The Reviews are In: Bad Things is Actually GoodBy admin • Aug 8th, 2013 • Category: News
Alright guys, I know you were all really hoping that Shaun White would prove to be fallible at something and his band would totally blow. But they’ve been making the rounds and we keep hearing the same thing: Holy shit, they’re actually pretty good. And Shaun, well, he just plays guitar. Bad Things managed to score a headlining slot at last weekend’s Lollapalooza and Rembert Browne was so impressed, he even interviewed them.
As the members of Bad Things walked on stage to tune their instruments, however, White picked up a guitar. It appeared he was simply a member of a band. Like, somehow, this wasn’t fully about him.
Now I had to see this play out. There must have been a catch. Like they only covered songs from the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 soundtrack or something.
But for the next 45 minutes, none of that took place. A fair amount of my inherent hateration fell by the wayside as I watched a band put on a surprisingly great show, causing a crowd to go from embarrassingly sparse to filled but skeptical to convinced by the end.
In the interview he learned they hey, they’re just a normal band, that Shaun White happens to be in. And Shaun, he’s just a normal (famous) dude, trying to make it.
I was approached with a budget for the tour and it was a very large budget. Which I was very taken aback by. Why is this going to cost us so much money? And they were like, “We’re gonna fly you here, fly you there.” And my thought was, What’s the tour paying us? You guys need to treat this differently. In a different fashion. And slug it out. We’re going on the road.
So while we’re officially bored with making fun of Shaun White’s music career, we might have to check them up when they come to Portland. Read the whole article here.
Link: grantland.com via Hondo’s Facebook.