Skip to main content

Early Bird Special - Book in Advance and Save

Book & Save

LIVE IN THE SKY BAD BAD HATS

Fri Aug 23
6 PM
@ ANGAD RAINBOW TERRACE SOUTH DECK

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome BAD BAD HATS to our Angad Rainbow Terrace”

BAD BAD HATS BIO

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. 

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Terms & Conditions

NONE

More Events

Wed Oct 2312:30pm

Coffee With Creatives | RENDA WRITER: Handwritten Mural Artist, Poet & Actor

LEARN MORE

Sun Oct 206pm-9pm

Laka performs live @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

LEARN MORE

Wed Oct 3012:30pm

Coffee With Creatives | Shevare’ Perry | fashion educator, artist, poet

LEARN MORE

Sat Oct 129PM - 1AM

DJ Carlos Suarez @ ART

LEARN MORE

Wed Oct 1612:30pm

Coffee With Creatives | Style Therapy by Felicia Pattman of Signature Style

LEARN MORE

Thu Oct 108pm

Funk Buffet with DJ Mark Lewis @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

Learn More

Wed Oct 306pm

Drink & Draw @ The Library

LEARN MORE

Sun Oct 201pm

Back Trap Yoga and Rosé @ The Grand Ballroom

LEARN MORE

Thu Oct 178PM -10PM

Live Jazz w/ Matt Villinger @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

LEARN MORE

Fri Oct 189PM - 1AM

DJ Carlos Suarez @ ART

LEARN MORE

Fri Oct 119pm

DJ Alexis Tucci @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

Learn More

Sat Oct 199pm

 DJ Mark Lewis @ Angad Rainbow Terrace

LEARN MORE

Sat Oct 269 pm

 DJ MAXIMUS @ Angad Rainbow Terrace

LEARN MORE

Sun Oct 276 pm

The live Brazilian sounds of Samba Bom @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

LEARN MORE

Sat Nov 099PM - 1AM

DJ Carlos Suarez @ ART

LEARN MORE

Thu Oct 318pm-10pm

Live Jazz w/Robert Nelson @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

LEARN MORE

Fri Oct 259pm

DJ Alexis Tucci @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

Learn More

Wed Oct 166pm

Drink & Draw @ The Library

LEARN MORE

Sun Oct 136 pm

The live Brazilian sounds of Samba Bom @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

LEARN MORE

Thu Oct 248pm

Funk Buffet with DJ Mark Lewis @ Angad Rainbow Terrace 

Learn More