If next Sunday night finds you in the mood for Rock’n Roll First Avenue would be the perfect place to be. The Old 97’s and the Heartless Bastards are co head lining a very promising evening.
The Old 97’s from Dallas, TX have been around since 1993 and 18 albums later are still going strong with an enthusiatic fan base.
eartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity. Heartless Bastards’ fifth studio recording and follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough ARROW, the album finds singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom exploring as-yet-unvisited avenues of sound and sensation, her bravery and ambition readily apparent in the emotional timbre and the sheer physicality of her songs. “Wind Up Bird” and “Into The Light” are straightforward yet stunningly sophisticated, shot through with layered guitars, atmospheric harmonies, hints of synth, and a powerhouse rhythm section adept at both subtle swing and heavy horsepower. Wennerstrom’s spellbinding vocals are of course front and center, her one-of-a-kind voice as primal, cathartic, and indefinable as ever.
Both Bands will be at First Avenue next Sunday 5/22. Tickets are still available HERE
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ Lee’s Palace – Toronto CANADA May 16
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland OH May 18
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ The Woodward Theater – Cincinatti OH May 19
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ The Woodward Theater – Cincinatti OH May 20
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ Thalia Hall – Chicago IL May 21
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ First Avenue – Minneapolis MN May 22
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ The Ready Room – St Louis MO May 24
Old 97’s w/Heartless Bastards @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa OK May 25
Old 97’s @ Hoot’s – Amarillo TX June 2
Old 97’s @ The Liberty – Roswell NM June 3
Old 97’s @ Taos Mesa Brewing Company – Taos NM June 4
Old 97’s @ Bluebird Theater – Denver CO June 5
Old 97’s @ Brewster St Ice House – Corpus Christi TX June 9
Old 97’s @ Indian Spring Park – Waco TX (Brazos Nights) June 10
Old 97’s @ Floore’s Country Store – Helots TX June 11