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Concerts

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March 18, 2009 The standout garage rockers, led by powerhouse singer Erika Wennerstrom, perform live in concert.

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Studio Sessions

Erika Wennerstrom, Dave Colvin, Jesse Ebaugh and Mark Nathan of Heartless Bastards.

March 22, 2012

Hear Erika Wennerstrom's powerful, emotive rock band perform songs from its latest album, Arrow.

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May 4, 2009 The Cincinnati blues-rock powerhouse reveals a darker, more introspective third album.

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Interviews & Profiles

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June 14, 2005 Hear a profile of the band The Heartless Bastards, fronted by singer Erika Wennerstrom.

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Discover Songs

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January 12, 2009 Erika Wennerstrom's powerhouse vocals and raw guitar style lead the solid, bluesy rock band.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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December 20, 2006 Tom Moon looks at this year's under-appreciated gems: the Shadow Classics of the future.

July 7, 2006 Tropicalia from a regrouped OS Mutantes; Sitar meets 12-string guitar in Satwa; New Wave Bossa N...

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Reviews

Heartless Bastards' fourth album, Arrow, was released earlier this month.

February 28, 2012 The band's fourth album is the product of a cross-country sojourn by singer Erika Wennerstrom.

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March 9, 2009 Ken Tucker reviews a new album of blues-inflected rock from The Heartless Bastards.

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January 12, 2009 Erika Wennerstrom's powerhouse vocals and raw guitar style lead the solid, bluesy rock band.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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August 16, 2006 Instead of sticking to tough blues rock, the band develops a more personal and expansive sound.

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More Stories

Heartless Bastards' new album, Arrow, comes out Feb. 14.

January 29, 2012 Erika Wennerstrom's booming, throaty, commanding presence dominates the sound of Arrow.

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