Acclaimed Rockers Heartless Bastards Confirm Shows in Bozeman and Missoula

Bluesy indie rock group Heartless Bastards will finally return to Montana in 2021 — this time playing two shows — one at the Wilma in Missoula on November 14th, and another at the ELM in Bozeman on November 15th. The ELM is a brand new state of the art venue and this is its inaugural season, so it’ll be an extra special show.

Since their 2003 inception Heartless Bastards have released five critically- acclaimed albums, appeared on many late night television shows, and have drawn praise from Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and the New York Times. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Erika Wennerstrom, drummer Dave Colvin, bassist Jesse Ebaugh and guitarist Mark Nathan. They’re currently working on a new album, their first since 2015’s Restless Ones. They also haven’t been to Missoula since 2015, so we’re really looking forward to having them back and hopefully listening to some of their new material!


PRESALE:¬†Limited Logjam presale tickets for both Heartless Bastards’ shows will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last), Thur, June 17th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form which you can find in the event pages. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLICE ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Fri, June 18th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.

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About Heartless Bastards

Taking the name “Heartless Bastards” from an incorrect answer on a multiple-choice trivia game (the question: what is the name of Tom Petty’s backing band), Wennerstrom founded the band in 2003 in Cincinnati. It started as a recording project and evolved into a live band with a revolving cast of musicians, and they began playing regularly throughout the Midwest. When Patrick Carney of the Black Keys saw the band, he liked what he heard and passed along a copy of their demo to his label at the time, Fat Possum Records. Heartless Bastards signed with Fat Possum, releasing their first 3 albums, Stairs and Elevators (2005), All this Time (2006), and The Mountain (2009).

In 2007 Wennerstrom relocated to Austin, TX, and recorded The Mountain. A new touring lineup formed including David Colvin on drums and Jesse Ebaugh on bass, bringing the project in full circle as both Colvin and Ebaugh had played on the original Heartless Bastards demos 6 years earlier. Mark Nathan joined on guitar in 2009, and the band became a 4-piece. They signed to Partisan records and released 2 critically acclaimed records, Arrow (2012) and Restless Ones (2015). Continue reading…