Heartless Bastards: “Revolution” (KUTX Pop-Up)

One weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival is already in the bag but those famous flags are still flying high, so we’ve got another week of Austin artist coverage, continuing today with Heartless Bastards. Founded in Cincinnati nearly two full decades ago, this trio has transcended the expectations of traditional rock with flairs of folk, blue, country, and indie, beginning with their 2005 debut Stairs and Elevators and heard most recently on 2021’s A Beautiful Life.

We just revisited frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom’s 2018 My KUTX session ahead of these Studio 1A veterans’ upcoming ACL performance 2:30pm this Friday at the Lady Bird Stage. So we might as well return to a pop-up performance from Wennerstrom recorded right around this same time last year, “Revolution”!

NPR Live Sessions/KUTX – Erika Wennerstrom/Heartless Bastards – shot in Lockhart City Park, Lockhart, TX by Michael Minasi, August 2020
Musician: Erika Wennerstrom, vocals, guitar
Cameras and Edit: Michael Minasi; Edit Michael Minasi; Audio Mix: Jake Perlman; Producer: Deidre Gott

Revolution (KUTX Pop-Up)

Heartless Bastards

Jack Anderson

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