Can we just take a moment to appreciate the awesome pun in my title? There we go. Bad Mary is a punk band that I recently discovered and would have written about sooner if my internet hadn’t went out for 2 days. I’ve never listened to many punk bands but I do know Anti Flag and Rise Against and have been to their concerts. I’m not entirely sure if they’re considered punk but that’s the closest thing to punk I’ve ever listened to.
After listening to Bad Mary I feel like their songs have a very feel good vibe to them. I can tell they have a lot of fun making their music as well as their videos which I appreciate because it’s the first thing I look for in a band. Bad Mary is influenced by musicians like The Ramones and Blondie which is very cool cause I loved both of those musicians growing up. I got to check in on one of their live stream shows where they performed a concert in their home studio which is pretty badass and it amazes me how much the music industry has evolved and changed over the past 10 years. Musicians have had their own home studios before but more of the fact that nowadays musicians don’t need any labels like they used to. If you work hard and save your money you can make a name for yourself in the comfort of your own home. Back in the days of the Beatles would you have ever thought that a band like them could do a concert at home?
For those who were wondering, David was the one who came up with the name Bad Mary. It was essentially a random game of word soup. They had a rough set of rules for what things they wanted in a name but he came up with Bad Mary and after a sour taste Amanda grew to like the name. It’s actually a blessing in disguise that they chose a name so short. It’s easier for people to remember. Fans of their music, but I mostly mean music venues. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen venues butcher a band’s name. Some venues really don’t give a fuck about your band and it’s a shame. They just want their cut of the pay and for you to get out and be on your way.
Bad Mary is definitely a band to listen to! They’re currently touring and if you want to check them out live or watch them online go to https://badmary.com/ for all their latest news and updates!