Heartless Bastards: A Beautiful Life [Album Review]

Heartless BastardsA Beautiful LifeSweet Unknown Records/Thirty Tigers [2021] Since Heartless Bastards’ debut, Stairs And Elevators, was released in 2005, lead singer founder Erika Wennerstrom’s voice has always been a focal point of the group. Over the years, and now on album number six, Heartless Bastards have had a different lineup of musicians but Erika’s soaring … Read more

Erika Wennerstrom: Sweet Unknown [Album Review]

Erika Wennerstrom Sweet Unknown Partisan Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards takes a solo run. Album Review: Last May, when Lucinda Williams and her band made their way to the intimate confines of the Victoria Theater in Dayton, the unexpected special guest opening the show was Erika Wennerstrom, best known for … Read more

Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones [Album Review]

Heartless Bastards Restless Ones Partisan Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Erika Wennerstrom’s power surged vocals are hard to resist. Album Review: The Cincinnati now Austin based Heartless Bastards return with their fifth full length album, Restless Ones, that will once again dazzle fans with its soulful approach. The band has always been centrally driven from … Read more

Heartless Bastards w/ Jonny Fritz West Coast dates start tomorrow.

The Heartless Bastards are hitting the West Coast starting tomorrow with Jonny Fritz! Check out the tour dates below and pick up tickets HERE. Mar 21 Sam’s Burger Joint (w/ Jonny Fritz) San Antonio, TX Mar 22 Tricky Falls (w/ Jonny Fritz) El Paso, TX Mar 23 McDowell Mountain Music Festival Phoenix, AZ Mar 24 … Read more

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2012: 50 to 41 [Day 1]

#50 Nada Surf The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy Barsuk Records [2012] The combining of Nada Surf’s focus with their high spirits made The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy one of the most optimistic records the band has released to date. The same confidence that has been with band over the years felt even stronger … Read more

Heartless Bastards: Arrow [Album Review]

Heartless Bastards Arrow Partisan Records [2012] Fire Note Says: The Heartless Bastards once again shine bright with their pulsing rock record Arrow! Album Review: Erika Wennerstrom and her strong soulful vocals are back with the release of the Heartless Bastards fourth album Arrow. After relocating to Austin back before the release of The Mountain [2009], … Read more