Bad Bad Meow

Bad Bad Meow

Bad Bad Meow delivers stimulating rhythms. That’s all you need to know.

Branding their sound as “americana punk,” Bad Bad Meow migrated from North Carolina to take the city of Chicago along for a bad bad ride. After years of swapping out musicians like yesterday’s underwear, singer/guitarist/evil genius Alen finally settled on a mix of personalities that clicked both musically and in the bedroom, including Jon, Butters, Will, and Greg.

Alen Khan (Vox/Guitar)
Jon Laganski (Drums)
Butter Buttermilk (Contra Bass/Bassoon)
Will Wholesome (Keys/Vox); Greg Peerbolt (Guitar)

She Speaks in Tongues

She Speaks In Tongues is power! Front woman Kate McCandless channels many voices and spirits on vocals - clad in a shapeless, burlap sack dress, with her looping pedal and one stringed guitar.

Daniel Majiid (Panoramic and True; Deep Sea Mammal) on Bass
Eric Schmidt on Lead Guitar
Adrian Vigliano (The Clams) on Drums
Nigel Harsch on Samples


Videotape’s sound magnetizes harmony with noise to create driving, slightly melancholic pop. In Your Speakers described it as having “moments of beauty, darkness, ingenuity, and a mysterious distance to engage, draw out, and ultimately mesmerize the listener.”

Videotape’s debut album,This Is Disconnect, was featured in Impose Magazine, IFC, the Chicago RedEye, and Rollo & Grady. Pop Matters described This Is Disconnect as having a “varied and often impressive set of tunes from a curiously talented new band.”

Videotape is AJ Cesena, Sophie Leigh, Sarah Sterling, Ian McDuffie, and Phillip Conklin. The group is currently working toward their second full-length album.

$5.00 - $8.00

Tickets Available at the Door

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The Hideout


Bad Bad Meow with She Speaks in Tongues, Videotape

Saturday, July 13 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Hideout

Tickets Available at the Door