Somewhere between the disillusionment of Chrissie Hynde and the fury of Exene Cervenka lies the music of Erika Wennerstrom, leader of Cincinnati's Heartless Bastards.

Somewhere between the disillusionment of Chrissie Hynde and the fury of Exene Cervenka lies the music of Erika Wennerstrom, leader of Cincinnati's Heartless Bastards. All This Time, released in 2006, documented a desperate search for meaning through loud-quiet-loud drone and gritty, no-frills rock. Other evidence abounds for a great show Sunday: The Bastards have produced two high-profile live recordings (one at Lollapalooza, one at Austin City Limits) and a studio album dropping this fall.

What: Heartless Bastards

When: Sunday, Oct. 5

Where: The Basement, Arena District

Web: myspace.com/heartlessbastards