For a band that’s still working off their 2011 debut album, The Head and the Heart has already accomplished a lot in their career. A lot of those accomplishments have happened in Austin, TX, which the band noted at their concert on June 9th. The Head and the Heart played SXSW in 2011, last year’s ACL Festival, taped an episode of Austin City Limits, and sold out two back-to-back nights at Stubb’s. On June 10th, The Head and the Heart played their first in-store ever at Waterloo Records. It’s clear they’re welcome here and I certainly hope they come back soon.

Packed into Stubb’s and feeling the heat, the audience sang along throughout the band’s set. They were especially vocal on any and all “oohs” and “whoas” and screams erupted every time Charity opened her mouth. The crowd was clearly mixed with enthusiastic fans and their friends who decided to come along to check the band out. I saw many of those friends turn and offer nods of approval throughout the show, especially after “Lost In My Mind.”

The set consisted of nearly their entire self-titled album with a few new songs sprinkled in. Their “last” song (before the 3 song encore) was “River and Roads”… a pretty epic version of it. The combination of the lights, drums, and harmonies made me realize why I’m such a fan of this band. The show impressed me so much that I attended their in-store at Waterloo Records the next day. It was great to see the band in such an intimate setting with acoustic versions of my favorites from the album. Give them a listen!

– Submitted by Jessica Reed, Social Media