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Ohio four-piece Heartless Bastards have been churning out gritty rock and roll for over a decade. Led by singer and guitarist Erika Wennerstrom, the band crafts blues- and garage-inflected tunes that sound as appropriate in a sweaty club as they do on a big, open stage. Their most recent effort, Restless Ones, produced by indie luminary John Congleton, displays the band’s near mastery of all things roots-related; Wennerstrom’s mighty voice soars over guitar twang and piano stomp alike. Up-and-coming Charleston, SC group Susto dusts off the Georgia Theatre stage first.
HEARTLESS BASTARDS Four-piece blues-rock band from Cincinnati, OH. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.