When The Head and the Heart played Boise in 2011, the experience was unique enough to make the lede for the band's write-up in Rolling Stone: "To understand the overwhelming optimism of Seattle folk-rock band The Head and the Heart, just look at how they conquered Boise, Idaho."
Long story short, they sputtered at a nightclub but built a fanbase by playing gratis at pizza joints and farmers markets.
Back then, The H and the H were just another bunch of 20-something folksters bombing around the Northwest. Now, the band is officially a Big Deal, with appearances on late-night talk shows, international tours and, holy of holies, songs used in TV shows. All this with only one full-length album. That changes Oct. 15, when the band releases Let's Be Still. To celebrate, Boise gets conquered again Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Neurolux. Find new track "Shake" on YouTube.