The Head and The Heart, Cliche-worthy

Head and the Heart

Head and the Heart

It’s obvious that a lot of us here at Inside Right Wrist are fans of The Head and the Heart. At this point it’s almost cliche to say that if you’re live in or around the Seattle area. As a matter of fact, more often than not I get an eye roll if I say something about them.  Why do I quietly smile to myself every time that happens? Well, first of all it’s funny and I sort of get where they’re coming from; second, it means that they’ve really made it because the “insiders” of Seattle music are tired of hearing about them. You really have to be chatted up, press-released, girl-squealed and overexposed to an insane level for people to eye roll you that much. Seriously, think about it. How often have people in the press used “Like Head and the Heart” or “Americana” as a description of a new band in the last six months?

La Luz

La Luz

I will admit, I’m happy to see a new release and long tours across the country (and world) from these guys but they’ve moved beyond us. They are bringing a lot of attention to the music scene (perhaps not on the level of Macklemore, but who the hell could?) and I’m all for anything that helps the fantastic musicians in this town make a living doing what they do best.

Speaking of which, all four opening bands (Rose Windows, La Luz, The Moondoggies and Mikey and Matty) of both sold out nights at the Paramount this weekend were from Seattle. It was fan-freaking-tastic, let me tell you. I was particularly excited about the first performers of each night: La Luz and Mikey and Matty formerly of Curtains for You. These two groups have worked their butts off for a long long time and haven’t gotten anywhere near enough press. Let’s hope this weekend has pushed all of those faces into the light (so to speak) and gave their careers a nice big shove.

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