Live Footage of the Heartless Bastards at the Northside Tavern




Three years ago the Heartless Bastards returned to Cincinnati to play a packed house at the Northside Tavern. Somehow I managed to wedge myself into the middle of the crowd, drink beer, and shoot some footage.

It was at the third task that I was perhaps least accomplished, as people were bumping into me every second or two, but I filmed some of the show and then created a youtube page devoted to that performance.

Although my camera work that evening was less than perfect, I had the good fortune of filming an exciting live band – so it feels good to finally post the footage I took that evening of the Heartless Bastards in their second incarnation, before the second guitarist was added. Here’s the Heartless Bastards performing “Done Got Old.”

You might also want to check out some of my other videos on that same youtube page, cincinnatishines, which is all footage I shot. It includes a couple other songs from the Heartless Bastards show, plus other locally-shot footage of performances by Radiohead, William Hooker with Ed Ricart, Jane Bunnett with Candido, Zamuto, Sao Paulo Underground, Carmon DeLeone, uKanDanZm, A Juliet Bender, Donald Fagen, and Santigold.

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