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Heartless Bastards Have Plenty Of Heart

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 19, 2012 6:20PM

2012_10_heartless_bastards_poster.jpg It's been a while since we personally last saw The Heartless Bastards, so we're hoping to make it to their show at The Metro on Oct. 22. We fell for Heartless Bastards hard when we heard "Gray" off their first album Stairs And Elevators, but admit that our admiration of their recorded work waned upon hearing subsequent releases. But the band has always been downright ferocious live.

The group's latest album Arrow found us being won back over by a studio effort from the band. We used to love the band for their fury, but the new disc finds them finally figuring out how to tone their aggressiveness down with bunting their edge. So while there are still a few of the group's signature slow burners they also throw in a hefty dose of pop swagger, illustrated perfectly on the groove that carries "Got To Have Rock And Roll."

To celebrate the band's return to Chicago we're giving away a limited edition screen printed poster (pictured to the right) for their show at The Metro. Enter below before 5 p.m. on October 22 for your chance to win and don't forget to snag tickets to the show itself.