Kerry Alexander (of Bad Bad Hats)

Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, MN. 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.

Past Shows


Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Dolly Partion

Backed by the All Star A LITTLE TOO SHORT TO BE STORMTROOPERS band featuring members of GENERAL B AND THE WIZ, RUBEN, THE 4ON THE FLOOR, TABAH, SLEEP STUDY, THE PLOTT HOUNDS, and SASS
with Haley, Kerry Alexander (of Bad Bad Hats), Savannah Smith and more!
Apr
22
nd
2017
First Avenue

More Shows

Apr
25
th
Parkway Theater

Ty Segall Solo Acoustic

Oct
17
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Rick Wakeman

Aug
30
th
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

with Al Church and The Congregation
Aug
31
st
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

with Al Church and The Congregation