The Head and The Heart at The Newport Music Hall
The indie folk rock band, The Head and The Heart is currently on tour promoting last year's self-titled album. The album which was initially self-released sold over 10,000 copies before the band signed to Sub Pop Records.
The Seattle based band has been selling out shows across the United States. In some cities they have been playing two shows to accommodate fans. Pretty impressive for a band that has only been together since 2009. Last year The Head and The Heart headlined a show at the Beachland Ballroom a few months after opening for The Decemberists. Although Cleveland wasn't a stop on this current tour the band played a sold out show at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus. The venue is a little larger than the Beachland but still small enough to enjoy the feeling of an intimate show.
The band continues to have a strong presence on stage throughout their entire show. It's hard to choose a favorite song from the evening. Fans sang along to " Ghosts", "Sounds like Hallelujah", "Honey Come Home" and "Lost in My Mind". During "Lost in My Mind" members from the opening bands joined The Head and The Heart on stage. There were so many people on stage and everyone was singing along. They performed this song the same way when they were in Cleveland last year. "Lost in My Mind" always seems to be the crowd's favorite.
The band also performed a few new songs. It was nice to hear some new music and a sneak peak at what will be on the new album.
I'm looking forward to what The Head and The Heart does in the future. If you get a chance to see them on this tour, you won't be disappointed.