Think about all the bands who've traveled through Southern California—how many are never heard from again? The list is endless. But this Monday, hear a Seattle-based band you won't forget as The Head and the Heart engrave their music into your unconscious. This isn't a neo grunge sound that aches with apathy, it's a band with, well, heart. They blend an old-timey sound with a modern singer/songwriter appeal—if you like The Avett Brothers, Dawes or Wilco, then this show is not to be missed. Songs like “Down in the Valley" and "I Get Lost in My Mind" tear up the radio with the perfect mix of deep lyrics, nuanced compositions and complex harmonies. It's the sweet science of logic and emotion, of feeling and structure, of the mind and the soul.
Mon., June 4, 8 p.m., 2012