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Bad Mary, keep on rollin’! — Episode 802

Keith R. Higgons
etc. Magazine
Published in
2 min readApr 3, 2024


Bad Mary (photo subject to copyright)

What do you get when you combine a married couple, a father as drummer and his daughter as lead singer, and a college professor?

You get Bad Mary.

There is unadulterated rock and roll… and then there’s Bad Mary. A band whose essence is raw and untamed, the bellows with punk snark and rebellion.

Bad Mary is:

  • Father Bill Mac (drummer) and his daughter Amanda Mac (lead vocals)
  • Amanda’s husband, Mike Staub (bass)
  • Mike and Amanda’s former Hofstra University Professor David Henderson (guitar)

Bad Mary embodies a spirit reminiscent of the old guard, The Ramones, The Clash, Blondie, and Elvis Costello — yet with a modern edge.

In Bad Mary, you can hear the echoes of anarchy inherent in punk with a touch of that new-wave ironic detachment.

Since its inception, Bad Mary has epitomized the essence of DIY culture, shunning conformity and embracing authenticity.

Their discography, a testament to their evolution, reflects the struggles and triumphs of everyday life. From the raw…