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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.

Feature: Colorado summer concert preview

As concert promoter Live Nation bleeds executives and its competitor AEG Live questions the future of festivals — including the Mile High Music Festival, which is taking this summer off — a couple of Colorado companies are seeing better-than-ever success in their music endeavors.

Nashville Pussy, Hemi Cuda @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:P1011566sw.jpg,full,pp_image] Nashville Pussy whirled into the Larimer Lounge on Friday night to kick off a two-show stint. Photos and video by John Moore. It seems like Nashville Pussy's on a perpetual tour, criss-crossing North America with a mission to spread its version of southern-fried psychobilly as far as it can from their Atlanta base.