Lollapalooza 2012 will always be remembered at The Year of the Evacuation. A massive, quick-moving storm caused an unplanned intermission midway through Saturday’s schedule, but there were still some performances, namely those from Passion Pit and Florence and the Machine, that proved to be just as memorable.
After taking a year off and joining forces with Bonnaroo producers AC Entertainment, the Forecastle Festival returned to Louisville’s Waterfront Park for its 10th anniversary. Initially a gathering of local
We keep our eyes peeled for new tour dates announcements each week and compile them on Tuesdays for this handy column… Considering all the buzz they’ve received over the past
With the first six months of 2011 beginning to feel like a distant memory, I figured it was time to continue a tradition by taking a look at my favorite six albums of the first half of the year for the Top 6 Of The First 6…
I’ll admit it, I had it in my mind that I wasn’t going to like The Head And The Heart’s self-titled debut, solely based on Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered fame not really being into it. It wasn’t until I caught the band’s exuberant performance of Lost In My Mind on Conan that I was finally ready to embrace the band’s brand of folk-pop, which doesn’t fall too far from the Blind Pilot tree. The Seattle-based act’s album is full of extremely likeable songs that immediately get stuck in your head, bouncy rhythms and lush three-part harmonies that are anchored by lead singer Josiah Johnson and beautifully accompanied by on the high end by Jonathan Russell and Charity Rose Thielen’s sultry, smoky vocals.
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Despite the criticisms, The Head and the Heart is an excellent debut album. The musicianship is high and they clearly have strong songwriting capabilities. As the band tours this album for the next year or two, they will no doubt gain quite the following, as these songs are infectious, heartfelt and downright stunning. In lesser hands, this album could have become a hodgepodge of affected Americana, but The Head and the Heart prove their skilled hand at producing a sincere work of impressive talent.