HO HO WHO: Twangy Ohio rockers Heartless Bastards deliver the kind of melancholy ditty you'd usually find buried on a Saddle Creek sampler circa 2004. So that makes the band a fightin' candidate for Hear Music/Concord Music Group’s Holidays Rule compilation, a collection of somewhat gloomy holiday standards performed by an all-star lineup of folky Americana acts, [...]
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If the city of Cincinnati has a specific sound, then that’s what you’ll hear tonight at the Black Cat. (Despite Sandy, the venue is open today.) Don’t expect the oompah of German polka bands or the toot of steamboat foghorns, just the so-called “Midwestern drone” of Wussy and Heartless Bastards. Both bands formed in the [...]
On the way to Austin I listened to a George Carlin comedy album, not sure which one it was. "White people have no business playing the blues. They give people the blues, they have no business playing them," he said.
Carlin's words came back into my mind while watching Heartless Bastards perform at Stubbs Bar-B-Que. Surely [...]