Over the past decade, The Bad Things have hosted Cabaret Macabre in a variety of venues and neighborhoods and have featured acts from around the world. This year, Cabaret Macabre returns to Columbia City on Halloween for one night of music and cabaret performance. As always, Halloween pageantry is highly encouraged! We'll be announcing more details on the party as they emerge but we can guarantee a night you won't soon forget with a bevvy of your favorite macabre miscreants. Musical Performance by: The Bad Things Baby Gramps Bakelite 78 and The Debaucherauntes Dance performance by: Tribal Kind Miss J9 Fierce Maureen O'Donnell and An Magi Our MC for the evening will be the incomparable Diva le Déviant Halloween - Friday, October 31st, 2014 The 11th Annual Cabaret Macabre featuring The Bad Things, Baby Gramps, Bakelite 78 and more! Columbia City Theater - 4916 Rainier Avenue South. $17 advanced / $20 day of show This event is 21+ with ID!
The Bad Things are excited as hell to be headlining the Macefield Market Stage on Saturday, October 4 as part of the 2nd Annual Macefield Music Festival. This stage will be rocking all day with Annie Ford Band playing right before us and the incredible Carolyn Mark before that. Other artists playing the festival? Oh, just The Sonics, Big Business, The Posies, Country Lips, The Maldives, The Boss Martians, The Tom Price Desert Classic and a whole shitload of other incredible local music. We're beyond honored. The Bad Things go on at 11:15pm and play until 12:15am. This stage is ALL AGES but there will be a bar available for those who are 21+ with ID.
General Mojo's Key Project & Awfully Sudden will be taking a ride on Plastic Jet Airline's Flight 111.
Sounds Like: Pogues, Mekons, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mumford and Sons, Tom Waits
Label: Silent City Records
Manager: Pickpocket Productions
Bio: In 2002, The Bad Things were formed out of the ashes of A Midnite Choir, a cult favorite in the, then burdgeoning Seattle underground cabaret scene. Upon the demise of the Choir, Jimmy the Pickpocket and Mad Wilcox began playing new songs on the wet, Seattle sidewalks under the Bad Things monike...See Full Bio
“Sounding like something from a different century, Bad Things have old world charm by the bucket load. They sound aged, traditional, unusual, and most importantly...cool. There are polka rhythms, accordion songs, horns, chants and a worldly approach to writing a song and not an ounce of flannel in sight...I love how the band have found this neat little niche in which to explore old musical styles that often aren't heard. The Bad Things ability to mix folk, traditional country, Eastern European, Western European, and quirky pop influences into something so mesmerizing makes it almost impossible to turn away from much less dislike...After The Inferno is the kind of record you'd hear on a steam ship, river boat, or expedition. It's an exploratory and rootsy record that keeps traditional sounds close to it's heart.”