So, it’s been six months since the Cafe Racer shootings. Seems like a lifetime ago and yet again, it seems like yesterday. We are playing two shows in December to raise money for the families and lone survivor of the shootings. I think right now, more than ever, these folks need our help and it gives us the opportunity to remember our friends, honor their memory and have a good time drinking and singing!
The first of these events is the Tom Waits Tribute Night where we’ll be playing two Waits songs alongside a bevvy of musical homies. I think we go on around midnight but the whole night should be great and it all happens at Conor Byrnes on Friday, December 7.
Then, on Thursday, December 13, we finally get to play the Cafe Racer! The last time I saw Drew, we talked about how The Bad Things and Beefcake needed to play the Racer. Well Drew, it’s finally happening and I know you’ll be there. This night is to celebrate Brown Paper Tickets Artist Ticket Program, which will raise funds for the cause. Artists Ellen Forney and Jim Woodring will be in the house reading from their new books, Queen Shmooquan will….well, be Queen Shmooquan, there will be music by Lonesome Shack, the legendary Baby Gramps, and, closing out the night, your beloved Bad Things. AND Sylvia O’Stayformore will be the MC. This will be an amazing night and I recommend you get tickets because space is extremely limited. Oh, and this show is ALL AGES! A rare opportunity for the kiddies to catch The Bad Things.
We are currently in the studio recording the fourth Bad Things record. This was our first day of tracking and I gotta say, it’s sounding great so far. Excited for you all to hear it.
We’ll be seeing you in December!