Archive | Heartless Bastards


Some of our must-sees for Bumbershoot 2012 {Sept. 1-3}

There's plenty to dig into at this year's Bumbershoot Music Festival outside of the big-draw acts (Gotye, anyone?) that make the daily ticket price well worth every hard-earned dollar you're going to spend. There's an impressive comedy lineup, KEXP's always-awesome "secret" Music Lounge, endless vendors, and the sunny goodness of the Seattle Center grounds — […]

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Recommended festival: Pickathon 2012 {August 3-5}

We know, we know — Pickathon? you say, with an air of disbelief. Isn't that a bunch of beardy hippies with banjos out on a farm someplace in rural Oregon? Do they even have wi-fi? Fret not, dear imaginary friends: we are here to share the good news, which is the plain and simple fact […]

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Photoessay: So happy to be sad with the Avett Brothers & Heartless Bastards

Show Date: August 28, 2009

Ever since I caught wind of “Tear Down the House” off of 2008’s The Second Gleam, I’ve had a thing for the Avett Brothers. They’re alt.americana without too much hippie folk, a deconstructed version of a front porch jugband full of new-old soul singers, a sort of modernized country-toned heartbreak festival without a single strum […]

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Heartless Bastards about to blow away the Paramount this Friday, August 28

For those who have seen the Heartless Bastards live at in-stores and local clubs and love their tough woman-led, riff-bruised blues-rock, their stint opening for the Avett Brothers this Friday, August 28 will be special: Their soaring songs should echo through the Paramount Theater with astonishing results. Returning again on tour (do they ever stop […]

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Sasquatch 2009 Wrap-Up: Day 3

Show Date: May 24, 2009

MONDAY Oh Monday! Dear third day of camping, hair unwashed, everything I own smelling like sunscreen. After packing everything up post-haste we hoofed it to see one of the two early shows that day, the Heartless Bastards. I'd heard scattered ruminations about them but didn't know much and I'm patting myself on the back for […]

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Sasquatch Day 3: Check-in

Heartless Bastards frenzied the crowd for the early nooner show on Monday, the last day of Sasquatch 2009. A Cincinnati-by-way-of-Texas alt-country group led by Erika Wennerstrom (who sang her soul out by the way) killed it, from sound check to last note. The rough-hewn americana infused garage rock sound was exactly what I needed to […]

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igLiz books her plane ticket to Chicago right now!

Stereogum just posted the line-up for Lollapalooza 2007, and while I know imaginary girl Liz hates festivals, Oasis, and port-o-potties (not necessarily in that order), I know she's gonna be tempted because her favorite happy-pop-tacular band of the moment, Los Campesinos, are on the bill!! Well, them and approximately five zillion other bands. I'm not […]

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Our Imaginary Editor Picks: Best of 2006

I'm so proud of the Pacific Northwest music scene, as she has given us some of the best records released anywhere (although Suburban Kids, Art Brut, Manhattan Love Suicides, and Graham Coxon — I love you like a sister). If I may have a moment, may I publicly declare love for my favorite releases of […]

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