My friend Emily works for a local radio station (KRCL) and invited me and our mutual friend Erin to come with her to check out a band called "The Head and The Heart" who she really likes. There were also a couple local bands opening that she wanted to see, so we headed down in time to catch most of the first act (Deseret Noises) and all of the 2nd act (The Devil Whale). Both were great. Desert Noises was a couple of high school-looking dudes with good voices and simple music. Devil Whale was a little more uptempo folk-rocking crew.
Given the pictures that I'd seen, I jokingly asked Emily if I needed to invest in a V-neck and some skinny jeans in order to fit in. And I definitely would have fit in with those. Oh, and some scruffy and/or overgrown facial hair. :) I texted my buddy Phil to see if he was there because it definitely felt like his scene. He wasn't but had been there before. I also thought, I bet Spencer comes here. And wouldn't you know it, after the show I found out he was there. :)
The Devil Whale - the guy in the purple shirt is named Jake. Just like me! Also his jeans weren't so tight.
The Devil Whale - The guy on the left for some reason just made me laugh. He always looked so intense, like he was super focused on playing his guitar and every thing he did was super critical. Just looked nervous or like he was going to cry a lot.
Anyway, on to the main attraction, The Head and The Heart. A six-person (5 guys, 1 girl) ensemble who had a lot of energy and emotion and did a great job. The closing number, "Rivers and Roads" was especially fantastic and totally closed the night on a super high note.
The Head and the Heart - Sound check
The Head and The Heart - After sound check they asked for the spotlights to be turned off which made it harder to get decent pictures on my cellphone camera.
More of The Head and The Heart
Anyway, here's their video for "Rivers and Roads":
The live version was rocking a little bit more than the video version, but it's still worth checking out.
And if you are interested, you can go to their website and sign up for their free mailing list and get two free songs off their (so far) only album.