Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Heartless Bastards @ Spaceland 4/21/09

I have been looking forward to this show for so long, that when it finally came, I sort of lost my mind.  I tried to *live blog* from the audience, but honestly, I was rocking too hard to say anything clever or witty.  Spaceland was packed. It was hot, it was sweaty, and there was an energy in the air.  The band were playing so well together, taking the audience on this amazing ride.  At one point I looked over into the middle of the audience and a bunch of people had raised their hands up like they were at a religious revival. All I could think of  was; "HELL YEAH". 
 Kat and I had placed ourselves just a person or two back from where singer Erika stood on stage.  Sweat was just pouring off of me like sheets of rain, but I could not have cared less.  That woman just belted out songs like she was on fire. Just phenomenal.  After about 6 or 7 songs in, I was ready to pass out, so I moved out of the crowd and to the back. (I know, I'm a pussy)
At the end of the night we were lucky enough to meet Erika Wennerstrom, and she was amazingly gracious, sweet, and maybe a tad tipsy.... I think I said something ridiculous like "It's such an honor to meet you" because I get like that around musicians that inspire me. Go ahead, make all the fun you like.  I also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mark Nathan, who plays guitar for THB.  His wife and I have been following each other on Twitter recently, so I thought I'd go up and introduce myself. He was equally as gracious and just an all around sweet guy. These folks are not the jaded hipsters one usually suspects when a band is that good.  That kind of stuff goes a long way with me.
Please catch THB live if you can...they are wrapping up a tour with Gaslight Anthem, and then will be hitting the road for a bit with Jenny Lewis and the Decemberists. They will also be playing lots of festivals this summer including Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Do yourself a favor, experience this band in person.  I had a religious experience. Heartless Bastards be thy name.

This video from the show comes courtesy of Kat Corbett. enjoy:

1 comment:

  1. HOLY SHIT! Bummed I wasn't able to make that show. Amazing. Sigh....

    Heartless Bastards Be Thy Name....