Jimmy the Pickpocket Talks with CultureMob about The Bad Things

by Tom Mohrman | 09/11/12 |

The Bad Things have a show coming up on October 1st with the amazing band Firewater at the Crocodile. Don’t miss this show. These two bands couldn’t complement each other more, and the combined entertainment will prove a rare, and likely magical night. Tickets are $15 in advance, and available here.

I met with Jimmy “the Pickpocket” Berg, lead singer and accordion player for The Bad Things in Georgetown. I met him on his home turf to find out about how they are finding their way in the wake of two disasters. The Bad Things are post-apocalyptic depression era music. What they do crushes your heart and gives you a new one made out of whiskey. They’re high in the running for the most fun live show in Seattle any night they play. Though this past year has been fraught with tragedy, they are powering through with the help of the community. Continue reading

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Contribute Now! Only Two Weeks Left.

So, we’re heading into the last two weeks of our Fire Fundraising Campaign on IndieGoGo and we’re pretty far from our goal. We still have lots of equipment to replace and an upcoming release on the horizon so we still need all the help we can get. In an effort to encourage more folks to contribute we are offering a couple great incentives.

First one is for our fans and supporters in the great city of New Orleans. Our friends in Freaksheaux to Geaux, a musical, vaudevillian, circus, magic, burlesque show have offered to help out by offering guest list spots to any NOLA-based or NOLA bound Bad Things fan who contributes to the IndieGoGo campaign. All you have to do is e-mail freaksheaux@gmail.com after you contribute and they’ll add you to the list of the show of your choice. Their upcoming show on Friday, October 26th will feature Bad Things co-conspirator La Petite Mort and dear friend Eliza Rickman. Here’s their list of other Coming Attractions and below is a little taste of their incredible show.

For all you Seattle based fans, we are offering seriously discounted tickets to our Halloween show, the 9th Annual Cabaret Macabre for all IndieGoGo contributors. How that will work is, once you contribute to the campaign, we will send you a discount code that you will enter on the ticket page to reveal the secret discounted price. This is only available until September 26th, when the campaign ends so get yours today. You can pick up tickets right over here.

And, to everyone that’s contributed so far, we love you and can’t express our appreciation enough.

Fire Fundraiser on #Indiegogo is Live!

Many of you know that back in May, The Bad Things lost their beloved practice space and a large amount of equipment and memorabilia to an overnight fire (see more here). Given all the recent tragedies that have struck our music scene here in Seattle, we have been  slow at organizing a way to recoup some of our losses. But, today we are launching an Indie Go Go campaign to help us replace some of our lost equipment so that we can proceed with our plans to record our fourth album in the Fall.

The fundraiser features tons of great perks like a pre-released copy of the new album once it’s completed, merch, signed CDs, a night out with the band, a private show, and more. We are asking for only half of the dollar amount of what was lost since this should be enough for us to get back to business without spending the money that we’d set aside for the new release.

We’ll be running the campaign for the next couple months, so if you’re low on cash now, wait until you can comfortably contribute. If you have friends that love the band, let them know about the campaign. Spread the word, contribute, get some great stuff and know that you’re helping some folks through a very difficult time. We’ll not only pay you back with the perks, but will give you many more years of junkyard cabaret in return.

Visit the campaign page here and contribute today!