Alternating between freewheeling post-punk and melodic pop-rock, the Hat Madder's music has something for nearly every music fan who appreciates a catchy dollop of indie rock.
Now, the Lansing-based group is set to take that sound on the road with a cross-country tour, primarily of the West Coast, that will keep the guys on the road through mid-March. The tour will kick off at a private event Feb. 24 at the band's rehearsal space and loop back on March 17 for a show at the Midtown Brewing Company in Lansing. Expect to hear songs from the band's entire catalog, including a new tune.
Here's the full tour roster for the Hat Madder, which features Isaac Vander Schuur (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Nick Merz (keys, guitar, percussion, strings, vocals), Ben Jenson (bass guitar), Chris Baratono (guitars, keys, vocals) and John Miller (drums).
The Hat Madder 2014 Tour Dates:
Feb. 24 -- private show to kick off tour
Feb. 24 -- Lansing, Mich. -- Private show w/ Cavalcade, Newday Dreamers and Ian Graham of Cheap Girls
Feb. 25 -- West Chicago, Ill. -- Oasis Cafe (Cairo) w/ Amber Stereo, Mildly Intoxicated, Invisible Cartoons
Feb. 26 -- Omaha, Neb. -- Lucy's Palace w/ Congruency, Saturn Moth
Feb. 27 -- Denver, Colo. -- Lion's Lair w/ Indigenous Robot, The Vanilla Milkshakes
March 1 -- Boise, Idaho -- The Shredder w. Limbosa, Rogue Gallery, Shy Fawnzee, Fox Alive
March 2 -- Portland, Ore. -- Tonic Lounge w/ Here Come Dots, Nails Hide Metal
March 3 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Press Club w/ Minski Blackouts, Instagon, Zen Arcadia
March 4 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- Grant & Green w/ Drivers, Irie Fuse
March 5 -- Fresno, Calif. -- Tokyo Garden w/ It'll Grow Back, The Plurals, Blind Bison
March 6 -- San Pedro, Calif. -- TBA w/ Black Sparrow Press
March 7 -- Riverside, Calif. -- Morgan's Tavern w/ Adult Toys, Teenage Exorcists, Holly, The Plurals
March 8 -- Tempe, Ariz. -- Tempe Tavern w/ Gamma Function, Black Canyon Bastards, Scorpion Vs. Tarantula
March 10 -- Fort Worth, Texas -- Embargo w/ The Welcome, Errors of Metabolism, Koo Koo Kangaroo
March 11 -- Austin, Texas -- Sam's BBQ w/ Mr. Hipster, TBA
March 12 -- Houston, Texas -- Super Happy Fun Land w/ Indigenous Robot, Zarigani$, jungles!!!, Jacob Latham, Take One Car, After Nations
March 14 -- Memphis, Tenn. -- Poplar Lounge w/ Vanishing Islands, SVU
March 15 -- Louisville, Kenn. -- Rudyard Kipling w/ Plastic Melodies
March 16 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Rake's End w/ Margaret Darling, Johnathan Lohr
March 17 -- Lansing, Mich. -- Midtown Brewing Company w/ The Arrangement, Pulp Culture