Patrick Carney

Heartless Bastards find a lot to love on – and off – the road (interview)

Erika Wennerstrom's candid lyrics and no-frills songwriting would not seem to imply a flighty, focus-challenged artist. As lead singer of the Austin, Texas, quartet Heartless Bastards, the 34-year-old Ohio native peddles a sort of rootsy garage rock that recalls — and is frequently compared to — fellow Ohioans the Black Keys, whose Patrick Carney helped give the Bastards their first big break.

Album review: The Black Keys, “El Camino”

The Black Keys, "El Camino" (Nonesuch) There's a moment at the end of "Sister" — a fairly unremarkable track on the Black Keys' latest full-length, "El Camino" — that fully captures what the alt-rock band is doing in this latest (and biggest) stage of their career.

Black Keys @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:keys1_1_2_3.jpg,full,pp_image] The Black Keys bounded past the limits of the two-man-band. Photos by Julio Enriquez. Listen to The Black Keys on record and you’d swear, dubbing aside, they were more than a two-piece.