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Badhaircut(s) bring together Bronco generations

Photo courtesy of Devon McCauley '16 | Bad Haircuts performs at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe Sept. 23. The band features Will Olesiewicz ’16 and Devon McCauley ’16, alumnus Charles Dominguez ’14, and Xavier alumna Meg McCauley ’13.
Photo courtesy of Devon McCauley ’16 | Bad Haircuts performs at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe Sept. 23. The band features Will Olesiewicz ’16 and Devon McCauley ’16, alumnus Charles Dominguez ’14, and Xavier alumna Meg McCauley ’13.

By Carter Santini ’15
THE ROUNDUP

Badhaircut(s), a Brophy and Xavier band composed of current and past students, played a show on Sept 23 at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe.

The band is the creative combination of juniors Will Olesiewicz ’16 and Devon McCauley ’16, alumnus Charles Dominguez ’14, and Xavier alumna Meg McCauley ’13.

Olesiewicz switched between playing bass, guitar and clapping, the McCauley siblings both played guitar and sang, and Dominguez played drums.

“On the same day Meg and I both got bad haircuts, we thought that it would be a good band name,” Devon McCauley said when asked about how the group’s name was chosen. “It’s pretty simple.”

Badhaircut(s) formed in early July and started practicing regularly from there whenever the members could all meet together for a night.

“It was fun to finally play the songs we’ve been practicing for a month in front of friends … performing is the reason I play music,” Olesiewicz said after cleaning off the stage.

The band played a four-song, high-energy set of originals songs like “Monster Woman” and “Favorite Color.”

Badhaircut(s) wears their influence on their sleeves as they played songs that would fit in perfectly with indie-pop bands like The Shins, The Strokes and Belle and Sebastian.

Due to the small venue the crowd consisted of only 30 people in the under 21 sections. This gave the concert a nice, personal feel as Badhaircut(s) was able to easily banter and play off the audience.

“I thought they played pretty well; it was very short and a little rough but they showed a lot of creative ability,” said Milo Charbel ’15, one of the Brophy students who attended the show.

The set was 15 minutes long. It will be their last gig for a while as Meg McCauley returns to Fordham University and Dominguez starts his first year at ASU.

Olesiewicz and Devon McCauley said they intend to keep making music this year, but more for themselves than for performances.