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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

The Bad Years

The Bad Years are a Los Angeles band made up of Sami Akbari and Aaron Mort, “who are awesome and they know it.”  They have released three albums, including The Beautiful Liar EP, which is “packed with cuts that are tortured but uplifting.” The Bad Years describe their music this way: “If you were the sort of psychotic maniac who’d try to mix The Kills with The Cardigans and then add a dash of Lee Hazelwood, you’d get somewhere close to the kind of outsider pop of The Bad Years.”