Erika Wennerstrom’s name might be new to some, but many will know her voice as the focal point of the popular Cincinnati rock band Heartless Bastards. With her first proper solo effort, Wennerstrom’s distinctly gritty, soulful voice leads a deeper, more personal look at her life and experiences, while still offering those huge, epic roots and blues-inflected hooks we’ve come to love from her work with Heartless Bastards. We joined Erika before her set at the second night of a two-night stand with Drive-By Truckers at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for this exclusive intimate, solo performance.
Sweet Unknown, the debut solo album by Erika Wennerstrom, is available now from Partisan Records.
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing… | watch
The twangy rocker from Nashville gets bluesy and dark in his newest album ‘Bohemian Mechanics.’ | read
Favorite films from the 2018 New York Film Festival. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on mid90s.’ John Knefel on Mitch McConnell’s targeting of the poor. A sneak preview of The Duke of Surl’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen