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Meet Heartless Bastards.


Fans of The Black Keys will probably dig Heartless Bastards. They both have Ohio roots, and a crunchy, bluesy sound that screams rock ‘n roll in its pure, raw form. The kind of music you’d imagine you’d hear blaring from the speakers at a sweaty, dirty, club show. Think of Heartless Bastards as a slightly-twangy, female-fronted Black Keys. The comparison is warranted – lead guitarist/singer Erika Wennerstrom & crew were signed to Fat Possum Records after Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney heard their demo. Heartless Bastards have since left Fat Possum, and they’ll be releasing their newest album, Arrow, on Partisan Records next Tuesday (aww, Valentine’s Day).

Now that I've whetted your appetite for Heartless Bastards, you’re eager to hear them, eh? Explore their aural offerings here, where you can stream their upcoming release Arrow in its entirety. If you’re in a hurry, skip to #2 to hear their current single, “Parted Ways” for a first impression.

Now that we've gotten you in the mood for Heartless Bastards, you're in luck - they'll be in town THIS WEEK. Lace up your chucks and head to the High Noon Saloon this Saturday. Or if you just can't wait, they'll also be performing at Turner Hall in Milwaukee on Thursday.




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