That’s right friends. We’re offering this amazing, limited edition t-shirt designed by Robert ‘Nix’ Nixon and a show poster with your purchase of a Cabaret Macabre ticket. For just $40, you get into the best show of the year, get an extremely limited edition t-shirt (less than 30 will be made) and the amazing poster to remember this night by. What more can you ask for.
Just specify your shirt size when prompted during the ticket purchase process and we’ll have it waiting for you at our merch table the night of the show. Better get them quick ’cause they won’t last long.
You can get tickets here: http://cabmac2015.bpt.me
That’s right kiddies. The Bad Things return to the Columbia City Theater for their annual Halloween bacchanal, Cabaret Macabre, celebrating its 12th anniversary.
This year’s lineup is set to be a humdinger, with Baby Gramps returning for his annual appearance, Balkan misfits Bucharest Drinking Team bringing their bombastic take on Eastern European party music, the gin-soaked rag-blues of The Jug Banditos and interspersed throughout the evening, burlesque and dance performance from Sinner Saint Burlesque and Miss J9 Fierce, co-producer of Cabaret Macabre. Diva Le Deviant returns as our host and closing out the night, will be your own Bad Things.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 1st at 10am at Brown Paper Tickets, unless of course you were lucky enough to attend in the past or are on The Bad Things mailing list. If that’s you, check your inbox for a special fan club pre-sale. The rest of you hang tight and get them tickets quick before they’re gone on September 1st!
Still need some convincing? Here’s us performing with J9 Fierce last year:
Yep, that’s right. 4/6ths of The Bad Things will be making an appearance in Seattle on Saturday, July 11th for our annual summer show at Big Al Brewing in the White Center neighborhood. This show has always been an opportunity for us to play to family and friends. The shows always have a great laid-back feel to them and we bump our favorite early reggae/ska cuts between sets, so it really gets the outdoor dancehall feeling going.
The show is all ages and free and there’s plenty to drink for those that need to imbibe. Also tons of great food in White Center. Why not wander around and grab some great local grub, a great local beer and enjoy your favorite local band, The Bad Things?
In a joint effort, Tacoma-based literary site Creative Colloquy and the Nearsighted
Narwhal, a store whose sole focus is the myriad forms of DIY culture, will be releasing a compilation album featuring the one and only Bad Things. Entitled Valentine’s Day Massacre at the Narwhal, it’s a collection of short crime noir stories (mostly locally written) and music put together in homage to the radio shows of the 1930’s.
The album will feature the works of writers: L. Lisa Lawrence (South Sound Magazine), Jack Cameron (Tacoma Stories), Christian Carvajal (The Weekly Volcano), Jenni Prange Boran (Blue Bunny), Gregory Knight Miskin, William Turbyfill (Literally Tacoma), and Michelle Biddix-Simmons.
Featured musical tracks are provided by: The Happy Sinners, Dennis Ellis and, you guessed it, The Bad Things.
The album will be released in both CD form and in digital format. CD’s will be available at the Nearsighted Narwhal in Tacoma and at their monthly Creative Colloquy readings at the B Sharp coffee house.
Digital albums will be available via Bandcamp or by clicking the link above.
What a year 2014 was!
We played with some great bands like El Radio Fantastique, The Dolomites, Chervona, Rattletrap Ruckus, Lone Madrone, The Mongrel Jews, Gigantor, The Gloria Darlings, Baby Gramps, Bakelite 78, Danbert Nobacon and too many more to mention. We lost our dear friend Daniel Adam Driskill (RIP), we released our 4th full-length CD to rave reviews, finally got back to Portland and played Tacoma and Seabrook for the first time, had our biggest and baddest Cabaret Macabre yet and went on indefinite hiatus for the first time in 12 years.
In fact, here’s a little video from this year’s Cabaret Macabre. This is us performing “Drunken Doughboy” with our longtime dancer friend and co-conspirator Miss J9 Fierce.
We hope to be back in action at some point in 2015 but to all our dear friends and fans, thanks for all the support and love. It’s been a hell of a year and here’s to many more.
The Bad Things
P.S. Seattlites, if you still want to see some Bad Things in action, be sure to check out our member’s other projects: Bakelite 78, Low Hums, L’Orchestre D’Incroyable and Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boy Band. All well worth your time.
In honor of the holiday season we are offering, for one day only, $5 downloads of our most recent release “After the Inferno”! This deal ends tonight at midnight so pick yourself up a download on our Bandcamp page.
Also, from today until December 3rd, CD Baby is offering one cent shipping on all physical CD orders. This includes international shipping! Perfect time to pick up a copy of your favorite Bad Things album for that special someone. Just head over here.
Local Seattle radio station KEXP 90.3 FM has their listeners vote for their top 90.3 albums of the year every year and it’s time to place your vote for The Bad Things!
Apparently, they didn’t get the multiple copies of “After the Inferno” that were sent to the station, but no fear, they have an option to write in a vote, so be sure to include “After the Inferno” in your year-end favorites.
Other suggestions to Bad Things fans: check out The Bad Things’ banjo player’s other band Low Hums, who are on the list as well. The put out a great LP this year entitled “Charm” and we encourage you all to vote for that as well.
Cast your vote NOW!