic Reader (2015), and Lightning Round (2018).
Lightning Round is significant to Bad Bad Hats in numerous ways. Notably, this recent release was recorded live in studio, differing from Psychic Reader. Producer and collaborator Brett Bullion encouraged this. As a result, Lightning Round demonstrates a musicality that now compares more so to Kerry Alexander’s lyricism. Second, Connor Davison was invited to play drums on the LP, then invited to become a permanent member. Unfortunately, the announcement of a new member is bittersweet. Lightning Round is the last album to which bassist Noah Boswell will contribute. He’s decided to further his education and pursue a master’s degree.
Tickets are $12 with doors at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm.