The title of Restless Ones, the latest from Austin-by-way-of-Cincinnati rockers Heartless Bastards, reflects the band's shape-shifting approach to making music. Over the course of five albums, the four-piece has flirted with raw-nerve garage-punk, dusty, spaghetti western-tinged Americana and more straightforward 1970s-style arena rock.

The title of Restless Ones, the latest from Austin-by-way-of-Cincinnati rockers Heartless Bastards, reflects the band’s shape-shifting approach to making music. Over the course of five albums, the four-piece has flirted with raw-nerve garage-punk, dusty, spaghetti western-tinged Americana and more straightforward 1970s-style arena rock.

It’s a spirit of exploration that frequently carries over into the lyrical themes; witness “Eastern Wind,” where frontwoman/force of nature Erika Wennerstrom tackles concepts like self-improvement and the process of discovery that carries on as we age, singing, “And we continue on our journey/ And just like a garden it grows.” Heartless Bastards’ music has undergone a similar blossoming in time. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn opens the show.

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