Heart Bones perform at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)
Heart Bones might be the least pretentious band in existence. They hop on stage looking like somebody’s embarrassing parents in their matching khaki shorts, and walk away sweating through their own faces on their T-shirts.
On a recent night at the Metro Gallery, Heart Bones danced to their hearts’ content.
On March 10, the band’s enthusiasm was utterly infectious as they bopped around the stage with synchronized dance moves, poking fun at themselves the entire time. They introduce their peppy synthy gems of songs with such descriptions as, “Here comes music that we play.” and their lyrics sound like a conversation with your best storytelling friend.
Sabrina Ellis (frontwoman of A Giant Dog) and Sean Tillmann (frontman of Har Mar Superstar) may both be best known for other projects, but together they are magical.
Stream Hot Dish, the debut album by Heart Bones, on Spotify:
According to a press release, Sabrina and Sean became fast friends while touring together in 2016. “They recognized a kindred quality of over-the-top showmanship, and their new project became inevitable,” the press release said. “Throughout 2018, the duo alternated visits to each other’s hometowns of Minneapolis and Austin to co-write original material. Inspired by their favorite classic duos such as Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, Sonny & Cher, and Sam & Dave, their influences have spanned everything from doo wop, classic duets, musical theater, electro dance, and melancholy pop.”
For more Heart Bones, visit the band’s website.
Here are some pictures of Heart Bones performing at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. All photos copyright and courtesy of Katherine Gaines. [Editor: Props to Sabrina for the Sparks t-shirt!]