Review + Photos: The Head and the Heart at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Head And The Heart (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy One of my main influences in the discovery of new music is my teenage daughter. Thanks to her I have been indoctrinated into the world of current pop music. Her playlists consist of an incredible array of music, from Dolly Parton to Lady Gaga, from Taylor Swift to Johnny Cash, all of whom I greatly love and appreciate thanks to her. Her love of the Seattle-based indie-rock band The Head and The Heart helped me appreciate their music and made me a fan. Their heartfelt and poetic lyrics often [...]

Photos: The Head and the Heart at BottleRock Napa 2018

The Head and the Heart (photo: William Wayland) The Head and the Heart brought their folky sensibilities to a huge crowd this past Memorial Day weekend as part of the North Bay's BottleRock Napa 2018 Festival. We were lucky to have our photographer William Wayland there to get some amazing shots of the band's performance from that day with a great selection of shots from the crowd and behind the stage. Check it out below and relive the experience if you were there.

The Head + The Heart hit The Greek on Saturday

This Saturday, October 8, Seattle-based indie-folk band The Head and The Heart will come to Greek Theatre in Berkeley. After taking almost a year off to recoup and recollect themselves following a heavy tour schedule in 2014, the group's latest effort is Signs Of Light. They released their first two albums with their hometown label of Sub Pop, but recently signed with Warner Bros. ahead of Signs. Despite having played a major role in the creative process for the new album, it was announced in March 2016 that frontman Josiah Johnson will not be included on the album's tour, as he is "battling [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Mike Donovan, The Head and the Heart, Poliça, Moonface)

Mike Donovan (photo: Christian Faustus) Jason: Following Sic Alps' dissolution earlier this year, frontman Mike Donovan has struck out on his own, releasing his solo debut Wot last week on his old band's former label, Chicago's Drag City. The two tracks I've heard so far, "Do Do Ya?" and "New Fieldhand Bop", veer far off the garage rock course of Donovan's former band, delving into a bluesier sound than we've previously heard from this fixture of the SF scene. Listen to "New Fieldhand Bop" below, and watch the video for "Do Do Ya?" here. Anna: I'm late to the Head [...]

Videos: More from Outside Lands 2013 — Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, The Soft White Sixties, The Head and the Heart, Foals

Here's one more collection of live-from-the-crowd videos from Outside Lands 2013 captured by Roman Gokhman. Below, enjoy clips from Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, The Soft White Sixties, The Head and the Heart (from a surprise pop-up show the band played), and Foals.

Mixtape: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Preview Mix (Podcast #287)

Mixtape: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Mix (Podcast #287) By its twelfth year, you'd be forgiven for taking the annual occurence of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for granted. The passing of founder Warren Hellman in December, however, brought with it a reminder that tens of thousands of people didn't always flock to Golden Gate Park for three free days of music each fall. In fact, when one takes all of those elements -- the large crowds, the no-cost attendance, the numerous off-the-dial performers -- into consideration, the festival's continued vitality seems less inevitable and far more astonishing. True to its [...]

Review & Videos: The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, The Family Crest @ The Fillmore, 6/3/12

At the final of three sold-out shows at The Fillmore, Sunday, Seattle folkies The Head and the Heart’s keyboardist Kenny Hensley was positioned far stage-left -- out of the prime real-estate controlled by vocalist Jonathan Russell and vocalist-guitarist Josiah Johnson. The band may want to rethink that strategy, as it is Hensley’s flourishes that set the Head and the Heart apart from a throng of similar artists. On tunes where Hensley got to shine – the fun keyboard romp “Ghosts,” the ‘70s-infused “Couer d’Alene,” and a few others – the crowd was moving. The rest of the set was spent [...]

Interview: The Head and the Heart's Tyler Williams on the band's journey from open mics to three nights at The Fillmore

Seattle folk-pop ensemble The Head and the Heart may be headlining three consecutive shows at The Fillmore next week, but it has not wandered too far away from its street busking, house party origins. Don’t count them out as the entertainment at a pizza parlor, drummer Tyler Williams said during a recent chat from his native Virginia. Even after they were well established in Seattle, the six-piece still played unusual performing spaces, such as a local pizzeria or a high school classroom in Kansas. “We still enjoy doing those kind of one-off little shows,” Williams said. “It’s a little harder [...]

The Head and the Heart announce two Fillmore shows, presale sold out today

The Head and the Heart are going big next time they come to town, probably due to a huge success last time they were here for Treasure Island Music Festival. They will play two nights at the massive Fillmore, June 1-2, 2012. No support has been announced just yet. According to their Facebook wall announcement, tickets went on presale today - and sold out for both shows. General public ticket sales will take place on January 29th. Craigslist lurkers should start early, these shows will be not be easy to infiltrate!

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