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Music: Heartless Bastards

By Mike Breen · October 2nd, 2008 · CityBeat Recommends

Bastards Come Home

One of Cincinnati’s most successful contemporary bands, The Heartless Bastards, returns to the Southgate House Thursday with new songs and a new lineup. In fact, it might not be appropriate to call the Bastards a “Cincinnati” band anymore, given that singer/songwriter/guitarist Erika Wennerstrom has relocated to Austin, Tex.

Though now in Texas, Wennerstrom (a Dayton native) is still keeping strong ties to Cincy. Replacing Mike Lamping (now in The Chauncers) and Kevin Vaughn (now with Dayton’s Lab Partners) are Jesse Ebaugh, the jaw-dropping bassist for Pearlene, and Dave Colvin, who played with Shesus (of which Wennerstrom was also once a member).

Colvin and Ebaugh have played with Wennerstrom before — they were with Wennerstrom when she recorded her first Bastards demo (the one that caught her label Fat Possum’s attention).

The Mountain, the Bastards’ new album, is due from Fat Possum in January.

(Buy tickets, check out performance times and find nearby bars and restaurants here.) 



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