Saturday, February 21, 2009

Acoustic Breakfast - The Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom


The Heartless Bastards
(One of the RSL's Top Three American Live Bands of 2009) are already well on their way to becoming many people's pick as artist of the year at this point. The band released the absolutely must-have album, The Mountain , (review - recommended!) back at the beginning of the month. The Bastards are about to embark on the second leg of their national tour that will take them through Austin's SxSW Music Festival (dates below!)

An upcoming NPR live recording at Philadelphia's World Cafe will be aired on NPR on March 19. (Just about the time the band reaches South-by-Southwest. We are anxiously anticipating this one!)

We have a little treat for you today
.... We hope this holds you over! It's Erika Wennerstrom's acoustic performance of the Heartless Bastard's 2006 hit, "Searching for the Ghost." This is sensational!

Erika Wennerstrom

Erika at Great Scott in Allston, MA - 2.3.09
Josh Bean photograph, courtesy of Melophobe

02.28.09 - Hailey’s - Denton, TX
03.15.09 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
03.16.09 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
03.17.09 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK

- SXSW - Austin, TX
2:30pm CST - Venue TBD
10:00pm CST - Stubb's
NPR Music Showcase & BBQ
(w/Decemberists & The Avett Brothers!)
03.19.09 - SXSW - Austin, TX
5:00pm CST - Roky Erickson Ice Cream Social
At Threadgills - 301 W. Riverside Drive
03.20.09 - SXSW - Austin, TX
In-Store @ Waterloo Records - 600A North Lamar

03.21.09 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
03.23.09 - Lyric Oxford - Oxford, MS
03.29.09 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
with Gaslight Anthem
04.02.09 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
with Gaslight Anthem
04.03.09 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
with Gaslight Anthem
04.04.09 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
with Gaslight Anthem
04.07.09 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB
with Gaslight Anthem
04.08.09 - The Starlight Room - Edmonton, AB
with Gaslight Anthem
04.10.09 - The Plaza Nightclub - Vancouver, BC
with Gaslight Anthem
04.15.09 - The Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA
with Gaslight Anthem
04.16.09 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
with Gaslight Anthem
04.21.09 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
with Gaslight Anthem
04.24.09 - Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
with Gaslight Anthem

Heartless Bastards
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