The 7th St. Entry proved to be too small a venue for the swelling fan base of Austin, Texas, garage rockers Heartless Bastards, and the show was moved to the Mainroom to accommodate the growing demand. After 2009's dark, introspective The Mountain, frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom took her time in crafting the sanguine, spirited follow-up, Arrow, which is due out a few days after their Minneapolis show. Wennerstrom also reshaped the lineup of the band, bringing back drummer Dave Colvin and bassist Jesse Ebaugh, as well as adding guitarist Mark Nathan to help fill out their sound. While Heartless Bastards' live shows have always been absorbing affairs, this potent new lineup will surely add some raw, refreshing energy to Wennerstrom's already feisty, emotional songs. (All tickets for the Entry show will be honored in the Mainroom.) With Hacienda. 18+.
Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m., 2012