Bad Bad Hats visit Allegheny

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Shane Ostrom

Bad Bad Hats performs for a GFC audience on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

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Established in Minneapolis, Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band with members Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge and Connor Davison. The band’s name came from the “Madeline” children’s books, and, according to its website, sees itself as a combination of sweet and sour.

Bad Bad Hats formed in 2012 and was signed by a record label in the same year. Since being signed, the band has released two full-length albums. After the release of their first full-length album, Bad Bad Hats toured the United States and has worked with multiple artists. “Lightning Round,” the band’s second full-length album, “finds Bad Bad Hats more confident and mature than ever,” according to the band’s website.

Allegheny College’s Relay for Life hosted Bad Bad Hats from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in Grounds for Change. Prior to the show, Bad Bad Hats went hiking around Meadville, band vocalist Kerry Alexander said. The band enjoyed playing for Allegheny’s community, Alexander added. Aubrey Collins, ’19, opened for Bad Bad Hats before the headliner played for the GFC audience.

Shane Ostrom
Bad Bad Hats performs for a GFC audience on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

This was our first time in Meadville. We had a really nice day. In our brief experience here, it seems like a really nice community of people, really positive. People were excited about the music, and that was really nice.”

— Kerry Alexander, Lead vocals, Bad Bad Hats

Shane Ostrom
Aubrey Collins, ’ 19, opens for Bad Bad Hats on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Grounds for Change.