PHOTOS: The Head and the Heart @ One Eyed Jacks – 9/20/11

The Head and the Heart @ One Eyed Jacks - 9/20/11 - Photo © Julia Pretus

Sounds Like Hallelujah


Unsurprisingly, I have music festivals to thank for a great deal of band discovery. The long days, eclectic lineups and general open-mindedness such occasions seem to engender, all usually lead to a handful of moments of musical serendipity. Plans change, nothing’s going on, or in the case of on Sunday at Austin City Limits, they were the band-I’ve-heard-alot-about-but-haven’t-checked-out-yet, and happened to be playing at the home base Google+ Stage as we arrived. All led to an ideal situation to hang out and enjoy some early afternoon folk swoon-age in the Texas drizzle. Following the easy-breezy, cathartic set, all was right in the world, both head and heart were put back in check, order was restored, and the festival masses were ready to move about on yet another aggressive day of Zilker show-bouncing. After setting a nice tone on Sunday in Austin before a sizeable crowd, The Head and the Heart routed on through the Crescent City on Tuesday night for a stop at One Eyed Jacks in support of their excellent self-titled album out on the legendary imprint Sub Pop Records. Julia Pretus was in the dimly-lit and slinky club to snap a gallery of shots of these Pacific Northwesterners. If you put your ear close enough to the computer screen, you can almost hear the placid, gospel harmonies. Go ahead and do it, we won’t judge. Now move along lil’ darlins – run along below and check out the gallery.

Video from when THATH opened for the Walkmen during Mardi Gras:

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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