Live Music Events in Rochester, MN
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Bad Bad Hats w/ The Shackletons & Author
December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:50 pm$13.00 – $35.00
My Town My Music is proud to present Bad Bad Hats, with special guests The Shackletons and Author! Fresh off the release of their second album “Lightning Round”, Bad Bad Hats find themselves more confident and mature than ever. The album was recently featured on 89.3 The Current’s album of the week, and has been receiving rave reviews.
The show is December 1st and will take place in the Rochester Civic Theatre‘s Black Box Theater. This is an ALL-AGES show. Get your tickets now to catch some of Minnesota’s most promising artists. This is a General Admission standing room event. Accessible seating available by request.
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.
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.
The Shackletons are a Twin Cities band mixing garage rock, punk, blues, and lyrical storytelling. Writing and playing songs rooted in the “Minnesota Sound.”
Colin Campbell (vocals/guitar), his older brother, Cameron (Bass), and younger brother Evan (Drums/miscellaneous screaming) are living a double life as an indie rock band as well as a blues band, Colin Campbell & The Shackletons have been generating buzz throughout the Twin Cities area and released their latest video for their hit 89.3 The Current.
Author is an ambient indie rock band whose newest release “Of Brighter Days” is darkly textured and explosive. It’s an experiential record full of sonic environments that shift between grand and optimistic to subtle and tentative. Trevor and Cameron Bartlett’s vocals are deeply in sync, their choral wails gifted to the band’s smart and creative drummer. Author’s rhythm section is tight and conscious. They pulse through “Of Brighter Days’” 9 tracks, switching up tempos and dynamic on a whim..
Author is clean, fresh, and slick indie rock; a perfect soundtrack for winter. Originally from Atlanta, the move to bitter cold Minnesota is apparent in the record’s ghostly keyboard pads and themes of re-birth.” – AudioTree
Come check out Author on December 1st!
Pick up a “Support Rochester Music” Shirt
Want to enjoy the concert in style and show your support for the Rochester music at the same time? Order a “Support Rochester Music” T-Shirt along with your ticket and pick it up at the show.
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Sponsors, Partners, and Friends
Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Northern Sun Productions, The Med City Beat, Fairfield Inn & Suites, The Rochester Posse, Café Steam, Wondercloud Media, and Carpet Booth Studios
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