n 2005, Erika Wennerstrom saved South by Southwest. Thanks to record-setting attendance, most of the Austin music fest's big-name shows were reduced to laminate-only status, leaving real music fans in the cold...that is, until Wennerstrom's Heartless Bastards snuck in with a '70s rock blast that any casual fan could attend--and fall in love with. The Dayton, Ohio three-piece was more than adequate at whipping up a stripped-down, to-the-gut take on Zeppelin's glory, but Wennerstrom's soulful, low-register singing against the noise gave these... More >>>
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